Harlequin Jones rebel against any easy categorization, calling the songs roughly "piano punk and blues." The music mixes catchy dark pop hooks with lush, low female vocals.
Once just an experiment, Harlequin Jones have honed their originality and skill into something more tangible. Amanda von Loon plays and pounds out trashy elegance on piano with deep yet lady-like vocals. With compliments from Jesse Arcadio's part jazz-master, part scrap metal machine drumming, Harlequin Jones result as a synergy of moxie, chemistry and talent.
In 2006, these attributes were demonstrated with the release of their first self titled EP. The EP was welcomed as something refreshing by listeners. In 2011, their second record, The Bad Beginning was released, deeming them by some critics as "one of the most underrated bands."
Not too long after The Bad Beginning's 2011 release, Harlequin Jones got hard to work! They jumped at the chance to record more and unleash the new gorgeous set of songs that had been in the works.
On October 31, 2012 Harlequin Jones released their arguably best record to date called Overflow.
Produced by the esteemed Dean Dichoso of AVX Studios, Overflow is Harlequin Jones greatest achievement to date. It cycles from fast paced punk style like "Pass The Time," onto the other extreme of a heartbreaking ballad such as "Overflow," whilst never denying the balance between the set of songs.
The band officially became a fully functional weapon of rock in 2005, practicing in an antiquated bedroom in dusty Simi Valley, CA. Ever since Von Loon and Arcadio found their compatibility to fit like lock and key, they continue to create and play music in the Los Angeles area.