Although John Jacob Magistery is a new band, they have had a lot of momentum in their first year. After the release of their first single « Greatest Story Ever’, their folk-indie EP ‘Narcissism Unto Loneliness’ helped them start turning heads. The single was voted in the top 30 of the year by CHOM radio listeners and several Djs from the station selected them as the top musical discovery of the year.
Since then, they have shared bills with Blue Rodeo, Daniel Lanois, and The Barr Brothers and they were featured in this year’s CMW, NXNE, Osheaga, Pop Montreal, Festival YUL EAT, TWiM, and M for Montreal.
After winning an international recording contest, they spent two weeks of July recording at the Grouse Lodge in Ireland (other notables who have recorded there include Michael Jackson, U2, REM, Snow Patrol, etc.). The result was their debut album ‘Phantom i’, which is set to be released soon.