It sort of seems hard to believe, but it’s been ten years since Jack Johnson put out his debut album Brushfire Fairytales via the small indie-label Enjoy Records (which is now known as Everloving). When the pro-surfer turned musician’s record was picked up for wider distribution, the label’s co-founder and album’s producer JP Plunier struck a unique deal with Universal, in which they could only have the masters for ten years. With masters tapes back in the hands of Everloving, the label has announced that on April 12 they will be releasing a remastered version of the album. The digital download version of this release will also include live versions of Flake and Inaudible Melodies.
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Finally, as we previously reported, on their current cross-country tour indie-rock trio, Yo La Tengo have been splitting their shows into two distinct sets, with the first one being determined by a spin of their Wheel Of Fortune. This past weekend at the band’s stop at The Metro in Chicago, the randomness of the wheel, which features eight different categories, got put to the test when it landed on Sitcom Theater. Over the next half-hour plus the crowd was “treated” to Ira Kaplan & Co. reenacting the classic Chinese Restaurant episode of Seinfeld, with Ira doing a heck of a job as Jerry.
Check it out…
Hidden Track’s Joel Berk was on hand at The Metro and we’ll post his thoughts and photos from this incredibly unique rock show soon.