the jigsaw seen news 2008

 

 

 

 

NUMBER 12 AT AMAZON !!!

USA TODAY

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID COHEN IN THE GUARIDAN

"WHAT ABOUT CHRISTMAS?" TOP 20!

RARITIES COLLECTION AVAILABLE AT ITUNES!

"MY NAME IS TOM" REVIEWED IN GREECE!

NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE AVAILABLE OCT. 28!

3 NEW SONGS AT MYSPACE!

"DISCRIMINATING COMPLETIST" TRACK LISTING

"30 CENTURY MAN" (COVER VERSION) VIDEO!

2 NEW ALBUMS!

"30 CENTURY MAN" VIDEO ON YOU TUBE!

"BABY ELEPHANT WALK" VIDEO ON YOU TUBE!

FUTURAME DVD RELEASED IN UK!

"PERSEPHONE AGAIN" LIVE AT THE BBC!

"FIDDLESTICKS" LIVE AT THE BBC!

FREE PROMO BUTTON!

 

 

 

 

 

Number 12 at Amazon!!!

December 20, 2008
With The Jigsaw Seen well on their way to becoming the Manheim Steamroller of indie rock, their 2004 reissue of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" recently reached number 12 on Amazon's "most popular items in Rock" Alternative Music sales chart. The top 11 included albums by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Ben Folds Five and others.

To purchase "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" at Amazon, click
here.

 

 

 

 

USA Today

December 18, 2008
USA Today recently proclaimed The Jigsaw Seen's new x-mas single "Candy Cane" "a holiday pop gem from an unjustly overlooked L.A. band."


To download "Candy Cane" at iTunes, click here.

 

 

 

 

Interview with David Cohen in The Guardian

December 6, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen's version of "30 Century Man" was recently mentioned by Futurama producer David Cohen in an interview with the UK newspaper The Guardian. 

 

To read interview, click here


 

 

"What About Christmas?" Top 20!

November 17, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen was recently informed by the producer of the internet radio channel "The Sounds Of Christmas" that their 2006 holiday recording "What About Christmas?" was among the channel's top 20 requests this week, out of tens of thousands of requests for thousands of Christmas songs.


To listen to "The Sounds Of Christmas", click here.

 

 

 

 

Rarities collection available at iTunes!

October 28, 2008
"The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist", the new collection of rarities and previously unreleased tracks, including versions of "30 Century Man", "My Name Is Tom", Jim Is The Devil", "Baby Elephant Walk" and 9 others, is now available at iTunes.


To download at iTunes, click here.

 

 

"My Name Is Tom" reviewed in Greece!

September 29, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen's 2006 reissue of "My Name Is Tom" was recently reviewed by Spiros Pelekis in the Greek fanzine Rumble Skunk. Below is an excerpt from the review:
"...They gigged around L.A., attracting the attention of the New Jersey-based Skyclad Records, which released their amazing debut album, “Shortcut Through Clown Alley”, in 1990. This was followed by a five-song M.LP, “My Name Is Tom”, in 1991. This M.LP reissued by their own label Vibro-Phonic Rec., for the first time on CD, in a great digi-pack-sleeve and includes those five tracks: “Warehouse The Wicked”, “Black Aggie”, “Persephone Again”, “The Daily Planet” (a fabulous cover of Love’s psych-masterpiece), and “My Name Is Tom”! You can find also some unreleased material like the killer instrumental “Murder At The Luau” (full of tremolo and fuzz guitars), “I’m So Happy Today”, “Off Track”, a cover of “The Best Is Yet To Come” (Coleman/Leigh), plus “Eight Lancashire Lads”, which originally appeared on the LP compilation “Son Of A Witch”. Incredible melodies, dreamy lyrics & Baroque atmosphere with lots of 6 and 12-string acoustic-electric guitars, as well fuzz-guitars here and there, strong bass-lines, up-drum-beat rhythms packed with mellotron, piano, tablas, percussion, mandola, clave, and of course the coolest-Baroque vocals of Dennis Davison with his permanent-personal trademark made this CD an awesome ethereal psychedelic-pop release!!! "

 

 

 

 

New holiday single available Oct. 28!

September 22, 2008
"Candy Cane", the new x-mas single by The Jigsaw Seen, will be available to download at iTunes on October 28. This release will be followed by the rarities collection "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" and the band's new album "Bananas Foster".

 

 

 

 

3 new songs at myspace!

