JOSHUA BURKETT (USA) + JON COLLIN (UK)...

JOSHUA BURKETT (USA) + JON COLLIN (UK) + DAVID BIRCHALL (UK) + IRMA VEP (UK) + SAM SCHLICHT (UK) Wed 14th August 2013 £4 on the door … **ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF UK DATES (others are at Cafe Oto, London on 13th and Volcanic Tongue, Glasgow on 17th)** “Life Less Lost emerged in tandem with the first wave of artists flying a flag for a lo-fi and rawly immediate post-Incredible String Band aesthetic; in the process, ploughing a furrow that was being simultaneously worked at the time by folks like Six Organs Of Admittance and The Tower Recordings, both of whom the work Joshua Burkett’s tunes bears traces of.” Mutant Sounds “Burkett’s songs radiate an aura of stoned wonder that might occasionally flicker, but never goes out…” Dusted Magazine “JOSH BURKETT is a Western Massachusetts cornerstone. He runs MYSTERY TRAIN RECORDS in Amherst and plays/played music under his own name, as TARP, as a member of VERMONSTER, etc. He also runs a record label called MYSTRA RECORDS. Busy guy jeez!” bostonhassle.com An absolute pleasure to welcome one of east coast America’s true musical innovators to the UK. Joshua Burkett first came to the underground’s attention in the early-mid 1990s as a member of the sprawling free-rock unit Vermonster, whose three incredible LPs on Twisted Village transported the Dead C’s burned-out Antipodean gnarl to the autumnal climes of Western Massachusetts. When the band disintegrated in 1993, he began making solo music under his own name, ostensibly opening the first chapter of what became popularly known as ‘New Weird America’. These fractured, home recorded, budget interpretations of the Incredible String Band vibe seem now to have bridged the gap between the older aesthetic of the region (Supreme Dicks, Sentridoh, Scud Mountain Boys et al)...