Andy Jenkins – “Don’t It Drag On” (Live from Richmond)

Andy Jenkins released his debut full-length album Sweet Bunch in June, and it’s been called things like “buoyant and summery” (Harper’s Bazaar), “a truly special collection” (Thank Folk For That), and “a strong debut” (Exclaim). Now, as autumn approaches winter and Jenkins prepares to take his “wonderfully warm and breezy” (WXPN The Key) songs to England and Ireland next month, we get to relive a performance from his summer tour, a cover of “Don’t It Drag On” by the seasoned and profound songwriter Chris Smither, recorded live in Richmond. WATCH

Jenkins says about the song and video:

I love this song by Chris Smither. It’s on a record of the same name, recorded at Bearsville Studios in 1971 with a memorable album cover designed by Milton Glaser. The studio version is a perfect recording, I’ve listened to it hundreds of times, worn out the page on YouTube, (only place it currently exists online). A slow burning, wistful and sly perfect recording of a perfect song, piano, bass and guitar. I’ve been covering it for a couple years now, but I am no guitar player like the subtle and sweet Smither. At some point I decided to take it from a different, almost new-wave-ish angle. Played it on a string of shows with the Spacebomb House Band supporting Sweet Bunch this past summer. Alan joked that we’d get it right by San Francisco, which was pretty accurate and occurred about a week after the version you are about to see and hear, taped by the kind folks at Spacebomb Records in June in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia and thank you.

Andy Jenkins on tour:
Dec 1 – Margate UK – Elsewhere (free in-store performance)
Dec 1 – Margate UK – Tom Thumb Theatre *
Dec 2 – Brighton UK – Komedia *
Dec 3 – London UK – Union Chapel ◦
Dec 4 – London UK – Rough Trade East (free in-store performance)
Dec 5 – Liverpool UK – Buyer’s Club *
Dec 6 – Dublin IE – The Grand Social *
Dec 7 – Manchester UK – Night & Day *
Jan 4 – New York NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Jan 11 – Charlottesville VA – Paramount Theatre (WNRN and The Paramount Present: Dead Air)
Jan 25 – Copenhagen DK – Musikcaféen ▹
Jan 26 – Aalborg DK – Northern Winter Beat
Jan 29 – Glasgow UK – The Hug and Pint (Celtic Connections)

* w/ Molly Burch
◦ w/ Courtney Marie Andrews
▹ w/ Of The Valley

November 14, 2018

Jackie Cohen x Vinyl Me, Please

Jackie Cohen is Vinyl Me, Please‘s new Rising artist. They’re offering a limited edition pressing in beautiful navy & burgundy galaxy of Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got the Blues / Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy, available on vinyl for the first time. Buy it here.

Jackie spoke with VMP about adjusting to touring life, the road to recording the album with the Lemon Twigs and husband Jonathan Rado, and how anxiety and lack of sleep affected her while make it. Read the interview here.

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror, Part 1: I’ve Got the Blues / Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy
LP (SB022VMP) | 11.08.2018

CD/TAPE (SB022) | 11.08.2018

November 8, 2018

Trey Pollard – “8 Pairs: Fugue VIII. March”

Trey Pollard‘s forthcoming album Antiphone is made up of eight pairs of preludes and fugues, plus the two-part piece “Fixed Ideas.” Pollard has already shared the first part of “Fixed Ideas” and one fugue from the eight pairs, “Fugue VI. Very Slowly,” and today he returns with “Fugue VIII. March.” Produced by Matthew E. WhiteAntiphone will be released on November 16.

Catch Trey Pollard live with a string quintet, performing “8 Pairs” from Antiphone:

Nov 13 – Richmond VA – The Hofheimer (Classical Revolution)
Nov 15 – Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade NYC (In-store performance)

Trey Pollard – Antiphone (SB019)
LP/CD/DIG/SHEET MUSIC | 11.16.2018

October 19, 2018

Spacebomb House Band – III: For the Sun and Waters

Spacebomb House Band – Library Music III: For the Sun and Waters (SB020)
TAPE/DIG | 10.19.2018

Read more about Spacebomb House Band’s Library Music series


Jackie Cohen’s Tacoma Night Terror Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy, out now!

Jackie Cohen has released her second EP, Tacoma Night Terror Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy, along with a video for the lead single “Make U Sick.” The second head of her two-part Siamese twin Tacoma Night Terror EP set, the gloriously-titled Self-Fulfilling Elegy at once declares itself the cocky counter-peak to the previous release’s valley of gloomy, anxiety-fueled observations. READ MORE

All chutzpah, hot-head swagger, and hopped-up disregard for proper spelling, the video for “Make U Sick” – directed by Sam Nulman – captures Cohen’s comedic sensibilities and channels her entirely unique treatment which included the line “sexy dancing with tissues sticking out of the nose.” Loud & Quiet premiered the video, calling it “More than relatable to anyone who’s suffered heartbreak, cried so much their nose hurts and wanted to stick their head in a waste paper bin.”

Jackie Cohen on tour

18 Oct – Paris FR – Inrocks Les Bains #18 Super Pool Party
20 Oct – Rotterdam NL – Left of the Dial Festival
23 Oct – Frankfurt DE – Gibson Club *
24 Oct – Munich DE – Neue Theaterfabrik *
25 Oct – Dusseldorf DE – Robert-Schuman-Saal *
26 Oct – Antwerp BE – De Roma (SOLD OUT) *
29 Oct – Belfast UK – Limelight 1 (SOLD OUT) *
30 Oct – Manchester UK – Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT) *
31 Oct – Southampton UK – O2 Guildhall (SOLD OUT) *
1 Nov – London UK – The Shacklewell Arms (w/ Sasami)

* w/ Mac DeMarco

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy (SB017)
DIG | 10.12.2018

October 12, 2018

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