Here’s a first look at the new collection of moving images and music from The Jimmy Cake, in advance of the launch of their Fund It campaign, which will be (officially) going live tomorrow. Get your lugs and eyes around this, and prepare to help bring Popular Music into the world.
‘Popular Music’ is the new album from Dublin collective The Jimmy Cake coming soon on 180g double vinyl and accompanied by some darkly magnificent illustrations from Jack Teagle . The album is 72 minutes spread across 3 tracks and 4 sides of vinyl. It’s an ambitious undertaking, but we’re very happy with the results of the recording, and are confident that you will be too. We’ve incorporated nearly every element of influence we’ve ever had. It’s all in there at some stage, from the heavy, doom infused Observatory Destroyer to the Krautrock inflected Space Champion.
In order to release the album we need to raise the money to get it mixed, mastered and manufactured. That’s where the funders come in.
We’ll be offering the music in various formats as well as some very limited and very wonderful Jack Teagle merchandise. If you’re not familiar with Jack then we STRONGLY urge you to check out his work at http://jackteagle.co.uk.
We’re not really the types to sing happy birthday down the phone to you, or to set up our fifteen keyboards in your front room, but for €1,000 euro you can have all our shoes. For €2,000 we’ll stage an intervention for a loved one who’s gone astray and for €3,000 we’ll do a live score for some significant life event: bar mitzvah, birth of your child, appendectomy, whatever you like.
To whet your appetite we’ve included a video of the band rehearsing the album’s opening track, Observatory Destroyer, filmed by Sean Tracey and Dave Knox, and recorded and mixed by Spud. Thanks for listening.