Fingers crossed and thumbs up for DENALI, who after stunning the indie-rock world with the release of The Instinct have been nominated for the Virginia Music Awards. The band (who have always ruled live) is up for not only Best Live Band award, but also Best Album and Best Alternative Pop Band. The award show is Sunday, February 22 at the Beach House in Virginia Beach – in the meantime you can get out yourself to catch Richmond’s finest, as they are playing non-stop thru March.
ONELINEDRAWINGThe Volunteers LP/CD (JT1093) is now available for pre-order (released March 23, 2004). After 2002’s critically lauded Visitor, Jonah Matranga returns with his strongest record to date. Filled with aching melodies, heart wrenching lyrics and enough licks to kill a cat, The Volunteers finds Jonah honing in on the songwriter his many fans have seen him for all along. Made spontaneously in many different places, ranging from the smallest of bedrooms to full-bore studios, all of which contribute to the immediacy and diversity of the performances. The disc also includes liner notes by ONELINEDRAWING superfan Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and features an enhanced portion that contains demo versions of album tracks as well as additional liner notes written by Jonah himself.
The first 100 CD Pre-orders will receive a free onelinedrawing Nameplate sticker. The first 100 LP Pre-orders will receive a free ONELINEDRAWINGThe Volunteers poster.
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We’ll keep you posted as ONELINEDRAWING plans for heavy touring and total world domination throughout 2004.
STATISTICSLEAVE YOUR NAME LP/CD (JT1091) hits stores today. Denver Dalley’s follow up to his gorgeously schizophrenic mixture of pop hooks and electro cool contained on last years self-titled EP, finds the front man (and main songwriter in Desaparecidos) blasting onward and upwards both in terms of songwriting and production. Refusing to be pinned down to any one style and the record spans the sonic spectrum with an impressive collection of power pop song craft, steadfast hooks and textural soundscapes. The distinctive, eleven-song LEAVE YOUR NAME, is a bittersweet gem, a singular vision, and lays claim to a sound that is very much it’s own.
Jade Tree is preparing to unleash the second volume of its’ wildly popular Location Is Everything sampler (JT1094) on April 20 (Available for pre-order February 17). Volume 2 contains 21 tracks by beloved Jade Tree artists STRIKE ANYWHERE, DENALI, CHALLENGER, ESTER DRANG, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, JETS TO BRAZIL and many more. The CD also features bonus tracks of unreleased, live and demo versions of songs from PEDRO THE LION, FROM ASHES RISE, ONELINEDRAWING, PAINT IT BLACK, CEX and STATISTICS, making this the must have sampler of 2004!
Immediately following the release of the STATISTICSLEAVE YOUR NAME LP/CD (JT1091) on January 20, the band will begin a month of dates supporting Engine Down. Also, several sites will be featuring the record as the release date nears, including , and , so please pay these sites a visit for more information.