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24-12-2012 // interviews, 2012: 2012: Interview with Jeannot

The year 2012 is coming to an end. It is that time of the year for Christmas carols, buying presents for our loved ones and reflecting on the year that (almost) lies behind us. For us music bloggers it also means writing year lists, pretending our opinions matter to the world. Which of course, they do not, but even bloggers have dreams. These last few weeks I’ve asked several of my favorite artists of 2012 to look back on what this year has brought them. For their own musical careers, but also about the music they’ve enjoyed themselves and, if any, what their plans for 2013 are. These are their stories (yes, I did just quote the A-Team intro).

Interview number 5 (I'm being extremely slow this year, I'm really sorry my friends) is with John Glouchevitch, the main man behind a little folk collective called Jeannot. I fell in love with their 3-track EP this summer and I still listen to it every Sunday, sometimes in the morning, sometimes late at night. It's part of a regular sunday routine, included between legendary artists such as Miles Davis & Jeff Buckley. The slow, but beautiful songs are perfect Sunday material and maybe even more on a Winter Sunday, so bring on the snow Santa Motherfucker! For now, on Christmas Eve, listen to those 3 beautiful songs & read about John's 2012 & plans for the new year.

1. If you had to name one moment, what would you consider the highlight of 2012?
I spent the summer in Vermont working on new material. It's really beautiful, there's hiking and swimming holes all over. I have family there, and my uncle called it the best summer since '78.

2. What are doing at the moment (novermber 2012)?
I'm living in Brooklyn, NY and playing with a new band called Hog Bucket. We've been working on videos, playing shows in the northeast, and putting together a US tour for next summer.

3. Which great band/artist did you discover yourself in 2012?
I have been obsessed with the Father John Misty album "Fear Fun," to the point where I hear the songs playing in my dreams. It feels like the soundtrack to my subconscious.

4. What's your favourite album released this year?
Fear Fun.

5. How will you celebrate New Year's Eve?
Trying not to repeat last year. Hopefully watching fireworks from my roof.

6. What are your plans for 2013?
I'm going to hit the road with Hog Bucket and work on the next Jeannot release.

Thank you Jeannot (John) for answering these questions. Have a great Holiday season with fireworks on the roof & hopefully we'll hear some new tunes next year.

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