Fire Records & Critical Heights SXSW Showcase

With promising new deals just inked with Mission Of Burma (jumping ship unexpectedly from Matador) and The Variety Lights (the new project of ex-Mercury Rev singer David Baker), a steady stream of carefully-curated reissues (from Pulp and Archers Of Loaf) and some choice Record Store Day split releases being put to press for April (featuring Wooden … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#25 (Wooden Wand’s James Jackson Toth on No Silver/No Gold)

Wooden Wand’s James Jackson Toth on… The Baptist Generals’ No Silver/No Gold (Sub Pop, 2003) No Silver/No Gold is the best album Sub Pop ever released. It is a perfect American record, and a huge inspiration. I don’t remember how I heard about Baptist Generals, but I was on board pretty early. I think the album was in a crate of CDs that … [Read more...]

Wooden Wand – “Perch Modifier”

Harem of the Sundrum & the Witness Figg was the first solo album from Wooden Wand's James Jackson Toth who previously recorded and performed with the now disbanded group The Vanishing Voice. Released on Soft Abuse Records, Toth is an artist whose range stretches from the experimental to psychedelic country-folk. "Perch Modifier" offers a … [Read more...]