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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.

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

Watch Sun Airway Play “Oh, Naoko” Live For Yours Truly

Yourstru.ly Presents: Sun Airway “Oh, Naoko” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Prepare yourselves for the Sun Airway rug to be yanked out from under you and to land face first in greatness! Yours Truly and Sun Airway teamed up to make a country-tinged live version of their Pitchfork-playlisted song “Oh, Naoko” from their Dead Oceans debut, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, that is going to make music fans lose control of their tear ducts.

“They came prepared to re-construct “Oh, Naoko” from an electro-pop wanderer to a folk-pop rambler, transforming every hopeful plea to Naoko into a valiant proclamation of love. And, all the while, redefining the idea of what makes a song great.”

You can read Jon Barthmus’s letter to the song’s inspiration, Yoko Ono, at Yours Truly.

Sun Airway has two tour dates this week that are of supreme importance:

12/14/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Lia Ices, Mike Wexler, Sebastian Blanck
12/17/10 Philadelpia, PA – Making Time: Voyeur w/ Light Asylum

All Songs Considered Reveal Details of John Vanderslice’s White Wilderness Out January 25

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John Vanderslice’s “Sea Salt” is featured on today’s All Songs Considered! You can also stream the track here. Robin Hilton premiered the skinny on the new album, White Wilderness, which will be out January 25. Hilton remarks that the new material is just the right amount of expansion parred with the familiar sound and comfort JV is known for. Bob Boilen said it might be the best thing he’s heard from John Vanderslice.

You might remember JV and the Magik*Magik Orchestra’s performance in early 2009 at San Fransisco’s American Music Hall.

And that’s about everything we can tell you about White Wilderness, but be sure expect more in the coming days!

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