Ok, so the new Joan of Arc Boo Human is now in stores. The songs are amazing and the lineup is spectacular and huge!
Tim, Mike, Sam, Bobby, Todd Mattei, Ben Vida and Paul Koob all return from the last tours and records. But for Boo they've also added Leroy Bach (5Style, Wilco, Iron and Wine, Beth Orton), Emmet Kelley (Cairo Gang, Bonnie Prince Billy, Beth Orton), Josh Abrams (Town and Country, Prefuse 73), Liz (Town and Country, Zoo Wheel) and the entire trio of Pillars and Tongues.
We know that sounds bananas, its a 14 person band, but the album is what legends are made of. Strings - horns - Pink Floyd The Wall by Captain Beefheart and all the songs are simple, dark, and angry. JoA fans -- you will not be disappointed.
Woodshop Films sat down with Joan of Arc for Scrapple TV before a recent Joan of Arc tour stop at First Unitarian Church in Philadelpia. Watch the first part in a 4 part series below. Also, keep a look out for a free download of the entire show at First Unitarian Church very soon.
Our good friends at Daytrotter posted a live acoustic version of Tim Kinsella playing the title track "Boo Human" from the new Joan of Arc album in a Salt Lake City parking garage. Check the link below to watch.
Woodshop Films sat down with Joan of Arc for Scrapple TV before a recent Joan of Arc tour stop at First Unitarian Church in Philadelpia. Watch the second part in a 4 part series below. Also, keep a look out for a free download of the entire show at First Unitarian Church as soon as we can figure out how to upload it.
Woodshop Films sat down with Joan of Arc for Scrapple TV before a
recent Joan of Arc tour stop at First Unitarian Church in Philadelpia.
Watch the second part in a 4 part series below. Also, keep a look out
for a free download of the entire show at First Unitarian Church as
soon as we can figure out how to upload it.
Magnet ran a nice preview on Joan of Arc's upcoming album Flowers and posted a free download of the song "Explain Yourselves #2." If you're itching to hear some new JOA material, click the link below and download the song. Flowers comes out June 9 and is now available for pre-order at the PV store.
Joan of Arc will be traveling to Europe to play some shows with Love of Everything this summer beginning May 29. Check out the dates below.
Joan of Arc / Love of Everything Summer 09
5-29-09 Kingston, UK @ The Fighting Cocks 5-30-09 Oxford, UK @ The Cellar 5-31-09 Dublin, UK @ Whelans 6-1-09 Sheffield, UK @ The Skakespeare 6-2-09 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 6-3-09 Aberdeen, UK @ The Tunnels 6-4-09 Sunderland, UK @ The Independent 6-5-09 Liverpool, UK @ The Kazimier 6-6-09 Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Garden 6-7-09 London, UK @ 100 Club
We're a little less than two weeks away from the release of Joan of Arc's Flowers! If you want to get a sneak peak of what people are saying about it, follow the link below to read SPIN's review. Also, if you haven't already pre-ordered your copy, head on over to the PV online store.
Eric Loranger of Absolute Punk recently interviewed Tim Kinsella regarding the upcoming release of Joan of Arc's 10th full-length album, Flowers, which comes out June 9. The interview goes into the making of Flowers and also Tim's band before Cap'n Jazz! There's also a great review of Flowers towards the bottom of the interview. Click the link below to check it out.
In celebration of Joan of Arc's upcoming album Flowers, we're throwing a contest where you'll be eligible to win some great Joan of Arc stuff. The first prize winner will receive a signed LP and CD of Flowers, a T-shirt, some buttons, and six other Joan of Arc releases! We've got the contest up on Absolute Punk and Joanfrc.com. Click the links below to check it out.
The day has finally arrived my friends! Joan of Arc's 10th studio album Flowers is now availabe for purchase. The album has already been garnishing multiple accolades in various outlets such as SPIN, Venus Zine, Alternative Press, and more. Absolute Punk and Joanfrc.com are currently holding contests to celebrate the release. Be sure and check those out if you haven't already. Absolute Punk also did an interview with Tim Kinsella about Flowers and how it came to fruition. Click the links below to check out all this great stuff and to order Flowers.
Tim Kinsella recently contributed a piece of art to London's Brown Gallery for their Evading Customs exhibition. Evading Customs brings together a selection of works from 16 different artists who contributed only instructions for others at the gallery to build their artisitc piece on-site and at minimal expense. The show will be open for viewing from September 3 - October 3. To find out more about the exhibition, click the link below.
