The Story So Far
aka joey jones is an ongoing recording project by Canadian songwriter, Joe Cappadocia.
Cappadocia's music is intense and atmospheric with pop-focused sensibilities. Drawing on the influence of post-punk bands like The Cure, The Smiths, and Joy Division, Cappadocia's style is also derivative of the indie, alternative aesthetic of bands like Arcade Fire and Metric. The sound is textured and rhythmic with shimmering, melodic overlays, and lyrics that are existential, surrealistic and heavily imagistic.
Cappadocia, who is also the guitarist in the Hamilton, Ontario alternative rock band, Mass Conception, conceived of the aka joey jones project while recording the band's third CD, The Greatest Show Never Seen. "Recording the album was inspiring," he writes, "an exhilarating experience crafting our music and bringing new dimensions to it."
Through this process, Cappadocia realised he had to produce and finish the many songs he had written and recorded in his basement studio. "I've amassed quite a number of songs," he recently commented, "songs I keep coming back to and working on but that I've never finished. I am now compelled to finish them." These songs will form the foundation of aka joey jones.
Cappadocia also envisions aka joey jones as opportunity to develop and explore new musical ideas and to pursue some further collaborative efforts.
Joe Cappadocia aka joey jones is a guitarist, songwriter and sometimes singer. He plays guitar in Mass Conception. In his other life, he teaches high school. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
The name aka joey jones comes from the tongue-in-cheek pseudonym Cappadocia assumes for performances.