Juan Son is a Latin alternative singer/songwriter from Mexico who rose to fame in the experimental rock band Porter during the late 2000s before making his critically acclaimed solo album debut in 2009.
Born Juan Carlos Pereda on January 24, 1984, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, he founded Porter in 2001. He subsequently went abroad to study music in London for a year, and the band dissolved in his absence. Upon his return to Mexico, Juan Son revived Porter and went about recording the band's seven-track debut EP, Donde los Ponys Pastan (2005). A couple years later the band made its full-length album debut with Atemahawke (2007). The album was a Top Five hit on the Mexican charts and includes the single "Host of a Ghost." In the wake of Porter's debut album success and high-profile appearances at the Vive Latino and Coachella festivals, the band split up in 2008 and Juan Son promptly embarked on a solo career. He made his solo album debut in 2009 with Mermaid Sashimi, a critically acclaimed Top Ten success that includes the singles "Nada" and "Goldfish." ~ Jason Birchmeier