the jigsaw seen news 2003
"WE WOMEN" REVIEW
THE JIGSAW SEEN ADDED AT 3WK
THE JIGSAW SEEN'S "WE WOMEN" OUT NOW
THE JIGSAW SEEN ON RADIO SAMPLER
DAVE DAVIES TOUR DATES
ADDITIONAL WORK ON "WE WOMEN"
BIGFOOT LODGE SET LIST
THE JIGSAW SEEN LIVE @ BIGFOOT LODGE
NEW CD SINGLE SET FOR RELEASE
MAMA REVIEWED IN APRIL ISSUE OF Q
RADIO PLAY FOR "MAMA"
IN THE YEAR 2003
"We Women" review
02 December 2003
Beverly Paterson reviews The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" CD in the December edition of the online 'zine Lance Monthly. Beverly said "'We Women' is guaranteed to satisfy established fans of the Jigsaw Seen as well as those just getting hip to their literate pop charms". To read entire review, click here.
The Jigsaw Seen added at 3WK
17 November 2003
The Jigsaw Seen's latest release "We Women" was recently added to the internet radio juggernaut 3WK's playlist.
The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" out now
04 November 2003
The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" is now available. To purchase, click here.
The Jigsaw Seen on radio sampler
27 October 2003
The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" appears on this month's edition (Sampler 5) of triplearadio.com's CD compilation alongside tracks by Polyphonic Spree, Paul Westerberg and others. This promotional-only CD is sent to radio stations in the US. "We Women" will be available commercially on The Jigsaw Seen's new CD single, to be released November 4.
17 October 2003
Work on the new album continued this week with the focus on a track titled "Melancholy Morning". On Monday David recorded a new bass part at his home studio. The sessions moved to Autobahn on Tuesday with Dennis adding six Mellotron tracks before final mixing (with Pete Magdaleno) on Wednesday and Thursday. The band will resume work on the track "Fruitbasket Upset" next week.
Dave Davies tour dates
24 September 2003
Jonathan Lea will be playing rhythm guitar on Dave Davies' (the Kinks) upcoming East Coast tour.
|Oct. 01 B.B. King's||New York, NY|
|Oct. 02 State Theatre||Falls Church, VA|
|Oct. 03 Crossroad Theatre||New Brunswick, NJ|
|Oct. 04 I.M.A.C.||Huntington, NY|
|Oct. 05 Funk Box||Baltimore, MD|
27 August 2003
The Jigsaw Seen's Jonathan Lea appears on the latest release by Dave Davies of the Kinks. Recorded live at the Alex Theater in Glendale and mixed at the Kinks' Konk studios in London, "Transformation" features Dave's renditions of Kinks klassics "See My Friends", "Picture Book", "Living On A Thin Line" and others. Jonathan plays rhythm, vibrato, leslie, acoustic and e-bow guitar on the disc which is available exclusively @ www.davedavies.com. For additional information, click here.
Additional work on "We Women"
20 August 2003
Dennis and Jonathan recently recorded some last minute overdubs for The Jigsaw Seen's upcoming single "We Women". Dennis added an additional acoustic guitar and a keyboard part, while Jonathan re-recorded the electric sitars and added an electric piano. The track was then re-mixed with Pete Magdaleno at Autobahn last Wednesday, August 13. The single is still scheduled for release in October.
Bigfoot Lodge set list
11 August 2003
The Jigsaw Seen's set at the Bigfoot Lodge last night included songs from their forthcoming album, their new single "We Women" and one they haven't performed in 10 years, "Black Aggie".
Here's the complete set list:
IDIOTS WITH GUITARS
MY NAME IS TOM
30 CENTURY MAN
The Jigsaw Seen live @ Bigfoot Lodge
07 August 2003
The Jigsaw Seen will be appearing this Sunday, August 10 at the Bigfoot Lodge, 3172 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles at 10 pm. Also on the bill is Marizane, celebrating the release of their new CD "Stage One".
Admission is $3.00. info: 323-662-9227
New CD single set for release
16 June 2003
Vibro-phonic recordings has scheduled August 26 for the release of a new 3 track CD single by The Jigsaw Seen. The lead track, “We Women” features Dennis on vocals and Indian percussion, Jonathan on electric sitar and David on bass and phased backing vocal. The second track, “Loneliest Person” (originally recorded by the Pretty Things) is a studio out-take from the Jigsaw Seen’s most recent album “Songs Mama Used To Sing”. The final track, “Idiots with Guitars” is an acoustic version recorded live by Dennis and Jonathan at Schuba’s in Chicago on March 31, 2002.
Mama reviewed in April issue of Q
11 March 2003
The following review appears in the April issue of Q, the UK's
"ultimate rock 'n' roll magazine".
THE JIGSAW SEEN
SONGS MAMA USED TO SING
VIBRO-PHONIC DL 12011 33.38 MINS
*** (3 stars)
US power-poppers cover childhood favorites. No wonder they grew
When not playing sessions, former Grammy nominees The Jigsaw Seen relive
their youth by contributing to any vaguely-respectable tribute album. These
psychedelic pop homages have now been assembled into a cool and eclectic
set, including a carbon-copy Who on Tattoo and a bizarre grunge stab at Henry
Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk. Dave Henderson
Radio play for "Mama"
28 February 2003
Vibro-phonic recordings launched a college radio campaign for “Songs Mama Used To Sing” in late January, with “Tattoo” and “Luci Baines” receiving the most airplay. Below is a list of stations currently spinning “Mama”.
5: WXOU (Rochester, MI)
10: KRVS (Lafayette, LA)
20: KDNK (Carbondale, CO), WDPS (Dayton)
30: KVCU (Boulder), WFDU (NJ/NYC)
also: 3WK (internet), KPFK (Los Angeles), KXLU (Los Angeles), WBAI (NYC), WLUW (Chicago),
KRVM (Eugene), WRVG (Lexington), WMNF (Tampa), KUMD (Duluth), WYBF (Bryn Mawr/Phil.),
KRCC (Colorado Springs), KVMR (Sacramento), KSER (Seattle), WYBC (New Haven), WYSO
(Dayton), WFIT (NYC), KXCI (Tucson), KPFA (Berkeley), KAOS (Olympia), WORT (Madison).
27 January 2003
The members of The Jigsaw Seen were deeply saddened by the death of Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees. Longtime fans, Dennis and Jonathan produced the critically acclaimed tribute album “Melody Fair, songs of the Bee Gees” in 1994. To coincide with the release of the album, Dennis and Jonathan also organized 3 tribute concerts in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa featuring performances by John Easdale (Dramarama), John Wesley Harding, Scott Miller (Loud Family), the Sneetches and Wondermints in addition to The Jigsaw Seen. Dennis and Maurice were each interviewed for an article that appeared in the Houston Press on May 11, 1995. Click here to read article.
In the year 2003
06 January 2003
With the new year, the jigsaw seen are back at work on their album of new material. Tracks completed include “We Women” and “Fruitbasket Upset” while work continues on “Choreography Killed The Cat”, “Melancholy Morning”, “Hercules and Sylvia” and others.
David completed his bass tracks before leaving for the David Gray tour but will be recording additional overdubs between legs of the tour. Also assisting the band on this album is Rob Tucker on keyboards.
Other plans this year include Dennis and Jonathan compiling a various artists x-mas album for release this fall and David producing an EP by former Wednesday Week vocalist Kristi Callan to be released this spring.