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Watch Yours Truly’s New John Vanderslice Video! North.American Tour Starts Today In Portland

 


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.

JV Planning a Special Show with Magik*Magik Orchestra

On June 17 John Vanderslice will join Magik*Magik Orchestra for a special show at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater. The 30 piece orchestra, which recorded with JV on his latest record White Wilderness, will play the album plus back catalog hits. The show is also celebrating Magik*Magik Orchestra’s 3-year anniversary! This may be a one of a kind show, so it’s not to be missed.

Presale tickets for this show are now available HERE for $20. The presale password is magik.

 

 

John Vanderslice Offers Special Pre-Order for White Wilderness, Download “Sea Salt”

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Upon the arrival of White Wilderness, take a closer look at the recording process that allowed John Vanderslice to happily spend only a few days to record a studio album. The songs are more effortless and carefree in their execution yet more expansive in their arrangements, due to his collaboration with the Magik*Magik Orchestra. Yours Truly documented the making of the album, and we are pleased to share this album trailer.


White Wilderness from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

You can now listen to “Sea Salt,” the album opener and a perfect introduction to the world he’s created on White Wilderness HERE.

We want to offer something special to the devoted JV fans. In addition to the standard pre-order that includes a CD or LP of White Wilderness and an instant download, you can get so much more.

Pre-Order White Wilderness HERE.

John Vanderslice Tour Dates:
1/22/11 San Francisco, CA – The Eureka Theater
1/29/11 San Francisco, CA – The Purple Onion
2/10/11 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
2/11/11 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
2/12/11 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace Center

JOHN VANDERSLICE Performs Promising Actress with the Magik*Magik Orchestra

From our friends at Yours Truly, the video first in a three-part series featuring JOHN VANDERSLICE and The Magik*Magik Orchestra. Words from Yours Truly: “When thinking about this series of videos I keep coming back to something JV said during our post-performance interview ‘There’s something about being in a room with all those strings vibrating, moving air at once, its unbelievable.’ There’s nothing I can add to that statement, he said it best. I can only say that while standing in the back of the rehearsal room, closing my eyes tightly to better grasp the notes as they bounced off the walls, I kept thinking how truly lucky we all were to be there, capturing what was truly something very special, to us, to JV, Minna, and the members of the Magik Magik Orchestra who so graciously took time from their final exams to come play with us. How lucky we were to be livng in San Francisco on that day, sharing slices of pizza with the players, shooting the shit about school and sports, and creating memories for everyone inside and outside that room to share. Sound hokey, but its truly yours.”

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