Posted in music on August 6, 2012

Jason Noble

I was not planning on blogging while on vacation here in Saratoga. But news arrived this weekend of the death of guitarist/bassist Jason Noble, and I felt he deserved at least a few words.

Jason was the founder of the post-rock band called Rachel's. In fact, initially, he WAS Rachel's. And back in the mid-90s, there was no such thing as "post-rock," but along with Tortoise (in Chicago), Rachel's was one of the trailblazers of an instrumental style that melded rock and classical sounds. If you're a fan of bands like Godspeed! You Black Emperor, or Mogwai, then you're hearing the long-lasting echoes of Jason's work. - [WNYC Soundcheck]

Rodan/Rachel's/Shipping News member Jason Noble lost his three-year battle with cancer on Saturday (8/4). He was 41. R.I.P. Jason.

You can stream select works from Jason's career below via Spotify.

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Rodan - Rusty

Rachel's - Selenography

Shipping News - Save Everything


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Comments (31)

shit ):

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:35 AM

hack

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:35 AM

Rachels sucked

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:36 AM

crappy music, but sad news

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:39 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:40 AM

41 is too freaking young. RIP brother.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:40 AM

RIP. All my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:41 AM

Wow. You people are truly horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:45 AM

Ugh this makes me sad. RIP Jason.

Posted by JT | August 6, 2012 11:47 AM

so sad, love to all his friends

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:47 AM

Sad news. Some of these comments are disgusting, as usual. You must be very proud of yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:52 AM

just an age thing. young people should be assholes cuz they are young and need to challenge everything. But in the case above it is simply someone who is young and doesnt know what they are talking about.. so to be expected.

in time they will grow up and learn.... for now they are assholes and they should be

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 11:59 AM

^ that's why he gets the big bucks!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:05 PM

shitty kids usually turn into shitty adults.

RIP Jason...Rodan was a huge part of my high school years.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:13 PM

RIP Jason, loved your music. sad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:18 PM

worse than coldplay

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:27 PM

Fart Hard.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:27 PM

Almost went deaf listening to the first two songs on Rusty, quiet to LOUD real fast, that's why these days I rock plugs at shows, sad news

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:32 PM

It's a shame he didn't get any recognition. He had more talent than John Coltrane and Mozart put together.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:34 PM

"I rock plugs at shows"
You rock them all the way to the swag I bet?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 12:34 PM

"I rock plugs at shows"

You're a loser.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 1:15 PM

based of these comments, nyc needs to be burned to the ground.

Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2012 1:27 PM

Your baggin on a guy who pretty much defined the indie rock you now rip off/listen to.Man you kids fucking suuuuuck

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 2:26 PM

The 3rd has fallen

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 2:32 PM

The 3rd has fallen

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 2:33 PM

Let's not forget his acting in such classics as Half-Cocked ("Nice haircut, art-fag").
This is sad news - Rodan and Shipping News were a huge part of my youth.
Really unfortunate that I see this news along with all of these asinine, still-live-with-my-parents comments.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:21 PM

You fucking morons - HE CAN'T READ YOUR COMMENTS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:17 PM

Damn sad shit.Great guitar player.R.I.P.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 10:02 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again... allowing comments on R.I.P. posts is inviting disrespect for the deceased... BV readers can not be trusted to be civilized. Better to leave the room for paying respects on more appropriate sites.

Just because you teens/early twenty somethings have so much angst because you were too late to be around when innovative, creative, special music like Mr. Noble's, was being created... that's your problem. If it makes you feel better to make rude, inappropriate comments for people who just lost an important friend or musician they respect... then you are truly pathetic. I feel nothing but pity for you... and a lot of concern for the future of our country. I don't trust this generation... really scary.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 10:20 AM

"nyc needs to be burned to the ground."

Because of some loser trendies, that have terrible ways of indirectly expressing their self-loathing? Fuck 'em. Who's going to care when they go? I mean, seriously, think about it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 11:16 AM

41 that is just awful.

Posted by jordon | July 25, 2013 1:00 PM

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