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JOAN OF ARC "He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands"

JOAN OF ARC "He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands"

JOAN OF ARC "He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands"

January 20, 2017
Experimental Rock, Indie Rock
USA, Chicago, Illinois
Joyful Noise


01.Smooshed That Cocoon 02:53
02.This Must Be The Placenta 03:40
03.Stranged That Egg Yolk 04:38
04.Full Moon and Rainbo Repair 04:46
05.Cha Cha Cha Chakra 02:46
06.Grange Hex Stream 03:47
07.Two-Toothed Troll 03:39
08.New Wave Hippies 02:52
09.Never Wintersbone You 02:38
10.F Is For Fake 03:50
11.Ta Ta Terrordome 04:00

Twenty years now there’s been this thing, our band, Joan of Arc. Sometimes we forget about it and let it fizzle out for a year while we tend to our lives. Sometimes we cling to it for a year and wake up surprised and exhausted every day for months on end, given walking tours of old Italian towns, browsing dreary British pedestrian malls or barefooted organic grocers on the Pacific coast. We know how lucky we are.

The less we feel like a band—the more we can continue to be a band, but escape that feeling of doing all those shitty, corny things expected of bands—the truer to ourselves we feel. And you all know it, everyone knows it even if everyone has to bury it to get on with their day-to-day: the truer to ourselves we feel, the better everything gets. We have shifted shapes and modified our approaches quite a number of times in the course of twenty years. And we’ve done so always aiming to stay true to ourselves at that moment, by instinct and with conscious intent. This time, it took us a long time to figure out how to start back up. We threw away a lot of songs and started over, over and over.

But here’s the thing: We are getting better at being ourselves. So many of the postures of youth just fall away with time. Most bands break up by that point, or become caricatures of their younger selves. Because money is tricky, or I should say, it comes to be that energy is tricky to muster after all of it goes into the basics of sustaining yourself.

Every day, at some point, it occurs to me that Richard Brautigan killed himself at the age that I am now. But I got this community of weirdo collaborators to lean on that he never had.

We’ve never had an audience that gets any validation of its coolness through liking us. We’ve mangled, juxtaposed, and collaged too many elements for that social contract. But we trust each other.

This time, finally, we trusted each other enough to throw all the songs away, to even throw away every preconceived idea about which one of us should take position at which instrument. We hit Record and played, and our collective tastes emerged. And they, our tastes in the moment, were the only standards in all the expanse of the stupefying and beautiful unknown universe, that we regarded as relevant in the least.

- Tim Kinsella

PopMatters -
He’s Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands isn’t without resemblance to its distant forebears. It’s evident that the most prominent consistencies between then and now would be the creative tics of the one founding core member, but it is nonetheless impressive that Kinsella’s hyperactive imagination has relented so little.

Pitchfork -
It plays like Kinsella’s belated answer to the smirking whimsy-pop of the Unicorns, but without the inclusive spirit, and it may be the most overtly irritating thing he’s ever done.

JOAN OF ARC "He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands" stream, слухати

Joan of Arc "Stranged That Egg Yolk" (Official Video)

Joan of Arc "This Must Be The Placenta" (Official Video)

Joan of Arc "Two-Toothed Troll" (official video)

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