Attention Joan of Arc fans! Get ready for one of the greatest JOA related projects to ever hit record store shelves with Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control, curated by Tim Kinsella.
Don't Mind Control is now available for pre-order and features 18 brand new, exclusive songs from 41+ musicians who, at one point or another, all collaborated with Tim Kinsella in Joan of Arc. Artists include Owen, Euphone feat. Tim Kinsella, Ghosts and Vodka, Vacations, Cale Parks, Birthmark, and more.
If that's not enough to get you to completely flip out, we're putting this one out on both CD and 2xLP! The CD comes with a 24-page photo booklet while the double gatefold LP will be available on orange or green 180 gram vinyl. The LP will also include a limited 18"x24" poster along with a digital download of the entire album. We're also pairing this release with the similar compilation, The Association of Utopian Hologram Swallowers 2x7" as a package deal.
Click the link below to learn more about Don't Mind Control and to pre-order your copy. Since this is a very special, limited release, once they're gone they're gone for good. Hurry and get yours! Hide More
The day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control is now available for purchase. If you haven't heard about the comp yet, it features 18 bands whose members have collaborated with Tim Kinsella under the Joan of Arc moniker at one point over the years (41+ people!). Artists include Owen, Euphone, Cale Parks, Ghosts and Vodka, Birthmark, Vacations, and more.
Don't Mind Control is available on both limited CD and deluxe double gatefold 2xLP. The CD comes with a 24-page photo booklet along with a 16-song Polyvinyl sampler. The 180 gram LP comes in either orange or green and includes a 18"x24" poster. Everything is very limited so get yours while you can by clicking the link below.
Don't Mind Control has already been getting tons of great coverage in places like Alternative Press, Time Out Chicago, Newcity, The Chicago Reader, Indie Rock Reviews and more. Follow the links below to check it out.
On top of all this great stuff, Friday 1/22 was a treat for all that were in attendance at the Joan of Arc Don't Mind Control Variety Show at The Emtpy Bottle in Chicago. The local cover band (Cap'n Jazz) decided to play a short set in the middle of the Variety Show. Check out the video above of "Oh Messy Life."
Today we've got 2 new releases for you to feast your ears on! Joan of Arc's new Meaningful Work 7" and the vinyl reissue of Aloha's The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers LP are both out now! Here are some more details on each release:
Joan of Arc - Meaningful Work
With a slew of new material under their belt, the Meaningful Work 7" is a taste of what's to come for Joan of Arc. Performed as a power trio (Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, Theo Katsaounis), this release touches on topics of money, environmental devastation and economic collapse. Meaningful Work is available on both dark green vinyl (limited to 500 copies) and black vinyl. Both come with an instant mp3 download code. Check it out HERE.
Aloha - The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers LP
After multiple requests from tons of fans, Aloha's debut EP, The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers, is now available on vinyl!
Originally released in 1999, The Great Communicators, The Interpreters, The Nonbelievers, is the first thing from Aloha to be released on Polyvinyl and features original vibraphone player Eric Koltnow. The 12" EP will be available on 180-gram maroon vinyl and will include a hand silk-screened jacket. The vinyl is available only through our mailorder department and is limited to 500 copies. Check it out HERE.
And since it's the season of giving, we set up some sweet Aloha package deals for you that include titles by Aloha, Cale Parks, and Joan of Arc. Check out the package deals HERE.Hide More
After more than a decade of existence, 10 proper full-length albums, and on the heels of their instantly sold-out Cassette Box Set, Joan of Arc has compiled their latest opus: Oh Brother, which is now available for pre-order HERE.
Featuring collaborations with 14 musicians, including Zach Hill of Hella & Rob Lowe of Lichens, Oh Brother is the combination of four distinct albums embarked upon but never completed by Joan of Arc curator Tim Kinsella.
The four albums became four long movements which fill the totality of each side of the 2xLP. Each side -- A, B, C, and D -- contains one 20 minute track. Available on limited, hand-numbered black or white vinyl with gatefold jacket. (Black vinyl limited to 350 copies, white limited to 150.) Also comes with a download code.
The four distinct ensembles woven into Oh Brother are:
- FRIEND / ENEMY (featuring Tim Kinsella, Zach Hill [Hella], Nate Kinsella [Make Believe], Sam Zurick [Cap'n Jazz, Make Believe] and others) - TK / FR DUO (Tim Kinsella w/ jazz drummer Frank Rosaly) - LIKINS (Tim Kinsella w/ Rob Lowe) - MINERAL TOTEM (Tim Kinsella, Jeff Bradbury, Robert Ryan, and Doug Rosenburg)
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Joan of Arc's new album, Life Like, is now available for pre-order and ready to be heard! If you pre-order now you'll get an instant MP3 download code for the entire album at check out. So PRE-ORDER now and give it a listen!
Musically, Life Like picks up right where the Meaningful Work 7" left off. With straightforward instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums and vocals) + the addition of new member Victor Villarreal (Cap'n Jazz, Owls, Ghosts and Vodka), Life Like shows a brand new side of Joan of Arc while still using the same old rock machinery.
Life Like is available on CD / MP3 & 180 gram black or blue vinyl (blue limited to 1,000 copies). Both the CD and LP come with really nice booklets as well - CD: 20 page booklet / LP: 12 page 12"x12" booklet. We've also got some great package deals for you too which include a new T-shirt designed by Tim Kinsella.
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Joan of Arc's new album, Life LIke, is officially out today. As you can see, Sydney the dog thinks it's pretty rad...and she's totally right, it is!
Don't believe her? Find out for yourself by visiting AOL Spinner, where you can listen to the whole album RIGHT NOW for free! CLICK HERE to listen.
Life Like is already getting excellent reviews throughout the music world. Alternative Press calls it "the band's most poignant work to date." [4/5 stars] while Drowned in Sound, The A.V. Club, and others added to the list of glowing reviews. Bassist Bobby Burg also contributed an awesome playlist for Epitonic which you can check out RIGHT HERE.
Life Like comes on tons of formats - 180 gram cyan or black vinyl + MP3 / T-shirt + MP3 / CD / or digital. If you order right here from us, you'll get an instant MP3 download code while you wait for your stuff to arrive in the mail. Perfect right?
You can also pick up a copy of Life Like from the band direct at one of their current West Coast shows w/ Air Waves. They haven't played as Joan of Arc out west since 2008, so I'd recommend checking out a show (or two).
Follow the links below to order Life Like and to see the remaining tour dates.Hide More