We’re back supporting the multi-instrumental gesture-conducted improvisational group The Dirty Squirrels, conducted by Will Shore, on Monday, September 15 at H0L0 in Ridgewood, Queens, providing music before, after, and in-between two sets by the Squirrels, starting at 7pm. If previous sets are any guide, this should be another journey – join us.
We’re proud to present Falling Guitar, Kallie Lampel‘s first release for JASS since 2017’s Lamp Shade. A collection of improvised guitar pieces, Falling Guitar is an exercise in solitude, spaciousness, and spontaneous creation, available today as a pay-what-you-want release via our Bandcamp page. 90% of digital proceeds from Falling Guitar will be donated to Amazon Watch, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization & environmental advocacy group dedicated to protecting the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin.
Falling Guitar is Kallie Lampel’s first release for JASS since 2017’s Lamp Shade. A collection of seven minimal pieces using a stripped-down setup of guitar, a modest set of effects and a occasionally a handheld tape cassette recorder, the album possesses a simple but luminous brilliance, with a sense of motion suspended in the night sky.
This soft foundation of the spiraling loop & the latitude of volume control elicit the singular & impulsive works of Falling Guitar to present as apparitions patiently making themselves present, just visible enough to etch out their woolly topographic characteristics before fading away into the distance. The brief nature of this collection belies its focus & patience: Falling Guitar is an exercise in solitude, spaciousness, and spontaneous creation.
Next Friday, August 2nd, join us at Newtown Radio Studios at 262 Meserole Street in New York for our co-hosted opening night of Newtown’s next art installation featuring works by Cuban-American New York-based visual artist Lino Bernabe. Throughout the night Time Wharp will be on hand to provide music for viewing. Free event – 9pm EDT to late, BYOx.
Beautiful & haunting new solo debut record PRODROME by Kira McSpice of Neck out today, featuring many friends of the label. Give this incredible project a listen at Kira’s Bandcamp page or streaming on all platforms.
Radio creates a wealth of community, connection and the simple pleasures of mystery and anticipation. Live broadcast elicits a challenge and asks both listener and presenter for their attention & curiosity. Our bi-monthly Newtown Radio program is now available to stream & download on-demand as a Podcast via your favorite platform, starting with last week’s great experience with poet & A Perfect Vacuum editor Judah Rubin taking listener calls on the godhead & potato chips, Supermarket Sweep & rib sustainability, Jim Carrey’s 90s incel trilogy, the New York ferry system as a viable form of transport, and much more. You can subscribe to keep up with all future and past episodes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or TuneIn, with more to come, and you can always catch the show every other Monday, 9-11pm Eastern US time at Newtown Radio. Choose wisely, & listen carefully.
Behold the dawn of a new era of web greatness! We’ve searched deep within our hearts & minds to conjure a vision of the future – the all-new jasssite.com features this very blog, an all-new artists page, full-featured radio archives, live show listings for featured artists, & more, all anchored by a full redesign, inside & out. More updates and surprises to come soon, but for now, allow this sumptuous webscape to wash over your weary soul & dissolve any lingering anxieties of your existing JASS experience. Web 1.0-3.0, full stack, the semantic web – these distinctions have now become irrelevant, as time is a flat circle and Content is King. Can you discover what you’re looking for? Raise your Flags, your Journey begins here.
Phlebotomists is brand-new NYC group fronted by our own Ari Finkel & featuring Kallie Lampel. They have arrived with their self-released debut single My Tarot + Part, 2 wildly elastic & crisp tracks ahead of a forthcoming debut album. Listen & Enjoy!
Clebs continue their 2019 dates with a newly-announced run through Europe with dates in the Netherlands, Germany, & Switzerland before swinging back to Brooklyn for dates at C’Mon Everybody & Gold Sounds. Dates below:
APRIL 12TH – COLOGNE – PLATFORM NICHT (SOLO CLEB) APRIL 14TH – AMSTERDAM – DE ROZE TANKER (QUARTET W/ JASPER STADHOUDERS & MIGUEL PETRUCELLI) APRIL 19TH – BERLIN – KUHLSPOT (QUARTET W/ NICOLA HEIN & JOSHUA WEITZEL) APRIL 20TH – ESSEN – HOUSE SHOW (W/ FLORIAN WALTER) APRIL 25TH – ZURICH – UMBO (W/ TAIMA SHOE) APRIL 27TH – DUDINGEN – BAD BONN (W/ DER WHITE RAUSCHEN) APRIL 29TH – BROOKLYN – C’MON EVERYBODY (W/ THEE REPS & SHRAF) MAY 3RD – BROOKLYN – GOLD SOUNDS (W/ BONNIE BAXTER & GARDENER/BILL BAIRD)