posted by JV | April 17 2011
Hello everyone! We're a few days away from heading out for a 6-week US tour. Yes, I will miss my cats Clover and Miette desperately, but I will have Isabelle out with us for the first shows. So if you're in the NW please say hello to my amazing wife at the merch table.
So, as you may have heard, April is Audience Participation Month. We kindly ask you to be part of our live show in one of the following ways.
- You can sing lead or harmony vocal on "Trance Manual"
- You can play a solo on "Exodus Damage" with an instrument of your choice, the weirder the better.
- You can trigger that cool squiggly sound in "Underneath The Leaves".
- You can also choose your own adventure. Again, the stranger the better.
Email me with your awesome ideas.
NB: May is also Audience Participation Month.
On tour with me will be the incredible Jason Slota playing Moog Source, glockenspiel, mandolin and...a full drum kit. Mostly at the same time.
posted by JV | April 16 2011
I won't have Magik*Magik Orchestra out with me this time, but I will have a different colored Magik shirt for every day of the week on this tour.
posted by JV | April 07 2011
just went live. password: magik
John Vanderslice & Magik*Magik Orchestra Play White Wilderness
June 17 | Herbst Theater | San Francisco, CA--
posted by JV | April 05 2011
Minna and I are putting together a really special show at Herbst Theater in San Francisco on June 17. We'll have a 30-piece Magik*Magik Orchestra with choir playing White Wilderness plus back catalog hits. It's M*MO's 3-year anniversary!
Presale tix go up on thursday, get them fast as all floor seats are $20. Tickets are here. Password for presale is magik. Please come to this show, it's one night only and will be very hard to do again.
posted by JV | March 04 2011
posted by JV | February 17 2011
More coming!! See you soon, I can't wait to tour!! If only I could bring my wife and cats... But I will have Jason Slota and Jacob Winik!
posted by JV | February 09 2011
Damn I can't wait to play this weekend. Jason Slota and I have been rehearsing for months to get a duo set where we want it. It's pretty loose and punk, down and dirty. We're learning a lot of songs and trying to cover a lot of White Wilderness. Jason is playing drums, Moog Source, tons of percussion, toy piano and mandolin (!). I am playing guitar. (SHAME!)
posted by JV | January 24 2011
For 24 hours White Wilderness is $3.99 for a full download at Amazon. Features a bonus Atlas Sound cover of Walkabout I made with Minna and Jason!
Photo by Autumn de Wilde
posted by jv | January 10 2011
I'll have it with me on tour this year, both here and in Europe. You can also get it as part of the pre-order options, but other than that, it won't be sold online. I have 1000 of them so they will definitely last through the year. They are signed and hand-numbered. My wife Isabelle stamped the killer green logo on the vinyl label! Summer Makovkin did the wonderful design and screen-printing.
posted by JV | January 06 2011
Okay maybe madness is a bit much, but check out the below packages. Pretty sweet. The main thing is, if you pre-order the record, you get an immediate mp3 download of the record. Damn.
White Wilderness is a collaboration with the Magik*Magik Orchestra and arranged by the brilliant Minna Choi. Minna is my hero. When you hear the record, you'll understand why. I am so proud of this record and can't wait for you to get it!
A few noted about the goodies:
-The White Wilderness vinyl was mastered from the 1/2" analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed by RTI.
-The unique 5X7 is a print from my trusty Leica M6. I choose all of the photos and they will never be reprinted again. They are signed and I've added notes and locations to most of them.
-The Green Grow The Rushes EP is a high-quality 180gr RTI pressing with hand silk-screened artwork designed by Summer Makovkin. This is an all-analog, numbered release limited to 1000.
-The Hatch Show Print is amazing.
-Get the damned Platinum Bundle! You will not regret it:)