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Jonathon Christmas is working on the albums Love Is a Four-Legged Word, Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiannna, Yeah Yeah What, Husherville, 1981, and Live from Petroleum simultaneously.

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Jonathon Christmas is an artist that craves classification, while simultaneously denying it. "I'd like to say I'm the Wes Anderson of melodramatic, feyly-fronted piano pop songs," he says with hip flask in one hand and rustic cigarillo in the other.

Drawing inspiration from the mystical abandoned grain depots and tobacco barns of the Middle West, as well as from imported curiousa such as Cocteau Twins, Microdisney and Edith Piaf (though not necessarily sounding too much like any of them), Jonathon Christmas's Jenuet-styled Indiana is a glass of cheap champagne in a derelict trailer with the TV still on (to those who are impressed by such metaphors).

On a small footnote, Jonathon Christmas toured (as Jonathon Christopher Newby) internationally for nearly 7 years with the psychedelic prog-band Brazil (4 of those years whilst inebriated), releasing 3 albums and recording with the likes of Dave Fridmann, Alex Newport and M.G. Miller, whom no one really knows, but is entirely trusted by Jonathon Christmas.

On an even smaller footnote, after burning his way through 2 labels, 2 managers and 3 agents, Jonathon Christmas has decided it's now time to turn a deaf ear to almost anything that stinks of industry.

When asked whether this is an affront to the fading business model dinosaurs of the past several decades or simply a personal statement of self-reliance and nobel Ayn Rand-like selfishness, Christmas merely states, "Yep."