Entries tagged with: Jozef Van Wissem
by Bill Pearis
Jim Jarmusch's new film, Only Lovers Left Alive, stars Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as two vampires whose relationship spans centuries. (Twilight or Vampire Academy, it ain't.) The film made its US debut at the 2013 New York Film Festival and will see actual release on April 11 in select cities. You can check out the trailer below.
The soundtrack to the film is unsurprisingly pretty interesting and is orchestrated by Jarmusch's frequent musical collaborator, Jozef van Wissem. It features collaborations with SQÜRL (Carter Logan, Jim Jarmusch, and Shane Stoneback), Zola Jesus, Lebanese singer/actress Yasmine Hamdan (who is in the film), and Cults singer Madeline Follin, the latter of whom provides vocals on a heavy, trippy cover of Wanda Jackson's classic "Funnel of Love." You can stream the whole soundtrack (via Dazed Digital) below.
Speaking of, Cults have a few dates lined up over the next few weeks, including NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 6. Shoe company Steve Madden is sponsoring and it's FREE but you do need to get your no-charge tickets through Ticketmaster and are available starting at noon today (2/14). No openers have been announced for the MHOW show, but most of the other dates are with their old tourmates Mood Rings. All Cults tour dates are listed below...
Lutenist Jozef Van Wissem, who often collaborates with guitarist/film director Jim Jarmusch (they've got a collaborative record out now on Sacred Bones), had initially scheduled a solo gig to happen at Union Pool on June 30, but that show was rescheduled a while back and instead happens this Sunday (7/14). Rounding out the bill will be mesmerizing drone guitarist Noveller and Tom Carter of experimental band Charalambides. Tickets for Sunday's show are on sale now. Updated Jozef Van Wissem dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, speaking of cult film directors who are also musicians signed to Sacred Bones (meaning Jim Jarmusch), David Lynch is releasing his new album, The Big Dream, next week (7/16) via the label. You can now listen to the entire album ahead of its release over at Pitchfork.
Marissa Nadler in Chicago in 2011 (more by Ben Rodig)
As mentioned, lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and guitarist/film director Jim Jarmusch, who put out two albums in 2012, followed by Apokatastasis and a contribution to the Sacred Bones RSD comp this year, are playing a show at Mercury Lounge on May 7 with drone guitarist Noveller (who also plays the Drone Activity In Progress show tonight [5/2]). Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are still available.
Before Jozef heads over to Europe for a tour there, he'll squeeze in a solo gig happening in NYC at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar on May 12 with a great lineup of dream folk singer Marissa Nadler and Entrance Band frontman Guy Blakeslee (who sang on Jozef & Jim's contribution to the Sacred Bones comp). Tickets for that show are on sale now. The Saint Vitus show is Marissa Nadler's only currently announced date other than Canadian festival MoSoFest, which she plays this June.
Jozef also has a new record out this year, Nihil Obstat. Though this one's a solo record, Jim Jarmusch does appear on it. You can stream the track "Where You Lived And What You Lived For" from the album over at NPR. Jozef will celebrate the album in NYC after his European tour with a release show on June 30 at Union Pool. No advance tickets for that show at the moment.
All dates are listed, along with Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch and Marissa Nadler videos, below...
The Men at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by David Andrako)
We just told you about a bunch of Record Store Day releases that we're excited for, and here's one more that should be pretty great. Sacred Bones is releasing the third installment of their Todo Muere series, and this one features tracks from The Men, Moon Duo, a Psychic Ills remix of Follakzoid, Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, Zola Jesus, The Holydrug Couple, Wymond Miles, and Case Studies. Check out the album art and stream The Men's contribution, "B Minor," a track from their New Moon sessions, below.
The Men are on tour now and will be back in NYC for a Northside Festival show on June 14 at Warsaw with the Greg Ginn/Ron Reyes incarnation of Black Flag, Ginn's other project Good For You, and Netherlands (sold out). They're also playing 4Knots Festival at the South Street Seaport on June 29, though that lineup has not been announced in full yet. Stay tuned.
Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch also have a NYC show coming up which happens at Mercury Lounge on May 7 with drone guitar great Noveller. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/12) at noon. It's Jozef & Jim's only US date before heading overseas for Primavera Sound and other shows.
All Jozef Van Wissem and The Men dates are listed, along with The Men song stream, below...
