12/6/13 - Fruit Bats!
We have a limited number of posters left over from the Mouthfuls shows we did in November. They are hand screened and were designed by Frida Clements and are available here now!
We sold out of the limited edition version of Mouthfuls so quickly! Thanks to everyone who snatched one up, we really appreciate the support, we had a ton of fun putting those together and we hope you dug your one of a kind treasure! We've chosen one of the hand painted jackets done by Annie Beedy to be THE jacket for the black vinyl repress and it's looking like we'll be able to ship them around January 21st, so if you missed out, you can still pick up a copy of this amazing record, with some equally stunning artwork right here.
Thanks for making 2013 such a great year for us folks, and we're looking forward to seeing even more of you in 2014!
10/12/13 - Shelley Short & The Sure Shots: Wake The Dreamers
We are pleased to announce the release of our dear friend Shelley Shorts new record Wake The Dreamers on November 1st. For this album Shelley culled through a list of songs she had compiled of songwriters who had inspired her over the years and went into Type Foundry Studios with Chris Funk, Nate Query (Decemberists / Black Prarie), Jon Neufeld (Black Prarie), Cary Gray (Carcrashlander), Brian Wright (Pure Bathing Culture) & Alia Farah (Alialujah Choir) and recorded 11 of those songs straight to tape, no muss no fuss, great players, simple arrangements and Shelley's stunning voice. This is a very limited release of 100 copies of vinyl with special handmade covers. You can preorder the album here now, or if you are in the vicinity of Portland, OR on November 1st you can come pick up a copy at the release show!
11.01 @ Alberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR
Shelley Short & The Sure Shots with special guests:
Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Western, Alialujah Choir)
reading from his new graphic novel Ami, Go Home
and acclaimed folk singer Michael Hurley
9/17/13 - Fruit Bats: Mouthfuls
In celebration of it's 10 year anniversary we will be releasing the Fruit Bats' 2nd album Mouthfuls on limited edition sea-foam green and yellow vinyl. On top of that, the LP jackets have been individually watercolored, making each copy a uniquely collectable item.
When this album was originally released by Sub Pop in 2003 it was only issued on CD, so this will be the first time it will be available on vinyl. We are beyond excited to be able to bring this amazing record to you all, it hits the streets on October 29th, but you can preorder it here right now!
To add to the excitement Fruit Bats will be embarking on a short tour of the Pacific Northwest to celebrate the release. They will be performing Mouthfuls in it's entirety along with a selection of other classic material.
11.14 @ Neptune – Seattle, WA
11.15 @ Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
11.16 @ Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
8/22/13 - Loftus REPRESS
Thanks to all of you for your support of the Loftus record. We are now out of the colored vinyl and are repressing black vinyl as we type this. We expect to have them in around September 20th and you can preorder your copy here now! More news soon and thanks again for being awesome!
5/30/13 - Perhapst & Loftus Pre-orders
A new album is here from Perhapst! One of our favorite song writers, Mr. John Moen, whom we've been loving since his days in the Maroons, is putting out his sophomore album as Perhapst with us here at Jealous Butcher! Revise Your Maps will be released on June 25th on CD & LP and the first 25 folks who preorder their copies will get a fancy pen and ink drawing from the man himself. So much poppy goodness, you will love this one!
We also have the vinyl debut of one of the most amazing collaborations of the mid-90's Chicago rock scene you've ever heard. Members of Rex, Tortoise, Red Red Meat & June of 44 spent time in a truck stop studio and came up with the songs for Loftus playing a kind of musical game. This record was originally slated to be released by a major label, which is kinda crazy when you listen back to it. Weird fuzzed out blues ruminations over disjointed sound collages. It's amazing and we're bringing it to you on both maroon and clear vinyl. You can preorder your copy of this here as well.
3/8/13 - 1939 Ensemble
The debut album by Portland's 1939 Ensemble, Howl & Bite, will be out April 16th. We are very excited to be working with Jose & David on this record. It's a wonderful mix of Tortoise influenced post-rock and jazz exploration - drums, vibes and noise generators - such a great listen all the way through. This one is vinyl & digital only and is available for preorder on the site now. They are throwing an awesome release show on March 29th at Mississippi Studios if you happen to be here in Portland, it'll be a doozy for sure.
On another note - we have completely redesigned the way our shopping cart buttons work! There is now one button per format and ALL SHIPPING CHARGES are taken care of on the PayPal end of things. This will hopefully make things less confusing to our friends overseas...however...friends overseas be warned, postage rates have risen considerably in the last month, it's around $18 to get a single LP to the UK, yikes! We totally sympathize with how much this stinks, however, please understand it is totally out of our control. If you have any questions about any of these changes please drop us a line and we'll do our best to answer them in a timely and thorough fashion.
2/3/13 - Happy New Year!
Welcome to JBR's 21st year of operation. We're starting off with a repress of M. Ward's Transfiguration of Vincent LP. We've got a limited quantity on a lovely green vinyl, and if you'd like to add it to your collection please give a click here and place your order! We've got a lot more in the works including the debut LP by Portland's 1939 Ensemble and the sophomore effort by Decemberists drummer John Moen's Perhapst. Look for vinyl from Fruit Bats and Califone later this year as well. Last year was aces, and we're going to keep things moving along for 2013. Thanks for everything and we'll be in touch soon.