Happy Holidays from Jade Tree! Jade Tree will be closed from today until January 2, 2003 so that the staff can enjoy some well-deserved vacation time. 2003 should be an amazing year filled with tons of suprises and exciting releases, and once the staff returns, Jade Tree will begin its domination of the new year. See you on the other side….
Oklahoma’s ESTER DRANG has joined the Jade Tree roster. The band will be releasing their second album and Jade Tree debut, Infinite Keys CD (JT1082) on April 1, 2003 (Available for pre-order February 4, 2002). Vinyl for Infinite Keys will be available through .
Infinite Keys is cinematically inspired and atmospheric, a spectral wall of sound that reaches out in several directions at once without losing its central focus, emanating a feeling of timelessness that melds well with its psychedelic elements reminiscent of SPIRTUALIZED, GRANDADDY and fellow Oklahoman’s THE FLAMING LIPS.
Infinite Keys is being recorded at Echo Labs and mixed at Soma (WILCO, STEREOLAB) by Chris Colbert (NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL, ELF POWER).
ESTER DRANG has toured with PEDRO THE LION, STARFLYER 59 and DENALI and has shared the stage with THE WHITE STRIPES, WHEAT and THE STARLIGHT MINTS to name a few. Infinite Keys is definitely recommended for fans of all of the aforementioned bands, as well as a wide variety of artists including MY BLOODY VALENTINE, THE BEATLES, RACHELS, MARVIN GAYE, BRIAN ENO, SLOWDIVE, PHILLIP GLASS AND FUGAZI.
MP3: (From Ester Drang’s last release, Goldenwest, available on Burnt Toast Vinyl)
1. “Temple Mount”
2. “Dead Man’s Point Of View”
3. “Oceans Of View”
4. “If They Only New”
5. “All The Birds Live In My Attic”
6. “No One Could Ever Take Your Face”
7. “The Greatest Thing”
8. “All The Feeling”
9. “One Hundred Times”
10. “I Don’t Want To Live (In A World Of Infinite Keys)”
Jade Tree pal Mark Beemer has been a photographer for over a decade and taken shots of some of the coolest bands on the planet. Mark has just released his first book of band photography, Stealing Time[/B], to benefit the Syrentha Savio Endowment for cancer research. Please read below for all the details from Mark himself.:
I am proud to announce the publication and release of my first book, Stealing Time[/B]. Stealing Time[/B] is a coffee table book of photography that chronicles the last 13 years of my music experience. From multi-platinum selling artists such as Henry Rollins and Ice Cube to indie-favorites like Fugazi and Jets to Brazil, here are the 62 of the musicians and bands who have influenced me and shaped my work. Published through Beemerkid Press, 100% of the profits from book sales will go to the Syrentha Savio Endowment. If you are interested in ordering the book or prints from the book, please visit for more information. Delivery by Christmas will be guaranteed on all orders received by Dec 16th.
JOAN OF ARCSo Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness LP/CD (JT081) available for pre-order today (Out February 4, 2003). Get it now and get it early.
Tim Kinsella (CAP’N JAZZ, OWLS, FRIEND/ENEMY, EVERYONE), JOAN OF ARC’S lead man, is in constant musical flux. This flux allows Kinsella to consistently produce even as he simultaneously juggles three active bands. The result? Kinsella has amassed a collection of songs culled from a variety of sources-sketches begun on his computer at home and collaborations with kindred spirits from coast to coast-and given them life. Recorded and mixed by Graeme Gibson at Clava Studios and further gussied up with help from a plethora of fellow Chicago luminaries from CALIFONE, EDITH FROST, ISOPTOPE 217, UGLY CASSANOVA, BOAS, OWEN, PINEBENDER, RABBIT RABBIT, RED RED MEAT, NEED NEW BODY AND CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO, this is a career culmination of JOAN OF ARC’S musical meanderings and genius in a concise, focused, and mature realization.
1. “On a Bedsheet in the Breeze on the Roof”
2. “The Infinite Blessed Yes”
3. “Perfect Need and Perfect Completion”
4. “Olivia Lost”
5. “Diane Cool and Beautiful”
6. “Participation Billy”
7. “Mean to March”
8. “Hello Goodnight Good Morning Goodbye”
9. “Dead Together”
10. “Madelleine Laughing”
11. “Staying Alive and Loveless”
CAP’N JAZZAnalpahbetapolothology DBL CD Discography JT1036 JOAN OF ARCMethod & Sentiment 7” JT1028 JOAN OF ARCA Portable Model Of LP/CD JT1033 JOAN OF ARCHow Memory Works LP/CD JT1037 JOAN OF ARCLive In Chicago, 1999 DBL LP/CD JT1042 JOAN OF ARCThe Gap LP/CD JT1053 JOAN OF ARCHow Can Anything So Little Be Any More CD EP JT1057 OWLSS/T LP/CD JT1059