DIIV at River Rocks, August 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
DIIV already revealed they'll be headlining the Captured Tracks CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (10/18) and will also play the KEXP CMJ day show at Union Square Ballroom on Thursday and also at Fader Fort (RSVP) that same day too, not to mention the Pitchfork party on Friday (10/19).
The band will also be the secret guest at the Life or Death PR CMJ show Saturday night (10/20) at 92YTribeca that also includes Twerps, Slug Guts, Mac DeMarco and more (though no 2nd secret guest as originally announced). $10 at the door, or get in with your CMJ badge. More info here.
Full line-up for the 92YTribeca show, set times and the flyer, and DIIV tour dates, below...
Loren Connors at Le Poisson Rouge in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Speaking of Loren Connors, who opens for Jozef Van Wissem tonight, he's releasing a collaborative single with singer Suzanne Langille called I Wish I Didn't Dream on Northern Spy Records. You can order that single and listen to some samples at the Northern Spy website. They'll be celebrating it with a Northern Spy-presented release show in Brooklyn on November 13 at 285 Kent with Text of Light (aka Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht, and Ryan Sawyer and Tom Carter & Pat Murano. No advance tickets for that one at the moment. $10 at the door.
This isn't the first time that Loren Connors associated with a member of Sonic Youth. Over the summer he played a collaborative set with Thurston Moore as part of Spy Music Festival.
Speaking of Sonic Youth members, Steve Shelley isn't in Disappears anymore but he's still in Spectre Folk with Pavement/Sonic Youth bassist Mark Ibold, and Spectre Folk will play a Brooklyn show on Sunday (10/7) at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Scott & Charlene's Wedding (who also play the Oh My Rockness CMJ kickoff show at Pianos on 10/15 with Murals), Images, and Gem Trails.
The Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore album, YOKOKIMTHURSTON, is out now. You can stream that in its entirety below via a spotify widget.
Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch
As mentioned, Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch are releasing their second album of 2012, The Mystery of Heaven, on November 13 via Sacred Bones. We've already posted the video for "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire," off of that album, and the duo have since revealed a stream of another track, "Etimasia." You can listen to that below.
Jozef Van Wissem has some solo shows scheduled, including the previously mentioned show at Issue Project Room TONIGHT (10/4) with guitar great Loren Connors and Clint Heidorn. At that show, Loren will be performing duets with both Jozef and Clint.
Jozef also plays the Life or Death CMJ showcase at 92YTribeca on October 20 with Twerps, Mac DeMarco, Prince Rama, Slug Guts, Maria Minerva, Sky Ferreira, DJs Poolside and Disco Phantom and special surprise guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge.
About a month after CMJ, Jozef and Jim will team up for a show in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on November 27 with Marissa Nadler. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's the only announced date for Marissa Nadler at the moment.
A list of all dates, video, and song stream below.
by Andrew Sacher
Composer/lutist Jozef Van Wissem and filmmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch released the album, Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity, this past February and they've already announced that they'll put out a second album together this year. The new one is called The Mystery of Heaven, and it's due out on November 13 via Sacred Bones, who just worked with another cult/experimental filmmaker David Lynch to reissue the Eraserhead soundtrack. You can check out the 10+ minute music video for album track, "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire," below. Someone tell Explosions in the Sky a new bar's been set for epic song titles.
The duo don't have any shows together lined up at the moment, but Jozef Van Wissem has some solo shows scheduled including the previously discussed show at Le Poisson Rouge on September 10 with Noveller (tickets), and another NYC show which happens on October 4 at Issue Project Room, where Jozef and Jim played together earlier this year.
Jarmusch is also busy working on his next film, a vampire romance titled Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Anton Yelchin which will be out in 2013.
A list of all currently known dates and that video are below.
Jozef Van Wissem and Noveller are playing Le Poisson Rouge on September 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Tickets are still available for John Talabot (DJ) and Jamie xx's LPR show on Saturday (8/4). Tickets are also still available for John Talabot's live show at the same venue, which happens on September 27.
Langhorne Slim plays Brooklyn Bowl on October 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The Circa Survive tour which Touche Amore is supporting on, has been expanded and now includes a second NYC area show, which happens on October 27 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets for that show went on sale today at noon.
