JOAN OF ARC
many times i've mistaken (2007/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. These 2 songs are studio recordings of the live versions and are different than the versions on JOAN OF ARC's previous album, "eventually, all at once". Players include all members of MAKE BELIVE and Mike Kinsella (AMERICAN FOOTBALL, OWEN). Among the act's considerable strengths is an ability to assimilate so many sounds within the framework of songs that are, at their core, sparse guitar meditations.
JOAN OF ARC
meaningful work (2010/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. "meaningful work" contains 2 songs from the stripped down JOAN OF ARC power trio featuring Tim Kinsella (CAP'N JAZZ, OWLS), Bobby Burg (MAKE BELIEVE) and Theo Katsaounis (A TUNDRA). JOAN OF ARC has had to tighten its belt as we all have. Who can afford a 2nd drummer, a vibraphone, a cellist, post-production processing? The songs are the same. But the production values have been restricted. This is the JOAN OF ARC of the new dust-bowl daze. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOAN OF ARC
testimonium songs (2013/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. "testimonium songs" collects the song cycle composed by JOAN OF ARC (Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, and Theo Katsaounis) to be performed live in "testimonium", a work of performance by well-respected experimental theater ensemble Every House Has a Door. In a departure for the band, these highly structured compositions, developed over a 2-year rehearsal period. Limited, handnumbered edition of 550 includes a digital download card. Art by renowned Chicago artist Jason Lazurus this limited edition is part of an international touring performance art installation.
black curtain (2012/HYDRA HEAD)
POST/AMBIENT-ROCK. Aaron Turner, James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida, possibly better known for their work in ISIS, KHANATE and BLIND IDIOT GOD, return for their 2nd full-length of music that is both dark and crushing, yet minimal, bringing together the stylings of all of their previous enterprises. Vinyl comes with one alternate track.
the yellowgoat session (2014/ACID RAT)
METAL/PUNK. JOEL GRIND, frontman of TOXIC HOLOCAUST, delivers his 1st solo LP which initially sold-out of its 1st pressing of 300 copies. Now more widely available, this record is 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed out metal-punk delivered in the same vein as the 1st BATHORY album, MOTÖRHEAD and demo-era TOXIC HOLOCAUST.
bridge (2014/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. JOEY's 1st solo album, originally recorded and released in 2008 but out-of-print for a few years since, features 12 acoustic-based tracks that breaks away from the pop-punk standards set by LAGWAGON and shows CAPE's ability as a singer/songwriter. Five of which eventually went on to be rearranged and gain acclaim as LAGWAGON songs. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
doesn't play well with others (2014/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. JOEY CAPE's 2nd solo album originally recorded and released in 2011 features 12 songs that move into a realm of expanded instrumentation and songwriting from "bridge". Don't let the cover fool you. This album is all business. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOEY CAPE / HUGO MUDIE & THE CITY STREETS
SINGER/SONGWRITER. New split record from HUGO MUDIE (THE SAINTE CATHERINES) and JOEY CAPE (LAGWAGON, ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMIES). You'll get 2 new songs from JOEY and the debut recording for HUGO as a solo artist, with 1 new original song and a cover of BRIGHT EYES "first day of my life". Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies only. There won't be any re-press!
JOEY CAPE / JON SNODGRASS
liverbirds (split) (2014/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. JOEY CAPE, frontman of LAGWAGON, teams up with JON SNODGRASS, frontman of DRAG THE DRIVER and ARMCHAIR MARTIAN. For this split the two put together acoustic, duet versions of tracks made popular by their other bands, LAGWAGON, BAD ASTRONAUT, DRAG THE RIVER and ARMCHAIR MARTIAN. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOEY CAPE'S BAD LOUD
vol.1 (2014/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
ROCK. With BAD LOUD, JOEY CAPE put together a band with the intent of playing straight-ahead, old-fashioned rock. Just vocals, drums, bass and guitar, the way the genre was originally conceived. "vol.1" features 12 tracks consisting of originals and rock versions of JOEY's solo songs. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOHN BAIZLEY / NATE HALL / MIKE SCHEIDT
songs of townes van zandt vol.2 (2014/MY PROUD MOUNTAIN)
FOLK/ACOUSTIC-ROCK. Townes passed away at the age of 52 in 1997. And even today, on his 70th birthday, his music touches the people. Many believe he was a genius, and sing his sad, brilliant songs. In 2012 My Proud Mountain Records established specifically for this purpose releases. The love to Townes' music brought other musicians together and "songs of townes van zandt vol.2" was generated. This is the 2nd instalment by JOHN BAIZLEY, NATE HALL and MIKE SCHEIDT.
JOHN BROWN'S ARMY
who fucked the culture up (2002/GLOOM)
HARDCORE. "who fucked the culture up" deliever 12 tracks from this New York hardcore band that are guaranteed to peal the paint from your living room walls. The music is powerful '80s hardcore while the vocals are way, way deep and gruff. They do a cover of GANG GREEN's "kill a commie" and this was recorded by Orchid’s Will Killingsworth so the sound quality is clean and effective. Released on white vinyl with stylish 7" sized labels!
JOHN HENRY WEST
door bolted shut (2011/EBULLITION)
EMOCORE. In the works for what seems like an eternity, Ebullition finally brings the JOHN HENRY WEST discography into existence. Side-a of the LP features the 4 tracks from their 7" on Gravity Records, and side-b features their songs from the "3/12/93" compilation and "a history of compassion and justice?" compilation LP, as well as 2 previously unreleased songs. The bonus CD features the original 6 song demo, their final live show at Gilman (7 tracks), and a live set that they played on WUSB Radio in July of 1993 (9 tracks). The LP comes with a CD sized booklet with lyrics and photos.
JOHN K. SAMSON
SINGER/SONGWRITER. "provincial," the 1st solo full-length from Samson (THE WEAKERTHANS, PROPAGANDHI) began with a simple idea: to explore four different roads in Manitoba, the Canadian province where Samson lives. The result is this collection of evocative songs, an album that fits beside BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's "nebraska", SUN KIL MOON's "ghosts of the great highway", or MOUNTAIN GOATS' "tallahassee". Vinyl version includes a CD of this entire album.
JOHN SCHOOLEY AND HIS ONE MAN BAND
one man against the world (2007/VOODOO RHYTHM)
GARAGE/PUNK/BLUES-ROCK. The story of JOHN SCHOOLEY (Austin,texas) is a story from a man with a heart deep in the blues and the left foot in the dirty rock ’n’roll. With his first Band THE REVELATORS and then with the FANTASTIC HARD FEELINGS he did build the ground he is walking on today. "on the crooked path", you here more styles this time and instruments as the album bevore, rockabilly for example in the wildest form and he even uses a cello. The album cover is made again my the amazing Rob Jones (The White Strippes) and it’s pretty funny!