With the release date of his upcoming album ‘Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’ right around the corner (October 18th, 2019) and his upcoming shows with his original band Bauhaus, David J is a man who obviously has his plate full. And that plate has been full for a while now. With cofounding credits to both Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, among other things, David has a more than ample solo career spanning three decades and fourteen albums (including singles compilations) and the soon-to-be fifteenth aforementioned ‘Missive’ album.
In today’s Jammerzine Exclusive interview, we get to talk with David about the new album as well as his frequent collaborations and his signature musical style. We also get a glimpse as to where he is taking his solo career (you will be surprised!) and other things you do not want to miss.
Check out our review of David J’s single ‘Migena And The Frozen Roses’ HERE.
Check out our review of David J’s video ‘The Auteur (Redux/The Starlet’s Cut)’ featuring Rose McGowan HERE.
‘Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’, the forthcoming double solo album by David J is an intensely personal, self-deprecating, confessional song cycle which details a period of profound transition. It is intended as a cyclic swan-song, the last track, ‘I Hear Only Silence Now’ being a new version of the song which was the first on J’s 1983 solo debut, ‘Etiquette Of Violence’. The new album was recorded in Prague, Berlin, and Los Angeles as well as Wellingborough, England when J revisited Beck Studios where his former highly influential band, Bauhaus cut their seminal classic, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ back in 1979.
About 3 weeks ago from David J's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
Spinning an all post-punk set!
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About a month ago from David J's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
Bauhaus - UK pic.twitter.com/iDdIMX1iGw
About 2 months ago from David J's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
Sincere apologies to our dear Greek audience for last night’s unfortunate turn of events at the Release Festival in Athens. Due to unprecedented circumstances which involved insurmountable technical issues, we were forced to curtail our set. #bauhaus pic.twitter.com/tktxrf47rg
About 4 months ago from David J's Twitter via Twitter Web App
Photo by Steve Rapport. @Bauhaustheband1 at The Masonic, SF #bauhaus pic.twitter.com/J1skEuXCPQ
About 5 months ago from David J's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
The new album features contributions from Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Sean Eden (Luna), Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Emily Jane White, Annabel (lee) and the great Czech violinist Karel Holas amongst others.
J sees the album as the culmination of 36 years of solo /collaborative work. It is also a ‘coming home’ of sorts as the label behind the release is the London based Glass Modern which is, in fact, the newly reactivated Glass Records which originally released some of J’s earliest critically acclaimed works. The album will be available on vinyl and CD as well as a download.
Releases October 18, 2019
Produced by David J except track 8: David J and Anton Newcombe, track 15: David J and Paul Wallfisch, track 11: David J and Richard E
Album mastered by Ian Kelosky at First Floor Studio, Prague
All songs by David J except ‘Baudelaire (Peter Laughner) and ‘Migena And The Frozen Roses’ (David J, Asia Argento, Anton Newcombe) Publisher – Urbane Music except ‘Baudelaire’ Copyright Control license
©all rights reserved
SOURCE: GlassModern Bandcamp.
Oct 08 Prague, Czech Republic @ La Loca
Oct 12 Berlin, Germany @ Binuu, Berlin Kreuzberg
Oct 15 Rome, Italy @ Traffic Club Roma
Oct 16 Lisbon, Portugal @ MUSICBOX LISBOA
Oct 17 Leiria, Portugal @ Teatro José Lúcio da Silva
Oct 18 Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
Oct 19 Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra (with The Psychedelic Furs)
Oct 20 Madrid, Spain @ TEATRO KAPITAL (with The Psychedelic Furs)
Oct 22 Paris, France @ Le petit bain
Oct 24 Manchester, UK @ Club Academy (with Pat Fish – The Jazz Butcher)
Oct 26 London, UK @ MOTH CLUB (with Pat Fish – the Jazz Butcher)
Nov 03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium (as Bauhaus)
Nov 04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Paladium (as Bauhaus)
Nov 08 Austin, TX @ Elysium Austin (with Curse Mackey, Rosegarden Funeral Party)
Dec 01 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Paladium (as Bauhaus)
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