Today NPR premiered the live video of John Vanderslice’s “Overcoat” from the White Wilderness recording sessions. JV, Minna Choi and her Magik*Magik Orchestra’s were filmed by Yours Truly at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.
Click here to watch the video at NPR and read a bit more about JV’s experience, “That whole session was so challenging for me and so inspiring and thrilling that halfway through the first day, I thought this is the way I need to make records – this is it.”
John Vanderslice begins a nation-wide tour today, the majority of which is with Damien Jurado. JV has declared both April and May “Audience Participation Month” and has these words to share about the tour:
So, as you may have heard, April is Audience Participation Month. We kindly ask you to be part of our live show in one of the following ways.
- You can sing lead or harmony vocal on “Trance Manual”
- You can play a solo on “Exodus Damage” with an instrument of your choice, the weirder the better.
- You can trigger that cool squiggly sound in “Underneath The Leaves”.
- You can also choose your own adventure. Again, the stranger the better.
Email me with your awesome ideas.
NB: May is also Audience Participation Month.
The 6/17 concert at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco will include instrumentation by 30 members of the Magik*Magik Orchestra.
See all of JV’s tour dates here.