the jigsaw seen news 2004

 

 

 

    "GOD REST YE" RELEASED TODAY IN UK.

    "PUBLIC ACCESS HOLLYWOOD" SCREENING

    "GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN" CD RELEASED TODAY

    GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN

    TOP 5 DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    "ZENITH" AVAILABLE AGAIN!

    STADTWERKE OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

    DAVE DAVIES SHOW IN GERMANY

    "JESUS OF HOLLYWOOD" REMIXED

    "WE WOMEN" REVIEWED IN BIG TAKEOVER

    "WE WOMEN" REVIEW

 

APPLE ITUNES

"WE WOMEN" REVIEW

"WE WOMEN" REVIEW IN LOGO

RODNEY ON THE ROQ

DAVE DAVIES SHOWS

"PUBLIC ACCESS HOLLYWOOD"

"WE WOMEN" REVIEW

"FRUITBASKET UPSET" MIXED

"MELANCHOLY MORNING" REMIXED

DAVID HART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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.

Press Release:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PUBLIC ACCESS HOLLYWOOD FIRST FILM TO SCREEN AT THE CENTURY CITY FILM FESTIVAL

DATE: Wednesday October 27  
TIME: 11am
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

3. Desiree

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 

May 28, 2004
The Jigsaw Seen's "We Women" CD is reviewed in the new issue of The Big Takeover (#54 with Stereolab on the cover). Reviewer Tucker Petertil called the disc "truly memorable". To read entire review, click here.

 

 

 

 

"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 

 

 

 

 

Apple iTunes

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

March 2, 2004
"Fruitbasket Upset" was mixed on Sunday night with Pete Magdaleno at Autobahn. This track features guest percussionist Joe Berardi on marimba. The band is working on "Bertha Brilliance" this week at Vibro-phonic.

 

 

 

 

"Melancholy Morning" remixed

February 17, 2004
The track "Melancholy Morning" was remixed last Friday with Pete Magdaleno at Autobahn (the band replaced some Mellotron tracks and added a guitar solo earlier this month). Jonathan and David are working on "Bertha Brilliance" this week while Dennis is in London.

 

 

 

 

"David Hart"

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".

 


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