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posted by JV | December 17 2013
On January 31st, my beloved group, Magik*Magik Orchestra, celebrates our 5th birthday at the Fox Theater. Over the past five years, Magik has had the honor of creatively contributing to over 100 artists' projects and over 450 songs. We would like to share some snippets of those collaborations with you in one beautiful evening of curated music featuring orchestrated guest performances by: The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Zoe Keating, How To Dress Well, Two Gallants, The Lonely Forest, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and the lovely Diana Gameros. 30 young singers from the hauntingly gorgeous Pacific Boychoir will make guest appearances on a number of songs throughout the evening as well.
There will be only 1500 seats available for purchase to this special evening. Come claim yours this Thursday at our presale. Password is mockingbird. TICKETS HERE.
posted by JV | December 17 2013
I'm part of this amazing series of Polyvinyl Record Company singles tracked on Of Montreal's old 4-track. These are only available by subscribing to the series (they won't be released digitally, but each 7" will come with its own download code). Other bands participating include Diane Coffee, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Into It. Over It., Cloud Nothings, and tons more. Find out more / subscribe here: http://polyvinylrecords.com/singlesseries
posted by JV | October 15 2013
Hey, I just packed the van with Vanderslice Plays Diamond Dogs and Dagger Beach 200g vinyl, new t-shirts, flexi singles, screenprinted posters, and these weird reflective plastic discs they call CDs. I only have 165 Diamond Dogs records left (he bolds for maximum impact). Diamond Dogs is streaming here.
The tour starts tomorrow.
Please come to a show near you!!!! It's going to be my last club tour until 2015. I've got to build this Oakland studio next year. Also, my cats, Miette and Clover, have made it very clear I need to stay home.
I'll have the superb Jason Slota on drums and Moog Source and Tiny Telephone's awesome Jacob Winik on sound. Jason and I are going to play tons of stuff we've never played before: "Harlequin Press," "Sleep It Off," "How The West Was Won," "Song For Dana Lok," and some songs from Diamond Dogs.
As always, we'll have amazing support bands, including Bent Shapes, Alexander and the Grapes, Jared Bartman, Samantha Crain, Doe Eye, and Prism Tats.
I'll see you soon!!!
posted by JV | October 10 2013
You As Merch Person = Guest List + Free Drinks
What's not to love? If you can do any of these cities, write me. We need people in St Augustine FL, Tucson AZ, and Phoenix AZ. Check the dates on the right side of this page. Thanks!!!!!!!
posted by JV | August 12 2013
Hello everyone! My fall club tour is happening and all the dates and (some) ticket links are below. This will be my only club tour until 2015 so PLEASE PLEASE come to this if you can. I'm knee deep in building a new Neve studio in Oakland and I'll only be playing living rooms next year.
I'll have the amazing Jason Slota on drums and Moog Source and Tiny Telephone's lovely Jacob Winik on sound.
As always, we'll have amazing support bands, including Samantha Crain, Doe Eye, and Jared Bartman. More bands announced soon!
"The AM band was made for you and me" DAGGER BEACH TOUR
Thur September 5 | Portland, OR
Music Fest NW | Doug Fir
w/ Bob Mould
Fri October 18 | Seattle WA
Sunset Tavern | Tickets
Sat October 19 | Portland OR
Bunk Bar | Tickets
Mon October 21 | Boise ID
Neurolux | Tickets
Tue October 22 | Salt Lake City UT
Urban Lounge | Tickets
Wed October 23 | Denver CO
Hi Dive | Tickets
Fri October 25 | Kansas City MO
Czar Bar |
Sat October 26 | Omaha NE
Sun October 27 | Minneapolis MN
Triple Rock Social Club |
Tue October 29 | Madison WI
The Frequency | w/ Samantha Crain
Wed October 30 | Chicago IL
Schubas | Tickets | w/ Samantha Crain
Thu October 31 | Peoria IL
Apollo Theater | Tickets | w/ Jared Bartman & Samantha Crain
Fri November 1 | Columbus OH
A&R Music Bar | w/ Samantha Crain
Mon November 4 | Philadelphia PA
Johnny Brenda's | w/ Samantha Crain
Tue November 5 | New York NY
Mercury Lounge | w/ Samantha Crain
Wed November 6 | Boston MA
Great Scott | Tickets
Thu November 7 | Washington DC
Fri November 8 | Chapel Hill NC
Local 506 | Tickets
Sat November 9 | Atlanta GA
529 | Tickets
Mon November 11 | St Augustine FL
Original Cafe 11 | Tickets
Tue November 12 | Orlando FL
The Acre |
Wed November 13 | Tampa FL
Fri November 15 | Dallas TX
Three Links |
Sat November 16 | Austin TX
Holy Mountain |
Mon November 18 | Tucson AZ
Club Congress |
Tue November 19 | Phoenix AZ
Rhythm Room | Tickets
Wed November 20 | San Diego CA
Soda Bar |
Thu November 21 | Los Angeles CA
Bootleg Bar |
Fri November 22 | San Francisco CA
Rickshaw Stop | w/ Doe Eye
posted by JV | August 02 2013
This backer-only song from the Kickstarter campaign is the Native Sound's first release! It's printed as a beautiful yellow or translucent flexi 7" with really nice artwork. You can stream it here or buy it at The Native Sound. The B-side is the unreleased "Vitas At Wimbledon." This is SUPER limited, the green flexis sold out right away.
posted by JV | July 10 2013
A few notes from me:
"I wanted to make a performance video that was more like a documentary of recording at Tiny Telephone. Jake kept everything naturalistic and loose. I love the musicians and engineers who work at the studio and just wanted show them at work, doing the heavy lifting on records, obsessing about their craft, eating delicious tacos, and having a blast doing it."
And from Jake Wachtel, the amazing director:
"JV recorded Dagger Beach at Tiny Telephone studios in SF, which he also runs. This is just an awesome, inspiring place to make music (I just had the pleasure of mixing my own album there!); its chock full of incredibly beautiful analog gear and there's a palpable sense of family among all the engineers who work there. So the idea of the music video was to try to capture the vibe of this specific place and family, and also to give a little glimpse into all the crazy behind the scenes work that goes into making a record—hooking innumerable cables into the patch bay, fixing the synth right before the session started, swabbing the tape machine with a q-tip, trekking out into the mission district to refuel with abundant burritos, hanging out in the control room and dissecting the philosophical underpinnings of Karate Kid (see if you can catch drummer Jason Slota's wax-on moment). All of these tactile, physical moments from the recording session are there when you listen to a piece of music, folded into the fabric of the recording. We wanted to give these moments their due."
posted by JV | June 03 2013