Missy Higgins, one day before she opens for Gotye in Camden, three days after she opens for him at Radio City, and one day after Gotye plays Williamsburg Park (which she does not open), plays her own NYC show at The Bell House on September 28 with Butterfly Boucher. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
As mentioned, Sonny & the Sunsets are touring with Magic Trick and hitting NYC for three area shows this month. We're giving away a pair of tickets for the Maxwell's show (8/15). Details on how to enter are below.
Sonny & the Sunsets contest details are below.
Back when we announced the Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch show happening tonight (3/5) at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, one of the openers was listed as "special guest" with the only clue being "Drag City". Well, that Drag City-signed artist is in fact Sophia Knapp who recently had a show at Union Pool.
Tickets for the LPR show tonight are still on sale, and we have a pair you can win! Details below...
Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and Dutch composer Jozef Van Wissem teamed up for an album titled Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity (due out 2/28 via Important Records) and performed in support of it at Issue Project Room earlier this month (2/3). The performance, like the album, features Jarmusch on guitar and Van Vissem on lute. A video from it is below.
In other Jim Jarmusch news, he's featured on the new 15-minute Fucked Up single, along with Austra and Annie-Claude Deschênes, which you can listen to HERE.
"Any Jim Jarmusch buff could tell you that the man has great taste in music. Take the original scores for Stranger than Paradise and Dead Man, by John Lurie and Neil Young, respectively--stand-alone masterpieces that mesh beautifully with the director's stark black-and-white palette--or the killer lineup (Stooges, Sleep, Raekwon) he put together for the 2010 ATP New York fest. Curating isn't the same as performing, though, and even a disciple hip to Jarmusch's stint as keyboardist for early-'80s NYC art punks the Del-Byzanteens might second-guess his current instrumental abilities.Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity is not due, via Important Records, until 2/28, but both Dutch lutanist and composer Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch will celebrate the release with performances at Issue Project Room on February 3rd at 8PM and 10PM. Tickets for the early show appear to be sold out, but the late show is still on sale (same ticket link for both).
So what a happy surprise it is that Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity (Important), a new record that pairs Jarmusch's guitar with Jozef Van Wissem's lute, is one of the young year's most engaging listens: an album that dispels within seconds any sense of a filmmaker turned dilettante musician. -[Time Out NY]
Check out a song from the record as well as a live set of the pair at WNYC below.
Ocean at Show No Mercy (more by Justina Villanueva)
Important Records will round up a gang of bands from their roster to perform at Issue Project Room on August 15th as part of a collaborative effort between the label and venue. Master Musicians of Bukkake will headline the event, bringing along Jozef Van Wissem, Duane Pitre, Helena Espvall + Fursaxa, Arborea, Kouhei Matsunaga, Ocean, The New Monuments (C. Spencer Yeh, Ben Hall and Don Deitrich), CAVE and Diane Cluck. Tickets are on sale.
Master Musicians of Bukkake musically have very little to do with that depraved sexual act, but much more to do with the Pacific Northwest's penchant for experimentalism:
Featuring members of EARTH, ASVA, BURNING WITCH, THE DIMINISHED MEN, and special guests from Secret Chiefs 3 and the thriving Istanbul music scene... MMOB has now solidified into a 7 piece cosmic psyche force. Like a reverse dark side of the New Age sound, ...Master Musicians of Bukkake perform ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches. Relying more on the electric power of psyched guitars, analog synth chants, and exotic heavy percussion. ...Outer spaced gamelan, dusty fuzz rock from celestial deserts, meditations of a deranged Krishna gathering, and the Blurry acoustic guitar majesty of The Cascade mountains all reveal themselves....MMOB's latest release is Totem 2, is out now via Important. The LP was recorded, mixed and produced by Randall Dunn (Six Organs of Admitance, Sunno))), Earth ,etc). Dig on two songs from that LP above.
Meanwhile, a few of the bands playing the Important Records celebration have new releases to celebrate. Duane Pitre is celebrating the release of his new LP of guitar and string minimalism, out now via Origin via Thrill Jockey Records (stream excerpts). Fursaxa has a new-ish LP of freak folk in Mycorrhizae Realm featuring Helena Espvall on cello.
CAVE has another date on the eve of the Important Records show; look for the California psychedelics to take the stage at Cake Shop on August 14th (not The Studio at Webster Hall as originally announced). CAVE's Pure Moods 12" is out now via Drag City.
Full Cave, Arborea, and Diane Cluck dates, as well as some video are below.