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Taken from the album “Many Levels Of Laughter” by Chicago-based J (Justin) Fernandez via Joyful Noise Recordings, released on June 9th.

“Danielson’s Daniel Smith has long admired Fair, drawing inspiration from Half Japanese (the band Fair formed with his brother in the ‘70s) on through to his prolific career today. Their discussions of collaborating finally came to fruition when Joyful Noise Recordings designated Fair its “Artist In Residence” for 2014 and Danielson was tapped as one of 4 artists (including R. Stevie Moore; Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake; and Strobe Talbot) to record separate respective albums with him for a boxed-set limited release.”

“Solid Gold Heart” is the second LP out of the Jad Fair 2014 Artist Residency at Joyful Noise Recordings. Also available as a limited edition 4LP set (featuring colored vinyl and custom letterpress artwork, packaged within a wooden screen printed box set, each hand-numbered & signed by Jad Fair).

Pre-order, HERE,  physical pre-order, HERE at Sounds Familyre.
Order for Jad Fair “Artist In Residence” 4LP wooden box set, HERE at Joyful Noise.

“I heard Max Roach’s M’Boom 14 years ago and I’ve wanted to make my own version with drummers I love ever since. Dale, Coady and I carved out our own compositions built from a combination of drum kits and dozens of percussion instruments. I couldn’t be prouder of the end result. Thank you for the inspiration Mr. Max Roach. It’s Hew Time!” – Joe Plummer

Hew Time is a new all-drumming project from Dale Crover, Joe Plummer, and Coady Willis (dudes from Melvins, Modest Mouse, Big Business, The Black Heart Procession, The Shins, Murder City Devils, Nirvana).  Their self-titled album is now available on vinyl & digital via Joyful Noise Recordings.  Order, HERE.

Chicago’s Joan of Arc have written and recorded a complete soundtrack for the 80 minute classic French silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928). Recorded live on opening night of the 2011 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, the new album “Joan of Arc Presents: Joan of Arc” is slated for release on April 10 2012. In this latest unexpected turn for the band, Joan of Arc have composed a dark, flowering sonic counterpart to the film’s grim subject matter (which is a rather haunting depiction of savage religious persecution).

Released on vinyl and digital only, via Joyful Noise Recordings.

Scenes from “The Passion of Joan of Arc / 裁かるるジャンヌ・ダルク” appeared in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Vivre sa Vie / 女と男のいる舗道” (1962)