Posts Tagged ‘collabs’
Last month, Anxieteam’s debut single on full-color picture disc became available for pre-order. It’s now back in general release, making today not only the launch of Anxieteam’s brand new website, but also the official launch of the must-have music of 2010. The single is a double A-side on a 7″ picture disc featuring the live favorites “Let’s Eat Soya” and “Lonely In The Digital World”. The band created the artwork themselves, Jim doing one side of the disc and Jon the other. There are only 500 copies of the disc. (I’ve already got mine. They shop fast from the UK!) You can buy it directly from Hello Thor or Burgerplex. Haven’t got a record player? Each ~$11 purchase is accompanied by a suite of mp3s.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 6.8 million American adults, or about 3.1 percent of people age 18 and over, have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Well, now, thanks to a brand new website from Doodlesplatter’s very own design dream team, The Neon Hive, there will be a few less anxious people around town. The world’s most famous neurotic duo, Anxieteam, have a freshly centralized hub serving all the latest band-related news, music and videos. Consider it virtual Valium. If you fell out with society, join the Anxieteam here.
Without further ado, here are some visuals from this past weekend’s Anxieteam picture disc release gig at the Nottingham Contemporary. The detail-oriented amongst you may recognize Jon’s shirt as being the one he wore in New York at the Goodbye Blue Monday show. This begs two questions: 1) Should Jeremy get a new hobby? and 2) Why doth the T-shirt king double-up? All photos were pilfered from Hello Thor’s Flickr set. A special bonus is the appearance of Amir, head honcho at the JBVLA, as the red Soya dancer. Click through to see it all. More photo documentation of the recent UK gigs is on the way!
Anxieteam is playing two dates in the UK to celebrate the launch of their debut single, Let’s Eat Soya/ Lonely in the Digital World. The 7″ picture disc is produced by Hello Thor. Jon urges: “If you’re in either London or Nottingham please come along and say hi and not boo and cheer and clap!” London tickets are now available here: www.wegottickets.com/event/89748. Doodlesplatter urges you to go and take pictures and make illicit recordings on your cell phones. Anxieteam bootlegs are gonna be bigger than the Grateful Dead! Posse power.
Jeps uncovered this compendium from Tiger Translate published by IdN for $25. The book features work from Jon when he participated in the Beijing-based event in 2007. One for the artkive! Per IdN:
“Gold” is the final chapter of the Tiger Translate 2007. It is named because Gold is particularly significant in Asian culture which it is define as wealth and power.
Gold inevitably carries connotations of wealth, power, greed and corruption. But by the same time token, it is also used as a metaphorical yardstick for purity, quality and authenticity. Artists are in conflict when they consider what gold means to them and how to portray it. And that is great news to readers, since variety is the spice of publications.
Released “Rise”, “Merge” and “Gold” contributed by over 75 artists from over 15 countries, Tiger Translate 2007 truly crossed the cultural boundaries.
Remember this great Felt Mistress teaser? Felt Mistress really knocked it out of the park with these felted fruits, veggies and plants. As with most of Jon’s shows, there is a ton of work, so here’s just a glimpse at some of the plushes photographed by Jeps and Evelien (of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse). Stay tuned (or if you’re at the last one, look back) for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit (as well as the pricelist from heliumcowboy artspace). Click through to see some of the great soft sculptures, a pic with Evelien to show the size of these buggers and a little video too. Head over to Felt Mistress’ Flickr set for even more fantastic felty foliage.
Felt Mistress shares some sneak peeks of the work she’s been doing recently for Jon’s upcoming show, The Lossy Botany Lab, at heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg. One thing about FM’s plushes, they kill in color (above) and they’re bad in B&W (below). [Quick translation for my mom, who dutifully reads Doodlesplatter: In youth parlance: "kill" means to reign supremely and "bad" means good. Crazy, I know!]
As always, looking forward to more! Stay tuned to DS for sneaks from Jon this afternoon & tomorrow AM as the The Lossy Botany Lab grows closer…