Parquet Courts‘ newest release, Tally All the Things That You Broke, came out last month to good-to-glowing reviews. Two of my favorite pieces I’ve read were in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, where the authors gushed like unadulterated fanboys. Hell, even my mom’s calling me to tell me she heard them on NPR (“Yeah ma, I know, I mixed that show.”) I love it!
We’re in the middle of a new record as I write, while the band take a much-deserved break. I truly cannot wait to continue work on it, and just as excited for everyone to hear it.
In the meantime, I had the chance to remix the JASH Network series Catherine into a short film. I was a big fan of the original, and this is just as sweet and bizarre in its own special way. It’s debuting this weekend at the AFI Festival in LA, and will hopefully be making the rounds on the festival circuit next year.
But the biggest recent development in my world was finishing the Eaters album with my friend Bob Jones. We’d worked on these recordings off-and-on for a while now, and were approached by Joel Ford and Patrick McDermott about releasing material on their new label Driftless Recordings. We took our recent material from this summer and reworked some older material to craft an album that I honestly feel is compositionally and sonically unique in the current musical landscape. It’s the first music of my own that I’ve made in years, and I couldn’t be happier with or more proud of the result. The self-titled album will be out in the spring, with singles and videos streaming in the new year…
I’ve got a number of projects small and large coming up over the next month, and hopefully much more to share soon. If you’d like to talk about sound, please write at jonathan.schenke[at]gmail.com