John Vanderslice

The newest entry into John Vanderslice's deep and undeniably remarkable catalog is White Wilderness, and it's a record like no other he's made before. Here are nine new and wildly impressive JV songs captured live over three days in a unique collaboration with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, a collective of classically trained musicians in the Bay Area led by artistic director Minna Choi. Did you catch that? Recorded live in three days! Never in his long career of super-smart pop songwriting paired with masterful recording and production has JV shed his reliance on hours and hours of agonizing studio wizardry. Never before has he passed up the chance to tweak and twist endlessly in mixing. For this album, all that went away. It's simply a room full of friends playing music. The Magik*Magik Orchestra have a comprehensive mastery of classic performance and repertoire, but also have a full appreciation of the aesthetics of indie and underground music. Choi arranged and conducted White Wilderness with 19 members of the Magik*Magik playing strings and horns, vibraphone, pedal steel and piano, an assortment of reed instruments, and much to JV's benefit, the voice of Minna Choi singing backup at key moments throughout the album. Recorded in San Francisco, White Wilderness was produced by John Congleton, whose resume includes albums by St Vincent, The Walkmen, Explosions in the Sky, Bill Callahan and many more. The results are stunning, and White Wilderness is a breath of fresh air for JV, as well as a great stake in the ground for his career of making stellar records.

KICKSTARTER: John Vanderslice Self-Releasing Two New Albums via Tiny Telephones

Here’s your chance to help John Vanderslice in self-releasing two new albums via his basement-run label, Tiny Telephones. He has just launched a Kickstarter to facilitate the pressing and distributing of the records. The first album is Dagger Beach, an original he spent 10 or so months writing and recording. Second, Vanderslice will release a a second record covering the entire David Bowie album, Diamond Dogs. He will tell you all about it in the video above!

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Coming this Fall: John Vanderslice to Co-Headline Tour with Crooked Fingers

Come October, John Vanderslice kicks off his fall tour with Merge’s Crooked Fingers. Together, they’ll co-headline dates through the eastern U.S. and the Midwest. Shows start at Raleigh’s Kings Barcade and end at Off Broadway in St. Louis. Lots of tickets will go on sale at the end of this week. Check venue websites for specifics! See all dates below.

Going to be in San Francisco on August 14? Head to Mr. Smith’s where Amoeba Music and Noise Pop present Noise Pop Record Collective Party. John Vanderslice is the [special] guest DJ and he’ll spin your records all night. Details.

 
TOUR DATES:
10/30/12 Raleigh, NC- Kings Barcade *
10/31/12 Washington DC- Rock and Roll Hotel *
11/01/12 Philadelphia, PA- Johnny Brenda’s *
11/02/12 Brooklyn, NY- The Bell House *
11/03/12 Allston, MA- Great Scott *
11/04/12 Hoboken, NJ- Maxwell’s *
11/07/12 Chicago, IL- Schuba’s *
11/08/12 Chicago, IL- Schuba’s *
11/09/12 Columbia, MO- Mojo’s *
11/10/12 Kansas City, MO- Record Bar *
11/11/12 St. Louis, MO- Off Broadway *

* = with Crooked Fingers

John Vanderslice To Perform Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs”

Great news for Vanderslice and Bowie fans alike! John Vanderslice is set to perform David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs in its entirety on Thursday, August 2 at San Francisco’s historic Vogue Theatre. Presented by folkYeah! & CinemaSF, the Vanderslice-curated event will also include a screening of Michael Gondry’s film, The Science Of Sleep.

This special performance will most likely not reoccur, so don’t miss your chance to see it! Get your tickets in advance HERE.

John Vanderslice Featured Subject of Noisepop Art Event, Set to Play Festival February 23

Interested in seeing some awesome photos of John Vanderslice in person? You’ll have to head to San Francisco, but here’s your chance. Photographer Peter Ellenby brings us DC/JV, an extensive collection of Death Cab for Cutie and Vanderslice portaits taken during the last fifteen years. Presented as a historical documentation of two varied, but undoubtedly successful musical careers, “DC/JV presents its subjects’ stories intimately, through the eyes of a photographer who has been there since the beginning.” A Noisepop Art Event brought to you by San Franpsycho, DC/JV’s opening reception takes place on February 2, followed by a festival reception on February 23.

As the official photographer for Noise Pop Festival, Peter Ellenby will also showcase his festival photos in celebration of it’s twentieth anniversary. Vanderslice, who as Ellenby describes him, “is like the glue that holds SF’s music scene together, will perform in Noise Pop Festival on February 23 at Bottom of the Hill. In the meantime, preview DC/JV HERE.

Booking Agent Contact

U.S.:
BILLIONS - Adam Voith
3522 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
p: (312) 997-9999 x8236
www.billions.com
e: adam@billions.com

EU:
Pitch & Smith Agency - Stefan Juhlin
P.O. Box 11013
100 61 Stockholm, Sweden
p: 46 (0)8-5511 52 50
www.pitchandsmith.com
e:stefan@pitchandsmith.com

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White Wilderness Trailer
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