Posts Tagged ‘Jim Avignon’
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.
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.
Anxieteam played its last NYC show (for now) at Goodbye Blue Monday on June 13th. During this gig, Anxieteam’s first CD was free-vealed, and our Doodlesplatter NYC correspondent, Saki, was kind enough to share the tunes and photos from the event. You can sample some of the tracks on Anxieteam’s MySpace page, but Jon has cryptically suggested that there may be more Anxieteam CD news in August. Saki won one of the coveted discs, but I don’t think she’s posted about it yet. You should still check out her Flickr and blog, though, because she rules and because I said so. Goodbye Blue Monday and Goodbye Anxieteam (for now). Jon has many more photos on his site here.
Doodlesplatter NYC correspondent, Saki, was kind enough to provide us with lots of photos from Anxieteam’s recent Brooklyn shows. These snaps are from the June 2nd gig at Pete’s Candy Store where Saki was even one of the “Let’s Eat Soya” dancers. I don’t think she’s posted about this yet, but you should check out her Flickr and blog anyway because she rules and because I said so. From Munch-esque backdrop to the Cher-esque costume changes, this looked like a lot of fun. Jon also has many more photos on his site here.
Ready for more of this? This just in from Jon:
This special event sees the last performance for sometime on the shores of America for the cute cartoon couple.
But wipe those tears away! Through-out the performance, the band will be giving away their first ever CD to ten lucky audience members - for FREE! The CD includes some of their classic pop tunes along with karaoke versions so you too can join in and singalong with Anxieteam! Each CD will be numbered and signed by the band and to further record this momentous giveaway Jim and Jon will draw your portrait on the cover. If you don’t live in NYC, then get a friend to come along instead (with your photograph!).
This is absolutely guaranteed to be a collectors item in the years to come, perfect for you to sell on eBay and retire on the profits. (non-guaranteed by the state of Anxieteam)
See you at Goodbye Blue Monday on Sunday to sing-along and say goodbye (for now) to Anxieteam!
Hopefully the Anxieteam CDs will make their way to Burgerplex for all of us who are currently geographically challenged.
The multi-talented duo sang, danced and painted simultaneously. Jim’s beats and Jon’s droll texts were as charmingly infectious and upbeat as ever.
Photos via RobotsWillKill and Becki Fuller’s Flickr.