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Michigander (aka Jason Singer) is an indie rock act (originally formed in Kalamazoo) that has been gaining a lot of momentum after the release of his debut single . The song has been featured on official Spotify playlists including "Indie All Stars" and "Viral Hits" accumulating over half a million plays since its release in 2016. Although the live show and recordings consist of a full band, Michigander at its core is a solo project that has been built by Jason Singer since 2014. In April 2017 Michigander released a new single titled ‘Fears” which was premiered on DIY (UK) and featured on NPR’s World Cafe. Jason's latest single, 'Stolen' was featured on NME's New Music Monday. On top of single releases, Jason has also recorded sessions with Audiotree, Daytrotter, and SoFar.
In the past few years, he and the band have shared the stage acts such as; Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club, Twin Peaks and Boy & Bear. As well as playing festivals alongside alt-J, Solange, Foster The People , Run The Jewels and Two Door Cinema Club. On top of that Michigander has toured all over the country (including a trip to SXSW) and has become a staple in the up and coming midwest music scene.
Tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Jason and I make music as Michigander. I reside in Michigan (which is in the US)
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? Well, I don't live in the UK (so that for starters) and I'm one of the only people in my friend group here in the States that keeps up on NME
What’s your back-story? I'm a local artist trying to "make it". I feel like that in itself is relatable. We're all trying to "make it". Trying to survive.
What are you working on at the moment? Prepping to go into the studio to record my debut EP
What's the first song you remember hearing? Mexico by James Taylor
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Mr Brightside or Man on the Moon
What was the first gig you went to? Coldplay. I got to highfive Chris Martin and it was pure magic
Which song do you wish you'd written? Heavenly Father by Bon Iver. Its genius.
Which song changed your life? Hardest Button to Button by the White Stripes was a song that really made me want to play guitar. Was one of the first songs I learned to play
Which song would you like played at your funeral? All My Friends by LCD Soundsystem