JG Thirlwell + Ensemble at National Sawdust

Screen Shot 2019-01-16 at 9.44.50 AM In 2018, JG Thirlwell + Ensemble debuted with two songs at a private gala mounted by The Kitchen which honored Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin. Now expanded to a full set, the project will make it’s  public debut with a performance at National Sawdust in Brooklyn at 7.30 pm on February 28 and March 1 2019.

The repertoire will draw from Thirlwell’s Foetus and Wiseblood projects, including staples such as ‘I’ll Meet You In Poland, Baby’, ‘Throne Of Agony’ and ‘Someone Drowned in My Pool’, as well as never performed works ‘Here Comes The Rain’ and ‘Not Adam’, plus some new songs written by Thirlwell and Simon Hanes of Tredici Bacci. The new chamber arrangements of the material were created by Thirlwell and Hanes, for the instrumentation of harp, viola, piano, acoustic guitar and voice.

The February 28 show is sold out. Tickets for the March 1 show are available here.

JG Thirlwell exclusive Limited Art Print #3 available now from Shoppe

002-400x600We are proud to announce the issuing of the third limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Nomoscape #3. This gorgeous art piece is a signed and numbered four-color screen print in Thirlwell’s signature palette of black, red, white and gray. It is printed on French 100lb cover paper, and is 24″ x 18.” which makes it easy to place in a standard sized frame.You can order the print here
The artwork is in a very small edition of 75, but only 60 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe. The print sells for $75.00 plus flat postage and packaging fee of $15 in the US, $20 in Canada and $26 in the rest of the world. Since the print ships in a tube by itself, when ordering the print you cannot order other items in the same shipment. Other items (CDs, T-shirts, vinyl, tote bags, digital) must be ordered separately.

JGT guest on Simon Hanes' Stone week

IMG_0392JG Thirlwell will be guesting on two evenings of Simon Hanes‘ residency at The Stone in NYC, which runs from Nov 6-10 2018.

Thirlwell will appear with Hanes’ 13 piece ensemble Tredici Bacci on Nov 9, where they will perform their entire new album. Thirlwell will perform the song he sings on that album, a version of the ancient hymn ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel‘. In addition Tredici Bacci will perform two songs that were co-written by Thirlwell and Hanes.

On Nov 10, Tredici Bacci will swell to an 18 piece and they will perform a version of the Thirlwell composition ‘I Hate You All’, with Thirlwell on vocals. This song originally appeared on the Foetus album Damp. Jennifer Charles of Elysian Fields will also guest vocalize on this evening. The evening falls on the occasion of Ennio Morricone‘s 89th birthday, a man who has been extremely influential on Hanes.

Thirlwell and Hanes have an extremely productive working relationship over the last several years. Thirlwell has been a regular guest and contributor to Hanes’ Tredici Bacci projecty. Thirlwell has had Hanes play some keyboards and guitar on select cues in his work on the scores for Archer and Venture Bros. Hanes has been guest keyboard played on the recent Xordox live dates. In addition the two have forged a writing relationship and have penned a dozen songs for the female voice.

Steroid Maximus shirt available now!

maximusEctopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the official Steroid Maximus  t-shirt! Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed instrumental project and adapted from the Ectopia album design, the Steroid Maximus shirt is a three color design,  printed on a “natural” (ie light cream) shirt. This gorgeous garment is a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or tropical vacation. It’s printed on a Next Level brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL or XXXL, with a small quantity in lady’s baby doll small.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.

Swans Oral History book out now

swans bookThe Swans Oral History, Sacrifice and Transcendence by Nick Soulsby,  is out now. JG Thirlwell was interviewed extensively for the book about his involvement with the group. Thirlwell regards Swans as one of the most important groups of the last thirty years, and has a long friendship with their leader Michael Gira. There has been a lot of cross-fertilization between the Swans and the Foetus live bands, with many musicians being members of both, including Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys, Ted Parsons and Vinnie Signorelli. In addition, Thirlwell started his Wiseblood project with former Swans drummer Roli Mosimann.  The Swans song “Jim” from the album My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky is about Thirlwell. You can buy it now at Amazon or wherever good books are sold, as they say!

