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Jad Fair’s first Artist in Residence LP released today [Artist Spotlight]

Spring has sprung and along with that comes the release of Jad Fair’s first LP as our Artist in Residence, here at Joyful Noise. The first and newest LP, Let’s Born to Rock, is a collaboration with Strobe Talbot and features the upbeat and classicly lo-fi song “Back on Track”, released today! If you haven’t been keeping up, Jad Fair has teamed up with Joyful Noise this year to create 4 LPs to be released exclusively on the label, featuring collaborations with Norman Blake, Danielson, and R Stevie Moore.

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Let’s Born to Rock is only available through the “Artist in Residence” box set from Joyful Noise. Only 450 copies will be made of each LP, all of which feature original paper cutting artwork from Jad Fair. Let’s Born to Rock is featured on a Cyan Blue Vinyl and the box to store the LPs highlights artwork from Jad Fair and is hand numbered and signed by the man himself.

In other words, this is too cool to pass up! Each LP will be released quarterly for the next year, and if the song “Back on Track” is any indication of what we can expect to come from Jad Fair and his dynamic collaborations, there is A LOT to look forward to.

Joyful Noise Showcase Saturday May 3rd in Chicago [Live]

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We would like to announce the first ever Joyful Noise Recordings Showcase!!

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Saturday May 3rd in Chicago at The Burlington featuring Victor Villarreal, Busman’s Holiday, Memory Map, and DMA

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It’s part of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival.  It’s the sixth annual incarnation of the fest. Lots of movies and bands May 1-4 in Chicago.  And we’ve been invited to participate!

In years past Joan of Arc has performed.  This year Tim Kinsella and Leroy Bach will be playing songs from their JNR release “Tim Kinsella sings the songs of Marvin Tate with music by Leroy Bach featuring Angel Olsen” the night before on Friday May 2nd at the Hideout.

Hopefully you all can make it!  We’ll all be there and look forward to partying with you and enjoying some awesome music together. You can buy tickets in advance at CIMMfest.

Want Kishi Bashi to play your living room? (attn: London & Paris) [Live]

By (Staff Post)

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In just a few days from now Kishi Bashi will be traveling to London & Paris on a quick promo tour (giving interviews, filming video sessions, etc).

We thought it would be super fun to arrange for Kishi Bashi to play an intimate living room show in both London (on Tues April 15) and Paris (on Thurs April 17). So: who’s interested in having Kishi Bashi play their living room????

Here is how it would work:

1. We would need you to have a house or loft space that can comfortably host 25-40 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other indoor residential space would be ideal.

2. The show will not be open to the public. We are looking for this to be an invite-only type of thing, with a “suggested donation” in the neighborhood of 20 pounds/euros per person.

3. We would rely on you to invite friends and fans of Kishi Bashi to come to the show. If you aren’t confident in your abilities to gather 25-40 people, we can help promote to Kishi Bashi’s fans. But then there will be strangers showing up to your house. And you’d have to be OK with that…

4. We don’t need a serious sound system, but do need a single guitar amplifier (for K’s violin), and ideally a separate PA (or amp) for vocals. If a vocal PA isn’t available, K will just sing without amplification like his Tiny Desk Concert. Please make sure that your neighbors are OK with the beautiful sounds of Kishi Bashi. We do not want to get shut down by the police.

If you are up for the challenge please email karl@joyfulnoiserecordings.com to submit. Please include your contact info and reassure us that you are able to accomplish #1-4 above.

Questions? Ask any questions you may have in the comments below.