the jigsaw seen news 2011





Rodney On The ROQ!

December 21, 2011

Legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer ("Mayor Of The Sunset Strip") has been spinning tracks from "Winterland" on KROQ (106.7 FM in Los Angeles) for the last 5 weeks. Rodney recently debuted a station ID featuring The Jigsaw Seen that can be streamed or downloaded by clicking here.





"Winterland" reviewed in The Independent!

December 17, 2011

"Winterland" was reviewed in yesterday's edition of British national newspaper The Independent with the paper calling the album "a charming blend of folk-rock and psych-rock."


To see review, click here





The Jigsaw Seen featured at Blurt!

December 14, 2011

In an article on The Jigsaw Seen at Blurt Online titled "Hold The Eggnog," writer Jennifer Kelly describes the group as "LA's best mod-referencing, power-chording, melodic rock band." 

To read entire article, click here.





"Winterland" reviewed in The Daily Mirror!

December 10, 2011

A review of "Winterland" appeared in 1.2 million copies of yesterday's edition of UK newspaper The Daily Mirror with the paper calling the record "an album of sleighbell-coated melancholy and winter wanderlust." 

To see review, click here.





San Francisco show review at Blurt!

December 09, 2011

Jud Cost reviews The Jigsaw Seen's recent performance at Hotel Utah in San Francisco on Blurt Online.

To read review, click here.





4 star review at eMusic!

December 08, 2011

In a 4 star review at eMusic, Dan Epstein calls The Jigsaw Seen's "Winterland" "an agreeably frosty song-cycle that should serve as a welcome antidote to the sugary annual onslaught of Yuletide cheer." 

To read entire review, click here.





Mistletunes review!

December 05, 2011

In a review at holiday music website Mistletunes, Rudolph writes that "Winterland" has "a sort of 'Rubber Soul' or 'Revolver' level of production, playing, arranging and writing" and is "an excellent album that won't sound out of place at the height of summer." 

To read entire review, click here.





"Winterland" review at Buzzbands!

November 27, 2011

In a review at website Buzzbands, Kevin Bronson calls The Jigsaw Seen's "Winterland" "a brilliant concept album that is more about the season than it is the holiday."


To read entire review, click here.





USA Today

November 25, 2011

In this article on new holiday music releases, USA Today recommends The Jigsaw Seen's "Winterland" "for your pop/R&B-tuned nephew." (???)


To read article, click here.





Tour Dates!
October 29, 2011

Nov. 12: Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT
Nov. 13: Rock Shop - Brooklyn, NY
Nov. 14: Pianos - New York, NY
Nov. 16: The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
Nov. 17: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 01: Silverlake Lounge - Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 02: Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA
Dec. 03: Eleven - San Diego, CA

For additional information, click here.





"Snow Angels Of Pigtown" video!
October 21, 2011
The band's video tribute to Baltimore (aka "Pigtown"), directed by Ry Currier, has been posted to Youtube.

"Snow Angels" is the focus track from "Winterland" and arrives at radio on November 8.

To watch video, click here.




October 1, 2011
Editor Jack Rabid calls The Jigsaw Seen's "Winterland" a "masterpiece" in the next issue of The Big Takeover, comparing it to "Forever Changes," "Days Of Future Passed," and "The Madcap Laughs" and writing "Greater than an audacious, interesting concept LP, though, is the beguiling pop-art-psych beauty that fills this wondrous work. Would that every band had such immortal flair at their fingertips!" 
The Big Takeover is available at newsstands everywhere, to subscribe, go to:





"Winterland" pre-release listening party in Atlanta!
August 27, 2011
RUST Magazine will be hosting a very special pre-release listening party for The Jigsaw Seen's new album "Winterland" at Mojo Vinyl in Atlanta on September 15 as part of the "Alive After 5" event. Hear "Winterland" two months before it's officially released and hear it on vinyl! Listening party sponsored by Gemini DJ Equipment.

For details, click here.




August 06, 2011
Enter to win an ultra rare vinyl test pressing of The Jigsaw Seen's upcoming LP "Winterland," mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios, London. Four runner-ups will win "Winterland" t-shirts. 


To enter, go to, scroll to bottom of the page and click "enter now." Deadline to enter is Midnight PST on Nov. 23, 2011, drawing will be held on Nov. 25, 2011.


Winners will be notified by Facebook message or by e-mail.

"Winterland" will be released on vinyl, compact disc and download in the UK by Code 7/Plastichead on Nov. 14 and in the US by Vibro-phonic/BDC on Nov. 15.





"What About Christmas?" press quotes!
July 10, 2011
Press quotes for "What About Christmas?", the opening track on The Jigsaw Seen's forthcoming album "Winterland":

“’What About Christmas?’ deserves to be part of the permanent seasonal repertoire.” USA TODAY

“’What About Christmas?’ swells with perfectly plush production tactics and the moaning sound of a Mellotron. The Jigsaw Seen are experts at blending psychedelic textures with massive pop hooks.” TWIST AND SHAKE

“’What About Christmas?’ is what every self-respecting Nuggets fan will be wanting for the holidays, a primitive pounding beat, a tinsel of Mellotron and a guitar solo that would frazzle the turkey.” AMERICANA UK

“A lovely rolling tune with some great guitar work and an annoyingly catchy chorus, possibly the only festive song you will be able to stomach this yuletide. PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE (UK)

“’What About Christmas?’ boasts a dense, urgent melody with more than a hint of psychedelic undertow.” ENTERTAINMENT NEWS



"Winterland" cut for vinyl at Abbey Road!
July 02, 2011
The Jigsaw Seen's "Winterland" LP was recently mastered for vinyl by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Among Steve's numerous achievements is remastering The Beatles' catalog for CD and download release in 2009.
Steve has also mastered current releases by Animal Collective, Joanna Newsom and Teenage Fanclub.
"Winterland" will be released on vinyl in the UK by Code 7/Plastichead on November 14 and in the US by Vibro-phonic/BDC on November 15.



