So, you haven’t heard much from me on here. Woo. September has been about putting the kibosh on things. Ad sales, editing jobs, and album launches.The first issue of Imperial Youth Review, the magazine Chris Kelso and I are editing for Dog Horn Publishing is finished. It will be available very soon, like most likely in the next couple of weeks. It might have only taken three months to put that first issue together, but those three months were intense. If Nuckelavee gets off the ground again, I’ll have a lot of experience to bring to that, but for now Imperial Youth Review is mag enough for me and will be mag enough for you. The list of contributors is spectacular.
And speaking of spectacular, my band, Mayonnaise Jenkins and the Former Kings of the Delta Blues has made our first album A Monday available for download. Featuring the talents of Wick Hill, Morgana Allen and myself, this album goes into a lot of strange places, the sort of places you might be familiar with from my work, but other places like the history of American music. We have Gothic Americana, rockabilly, punk, ska, folk, blues and electronica. Some songs have a beat you can dance to, others have a chill you can scream to. Check out this amazing cover image from artist Nick Gucker!
Comic artist, one man band and Bizarro sensation Andrew “The Slow Poisoner” Goldfarb had this to say about the album:
“In these slovenly times, too many records by too many bands will slur together into an unremarkable mush. Not so with “A Monday” by Mayonnaise Jenkins and the Former Kings of the Delta Blues; every songs stands individualistically at attention with its own distinct agenda, like a row of postmodern buildings erected by warring contractors at an industrial landfill on a parallel planet. From the sassy pout of “It Girl” to the sweeping doom-dance of “At Home In Graveyards,” with visits to points acoustic and instrumental, the album takes the listener on an aural journey through multitudinous terrains on a bumpy and satisfying ride.”
Don’t believe The Slow Poisoner for some reason? Listen to and/or download the album from the link below. Remember that many of the tracks are available for individual downloads as well.