Archer Season 9 airing now!

Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 5.04.02 PMJG 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.


Xordox live debut in London

Screen Shot 2018-05-22 at 11.20.53 AMJG 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


JGT DJs with Drums & Drones

Screen Shot 2018-05-22 at 12.07.25 PMJG 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.


JG Thirlwell scores Top Ramen

Screen Shot 2018-04-25 at 20.31.49 JG Thirlwell has created the original musical score for the short film Top Ramen, which will premiere on Sunday, May 13th at 2PM at the Beverly Hills Music Hall in Los Angeles as part of the IFS Film Festival. Tickets are available here.

Directed by Rebecca Hertz, Top Ramen was inspired by a true story, starring Tracie Thoms as a protestor whose activism lands her in jail, forcing her two young daughters to fend for themselves.


Thirlwell makes string arrangements for Helm

HELM-by-Jess_Gough_9JG Thirlwell has created string arrangements for the next album by Helm, aka Luke Younger (pictured). JG recorded them at Thirty Below in NYC with engineer Brent McLachan. The quartet consisting of Ludovica Burtone (violin), Joanna Mattrey (viola), Clara Kennedy (cello) and Leah Asher (violin). The album will be released at a future date on the Pan label.


JG Thirlwell performs at Kitchen Gala honoring Lydia Lunch

Nan_edition-webJG Thirlwell will make an exclusive performance at legendary NY arts performance space The Kitchen on the occasion of their Spring Benefit Gala Honoring Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin on May 16 2018. Thirlwell will perform a short set with an ensemble consisting of Marilu Donovan on harp, Evan Allen on piano, Leah Asher on viola and Simon Hanes on acoustic guitar. The evening will also see performances by James Chance and Bush Tetras. Tickets for this very expensive benefit start at $1000 and are available here. Photo: Lydia Lunch at the Russian baths, New York, 1985 by Nan Goldin.


Archer Season 8 out now on DVD

Screen Shot 2018-04-03 at 3.42.23 PMArcher Season 8 : Dreamland is now available on DVD. You can also view it on several streaming platforms. The season features all-new musical score by JG Thirlwell. Thirlwell is now hard at work scoring season nine of the Emmy-winning series, which will premiere later this year.


Foetus HOLE T-shirt avaiable now!

hole-shirtEctopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Foetus HOLE t-shirt. Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed album from 1984, the HOLE shirt is a two color design, with classic red and black printed on a white ringer shirt with red neck and sleeves, making the wearer resemble a walking Foetus cover. This design has been long-bootlegged on garments, so we are thrilled to finally announce the official availability of this fine item. It’s a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or doctor visit. It’s printed on a Anvil brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.


JG Thirlwell directs film for Gotland festival

Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 1.25.58 PMJG Thirlwell has been commissioned to direct and score a short  film by the Gotland Film Lab in Sweden. Thirlwell is shooting the film in the New York area with director of photography Sebastian Mlynarski. The film will premiere at the Frekvens Symposium on April 22 2018 in Visby, Gotland, with Thirlwell in attendance to introduce the work.


Xordox opens for The The in Dublin

TheThe_Admat_Dub_Guest-page-001JG Thirlwell‘s Xordox project will be opening for The The in Dublin on July 7 2018, as part of The The’s “comeback” tour. The The’s comeback dates coincide with the release of a triple album, Radio Cineola Trilogy : Cinema For The Ears. The The’s return to the concert stage has been hugely anticipated and dates have been selling out in minutes. JGT and The The’s Matt Johnson are long-time friends and colleagues.

The debut album by Xordox, Neospection, was released in July 2017 on Editions Mego. Tickets for the concert are available here.

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  • JG Thirlwell is a composer, producer, recording artist and performer based in Brooklyn NY. With a extensive body of work that spans more than 25 years, Thirlwell has performed under such aliases as Foetus (all incarnations), Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Xordox, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, DJ OTEFSU, Garage Monsters, Flesh Volcano, Immaculate Consumptive, Clint Ruin and more. In addition, Thirlwell has produced, mixed and/or performed on vast quantities of recordings including many of the releases on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak label and artists as diverse as The The, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Coil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arto Lindsay, Marc Almond, Swans and countless others. Today, Thirlwell continues to release new records and currently serves as the soundtrack composer for The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network and Archer on FX.
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