the jigsaw seen news 2005
December. 05, 2005
Vibro-phonic Recordings has compiled “10 Easy Pieces”, an exclusive iMix containing the best of The Jigsaw Seen available at Apple iTunes. To download “10 Easy Pieces”, click here.
01. Celebrity Interview
02. Jesus Of Hollywood
04. Baby Elephant Walk
05. Tight Lips
06. We Women
07. Letter To The Editor
08. I’m With You
09. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
10. Another Predictable Song
November 25, 2005
below are The Jigsaw Seen’s best selling downloads at some of Apple iTunes’
USA – “Another Predictable Song”
Canada – “30 Century Man”
UK – “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”
Japan – “Melody Fair”
Germany – “Desiree”
Netherlands – “Still I’m Sad”
iTunes Sweden – “Baby Elephant Walk”
November 17, 2005
Amazon.com has designated the “Children Of Nuggets” box set one of the Top 10 box set releases of 2005. “Nuggets” is also Amazon’s music pick (alongside Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run” box set) for the month of November. In addition, “Nuggets” is ranked in the top 10 of Amazon’s sales to customers in Sweden, and top 20 in sales to customers in Greece. To purchase “Children Of Nuggets” at Amazon, click here.
November. 14, 2005
is offering free shipping (worldwide) on all merchandise purchased until Dec.
31. To go to the Vibro-phonic shop, click here.
October. 23, 2005
The Jigsaw Seen are mentioned in Buzz McClain’s review of “Children Of Nuggets” in today’s edition of The Washington Post. To read review, click here.
October. 10, 2005
A message board has been added to The Jigsaw Seen's website. Members of the band will post and answer questions as often as possible. To go to the message board, click here.
September. 30, 2005
The “Children Of Nuggets” box set (which includes The Jigsaw Seen’s “My Name Is Tom”) was recently reviewed by webzine Pitchfork Media. Reviewer Joe Tangari ends his review by saying “Who knows where the Nuggets franchise will go next? As long as they keep unearthing mind-blowing songs like The Jigsaw Seen’s “My Name Is Tom”, I’ll be listening.” To read entire review, click here.
September. 27, 2005
Today is the official release date for the Rhino/Warner Music Group 4-disc box set “Children Of Nuggets”. In addition to The Jigsaw Seen track “My Name Is Tom”, the collection also includes cuts by Dennis Davison’s previous band The United States Of Existence and David Nolte’s first band The Last. To read Rhino’s press release, click here.
September. 24, 2005
The “Children Of Nuggets” box set (which includes The Jigsaw Seen’s “My Name Is Tom”) is reviewed by Fred Mills in the September/October issue of HARP (with Dave Grohl on the cover). To read review, click here.
September. 22, 2005
Sign up to be a friend of The Jigsaw Seen at My Space Music and receive news, bulletins, and other information. To go to The Jigsaw Seen’s page at My Space, click here.
September. 19, 2005
The “Children Of Nuggets” box set (which includes The Jigsaw Seen’s “My Name Is Tom”) receives a 4 star review in the October issue of UK magazine Uncut (issue #101 with John Lennon on the cover). Reviewer Luke Torn calls the set “a beacon, refracting long-deserved glory toward bands who received precious little in their heyday.”
September. 12, 2005
The “Children Of Nuggets” box set (which includes The Jigsaw Seen’s “My Name Is Tom”) receives a 3 & 1/2 star review in the September 22 print edition of Rolling Stone (issue #983 with the Rolling Stones on the cover). Reviewer Gaylord Fields says “these keepers of the three-chord flame expose a new generation to the rock & roll secrets they gleaned at their masters’ feet”.
September. 5, 2005
Jonathan appears on Dave Davies live CD “Transformation”, released this week in the UK by Angel Air records. The CD includes live versions of “Death Of A Clown”, “See My Friends”, “Living On A Thin Line” and others recorded at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California. To view photos from the show, click here.
Jonathan (left) with Dave Davies of the Kinks
September. 1, 2005
Vibro-phonic's re-issue of The Jigsaw Seen's "My Name Is Tom" CD has been rescheduled for January 2006 due to packaging issues. The title track appears on Rhino's "Children Of Nuggets" box set which will be released on Sep. 27.
August 10, 2005
June 8, 2005
The Jigsaw Seen rarity "Another Predictable Song" (originally the b-side of "Celebrity Interview") is now available for download at Apple iTunes. To download the track for $0.99, click here.
May 30, 2005
March 16, 2005
Tracks from The Jigsaw Seen's CD "We Women" are now available for download at Apple iTunes.
February 16, 2005
A photo of Jonathan appears on the website of speaker cabinet manufacturer Tone-Tools. Jonathan is using the Tone-Tools 62 Blues/Harp cabinet with various mini amps during sessions for the new TJS album. For information and to see photo, click here.
February 3, 2005
Tracks from The Jigsaw Seen's "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" CD are now available for download at Apple iTunes.
January 26, 2005
The Jigsaw Seen's "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" received substantial radio airplay over the holiday season, including spins on the following stations: BBC 6 (London, UK), KCRW (Los Angeles, CA), KXLU (Los Angeles, CA), WBZC (Philadelphia, PA), WDIY (Philadelphia, PA), WXPN (Philadelphia, PA), KFJC (San Francisco, CA), WBJB (Lincroft, NJ), WRUW (Cleveland, OH), KAOS (Seattle, WA), KSER (Seattle, WA), KPUR (Portland, OR), WNCW (Greenville, NC), WCBE (Columbus, OH), WYCE (Grand Rapids, MI), KSYM (San Antonio, TX), WORT (Madison, WI), KRVS (Lafayette, LA), KURE (Aimes, IA), KKCR (Hanalai, HI) and KRUA (Anchorage, AK).
January 19, 2005
Webzine Mundane Sounds recently reviewed The Jigsaw Seen's "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" CD with Joseph Kyle saying "both songs sound really nice".
To read entire review click here.
January 12, 2005
Webzine Splendid recently reviewed The Jigsaw Seen's "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" CD with George Zahora saying "...pretty cool - imagine The Ramones hooking up with an electric sitar player to cover "Paint It Black", then deciding at the last minute to sing "God Rest Ye..." instead".
To read entire review click here.
Americana UK review
January 5, 2005