Fire Records is releasing a new 7" featuring two songs written and adapted by the trio of Tom Greenwood, Joanne Robertson, & David Cunningham. People may be familiar with these folks from their various musical travels, Greenwood being the principle songwriter and leader of avant-folk group Jackie-O Motherfucker, Robertson's own solo wanderings, & Cunningham's significant production work with groups such as This Heat along with his gallery arts sound practice.
According to the press release "These songs were formed from an inspired evening session of improvising and recording in London in June 2008, at the brick lane studio of David Cunningham. The three musicians were woking together on a performance event at the ICA in London that week, and took the opportunity to try tracking some songs together." And try they did succeeding in the creation of a slow moving musical environment that suits these artists perfectly.
In support of the 7" Tom Greenwood is heading out on a two week solo tour of the west coast this December. The tour will consist of shows beginning in Seattle, WA and down towards Los Angeles, CA. You can check out the current dates below. The shows will consist of classic JOMF material and more recent Greenwood songs and adaptations.
12/2 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project@
12/3 - Tacoma, WA - The Den
12/4 - Olympia, WA - The Guesthouse
12/5 - Woodland, WA - Blackbird Farm
12/6 - Portland, OR - Valentines
12/8 - Davis, CA - Villa Nova ^
12/9 - San Jose, CA - Anno Domini Gallery ^
12/10 - San Francisco, CA - Needles & Pens *
12/11 - San Francisco, CA - Adobe Books*
12/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Synchronicity Space*
12/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Human Resources #
^ w/ Sun Foot
* w/ Strawberry Smog
# w/ Tara Jane Oneil