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Save The Swimmer

by Jonah

Guitar-pop with choruses both anthemic and genuinely uplifting. An album with warmth and artily charming pop hooks.
Genre: Rock: Arena Rock
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1. Sea Hymn
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2. Found
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3. Radio Murders
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4. Lunar Song
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5. Newborn
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6. Wishes
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7. Anonymous
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8. Pepto
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9. Rescued
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10. Grand Design
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11. Reunion
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Album Notes
Portland band Jonah's FOUND from SAVE THE SWIMMER was featured on the 2002 season premiere of the WB's Dawson's Creek. Shortly thereafter REUNION was heard over the closing credits of the show's fifth episode.

More about Jonah...

Portland, 1999: Jonah appears on the Northwest music scene. The Flower Ep is released, and newspapers and music rags praise the band's refined direction, asking for more. The four-song foray into a world of tightly crafted pop songs suits the band well, and it's only the beginning.

Portland, 2001: Jonah releases Save the Swimmer. Working with Flower producer Steve Sundholm; the band uses the studio, not simply as a means of recording live sound, but as an instrumental extension of the band. They create not-so-ordinary rock, and orchestrate it into rich, expansive songs.

Portland, Today: Save the Swimmer is a storybook album. It's a giant work that borders on the conceptual. Exploring the spiritual and worldly yearnings of the individual trying to find a place and a face on this planet, the album speaks to nearly everyone.

Track one, Sea Hymn, is anchored by a rock-solid rhythmic foundation. The hip and lyrically scalding Radio Murders features Matt Rogers' serpentine bass line matched with Jake Endicott's churning groove. Chris Hayes' guitar leads are ambient and slippery, inviting comparisons to Robert Smith and Ed O'Brien. Henry Curl's rhythm guitar, with its drive and crisp finger-work, is best heard on tracks like Pepto and Found. The centerpiece of the album, and the Jonah sound, is Curl's elegant tenor. Often compared to Thom Yorke, but perhaps holding closer ties to the range and control of the late Jeff Buckley, Curl's voice soars and dives throughout the album. From the chaos of Anonymous, to the emotional outpouring of Wishes, to the grace of Lunar Song; Save the Swimmer is proof that Jonah has a gift for songwriting and artful arranging, and it's only the beginning...



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Peytin G.

Wow. If I could give six stars I would.
Once in a while a band comes along that seems to write the soundtrack of your life. My goal is to let people know about this band.

CD Baby

Guitar-pop for choruses both anthemic and genuinely uplifting. An album with warmth and artily charming pop hooks.


Very cool! I like the cover!
Sounds like the good side of pop 80's.
We love it.


Feel Good Music
Great cd. Music is original on it's own. The entire cd is great to listen to. Tracks 4, 8 and 11 are my favourite. If you like guitars and great singing, this cd's for you.


Great voice, beautiful sound...
There are a gorgeous group of songs here.


Wonderful CD all the way through! Spectacular guitar a trip...loved it..


I was totally amazed! My wife bought this for me for Christmas this year. I thought lyrically and melodically the album was brillant. The record is a few years old now and definately should have gotten more promotion. I cannot stop playing it!


Jonah is everything I expected and more...
This was an excellent compillation of work by Jonah. My favourite songs are sea hymn, which is enchanting, and radio murders, a song I could lose myself in again and again. Anyways, you should listen for yourself!

Willem Franken

HIT ME RIGHTAWAY...............!!!!!!!
What a great CD this is , i added it to my list of favorites, i'm a drummer myself and play the same style as the drummer on this album. If its upto me this band should
be touring the world with their songs, great stuff indeed.


I bought this after listening to clips on the website and thought I'd like it. Wasn't disappointed. Their sound reminds me a bit of of U2. Very nice. My teenage daughter liked it too.
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