Joan of Arc and Owen recently played an outdoor show at Northwestern University and the school's publication, North by Northwestern, was there to document it. They also sat down with both bands to talk about their latest albums, Flowers and New Leaves. Click the link below to check out the photos and interviews.
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
Alright everyone. If you're not doing anything tomorrow night (1/22), and you're in Chicago...then listen up! The Andrew Rafacz Gallery will be hosting a special exhibition titled "Postcard Trouble," which features photographs and paintings by Joan of Arc contributors Bobby Burg and Jeremy Bolen. Right after that, Joan of Arc (along with tons of others) will be participating in the Joan of Arc Don't Mind Control Variety Show at The Empty Bottle in Chicago to celebrate the release of the new compilation - Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control. Bands performing include Owen, Tim Kinsella, Vacations, Birthmark, Pillars and Tongues, The Zoo Wheel plus a surprise guest! Intelligentsia Coffee will also be there, serving up delicious cups of their exclusive Joan of Arc Mourning Blend. Forget the plans you made with your significant other, reschedule that appointment, don't go to your night class! TRUST me, you don't want to miss it! Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the link below.
On top of me preaching the JOA gospel to you above, other publications have mentioned the show as well. The Onion A.V. Club, Newcity, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, and Time Out Chicago have all written tremendous literature about tomorrow night's festivities. Click the links below to check it all out. 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."
Tons of stuff has been happening in the JOA world lately. Read on to be informed!
Joan of Arc Presents: Don’t Mind Control
Hey! The new compilation - Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control - is out now! Go check it out at your local record shop!
Tim Kinsella playing with White/Light
Tim Kinsella has been a busy man...but he's not slowing down! He's playing a show at the MCA in Chicago, Saturday March 13th with White/Light as part of their series of performances accompanying their installation there. Other performers in the series include Disappears, Lucky Dragons and Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth. Find out more HERE.
Intelligentsia Coffee Makes Signature JOA Blend
Did you hear about Intelligentsia Coffee's signature Joan of Arc "Afternoons Mourning Blend?" It's pretty tasty! Intelligentsia offered to whip up a signature blend for the Joan of Arc Don't Mind Control Variety Show on 1/22. If you couldn't make it to the Variety Show, don't worry! The Polyvinyl store still has a few bags for sale. It's an awesome way to start your morning! Check it out HERE.
Love of Everything in Japan
Love of Everything will be traveling to Japan this month! If you're in the area, be sure and say hi to Bobby and co. Check out the dates below then head to Love of Everything's Myspace for more details.
2/13 Matsumoto, Japan @ Gunjyou w/Torch, Asuna
2/14 Nagoya, Japan @ Huckfunn Factory
2/15 Shibuya, Tokyo @ Shibuya-O-Nest w/Chuck Bettis @ Friends, Fukuro, Kenichi Fumoto
Bobby Burg and Jeremy Boyle (Vacations) both showcased a few pieces of art recently at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago in the exhibit Postcard Trouble. Bobby showed some paintings while Jeremy contributed a few of his photographs. Check out what Time Out Chicago had to say about the show along with a few pictures by clicking HERE
Joan of Arc on Cassette
Word on the street is that Joyful Noise Recordings will be releasing the last 3 Joan of Arc full-lengths on cassette! (Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain – Boo Human – Flowers) So if your car is super old like mine and is without a cd player, you’ll soon be able to rock some JOA while you embark on your various car related journeys!
Just think! You could brew a cup of JOA coffee, break out the walkman and rock your JOA cassettes while you jog down to the record shop to check out Don't Mind Control on orange or green vinyl! Hide More
In celebration of Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control's release, Tim Kinsella has agreed to give a little insight into each artist featured on the compilation. This month, Tim talks about Litesalive. So without further adieu, here's the first installment of "Who I Hang With."
"Litesalive is my room-mate Todd, so I hear these strange gurglings and rumblings coming from the back of the apartment all the time and it's an interesting way to hear music - hearing it before it finds its form or has been fixed into any kind of narrative that anyone outside the experience of the person making it could recognize or understand. So this song's ultimate accomplishment to me is structural, as I already have a frequent proximity to Todd's tonal exercises. As a guitarist Todd has always perplexed plenty of
us that play with him and I've always been excited by how he does that. So it's really thrilling for me to hear what becomes of this sensibility when its palette gets expanded."