Released by Naked I Records January 2015. Jon, the Archivist is a folk punk artist from Massachusetts.
About the album from Jon:
“”a flash of dark // a wash of light” is the debut record from Jon, the Archivist. It deals with a chronological period of self-realization and emotional distress spanning from birth to death, but more specifically, from roughly october – january of 2014/2015. The songs were written over the course of those four months, and present a cycle of shame, hurt, accountability, growth, remembrance, and hope. With these songs I attempted to present the things I thought I was angry or frustrated about in the first half, before examining what was really the source of my pain and frustration on the second half. I’ve found that holding oneself accountable is one of the most important steps towards healing, so that is what i’m trying to do here. I hope that this record can help someone else deal with whatever it is they are dealing with. I make no claims to know everything, in fact I know barely anything. I just want you to know you are loved. “