Limited to 3000 copies, vinyl nerds!
Arriving for Record Store Day (Aprl 19) this year will be J. Spaceman & Kid Millions, a 12″ LP with an accompanying 7″ featuring “New York” b/w “London”. It will be limited to 3000 copies, both in printed sleeves, and includes a download card.
On September 11, 2013, J. Spaceman (Jason Pierce of Spiritualized and Spacemen 3) and Kid Millions (John Colpitts of Oneida, Man Forever, People of the North) took a night off of their US tour with Spiritualized to perform an improvised set at (Le) Poisson Rouge, in Greenwich Village. Northern Spy Records was there to document the show.
According to the label:
It’s a heady record, part spaced-out drone vibes with Kid’s drums bubbling under the surface and part hallucinatory jamming, free and ecstatic. The record’s first side – titled “Misha” – features 24-minutes of Spaceman’s minimal guitar and piano parts along with Millions’ eclectic, yet subtle drumming. The pairing of these elements yields a dreamy and celestial atmosphere that could compare with anything from Spaceman’s famously mind-altering catalog.
Side two of the 12″ – titled “Han” – focuses more on the chaotic nature of the two musicians’ past. Spaceman makes use of his distortion, tremolo and wah-wah pedals, while Millions goes into full freakout mode on the drums, never allowing the audience to fully lock into a groove. The duo steadily builds and eases tension, keeping the listener fully engaged over the track’s 21-and-a-half minute runtime.
Photo credit: Greg C