The Jesus Lizard Book
Published by Akashic Books, the Jesus Lizard Book is a coffee table affair of exclusive photography, art, and other imagery with written pieces by all four members of the seminal indie rock band the Jesus Lizard. Included are many Polaroids by David Wm. Sims, a delicious recipe by David Yow, a concise list of every show the Jesus Lizard played, and writings by two producers who recorded the band -- Steve Albini and Andy Gill. There is biographical material of each member that covers childhood to the demise of the group. Other contributors include, Mike Watt, Alexander Hacke, Steve Gullick, Rebecca Gates, Jeff Lane, Sasha Frere-Jones, KRK, Bernie Bahrmasel, and many more.
In 2013, David Yow released his debut solo album Tonight You Look Like A Spider on limited edition vinyl. In conjunction with The Jesus Lizard Book, the album is now available on CD/DVD. Included on the DVD is the epic 13-minute video "Five Directors' Interpretations of Opening Suite". This short film is set to the 5-part, 13-minute opening track from Yow's solo album entitled "Opening Suite". 5 different directors each contribute a different "movement" of the song. These directors are: Jennifer (Jen) Lynch, Tim Rutili, Jared Varava, Adam Harding, and Todd Adam Phillips. The DVD also includes the mini-documentary "Making Monoliths", directed by Adam Harding.