Richard Youngs Blog :: JAGJAGUWAR

Filed Under:Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs Tapped For Grapefruit Record Club LP

ryoungsgreen

Two of Jagjaguwar’s dear friends, Simon Joyner and Ben Goldberg, recently announced their Grapefruit Record Club, a subscription-based vinyl-only label that will release four exclusive LPs in 2011. And for its inaugural year, Grapefruit has selected Jagjaguwar’s Richard Youngs to join artists Lampchop, L. Eugene Methe and 200 Years (Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Elisa Ambrogio of Magik Markers).

Having just returned from a tour and adventure in New Zealand, Richard is recording his contribution to the record club as I type this very blog entry. However, Richard has described the forthcoming Grapefruit album as “a meditation on native birdsong, Maori place names, the Pacific Ocean, satellite navigation, and clutch failure in Wanaka.” Yes, we are officially signed up.

Subscriptions for 2011 are open until Valentine’s Day. Kind of a perfect holiday gift for your household vinylophile black sheep, eh?

VHF Records releases Richard Youngs and Simon Wickham-Smith Retrospective

7838810109160_main

VHF Records is set to release a retrospective of the 20-year partnership between Richard Youngs and Simon Wickham-Smith, appropriately titled 20 years. It will include their first new vinyl in nearly 15 years, as well as three CDs worth of previously unreleased projects taken from the time vault that is “The 90s.”

Check out all you need to know here.

We here at Jag have released a bountiful cornucopia of Richard Youngs jams, including the re-release of a 1997 collaboration with Wickham-Smith back in ’08 called VEIL(For Greg).

All of this should keep you busy for a while!

Richard Youngs Contributes Acapella Track to Root Strata 7″ Series

Valet/Richard Youngs - Tsuki No Seika Vol. 2 (Root Strata)

Over the course of his diverse, prolific career, Richard Youngs has used his voice — be it careening, pleading, soothing or caught in a strange, multi-tracked dance with itself — to great effect. Recently, Youngs contributed an acapella track, “Fen Flowers,” to Root Strata‘s Tsuki No Seika 7″ series, which focuses on the endless capabilities of the lone human voice. Of the contribution, Root Strata writes: “Richard Youngs is no stranger to this acapella lark (take a listen to his Summer Wanderer LP, for further details), and his hypnotic ‘Fen Flowers’ manifests itself as a minimalist, abstracted, multitracked take on the traditional, Ewan MacColl school of hand-on-ear folk singing. It’s a strange blend of disciplines, but his hypnotic delivery has real weight and resonance to it.”

The flip-side of the 7″ offers an acapella cover of the Mudhoney classic “Touch Me I’m Sick” from Portland-based Kranky artist Valet (aka Honey Owens), which is “rendered within a swarming, groggy swirl of edited vocal tones that brings some kind of cloudy beauty to the piece.”

With only 400 of these lovely 7-inches in print, it would probably be in your best interest to head to Boomkat now for your own copy.

RICHARD YOUNGS’ Under Stellar Stream Out Today

RICHARD YOUNGS’ Under Stellar Stream is out today on Jagjaguwar. The release is a collection of neodruid hymns and chants for the minutiae of homelife and fatherhood — poetic transcendance through repetition and a focus on the (seemingly) micro. For more than 20 years, the UK’s Richard Youngs has been at the forefront of progressive minimalism, through solo home recording projects; through collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith and Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mothers Temple); and in special live performances playing bass with Jandek. Leaving a very human fingerprint on even the most far-reaching experimentations, Youngs has built a extensive, intriguing catalogue that just begs one to go deep.

Pick up Under Stellar Stream at your local record store or order online HERE.

RICHARD YOUNGS’ Under Stellar Stream Available for Pre-Order

RICHARD YOUNGS’ Under Stellar Stream is now available for pre-order online. The forthcoming release is a collection of neodruid hymns and chants for the minutiae of homelife and fatherhood — poetic transcendance through repetition and a focus on the (seemingly) micro. For more than 20 years, the UK’s Richard Youngs has been at the forefront of progressive minimalism, through solo home recording projects; through collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith and Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mothers Temple); and in special live performances playing bass with Jandek. Leaving a very human fingerprint on even the most far-reaching experimentations, Youngs has built a extensive, intriguing catalogue that just begs one to go deep.

Under Stellar Stream is out on Jagjaguwar October 20. Pre-order the album HERE.

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

There are no shows at this time.

See all upcoming shows

© 2014 Jagjaguwar. All rights reserved.