Wednesday, January 12, 2011
[press release] The excitement around J. Irvin Dally in 2010 has generated in the way it used to. Before the internets building-to-destroy hype machine cycle exists, the weird hyper rapid motion of the blogosphere that would make the hair on Future Shock author Alvin Toffler's neck stand up, people used to just talk about music with contagious enthusiasm. It was cultivated organically and through word-of-mouth. It was built through discussion in record stores and listening parties among friends. Considering Jordan's music showcases an old soul and traditional approach to intricate, unorthodox folk music (think Incredible String Band and Jana Hunter), perhaps it's apropos that J Irvin Dally is slowly creeping into the conversation exclusively through this process. He's been a secret that discerning ears feel ambivalent about sharing - music this beautiful should be. Jordan (the J. in the namesake) released his debut EP Despistado early last year, and hand-made only a few dozen copies. The music took a life of its own.
For the past year, Jordan has quietly played shows in and around his native LA - usually at house gigs or art galleries. The more unusual the setting, the better. He ventures out to the mid-Atlantic region this month!
Jan 17 – Charlotte, NC – Sweet Tooth *
Jan 18 – Arlington, VA – IOTA *
Jan 21 – New York, NY – Googie’s Lounge ^
Jan 22 – New York, NY – Piano’s #
Jan 23 – Lynchburg, VA – White Hart %
Jan 26 – Somerville, MA – Bloc 11 *
Jan 27 – Charlottesville, VA – Christ Episcopal Church *
* = with Jacob Early
# = with Anni Rossi and Christopher Paul Stelling
^ = with Christopher Paul Stelling
% = with The Late Virginia Summers and White Laces
Note: J. Irvin Dally will also be officially performing at SXSW this year, more info TBA
Following up Despistado, Jordan just released the two-song single "Sun Room," coupled with a very tongue-in-cheek video for the title track. Check out the NEW SINGLE HERE!! Check out the NEW VIDEO below...
"J. Irvin Dally is an artist of abnormal brilliance, as garrulous and uncouth as the title of his EP, Despistado, would have you believe." - Pitchfork's Altered Zones
"It's tempting to call his Despistado EP (which translates to "confused") a self-released seven-song magnum opus, but given his youth and unbridled brilliance, it's still too early to put ceilings on the kid." - Impose Magazine
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