Joan of Arc has a new 7″ titled Meaningful Work due out on Polyvinyl Records October 15th. This is the first release with the new “power-trio” JOA lineup and is sure to be madness.
In the words of Tim Kinsella: Peak Oil! Environmental Devastation and mass species die-off! Resource wars and economic collapse! Even we first-world bohemians are feeling the pinch. Joan of Arc has had to tighten its belt as we all have. Who can afford a second drummer, a vibraphone, a cellist, post-production processing? The songs are the same. I sit on my couch and play guitar and sing. But the production values have been restricted. And as a result, for the same amount of sonic information to get across we each have to work a little harder. This is the Joan of Arc of the new dust-bowl daze.
Pre-order here – Link
from joanfrc.com forum
Over the weekend Cap’n Jazz played 2 reunion shows in Chicago, here is some of the madness.
Olerud/Forget Who We Are
Another from the joanfrc.com forum (sorry I don't know your name)
Leave it to Joan of Arc to put out a box set of 10 cassette tapes. Spanning their entire career, the box set covers all aspects including the good “Live In Chicago,1999″, the bad “In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex, We Trust” and the weird “The Gap”.
About the Set: The collection is housed in a custom-built wooden box, elaborately screen-printed, hand-numbered and limited to 100 copies. Each cassette, individually wrapped and featuring the original album art, will also be available for individual purchase and includes high-quality MP3s and lossless audio. This is the first time any JOA albums have been available on Cassette. (from joanfrc.com)
Now the Bad News: The box set sold out two days after it went on sale, but you can still purchase the individual cassette tapes (why the hell would you just want a cassette tape??) here, but you will not get the wooden box.
Albums included in the set:
- Portable Model Of
- How Memory Works
- Live in Chicago, 1999
- The Gap
- So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness
- In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust
- Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain
- Eventually, All at Once
- Boo! Human
Video has started to pop up from the Cap’n Jazz reunion show. Sounds a little flat and slow and the video is a little dark, but it still excites me. Cap’n Jazz played as “Local Cover Band” as part of the Joan of Arc Variety show.
See more videos here – Link
You can download the Cap’n Jazz set here – Link
You can listen to all of the “JOA Variety Show” here – Link
A review of the show – Link
So the internet has been buzzing for the last 24 hours as different stories have been surfacing about JOA family tree bands. Here is what I have hear up to this point (if only 1/3 of these rumors are true 2o10 will be an amazing year):
- There is a new Friend/Enemy album that is done, just waiting to be mixed
- There is a new Tim Kinsella, Victor Villarreal, Sam Zurick project called Motel Smell. They are supposed to play the Joan of Arc “Don’t Mind Control” Variety Show
FRI. 1/22/10 (10:00pm; $10)
The Empty Bottle & Polyvinyl present ‘The Joan of Arc Don’t Mind Control Variety Show’ featuring
- A Tundra
- Jeremy Boyle
- Lites Alive
- Matt Clark
- Motel Smell
- Pillars & Tongues
- The Zoo Wheel
- Tim Kinsella
plus a special performance by Slick Conditions and other surprise special guests
- A Cap’n Jazz reunion is in the works. Not writing new songs, just playing old ones. A 10 date tour in the works! If you haven’t heard of Cap’n Jazz start here – Link