Today is the monthly no-fee Bandcamp Friday, and there are three new releases I worked on that are out now & exclusive to Bandcamp.
My group P.E. shared our mixtape Sick, Sad, Fun! Originally released in March on cassette as part of the special-edition of our debut LP Person, Brooklyn Vegan calls SSF “a wild, psychedelic collage of album outtakes, live recordings, new songs and remixes.” It is now available for streaming & download, with limited cassette copies (and Person/SSF bundles) remaining, courtesy of Wharf Cat Records.
My bandmate Bob Jones released his debut solo EP Materiel as Jha Bones. Bob and I have collaborated in Eaters, P.E., and with a number of other musicians over the past nine years, and I’m excited that he’s opening his archives to the world – there’s plenty more gold where this came from! This beat-and-sample driven collection of songs was mixed/mastered together last year at Studio Windows – check it out:
I also mastered a collection of covers by outsider singer/songwriter Jeff Zagers entitled And You Will Hear What It Is. There are some truly lovely interpretations of the classics here, my favorite being his rendition of Big Star’s “Holocaust”. And You Will Hear What It Is is out now via Wharf Cat Records.
It is a supreme pleasure to have Person, the debut LP from my group P.E., out in the world! I loved putting together this record with my band mates and how the band has evolved since – genuinely one of the most fun and liberating creative experiences of my career – and it’s humbling to receive such praise for something so out there.
Person was Treble’s Album of the Week and a Bandcamp ‘Essential Release’ of the week. Loud and Quiet featured both an incredibly insightful article by Isabel Crabtree and an 8/10 review. Finn of Popbollocks wrote a touching review of the record, praising not only the music but also my personal production/mix work. Bill Pearis shared our bonus mixtape Sick, Sad, Fun! (a collection of live takes/out-takes/new ideas available with the special edition of the record) on Brooklyn Vegan and put Person is his Indie Basement weekly roundup of notable records. The group also hung out with Lola Pistola for an afternoon, got some great photographs, and a lovely feature in Alt Citizen.
P.E. is playing our record release show tonight at Trans Pecos before heading down to SXSW in a couple weeks. We’re also doing two tours in the northeast this May – one with Pottery, and the other with Parquet Courts. Check out the dates below, stream the record on a platform of your choosing, and order the special edition while their are still tapes available! Person is out now on Wharf Cat Records.
P.E. – my new group featuring members of Pill & Eaters – released our newest single “Pink Shiver” today. The track premiered on Flood Magazine, who likened the energy of “Pink Shiver” to Tom Tom Club, and Stereogum describes Veronica as “opening up to the wild terrain of the human body with a humid zeal.” This song wasn’t really a “song” until the last day together in the studio – it was always just a goof, more of an inside joke than a coherent idea – but it’s become one of my favorite moments on the record. Also today, Treble Zine posted an interview where we discuss the creation of the band and the upcoming debut LP Person. Person is out March 6 on Wharf Cat Records, and the band is hitting SXSW in March and the northeast with Pottery in May. Stream “Pink Shiver” below, check out the tour dates, and pre-order your LP (or special edition LP + Sick, Sad, Fun! mixtape) now!
3/06 – NYC @ Trans Pecos: RECORD RELEASE w/ Gauche, Macula Dog, DJ Montana Simone
3/18 – 3/21 Austin @ SXSW
4/03 – NYC @ Baby’s All Right w/ Activity (Record Release), Noel Heroux
5/04 – Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Pottery
5/05 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd w/ Pottery
5/06 – NYC @ Elsewhere Zone 1 w/ Pottery
5/08 – Boston @ Great Scott w/ Pottery
5/09 – Montreal @ La Sala Rossa w/ Pottery