2014 Artist In Residence: Jad Fair
We're starting something new here at JNR. 2014 will feature a year-long "residency" with the legendary Jad Fair
! In addition to his work with the ground-breaking Half Japanese
(who grandfathered DIY punk rock & the lo-fi movement), Jad Fair has also recorded albums with Daniel Johnston, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, etc.
Throughout 2014 Jad Fair will be the official "Artist In Residence" at Joyful Noise. As part of his residency he will be creating no less than FOUR full-length albums throughout the year, each a unique collaboration with other artists. These four LPs are:
Jad Fair & R Stevie Moore
(feat. John Dieterich, Kristin Erickson & Conrad Choucroun)
Jad Fair & Danielson
(feat. Brave Combo & Kramer)
Jad Fair & Norman Blake
(of Teenage Fanclub, feat. Boister)
Jad Fair & Strobe Talbot
Each album will be released as part of a vinyl box set, limited to just 450 copies. All four albums will feature colored vinyl and custom letterpress artwork by Jad Fair. The LPs will be packaged within a wooden box set, screen printed, hand-numbered, and signed by Jad Fair.
One-time purchase includes quarterly shipments of each LP throughout the year. LPs & download codes will be sent every 3 months, with the first release scheduled for April 15th. The limited edition vinyl will not be sold individually apart from the awesome box set, which looks like this: