Archive for the 'Jim White' Category

Monday, February 20th, 2012

There’s a key moment in Jim White’s fifth and latest LP, Where It Hits You, where the album pushes itself into emotional depths only hinted at in its opening sections. When the marching-band tempo of “Here We Go!” roils to a close, “My Brother’s Keeper” kicks off the back third of the record and for […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Nearly five years is a long time to wait, but it’s been that long since Jim White’s last official LP. Though he released a live EP and a soundtrack for a play in the meantime, it’s been a tumultuous span of time – White left Luaka Bop, theĀ  label that had been his home since […]

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If I were performing a play titled The Americans, I’d want Jim White to write the score for it as well. It just makes sense to have one of the great songwriting documentarians of the weird, wonderful, holy and sacrilegious aspects of the American South on board to document something with as broad a title […]

Monday, January 4th, 2010

No Such Place is an album I have come back to over and over again this past decade. Its fusion of varied production (and producers), Southern Gothic story telling and haunting lyrics have caused me to examine its face closely and in different detail over the years, re-reading its specifics and yielding different results each […]

Friday, February 13th, 2009

If you’ve had the pleasure of seeing Jim White in a live setting – whether with big, full band arrangements in big, seated, venues or in small, dark clubs touring by himself, you know that each show is unique and special. For those of you who are fans of his recorded output but have never […]

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Few songwriters have the gift that Jim White has. Channeling the strange and weird side of life into song-stories that are as compelling and moving as they are sometimes disturbing, Jim has helped push the Southern-gothic genre into music and back out into the limelight. His latest album, Transnormal Skiperoo, is a continuation and expansion […]

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Few songwriters have the gift that Jim White has. Channeling the strange and weird side of life into song-stories that are as compelling and moving as they are sometimes disturbing, Jim has helped push the Southern-gothic genre into music and back out into the limelight. His latest album, Transnormal Skiperoo, is a continuation and expansion […]

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

The following interview should be required listening for Beck fans, and those with even a passing interest in the production of making rekkids. A candid late-’90s interview, journalist Neil Strauss and Beck discuss the motivations behind Mutations, the recording process, as well as interesting predictions for Beck’s future, some of which, now a decade later, […]

Monday, January 7th, 2008

“‘Transnormal Skiperoo’ is a name I invented to describe a strange new feeling I’ve been experiencing after years of feeling lost and alone and cursed,” – Jim White One of our very favorite troubadours of the new, weird, south, Jim White is back with Transnormal Skiperoo which has already been released abroad, and is due […]