drum dance pre-orders now shipping. due to the high volume of orders (for eremite anyway), you may experience what seems like a brief delay in receiving yours. thanks for your patience as i grind. the edition with the reproduction newspaper advertisement is sold-out. a reminder that 15 december is the 'official' release date.
damn excited to announce february 2018 eremite records events at two of our favorite west coast venues. co-headlining both nights are jeff parker (solo) & joshua abrams natural information society (abrams, alvarado, avery, boye, kelly, guests). these are the first west coast concerts by abrams / NIS since 2012, & rare NIS quintet+ shows outside of chicago. eremite will bust out some special merch for the occasion. all friends past present & "future" please join our celebration.
5 II 2018 san francisco the chapel
7 II 2018 los angeles zebulon
honored to have two eremite records, simultonality & drum dance to the motherland, make top-ten appearances on favorite releases of 2017 by stranded records, one of the finest record stores around. check 'em out in oakland & in san francisco (on valencia street in the old aquarius space). home is where the music is.
simultonality is #2 on john mulvey's favourite albums of 2017. always groovy to be on a mulvey list.
thanks to stewart smith at the quietus for selecting byron & gerald unity as the #2 archival jazz release of 2017. in mr. smith's estimation only alice coltrane's world spirituality classics 1 surpassed byron & gerald unity. we can live with that.
eremite & its artists are grateful for this recognition of our work.
simultonality is the #7 album of 2017, all genres, in the wire magazine's 2017 rewind issue, & the #15 album in uncut magazine's essential albums of 2017. congratulations to JA & the natural information society! thanks to the wire & to uncut for recognizing our work.
thanks forced exposure for including drum dance to the motherland on their facebook now playing.