JG Thirlwell has remixed the song You Pay / Too Many Teardrops by Alan Vega. The frontman of the legendary electronic group Suicide, Vega died in 2016 at the age of 78, and this was his final recording. The song was produced and co-written by Vega’s friend and collaborator, Mr. Pharmacist (aka Gregg Foreman), and features Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Nick Zinner guesting on guitar. Released on Velvet Elk Records, the 12″ EP features the original mix of the song and a remix by JG Thirlwell as well as a remix by Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. You can stream and buy the EP on Bandcamp here.
Proceeds will benefit children’s Little Kids Rock, supporting music education programs nationwide.
JG Thirlwell will be making a rare DJ appearance on Friday June 15 2018 at Mercury Lounge as part of a bill headlined by Drums and Drones, the solo project of Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Also on the bill are 13 Million Year Old Ghost which is the ambient the solo project of Nik Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plus inter-disciplinary artist, and musician MV Carbon. Drums and Drones will have visuals from video artist Ursula Scherrer. Tickets are available here.
JG Thirlwell will provide a live soundtrack to underground film legend Ken Jacobs‘ Nervous Magic Lantern projections at Secret Project Robot on July 10 2015. The concert is part of the Secret Project Robot tenth anniversary celebration and the evening will also feature Din Machine , Collapsible Shoulder (featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs skinsman Brian Chase) and Rick Reed.
It’s the tenth anniversary of Scott Crary’s documentary about the New York music scene, Kill Your Idols. It’s being celebrated with two midnight screenings at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. JG Thirlwell will be a guest after the screening tonight, November 15, for a discussion and Q & A, along with Jim Sclavunos (Teenage Jesus, Bad Seeds etc), Chris Pravdica (Flux Information Sciences, Swans) and Aaron Warren (Black Dice).