Joseph Arthur’s busy. As we mentioned when taking “Rages Of Babylon” for a spin, 2008’s the year of five Joseph Arthur releases. To recount: The Could We Survive EP came out in March, followed by this month’s Crazy Rain EP. Then, before we see the full-band, JA & The Lonely Astronauts Temporary People full-length on August 5th, two EPs — Vagabond Skies and another yet untitled — enter the world on 5/13 and 6/24. Someone call Robert Pollard! Anyhow, we’re getting ahead of JA’s release schedule. He’s still entrenched in EP the second, which is where you’ll find the electro guy and gal flirtations of “I Wanna Get You Alone.” We don’t mean to be nosy, but how’s dude have time for sex?
The female voice is Jen Turner. Quite a pace change from politically-angled, acoustic and harmonica driven “Rages In Babylon.” This is more of a party rager. As you may know, Arthur’s also a painter. If you’re in the NYC area, he’s throwing a party at his gallery (the Museum of Modern Arthur, har har) in Brooklyn in celebration of the release of Crazy Rain. It’ll be a solo performance and art exhibition. The deets:
04/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Museum of Modern Arthur (25 Jay Street), 8-11PM
It’s solo acoustic, and a party for Crazy Rain. More info here.
The Crazy Rain EP is out 4/15 on Lonely Astronaut.