“Clipper Ship” is the first proper full-length Wooden Wand album since
2014. Performers include Darin Gray (On Fillmore, Dazzling Killmen, Jim
O’Rourke, Tweedy, William Tyler, etc), Ryan Norris (Coupler, Lambchop),
Glenn Kotche (On Fillmore, Wilco), Jim Becker (Califone, Iron &
Wine), Nathan Salsburg (Joan Shelley), Kyle Hamlett (Lylas), Josh Wright
& Seth Murphy (Bear Medicine), Luke Schneider (Margo Price, JEFF
The Brotherhood, Natural Child, William Tyler, etc), Zak Riles (Watter,
Grails), and Jim Elkington (Tweedy, Horse’s Ha, Richard Thompson, Steve
Gunn). — Three Lobed Recordings
And…. Lightning Quarterly 1: The first issue of Lightning Magazine, a 112 page limited edition, hand printed, with contributions from minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Punk photographer, Guggenheim fellow and experimental filmmaker Bill Daniel, Dirtbiker Derek Gibson, infamous alleged gallery founder Aaron Rose, car sculptor Jesse Sugarmann, Los angeles based earth artist Katsuhisa Sakai and other surfers and freeriders amongst Lightning’s sub-cultural fun. Subscriptions, HERE!
Cy Dune is the new project of Akron/Family’s Seth Olinsky, following on the first EP “No Recognize” (Family Tree Records, 2013), Cy Dune release the newest LP “Shake” on August 26th via Lightning records which he co-founded with an artist Ali Beletic. “SHAKE, inspired directly by artist Dan Graham’s video art piece Rock my Religion, was written, captured, and produced in its entirety over a 3 day weekend in the Mojave Desert on an art retreat in Joshua Tree, CA.”
released 20 May 2014 “AZAG-TOTH” was recorded at home by James Jackson Toth (aka Wooden Wand) onto his trusty Tascam 8 Track digital recorder without band or producer.
Taken from the latest album “Farmer’s Corner” by Wooden Wand a.k.a. James Jackson Toth, due out on May 5th (Europe)/May 6 (US) via Fire Records. “Farmer’s Corner” is the first self-produced Wooden Wand album, recorded over six sessions in four studios spanning three states, with Darin Gray (On Fillmore, Jim O’Rourke, Grand Ulena, Dazzling Killmen), and guitarists William Tyler (Lambchop, Silver Jews, Yo La Tengo) and Doc Feldman.
Taken from the second full-length “Weird Freedom” by Brooklyn’s Little Gold, the first release from their own new Loud Baby Sounds imprint on August 23rd, also available via Adagio 830 in Europe. The name of Little Gold has been known as the moniker of Christian DeRoeck (ex. Woods, co-founder of Meneguar), the trio consists of bassist Brian Markham and drummer Pat Broderick (both from the Ancient Sky) with him. “Weird Freedom” contains nine original songs with the cover of ‘Oh, Dad!’ – an unreleased song written by James Jackson Toth aka Wooden Wand, it will be available in LP (500 copies) / Digital / CD formats.
Recorded by Mark Ospovat at Emandee Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, mixed with Mike Kutchman at his Kutch1 Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Now you can stream the album entirely on their bandcamp.
Cult singer/songwriter James Jackson Toth cut his teeth as the leader of New York-based avant-garde/freak folk ensemble Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice and their myriad incarnations. The Memphis-based artist, along with his wife, Jex Toth, have put out numerous collections of eclectic psychedelic folk-rock under an even more diverse set of names, many pressed onto CD-Rs and sold at shows in extremely limited quantities. For his first “official” solo album, Toth looked to producer Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soul Coughing, Soundgarden) and a small army of San Francisco-based musicians from the likes of Deerhoof, Vetiver, and Geraldine Fibbers to craft a nuanced, decidedly straightforward collection of songs echoing everybody from Richard Hawley and Chris Isaak to Jason Molina and Bob Dylan. Waiting in Vain arrived in summer 2008 on the Rykodisc label. –by James Christopher Monger (All Music Guide)
Credits: James Jackson Toth – Arranger, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Soloist Jex Toth – Arranger, Vocals Andy Cabic (Vetiver) – Vocals Otto Hauser (Vetiver/Espers) – Percussion, Drums, Vibraphone Carla Bozulich (Evengelista) – Vocals Nels Cline (Wilco) – Electric Guitar John Dieterich (Deerhoof) – Electric Guitar Jason Quever (Papercuts/Skygreen Leopards) – Piano, Electric Guitar, Wurlitzer Shayde Sartin (Sonny & The Sunsets/Skygreen Leopards) – Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Arranger Tahlia Harbour (Sonny & The Sunsets/Citay) – Vocals Jarvis Taveniere (Woods/Meneguar) – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar Steve Fisk – Piano, Producer, Engineer, Fender Rhodes, Mixing, Wurlitzer Ian Pellicci – Engineer Ed Sherman – Art Direction
James Jackson Toth – Doreen
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