VON Strantz is the quintessence of folk. Death.. Or So You Think is a great tune, more soulful than anything presently sold as that. The band, whose lead singer is the amazing Jess Strantz, is going to release a first EP next week. Influences? City in Colour, Over The Rhine, Radiohead, Bill Malohne, The National, Bach, Chopin, Miles Davis, Bill Withers and Aretha Franklin. Said it all.