the jigsaw seen news 2004
"God Rest Ye" released today in UK.
November 15, 2004
The Jigsaw Seen's "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" is released today in the UK. The CD is available at Virgin Megastore, HMV, indie record shops nationwide, and online at Amazon UK.
"Public Access Hollywood" screening
October 26, 2004
The film "Public Access Hollywood", featuring performance and interview footage of The Jigsaw Seen, will screen at the Century City Film Festival.
PUBLIC ACCESS HOLLYWOOD FIRST FILM TO SCREEN AT THE CENTURY CITY FILM FESTIVAL
DATE: Wednesday October 27
VENUE: Fairfax 3 Theaters, 7907 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
Directed By: Will Peragine
Produced By: Dan Murphy, Sara Allison, David Strauss
Starring: Francine Dancer, David Hart, Chip the Black Boy, Dr. Susan Block, Dan Kapelovitz, Giddle Partridge, Zuma Dogg, Rudy the Rubber, Gail Fetzer, Elton & Betty White.
PUBLIC ACCESS HOLLYWOOD is one of six documentaries selected to screen at the CCFF.
Francine Dancer and David Hart as well as other stars from the film will be in attendance.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=74396
Tickets also available at the box office before the show.
"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" CD released today
October 12, 2004
The Jigsaw Seen's "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" CD EP is released in the US today. To purchase with free shipping (worldwide) until December 25, click here.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
August 09, 2004
Vibro-phonic recordings is proud to announce the October 5 release of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, by The Jigsaw Seen. This classic yuletide recording has become a perennial favorite since itís initial release on red vinyl in 1989. Originally released by Skyclad Records as a 7-inch single, Vibro-phonic has now expanded the release to a 5 song CD EP.
The EP starts off with a brand new remix of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, showcasing heavenly harmonies and droning electric sitars. The song was remixed after the original 2 inch analog tapes were meticulously baked and transferred to digital. The next cut is a 2004 remix of Jesus Of Hollywood, a track that appeared on The Jigsaw Seenís long out-of-print debut album Shortcut Through Clown Alley. A previously unreleased instrumental version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen follows, featuring guest percussionist Joe Berardi on vibes. Next up is the acoustic single version of Jesus Of Hollywood, remixed especially for this release. The final selection is the original single mix of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.
With a mint condition copy of the original single and picture sleeve valued at over $20 (Goldmine Christmas Record Price Guide, Krause Publications, 1997), this expanded, remixed and remastered version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
Top 5 digital downloads
July 1, 2004
The best-selling downloads by The Jigsaw Seen on Apple iTunes as of June 30:
1. Baby Elephant Walk
2. On A Carousel
4. Persephone Again
5. I'm With You
In addition to the previously listed download services (see April 29 news item), The Jigsaw Seen's songs will soon be available on the following sites: EtherStream, Music4Cents, RuleRadio, Sony Connect, QTRnote, EMEPE3, CatchMusic, Puretracks and Viztas.
"Zenith" available again!
June 24, 2004
The Jigsaw Seen's "Zenith" CD, unavailable at retail for the last 2 years, will be available again on August 3. The CD will be available at all Tower Records, Virgin Megastores, Borders and independent record stores nationwide.
Stadtwerke Open Air Festival
June 16, 2004
Jonathan had a great time playing with Dave Davies to over 20,000 people at the Stadtwerke Festival in Germany on Sunday. German television filmed Jonathan backstage having a conversation with Leo Lyons of Ten Years After for future broadcast. Jonathan also got the chance to have a quick chat with Ray Davies at Heathrow Airport on Saturday and reports that Ray was very friendly and looked healthy.
Dave Davies show in Germany
June 9, 2004
Jonathan will be appearing with legendary Kinks' guitarist Dave Davies at the Stadtwerke Open Air Festival in Potsdam (near Berlin), Germany this Sunday, June 13 at 9:00 PM
"Jesus of Hollywood" remixed
June 2, 2004
"Jesus of Hollywood" from The Jigsaw Seen's debut album "Shortcut Through Clown Alley" was remixed on Monday evening with Pete Magdaleno at Track Record in North Hollywood. The original 2" 24 track analog tape from 1988 was baked and transferred to digital last week at Penguin Recording. The remixed track will be released this October on a release to be announced shortly.
The "We Women" reviewd in Big Takeover
"We Women" review
May 7, 2004
Canadian website Mohair Sweets recently reviewed "We Women" with writer Arthur Green proclaiming the release "intriguing". To read entire review, click here.17 October 2003
April 29, 2004
Tracks from The Jigsaw Seen's albums Zenith and Songs Mama Used To Sing are now available as digital downloads from Apple iTunes. The band's best-selling tracks are Baby Elephant Walk, Persephone Again and On A Carousel. Tracks from the 2 albums are also available for downloading at Audio Lunchbox, Buy Music, Disc Logic, Emusic, Music Match, Music Net, Napster, Net Music and Rhapsody.
"We Women" review
April 23, 2004
The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" CD was recently reviewed on the Swedish site www.torpedopop.com. Goran Obradovic describes the title track as "acid/psych/weird/prog-folk". To read entire review, click here.
"We Women" review in LOGO
April 9, 2004
The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" CD is reviewed in the current issue of the UK magazine LOGO. Reviewer Suzie Q said: "For those that skimmed over LOGO's glowing review of The Jigsaw Seen's last album, here's a reminder of what you missed". To read entire review, click here.
Rodney on the ROQ
April 2, 2004
Legendary L.A. D.J./scenemaker Rodney Bingenheimer played "We Women" by The Jigsaw Seen alongside tracks by the Vines and Franz Ferdinad during his March 29 show on world famous alternative radio station K.R.O.Q. Rodney is the subject of the current theatrical documentary "Mayor Of The Sunset Strip".
Dave Davies shows
March 22, 2004
Jonathan will take a break from recording the new TJS album this week to play 3 shows with legendary Kinks' guitarist Dave Davies.
03/24 Santa Barbara, CA
03/25 Folsom, CA
03/26 San Francisco, CA
For venue information, click here.
"Public Access Hollywood"
March 15, 2004
Dennis and Jonathan attended a screening of "Public Access Hollywood" last Tuesday night at Cinespace in Hollywood. The film includes a portion of The Jigsaw Seen's performance on David Hart's television show, live footage of the band at the Lava Lounge and interview segments with Dennis and Jonathan. Also in attendance were cable access legends Francine Dancer, David Hart, Michael Devine, Jim Berry, Susan Block and others.
"We Women" review
March 9, 2004
The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" disc was recently reviewed on the internet site Mundane Sounds. Joseph Kyle said "This all-too brief single is a taster for The Jigsaw Seen's forthcoming album, and what a taste it is!" To read entire review, click here.
"Fruitbasket Upset" mixed
continues this week with acoustic guitars, organ, mellotron and backing vocals
being added to the track "David Hart's Name Of Song". This song will
also be featured in the forthcoming film "Public Access Hollywood".
February 10, 2004
Recording continues this week with acoustic guitars, organ, mellotron and backing vocals being added to the track "David Hart's Name Of Song". This song will also be featured in the forthcoming film "Public Access Hollywood".