JG Thirlwell exclusive Limited Art Print #2 available now from Shoppe

FOMORock_2_300We are proud to announce the issuing of the second limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Fomoscape #2. This gorgeous art piece is a signed and numbered four-color screen print in Thirlwell’s signature palette of black, red, white and gray. It is printed on French 100lb cover paper, and is 24″ x 18.” which makes it easy to place in a standard sized frame.You can order the print here

The artwork is in a very small edition of 65, but only 55 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe, hence the price is slightly higher than the previous print. The print sells for $75.00 plus flat postage and packaging fee of $15 in the US, $20 in Canada and $26 in the rest off the world. Since the print ships in a tube by itself, when ordering the print you cannot order other items in the same shipment. Other items (CDs, T-shirts, vinyl, tote bags, digital) must be ordered separately.

 

 

 

 

Foetus HOLE T-shirt avaiable now!

hole-shirtEctopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Foetus HOLE t-shirt. Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed album from 1984, the HOLE shirt is a two color design, with classic red and black printed on a white ringer shirt with red neck and sleeves, making the wearer resemble a walking Foetus cover. This design has been long-bootlegged on garments, so we are thrilled to finally announce the official availability of this fine item. It’s a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or doctor visit. It’s printed on a Anvil brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.

Limited edition JG Thirlwell art print

KayRock_JGT_siteWe are proud to announce the issuing of the first limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Domoscape#1. This gorgeous art piece is a signed and numbered four-color screen print in Thirlwell’s signature palette of black, red, white and gray. It is printed on French 100lb cover paper, and is 24″ x 18.” which makes it easy to place in a standard sized frame. It is an edition of 150, but only 40 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe.

UPDATE 11/25/2017
We have sold out of the 40 copies available from the Foetus Shoppe.
However, there are still some prints available from Kayrock, the company who made the screenprint. Kayrock’s price for the print is $60 and postage costs are higher. Apologies for the high postage costs of overseas, the Kayrock site is not operated by foetus.org. Click here to purchase the print from Kayrock while supplies last.

We hope to offer further prints in the future which will be sold exclusively from foetus.org

 

New JG Thirlwell project Xordox releases album on Editions Mego

a2720938157_10We are thrilled to announce to birth of JG Thirlwell‘s new musical project, Xordox. The premier release is an album entitled Neospection, which will be released on the Editions Mego label on June 30 2017 . Neospection is predominantly a synthesizer record, recorded at  Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, although it also includes overdubs of Buchla and Serge synthesizer created during Thirlwell’s  residency at the legendary EMS Studio in Stockholm. The album features Noveller’s Sarah Lipstate on guitar on three of the eight tracks. You can stream the ‘single’ from the album, “Diamonds”, at Soundcloud.The CD and digital versions come with an extra track., the 16 minute long “Asteroid Dust”, and the vinyl version comes with a download code so the listener can have the whole album.

The album is available NOW for order at  the Foetus Shoppe. You can listen to previews and purchase it on CD, LP or digitally here.

Daniel Langdon Jones RIP

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I am deeply saddened by news of the death of Daniel Langdon Jones. Dan started the foetus.org website back in 1995 and maintained in tirelessly for years. He started it on his own as an enthusiast, without my knowledge, and when i first encountered the site, the info on the exhaustive discography contained releases I didn’t even know about. I contacted him and foetus.org became the “official” conduit of JG Thirlwell-related info on the internet, which I contributed to. He continued the run the site and we became good friends. We would correspond and talk on the phone regularly, and get together when we were in the same town. He traveled some distances to come to some of my shows. When I started the online Foetus shoppe, Dan also ran that for some years.

He bowed out from running the site some years ago but we kept in touch. Dan was generous, warm, had a great sense of humor and a sometimes sardonic view of the world. In recent years he looked after a lot of the neighborhood cats that roamed near his house in Georgia. In one of our last communications, about a week ago, I asked him to say hi to the cats. He replied “I said hello to all the cats for you, but they seemed unimpressed.” He also dug his road trips and visits to Vegas.

The other night I dedicated my show with the Great Learning Orchestra to him, as I had heard the news that morning.

My heart goes out to his family in this sad time.

JG Thirlwell March 2017

Photo of DL Jones by John Hubbard