Jon Yeager
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Jon Yeager


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"Truth & Volume"

"Jon Yeager's five-song solo debut EP Truth & Volume showcases an assuredly talented singer-songwriter with a pop aficionados taste for simply felt words and slightly off-center, low-key melodies that sound classic and wholly original at the same time a skill likely honed during his seven years with Kansas Citys best kept secret, the fabulously underappreciated pop wunderkinds the Daybirds. Sounding like nothing released by his former band, opening track Summer Under a Strange Sky outs Yeager as a noir-ish Pete Yorn, building tension with the distorted spoken refrain "You got it, you got it" before settling into a soothing croon of "Oooh/You'll never ever feel so blue" over acoustic-based, egg-shaker-infused rock grooves. While Black Boy is rooted in the same 50s pop ballads that the Beatles' "This Boy" covered over 40 years ago, Yeager adds his own killer twist: a wicked 70s AOR falsetto chorus that makes the song entirely his own. And when the full band finally kicks into gear during the second half of the sparse, delicate heartbreaker Without You, the effect is an emotional knockout and, hopefully, a tantalizing glimpse of things to come." - Playback St. Louis

"One To Watch"

"Jon Yeager...definitely one to watch in '06..." - Fayetteville Free Weekly

"Extremely Highly Recommended"

"Extremely Highly Recommended"

As the solid rythym section glides underneath layers of delayed guitars, organs and Jeff Buckley-like falcetto vocals we hear in Jon's voice themes of deeper meanings. Whether you're a fan of the simple pop of Paul McCartney, the tension of early U2 or things slightly more involved such as Rufus Wainright, you'll be convinced that Jon Yeager has much to offer us and is definitely staking his place in music history one song at a time. - NotLame

"Truth & Volume"

On this five-cut EP, he aims for a place inhabited by a wide range of songwriters, from Pete Yorn and Gavin DeGraw to Howie Day and Elliott Smith, though his music sounds directly like none of theirs. On "Truth & Volume" he creates a mix of electric and acoustic rock, adult-pop and alt-folk that's smart, melodic and catchy and beefed-up with some slick production that adds ballast and embellishments where needed. The music perfectly suits Yeager's lyrics, which go where bands like Coldplay have gone into matters of a gentlemans heart and mind. For lack of a better term, call this date rock the kind that will attract the ladies but give their dates something to indulge in, too. - Kansas City Star

"Way Cool"

If you are from the Midwest, it’s most likely that at some point, you’ve heard of The Daybirds. Making waves throughout the region in the '90s and into this decade, the band gained a loyal following with their unique instrumentation and sound. To the dismay of their fans, they called it quits a few years ago. Now drummer and songwriter, Jon Yeager, is making a go of a solo career with the release of this 5-track EP.

Truth & Volume shows that Yeager can stand without The Daybirds. While more laid-back and subtle than expected, we get the feeling that this is the real Jon Yeager: calm and seductive with a hint of pop. - Way Cool Music

"Damn Near Flawless"

"...a listen to Yeager's finished mixes reveals it to be the sort of homespun recording thats hard to believe that it is, in fact, homespun. In contrast to the Daybirds' strained harmonic bombardment Yeager's solo stuff is laid back and intimate, less swaggering and more real. He uses his voice like an instrument--what he's singing is less important than how emotively and artfully he sings it. Fortunately though his lyrics are trite, his voice is damn near flawless." - Pitch Weekly


Minnow Records, 2006

Jon Yeager
Independent Release 2006

Truth & Volume EP
Polyrhythmic Records 2005



Jon spent the late 90's and early 21st century with Kansas City pop outfit The Daybirds covering the United States sharing its beatle-esque pop to growing crowds of hopeful romantics who agreed that things were in fact getting better all the time. After having a clearer vision of himself and his music Jon decided to break from the collective to pursue his solo ambition.

His new material is a self-produced body of recordings with less pop bravado than his former group and more intimacy in which he plays all instruments and has crafted a honey voiced frontman identity. What started as a demo on an Astralwerks tour with Sondre Lerche and the Golden Republic not only landed him his first deal, but also put him in the hands of San Francisco based manager Liliana Aranda. Working together, Jon's music quickly came to the national spotlight of artists to watch and garnered international attention. Musically and lyrically there was much to take in with the EP "TRUTH & VOLUME". Using his voice like an instrument, Yeager brought us a body of work which strongly proved his ability to be on his own, writing, producing and performing as magnetically as he does.

With management and label changes to follow the Fall 2005 release of "TRUTH & VOLUME", Jon released a self-titled online EP which solidified his sound to his growing fan base. We hear in songs such as "I Was Coming To Get You" and "A Strange Way To Leave A Strange Land" the solid rythym section gliding underneath layers of delayed guitars, organs and Jeff Buckley-like falcetto vocals. What adds to the allure is hearing in Jon's voice themes of deeper meanings. Overall, Yeager effortlessly manages to channel Pop luminaries such as Big Star, The Beatles, and U2, while ably sharing the Alt-Pop genre with contemporaries like Elliott Smith, Pete Yorn, Earlimart, and Iron & Wine.

While most 20-something singer/songwriters in this musical space are singing of self-loathing and lost love, Yeager produces meaningful songs that will stand the test of time. Stay tuned!