The Bang On A Can Allstars are headed to Australia, and they will be performing JG Thirlwell‘s “Anabiosis” composition in Sydney on August 25 2018 and in Melbourne on August 28 2018.
Bang On A Can commissioned Thirlwell to compose “Anabiosis” in 2006, and Thirlwell subsequently recorded his own version, which appeared on the Manorexia album Dinoflagellate Blooms. Thirlwell then adapted the piece for the Manorexia chamber ensemble. In 2015 Thirlwell reworked the piece for the Allstars, which by now had three new members in its ranks.
In Sydney, the Bang On A Can Allstars will perform as part of Extended Play, a 12-hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable at the City Recital Hall. You may purchase tickets for the whole festival here, or just for the Bang On A Can Allstars performance here.
At the Melbourne Recital Hall, the Allstars will perform Thirlwell’s piece, along with pieces by BOAC founders David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, plus a piece by Philip Glass. Tickets for the Melbourne concert here.
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the official Steroid Maximus t-shirt! Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed instrumental project and adapted from the Ectopia album design, the Steroid Maximus shirt is a three color design, printed on a “natural” (ie light cream) shirt. This gorgeous garment is a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or tropical vacation. It’s printed on a Next Level brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL or XXXL, with a small quantity in lady’s baby doll small.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.
Xordox will perform on October 6 2018 at the inaugural Adult Swim Music Festival in Los Angeles . The Festival stretches over then weekend of October 6 and 7, and includes performances by Run The Jewels, Zola Jesus, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Dan Deacon, T-Pain, Big Freedia, Mastodon, Com Truise, High On Fire and many more. The festival will be held at ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda st Los Angeles 90021. Single day or weekend pass tickets are available here.
For this iteration of Xordox, Thirlwell will be joined by long-time musical collaborator Simon Hanes (of Tredici Bacci) on additional keyboards. They will play in front of a visual backdrop created exclusively by Swedish artist Sten Backman. The Xordox album Neospection was released by Editions Mego and is available here.
The long-awaited season seven of Venture Bros will premiere on August 5, 2018 on Adult Swim / Cartoon Network. As usual, JG Thirlwell created the musical score for all ten episodes of the season, which is a particularly score-heavy season.
The Swans Oral History, Sacrifice and Transcendence by Nick Soulsby, is out now. JG Thirlwell was interviewed extensively for the book about his involvement with the group. Thirlwell regards Swans as one of the most important groups of the last thirty years, and has a long friendship with their leader Michael Gira. There has been a lot of cross-fertilization between the Swans and the Foetus live bands, with many musicians being members of both, including Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys, Ted Parsons and Vinnie Signorelli. In addition, Thirlwell started his Wiseblood project with former Swans drummer Roli Mosimann. The Swans song “Jim” from the album My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky is about Thirlwell. You can buy it now at Amazon or wherever good books are sold, as they say!
JG Thirlwell‘s Xordox project will play a long-awaited New York City show on July 2, 2018 at Secret Project Robot at 1186 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
For this iteration of Xordox, Thirlwell will be joined by long-time musical collaborator Simon Hanes (of Tredici Bacci) on additional keyboards. They will play in front of a visual backdrop created exclusively by Swedish artist Sten Backman.
Opening act will be synth artist Faten Kanaan. Tickets are available here.
We are proud to announce the issuing of the second limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Fomoscape #2. This gorgeous art piece is a signed and numbered four-color screen print in Thirlwell’s signature palette of black, red, white and gray. It is printed on French 100lb cover paper, and is 24″ x 18.” which makes it easy to place in a standard sized frame.You can order the print here
The artwork is in a very small edition of 65, but only 55 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe, hence the price is slightly higher than the previous print. The print sells for $75.00 plus flat postage and packaging fee of $15 in the US, $20 in Canada and $26 in the rest off the world. Since the print ships in a tube by itself, when ordering the print you cannot order other items in the same shipment. Other items (CDs, T-shirts, vinyl, tote bags, digital) must be ordered separately.
JG Thirlwell has completed work on the musical score for Season 9 of Archer. It premiered on April 25 2018 and is on the air now on the FXX network and various other networks around the world. Thirlwell has now scored three seasons of Archer, having begun on their seventh season.
JG Thirlwell’s Xordox project will make its debut performance in London at Corsica Studios on July 5 2018. For this live iteration, Thirlwell will be joined on keyboards by long time colleague and collaborator Simon Hanes of Tredici Bacci. The debut album by Xordox, Neospection was released in 2017 by Editions Mego. Teeth Of The Sea are also on the bill. Tickets are available here
JG Thirlwell will be making a rare DJ appearance on Friday June 15 2018 at Mercury Lounge as part of a bill headlined by Drums and Drones, the solo project of Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Also on the bill are 13 Million Year Old Ghost which is the ambient the solo project of Nik Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plus inter-disciplinary artist, and musician MV Carbon. Drums and Drones will have visuals from video artist Ursula Scherrer. Tickets are available here.