09.04.14 – Queens NY – Trans Pecos (w/Kevin Drumm)
09.05.14 – Philadelphia PA – International House (w/Kevin Drumm and screening Trophy Tape)
09.06.14 – Raleigh NC – HOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL
09.07.14 – Richmond VA – Sediment Arts (screening Trophy Tape)
09.10.14 – Brooklyn NY – Body Actualized Center (deep listening event!)
09.11.14 – New Haven CT – The Captain’s House
07.10.14 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
07.13.14 – Chicago, IL – The Burlington
07.14.14 – Minneapolis, MN – White Page ‡
07.15.14 – Iowa City, IA – Trumpet Blossom
07.16.14 – Louisville, KY – Dreamland ‡
07.17.14 – Lexington, KY – Farrish Theater ‡
07.17.14 – Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar (with Jon Mueller and Robert Beatty)
07.18.14 – Nashville, TN – Emma Bistro
07.19.14 – Chattanooga, TN – Barking Legs Theater ‡
07.20.14 – Columbia, SC – Conundrum
07.21.14 – Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight
07.22.14 – Baltimore, MD – Red Room
07.23.14 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Bunker
‡ screening of TROPHY TAPE
The full title of this mix is The Jason Lescalleet Concepto Radio Metal Heart Mix:
I had a great time in Madrid last month, and I’m grateful for the Spanish attention I’ve received from my participation in the 2014 Electrónica en Abril festival (http://www.lacasaencendida.es/es/grupo-eventos/electronica-abril-2014-3183), as well as the great press I received from Concepto Radio (here: http://www.conceptoradio.net/2014/03/18/jason-lescalleet-much-demise and here: http://www.conceptoradio.net/2014/04/02/jason-lescalleet-canciones-acerca-de-nada)
Special thanks to Jose Villalobos for his interest in my music and for inviting me to participate in the Electrónica en Abril festival, and to Fran Martínez and David Torres for their continued interest and their efforts to bring my attention to my work from the Spanish-speaking world. These three men inspired me to create this mix. Although it’s something I really enjoy doing, I hadn’t made a mix for a long time. I loved making it and I hope you enjoy listening to it. If so, please share it with others!
This is a long overdue post, but I want to once again thank Luka, Martin, NeJa, Primož, and everyone at the Museum of Transitory Art (http://www.motamuseum.com) for their wonderful hospitality. Sincere thanks also go to Meta Česnik and Žiga Pucelj for their journalistic efforts and their interest in my art.
Below, I embedded a video excerpt from Meta’s interview with me for Radiotelevizija Slovenija. The full piece can be seen here: http://ava.rtvslo.si/predvajaj/jason-lescalleet-pesmi-o-nicemer/174263493
Likewise, Žiga’s radio interview can be heard here: http://radiostudent.si/glasba/r%C5%A1-intervju/jason-lescalleet
Hot on the heels of the exciting and successful whirlwind that was the
TROPHY TAPE TOUR, I’m embarking on a European adventure with concerts in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Slovenia to kill the last week of the month.
21: PARIS, FRANCE
7 rue richard lenoir, 93100 Montreuil, Ile-De-France
22: NANTES, FRANCE
Cable Festival #7
3 Rue de Bitche, 44000, Nantes
23: BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Oslostrasse 10, Münchenstein, Switzerland
24: FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Phonophon am Institut für Neue Medien
Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany
25: LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
SONICA Series VII at the Museum of Transitory Art
Streliska 6, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aaron Dilloway, Adel Souto, Annie Feldmeier Adams, Antony Milton, C Spencer Yeh, DVD, Ellen Frances, Glistening Examples, Heidi Alasuvanto, Jason lescalleet, Jubal Brown, Justin Meyers, Neil Young, Olivia Block, Robert Beatty, Songs About Nothing, Todd Deal, Trophy Tape
In 2012, Erstwhile Records released my 2xCD called SONGS ABOUT NOTHING.
This album was received very well by friends, fans, and critics. SONGS ABOUT NOTHING appeared on many year-end lists (http://yearendlists.com/2012/12/wire-top-50-release-of-2012).
In 2013, I began soliciting artists to create videos for the 13 tracks that comprise the first disc of SONGS ABOUT NOTHING. I found 13 different artists whose work I respect and admire. 13 artists who understand my music in a way that allows them to create a visual interpretation for an otherwise abstract artform. The results vary greatly in approach and style, but the music maintains a cohesive thread that commands the full attention of viewers for the entire 36 minutes.
I finally completed this project in 2014 and I’m embarking on a short screening tour to showcase these beautiful videos on large screens. It is my ultimate goal to screen TROPHY TAPE in each of the cities represented by the 13 collaborators.
- The Beauty of Independent Music – Aaron Dilloway [Oberlin, OH]
- Old Theme – Ellen Frances [New York, NY]
- Tarnished Copper (Copper Will Never Be Gold) – Annie Feldmeier Adams [Chicago, IL]
- The Loop – Justin Meyers [Minneapolis, MN]
- Euphoric Sting – Antony Milton [Wellington, New Zealand]
- Beauty Is A Bowtie (HTDW) – C Spencer Yeh [New York, NY]
- The Power of Pussy – Olivia Block [Chicago, IL]
- Escargot – Adel Souto [New York, NY]
- In the Morning – Neil Young Cloaca [Turners Falls, MA]
- Friday Night in a Catholic Home – Todd Deal [Worcester, MA]
- 10 Amp Waves – Jubal Brown [Toronto, ON]
- I Killed Another Day – Heidi Alasuvanto [Oulu, Finland]
- In Through The Out Door & Another Whore – Robert Beatty [Lexington, KY]
Here are the dates of the TROPHY TAPES TOUR:
- February 12th at Hampshire College, with Neil Young Cloaca.
- Thursday, February 13th I’ll be in Toronto, ON at Double Double Land with Jubal Brown.
- Friday, February 14th, I’ll be at Trinospohes in Detroit MI. Ben Hall will be performing and Leigh Silverblatt will be showing videos accompanied by the music of Steve Hauschildt (Emeralds).
- Saturday, February 15th, TROPHY TAPES will be featured in the Pictures and Sounds festival sponsered by WHPK and the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago. Olivia Block will also be performing.
- Sunday, February 16th in the Mudd Library Center at Oberlin College in Oberlin OH. This concert is co-sponsored by Hanson Records and the Oberlin Film Cooperative.
As 2013 winds down, I want to thank everyone that has helped support what I do.
I’m looking forward to bigger and better things in 2014 and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.
I’ll be making announcements on various websites:
Touring with Circuit Des Yeux from November 3 through November 9,
please check the dates below:
11/3 – PORTLAND, ME
Geno’s Rock Club
625 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
11/4 – BOSTON, MA
Smokey Bear Cave
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for address or check here:
11/5 – PAWTUCKET, RI
Machines With Magnets
400 Main Street
11/6 – BROOKLYN, NY
603 Bushwick Ave
11/7 – PHILADELPHIA, PA
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
11/8 – BALTIMORE, MD
2013 Frederick Ave
At this time, the JASON LESCALLEET Facebook Page is still the best way to keep up with my activities, but you can also find me on Soundcloud and Bandcamp if you’d like to stream and/or download some of my music, along with some music from Robert Beatty, Kevin Drumm, and Grisha Shakhnes.
I also use Twitter, and I occasionally post a video on YouTube.
I have a Tumblr account, too, but I haven’t really found much use for that yet.
I’m trying to find the best way to keep in contact with everyone and to let everyone know what I’m doing. It’s a work in progress and I’d love to hear from you if you have any other ideas.