Whitey Bulger meets The Jigsaw Seen @ BLURT!
June 25, 2011
Blurt magazine recently posted an article (written by Jud Cost) on The Jigsaw Seen lead singer Dennis Davison's friendship with recently captured Boston mobster Whitey Bulger (number 1 on FBI's most wanted list, subject of Martin Scorsese movie "The Departed"). The person who turned Whitey in (not Dennis) is going to receive a two million dollar reward. "The FBI, meanwhile, has no comment on the band".

To read the article, click here.




"Winterland" mastered today at Abbey Road!
June 20, 2011
The Jigsaw Seen's "Winterland" was mastered for compact disc and digital download today at Abbey Road Studios in London by the distinguished recording engineer Peter Mew (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie). Peter has worked on the classic albums "Magical Mystery Tour", "Ummagumma", "S.F. Sorrow" and countless others. In addition to mastering David Bowie's entire catalog, Peter also recently created the first ever stereo mix of Bowie's "The Laughing Gnome"! LP masters will also be cut at Abbey Road later this week.

"Winterland" will be released by Vibro-phonic/BDC on Nov. 15, 2011.





Rhino Records Pop Up store appearance!
June 5, 2011
The Jigsaw Seen's Dennis Davison will perform two songs at Kristian Hoffman's Paisley Pop Calvacade at the Rhino Records Pop Up store on June 9 backed by the house band which will include Jonathan Lea on lead guitar. Other performers include Timur Bekbosunov, Kristi Callan, Ruthann Friedman, Lisa Jenio, Steve Stanley, Abby Travis and the show's host Kristian Hoffman.

For additional information, check out the event's Facebook page here.




Guest appearance by Dave Davies on "Winterland" LP!
June 1, 2011
Rock legend Dave Davies of The Kinks sings harmony vocals on The Jigsaw Seen's version of Gordon Lightfoot's "Circle Of Steel" from the band's upcoming LP "Winterland". Dave's harmony vocals have graced classics such as "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset", "Sunny Afternoon", "Lola" and countless others.

"Winterland" is the follow-up to The Jigsaw Seen's critically acclaimed, CMJ charting 2010 album "Bananas Foster" and will be released by Code 7 in the UK on Nov. 14 and by BDC in the US on 

Nov. 15.





Jonathan Lea interview with RUST!
May 4, 2011
Guitarist Jonathan Lea discusses the recording of The Jigsaw Seen's upcoming album "Winterland" in an interview with RUST.

To read interview, click here.





"Celebrity Interview" available at iTunes!
March 1, 2011
The Jigsaw Seen's ultra-rare 1999 single "Celebrity Interview" (including non-LP b-side "Another Predictable Song") has been remastered and is now available for download at iTunes. Original copies of this single (with gatefold sleeve and insert featuring Jayne Mansfield) have sold on eBay for over $50. "The Jigsaw Seen's extremely catchy 'Celebrity Interview' possesses a definite affection for the frothy guitar sounds of British rock." - CMJ

To download "Celebrity Interview" at iTunes, click here.




"First Love Soundtrack" at eMusic!
February 14, 2011
The Jigsaw Seen is included in eMusic's Valentine's Day promotion "First Love Soundtrack" with the download site asking artists to share the songs that remind them of that special someone. 

To read about Tom's first crush (Diana Rigg), click here.




NPR's "Song Of The Day"!
February 8, 2011
The Jigsaw Seen's "Where The Action Isn't" (from "Bananas Foster") is NPR's "Song Of The Day" today and they're offering a free download of the track at the National Public Radio website, saying "After 20 years, The Jigsaw Seen still writes soaring, smart, carefully crafted pop songs like 'Where The Action Isn't.'"

To read article, see photo and download "Where The Action Isn't", click here.




Steve Lillywhite spins The Jigsaw Seen!
January 18, 2011
Grammy-winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Peter Gabriel) played The Jigsaw Seen's "David Hart's Name Of Song" (from "Bananas Foster") today on his radio show, recommending the album and calling it "well recorded."

To see Steve's playlist, click here.




The Jigsaw Seen on BBC 2!
January 11, 2011
The legendary Bob Harris (host of "The Old Grey Whistle Test" TV show) played "Melancholy Morning" (from "Bananas Foster") on his BBC 2 radio show on Sunday.

To see Bob's entire playlist, click here.





4 star review in UK magazine UNCUT!
January 06, 2011
"Bananas Foster" receives 4 stars in a review in the February issue of UK music magazine UNCUT (with Roxy Music or The Allman Brothers on the cover).

Reviewer Chris Roberts calls the album "virtuosic, inventive" and "perfect retro-pop" and compares the band ("LA art-rockers") to Spoon, Scott Walker, psych-pop Bee Gees and 10cc. UNCUT is available in the US at newsstands, Borders and Barnes & Noble.

To read review, click here.