September 8, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen have posted 3 previously unreleased songs from their forthcoming compilation "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" to their myspace page. 

 

To listen to the fuzz version of "The Best Is Yet To Come", the karaoke mix of "30 Century Man" and an early version of "We Women", click here.

 

 

 

 

"Discriminating Completist" track listing

August 23, 2008

After 3 sessions with mastering engineer Dave Schultz at Digiprep in Los Angeles, The Jigsaw Seen have decided on a final track listing for their forthcoming rarities collection “The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist”. 4 of the songs are previously unreleased and 5 have only been released on vinyl. This album will be available for digital download this autumn at iTunes.

 

01. The Best Is Yet To Come (fuzz version)

previously unreleased version, recorded 1992

02. Jim Is The Devil (single version)

Get Hip single a-side, released 1989

03. My Name Is Tom (Nuggets edit)

from the Rhino box set “Children Of Nuggets”, released 2005

04. We Women (early version)

previously unreleased version, recorded 1993

05. Baby Elephant Walk (Del-Fi version)

from the Del-Fi album “Shots In The Dark”, released 1996

06. Melody Fair (single edit)

from the Eggbert EP “Melody Four”, released 1994

07. When You're Pretty (single version)

Vibro-phonic single b-side, released 1996

08. Whore Kiss (single version)

Vibro-phonic single a-side, released 1998

09. Can Andy Come Out And Play? (1998 version)

previously unreleased version, recorded 1998

10. Celebrity Interview (single version)

Vibro-phonic single a-side, released 1999

11. Another Predictable Song (single version)

Vibro-phonic single b-side, released 1999

12. Luci Baines (Del-Fi version)

from the Del-Fi album “Delphonic Sounds Today”, released 1999

13. 30 Century Man (karaoke mix)

previously unreleased mix, recor ded 2002


 

 

"30 Century Man" (cover version) video

August 20, 2008
Jason Breslin, a 20 year old college student in Huntington, West Virginia has captured himself performing The Jigsaw Seen's version of "30 Century Man" and posted the video on Youtube. 

 

To view this outstanding performance, click here.

 

 

 

 

2 new albums

July 20, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen are happy to announce the upcoming release of 2 new albums.

The first, "Bananas Foster", is the band's long-awaited new collection of art-pop consisting of 11 songs including "David Hart's Name Of Song" which the band originally performed in the cult classic documentary "Public Access Hollywood". Jonathan Lea, inspired by "The White Album", "Goat's Head Soup" and "The Velvet Underground & Nico", has designed an elaborate package for the album featuring commissioned paintings by Mark Longo and prog art specialist Tony Velasquez. After months of mixing, the album was mastered last week by Dave Schultz at Digiprep in Los Angeles.
Vibro-phonic is currently arranging worldwide distribution and will announce a release date soon.

The second album, "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" is a download only release featuring 10 rare tracks (including the band's debut single "Jim Is The Devil") and 2 previously unreleased tracks. This release will be available at iTunes this autumn.
 

 

 

 

 

"30 Century Man" video on You Tube!

July 7, 2008
David July has created a video for "30 Century Man" using Futurama footage.


To watch video at You Tube, click here.

 

 

 

"Baby Elephant Walk" video on You Tube!

May 31, 2008
An Australian video director named Aldofz has created a music video for The Jigsaw Seen's version of "Baby Elephant Walk" and posted it on You Tube. The clip looks fantastic, with a Pink Floyd meets National Geographic quality that the band is extremely impressed with.

To watch video at You Tube, click here.

 

 

 

 

Futurama DVD released in UK!

April 7, 2008
"Bender's Big Score" the Futurama DVD that includes The Jigsaw Seen's version of Scott Walker's "30 Century Man" was released today in the UK and is already among Amazon UK's current Top 20 bestselling DVDs.

To purchase DVD at Amazon UK, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Persephone Again" live at the BBC

March 15, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen have posted an acoustic version of "Persephone Again" recorded live at the BBC. 

 

To download track, click here.

 

 

 

"Fiddlesticks" live at the BBC

March 03, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen have posted an acoustic version of "Fiddlesticks" recorded live at the BBC. 

 

To download track, click here.

 

 

 

 

FREE PROMO BUTTON

February 02, 2008
The Jigsaw Seen have created the first in a series of buttons to promote their upcoming album. If you would like to receive one of these buttons free of charge, send a message with your mailing address to: button@thejigsawseen.com

 

 

 


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