Living out of his car in a -50º Alaskan winter, hustling pool to make gas money, Jov Novosti was ready to put Alaska behind him. From the outskirts of Fairbanks, Novosti made the jump to Portland, OR to join the music scene with fellow AK ex patriots, grateful to have left with his life. Living in the attic of another band's house, ceiling boards too low to stand upright, with only the light of a thin crack in the siding to discern day from night, Novosti worked on closing the loose ends of Love & Lashes. Having teamed up with producer Drew Grow of Modern Kin, Novosti was able to finally bring this newest season of songs to life. Love and Lashes is an abandonment of comforts for Novosti. "In an age of sterile auto tuned copy & paste arrangements, Novosti's Love and Lashes feels honest and earthy. Produced by Drew Grow, featuring Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba / Tiburones), this album takes your ears on a trek through a gripping and present soundscape, full of texture & vulnerability, baring its fingers, its spirit, and its teeth." -Garret Potter "A modern day composer, Novosti offers an unparalleled sound complete with lofty, ethereal melodies and a chesty versatile voice that proves deliciously irresistible." -PDX Pick
Novosti is the musical outlet of Jov Novosti, a Portland OR. based singer/composer.