Haunted Continents


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BIOGRAPHY

Haunted Continents is the solo project of Brooklyn based indie-rock James A.M. Downes. James has been around since 2002, knee deep in the basements of the American north east indie/ hardcore scene. You’ll still catch an earful of crassly eloquent lyrics, but all these years later James finds himself trading the fuzzed out decibels for something a bit more alluring and subversive.

Starting in September of 2018, Haunted Continents will release a single a month for an entire year. The songs (all produced by Andy Seltzer [Maggie Rogers’ “Split Stones”]) reverberate with lush guitar beds over new-retro progressions creating a sound that fans of The Shins or Death Cab for Cutie would find shelter in. These new songs gives breath to narratives that teem with dark humor and humility, taking the listener from debaucherous parties in the underworld all the way to the ghostly desolate bedrooms of former lovers, long since vanished.

While Spotify buzz and a solid social media presence help circulate the recorded music, James continues to bring the live show all around the east coast. Whether performing as a yearning cello/ guitar duet or leading a bruising and beautiful full band, most concert goers would agree with The Deli’s Henry Solotaroff-Webber in saying that “James boldly [displays] his talent as a songwriter, and [solidifies] himself as someone to watch.”

His new single “What Were You Born For?” was recently awarded ‘Best New Indie Pop of 2018’ by popular The Indiefolx blog.

Haunted Continents is the solo project of Brooklyn based indie-rock James A.M. Downes. James has been around since 2002, knee deep in the basements of the American north east indie/ hardcore scene. You’ll still catch an earful of crassly eloquent lyrics, but all these years later James finds himself trading the fuzzed out decibels for something a bit more alluring and subversive.

Starting in September of 2018, Haunted Continents will release a single a month for an entire year. The songs (all produced by Andy Seltzer [Maggie Rogers’ “Split Stones”]) reverberate with lush guitar beds over new-retro progressions creating a sound that fans of The Shins or Death Cab for Cutie would find shelter in. These new songs gives breath to narratives that teem with dark humor and humility, taking the listener from debaucherous parties in the underworld all the way to the ghostly desolate bedrooms of former lovers, long since vanished.

While Spotify buzz and a solid social media presence help circulate the recorded music, James continues to bring the live show all around the east coast. Whether performing as a yearning cello/ guitar duet or leading a bruising and beautiful full band, most concert goers would agree with The Deli’s Henry Solotaroff-Webber in saying that “James boldly [displays] his talent as a songwriter, and [solidifies] himself as someone to watch.”

His new single “What Were You Born For?” was recently awarded ‘Best New Indie Pop of 2018’ by popular The Indiefolx blog.

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Press Clippings

“What Were You Born For?”

‘Best of IndiePop 2018’

– The IndieFolx

 

James has boldly displayed his

talent as a songwriter, and

solidified himself as someone

to watch.

— Henry Solotaroff-Webber, The Deli Magazine

 

7/17 The Deli Magazine’s

Favorite Emerging Artist in

NYC

 

3/17 WPKN 88.5 fm ranks

“Restless Ones” as #5 “Favorite

Tracks of the Week”

 

2/17 Relix Magazine Premieres

cover song “22 (OVER S∞∞N)”

Contact

For All Haunted Continents Press Related Inquiries Please Contact
River Hooks // river@tellallyourfriendspr.com
Perry Serpa // perry@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Tour Dates

Haunted Continents Winter Residency has just begun in The Map Room at Bowery Electric and each night brings special featured guests. Dates below…

12.14 – (https://ticketf.ly/2CeLwHx) special guests: Pete Hill, Covey

12.30 – (https://ticketf.ly/2NDqJ21) special guests: American Opera, 9fm

1.13 – (https://ticketf.ly/2RJLRag) special guests: The End of America (w/ solo sets by FOREVERINMOTION, Triangle Shirt Factory)

1.27 – (https://ticketf.ly/2CKFzTA) special guests: Sophie Buskin, American Trappist