Entries tagged with: Jerry Fuchs
Shortly after Turing Machine began to work on what would become What Is The Meaning Of What, Fuchs tragically passed away. In his absence, guitarist Justin Chearno and bassist Scott DeSimon spent the better part of a year completing the album, with a little help from a plethora of friends, including Disappears vocalist Brian Case, and a host of musicians from the DFA roster, including Andrew Raposo and Caito Sanchez (both of Midnight Magic), Abe Seiferth, DJ McNany, and Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem).Jerry Fuchs appears on the release (his final recordings), which hits stores on May 8th via Temporary Residence Limited.
Catch Turing Machine in five-piece formation (with Chris Egan of Computer Magic/SpaceCamp/Adam Green/Lightspeed Champion, Dennis McNany of Jee Day/Run Roc, and Abe Seiferth of Tippy Toes and the producer of the newest LP) at a record release show at Union Pool on May 18th where they'll be joined Violent Bullshit. Tickets are on sale.
In related news, Violent Bullshit (current & ex-mems of Les Savy Fav, Panthers, Orchid and more) are preparing to release their new LP Adult Problems and you can order your copy via the band. The band will also play Grand Victory on May 26th.
Stream the recent Turing Machine single and the previous Violent Bullshit record (available for free download) below...
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Pyramid Of The Moon" (MP3 EDIT)
Shrinebuilder and Maserati have very little in common, musically speaking. One relies on bluesy/sludgy riffage and post-metal roar, while the other is more concerned with muscling you out on the dancefloor. Yet both have absolutely incendiary live shows and now, both have killer songs called "Pyramid Of The Moon".
I've been a long-time fan of Maserati's spacey kraut-rock dancefloor-FONK and I'm excited for new material which will come soon in the form of a limited-edition 12" for "Pyramid Of The Moon". The song, and alternate version of the title track from the band's forthcoming album (!) Pyramid of The Sun, is available in edited form, for the first time, above, and will appear in all its extended nine-plus-minute glory along with a remix by The Field on the 12". Preorder it.
The new LP will include some of the final recordings of Jerry Fuchs, whose untimely passing left the band and the Brooklyn music community shaken. The LP, mixed with Justin Van Der Volgen (!!!, Out Hud, TBD) and Temporary Residence Limited founder Jeremy deVine (Sonna), includes collaborations with Steve Moore (Zombi) and will hit store shelves on 11/9. Make sure and check that out, it definitely cooks.
And speaking of !!!, openers have been announced for their upcoming 2-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Fol Chen and Midnight Magic open the 11/6 show. Onra and Pattern is Movement play support on 11/7. Tickets (including the 2-day pass) are still on sale.
photos by Ryan Muir
Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.
Jerry Fuchs (RIP)
One month ago [as of December 8th], our drummer Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs passed away in a tragic accident near his home in Brooklyn, NY. While we are overwhelmingly saddened by his loss, we appreciate the outpouring of support and kind words from so many of you. Jerry's memory will always live through the hundreds of recordings he played on, thousands of shows he played and countless people from all over the world whose lives he touched.Maserati, while on tour with Mono, played Pop Montreal in October - not long before the sad passing of their drummer Jerry Fuchs. More pictures from their set, below...
As recently as this past July, we had been recording a new Maserati record with Jerry. While the future of our band seems unclear at this point, we will be hard at work in 2010 finishing the record as a testament to our dearest friend. Stay tuned for more updates... - [Maserati]
"As the new millennium started gearing up, there was a obvious reason why Jerry started playing with all the DFA-affiliated bands (The Juan Maclean, !!!, etc.) as time went on: He was an invaluable monster on the drums that could recreate those motorik-like disco beats and make it sound human. Goddamn, the hair on the back of my neck stands on end when I think about it. Recent years saw him reaffirm his roots in Athens as he became the incredibly propulsive backbone to Maserati after they gave their original drummer the boot. And man, again, watching Jerry perform was always a treat. ALWAYS." [Chunklet]It's been a week since the tragic death of Jerry Fuchs. A memorial service was held at Enids in Brooklyn on Thursday. The loft building he died in, 338 Berry Street, is going about business as usual. There are many Craigslist ads for spaces there. All of them mention the freight elevator as an amenity. This is the picture of the building from one of the ads:
What was Jerry doing at 338 Berry at the night in question? Well, this "AccesSoiree" benefit party was happening there...
The party advertised that there would be "DJ sets by fashion darling Judi Rosen, The Juan MacLean's Nancy Wang and more from New York's finest DFA crew to name but a few". The above-quoted Chunklet obit is one of the nicest I've seen, and as it reiterates, Jerry was a large part of DFA. Chk Chk Chk wrote this on their MySpace...
thanks to everyone who has contacted us with their love and support. we could never put into words how special a person jerry was and how much we loved him. we ask that you tell all the people you care about and are thankful for that you love them. we wish we still had jerry.A member of Hot Chip got this new Jerry Fuchs memorial tattoo...
The first Juan Maclean video below (with a fake fight) explains the midi tattoo. The other video features a 16 minute live version of "Happy House" with Jerry behind the kit. Juan is DJing a benefit in San Francisco on November 20th. More details about that and both videos below...
Gerhardt Fuchs grew up playing the drums in Georgia and went on to perform with bands that toured across the country, but it was in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that he forged his reputation as a dynamic, driving drummer widely esteemed by his peers.Jerry Fuchs, who played with groups including the Juan MacLean, Turing Machine, Holy Ghost!, !!! and Maserati, was 34. RIP
And it was in that same neighborhood, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, that Mr. Fuchs, known as Jerry, fell to his death on Sunday morning [11/8] in the elevator shaft of an industrial building on Berry Street. [NYTimes]
Juan Maclean wrote, "Jerry was one of my best and most loyal friends. He was hands-down the best drummer I have ever played with or seen for that matter. Jerry was with me from the start of The Juan MacLean, and we had countless adventures together all over the world. He was utterly sincere and fiercely loyal. During a particularly difficult time, while backstage in a club in Chicago, Jerry told me "Juan, I will follow you to the end of the earth and I will always be there for you." That was Jerry, the greatest drummer in the world, the greatest friend you could ever have."
As the NY Post reports, "Fuchs is the second Maserati drummer to meet a tragic end. In 2005, then-drummer Mikel Gius was run down and killed as he rode his bike on a Sacramento street." Mikel Gius was in !!! too.
Maserati clips, which feature Jerry's stunning drumming in a central way, and other videos, below...