Tuesday, January 03, 2006

James Jean + Calexico

Process Recess was the best art/sketchbook I bought last year. James Jean is one of those artists who you hate for all the skill he has but love because of all the skill he has. I noticed on his website yesterday that he is doing cover art for the upcoming Calexico album, Garden Ruin!! Sweet rolling dustballs <Station Break>! One of my favorite artists and one of my favorite bands unite in Supertwin power activation!! You can currently download a live concert of Calexico and Iron and Wine from the NPR website. I must admit that I am disappointed with the collaberative effort between these two but if anything Calexico props up the thin vocal stylings of Sam Beane (whom I like and the Woman King EP was great). But it will be good to cleanse the 'have mariachi band, will travel' projects that have left a bitter after taste behind. Along with the beautiful art by James, Garden Ruin, is one of those promising records of 2006 that I am eagerly awaiting...and so should you!

5 comments:

Jared Chapman said...

Blaghity Bloogh! I didn't know this... if there were ever a reason to eat cake, this is it.

jeff said...

Hey Jared! Slice me a piece and I'll bring the alcohol to toast this auspicious occasion.

Jared Chapman said...

Deal... will there be a cheese ball? I figured if we're going to get sloshed and eat cake there might as well be a cheese ball, right?

jeff said...

Sure, only if we can sculpt it into some fromagian tower of doom and besiege it in drunken revelry!
And thanx my first mention on Drawn! I wondered why my counter went thru the roof.

Jared Chapman said...

HA!
No problem about the post. You find some great stuff... I find myself checking your blog daily!