Jose Gonzalez Style

Although born in Chile, singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez later relocated to Sweden, where he became nationally renowned for his mix of autumnal indie pop and intimate acoustics. Following stints with bands during the 1990’s, he officially launched his solo career with the release of 2003’s Veneer, an entirely acoustic affair that reflected a childhood spent listening to equal parts bossa nova, classical, and post-punk by the likes of Joy Division.Touchstones for Gonzalez’s sound included Nick Drake, Paul Simon, Red House Painters, and Elliott Smith, and his popularity soon spread overseas with Veneer receiving an American release in 2005.