SIMON JOYNER

Simon Joyner Launches Kickstarter for the Release of Double Album


Jagjaguwar alumnus, Simon Joyner, is in the midst of finishing his 13th album, but he needs your help people! He’s just launched a Kickstarter, in which he is less than $700 dollars away from reaching his $6000 goal (wowzers!!), which will fund the final recording, mixing and manufacturing. In celebration of twenty years making records (Joyner released his first album in 1992), a double album will be released on white vinyl this upcoming summer. We’re talking some pretty cool stuff here: Joyner is recording the album all-analog on a 1-inch reel to reel machine. Check out his Kickstarter HERE to see how you can contribute.

Richard Youngs Releases Limited Vinyl-Only “Long White Cloud” LP on Grapefruit Records

A guest blog post by Jagjaguwar alum Simon Joyner:

I haven’t participated in the running of a record label since 1997, when Chris Deden and I stopped releasing music on Sing, Eunuchs! Records. We found that the main problem running a small, independent label was that the majority of independent distributors refused to pay us after they sold our records, despite numerous phone calls, faxes, and threatening letters. There was an understood convention of withholding payment on sold goods until the label released another title the distributor wanted to carry. It seemed criminal and against the spirit of the whole independent music ethos but it was how things were done. Bigger independent labels could afford to subsidize their distributors by waiting on funds until the next record came out but we actually needed the money from the previous release just to fund the next record. It was a dispiriting, debt-ridden situation and when we hung up our hats after five years I vowed never to run a record label again unless I could circumvent what I considered an unfair distribution system.

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New SIMON JOYNER Album Out Today

Congrats to Jagjaguwar alum SIMON JOYNER, whose twelfth record is out today on Team Love Records. Joyner’s latest release, Out Into The Snow, is another challenging and rewarding song-cycle which grows richer from repeated listening. The album includes appearances by Alex McManus (Lambchop, Bright Eyes, The Bruces), Ryan Kennedy, Mike Friedman, Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), and Chris Deden, as well as background vocals by Sarah Gleason and Pearl Lovejoy Boyd and string arrangements by violinist, Laraine Kaizer. For more info or to order click HERE.

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS, SIMON JOYNER and WILDERNESS New Releases Now Available For Mailorder

You can now pre-order our three new releases that are hitting stores on March 7 at our MAILORDER PAGE: PINK MOUNTAINTOPS’ second full-length “AXIS OF EVOL” on CD/LP, the much awaited collection SIMON JOYNER’s “BEAUTIFUL LOSERS: SINGLES & COMPILATION TRACKS 1994-1999″ on CD/2xLP, and finally the 2xLP of the critically-acclaimed self-titled debut by WILDERNESS. Happy hunting.

Happy Woman by Simon Joyner
One For The Catholic Girls by Simon Joyner
Medicine Blues by Simon Joyner

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