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Venture Bros movie announced

Adult Swim has announced that it will be creating three feature length movies from some of it’s most popular shows, including Venture Bros. In the The Venture Bros. movie, “Doc’s latest invention will either bankrupt the Ventures or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them. ”

The film will get a release worldwide on Blu-ray/DVD and PVOD for 90 days before hitting HBO Max and Adult Swim.

Expect an exciting new exclusive score by JG Thirlwell.

The other films to be produced will be based in Metalocalypse and Aqua Team Hunger Force.

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Venture Bros nominated for Annie Award

Screen Shot 2018-12-04 at 4.50.32 PMVenture Bros has been nominated for an Annie Award in the “Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production” category. The other shows competing in that category are Bojack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers, Big Mouth and Human Kind Of. The Annies are the Oscars of animation, honoring the best in the field. JG Thirlwell creates the musical score for Venture Bros, which airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of programming. Go Team Venture!

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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.

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Venture Bros Season 7 premieres

kz4jnpktmbbrox7sw34cThe long-awaited  season seven of Venture Bros will premiere on August 5, 2018 on Adult Swim / Cartoon Network. As usual, JG Thirlwell created the musical score for all ten episodes of the season, which is  a particularly score-heavy season.

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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.

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"Go Team Venture" Venture Bros Art Book to be released in April 2018

imageedit_4_2041589144-thumb-500x667-574480Publisher Dark Horse will release the deluxe hard cover art book Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros., a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the Adult Swim fan-favorite. Written by journalist Ken Plume in conversation with series executive producers Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer—and featuring an introduction from Wonder Boy himself, Patton OswaltGo Team Venture! spans the entire history of the show, from early concept sketches to future teases.

The Venture Brothers is one of those shows, like Archer, 30 Rock , and Arrested Development , that stands up to repeated viewings,” said Oswalt. “It practically demands them. And this book more than enriches your repeated visits.”

“Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros. hardcover hits the shelves 0n July 18 2018.

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Foetus Of Excellence shirt and tote available now

foe Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Foetus Of Excellence t-shirt , originally included in the long out-of-print Foetus Of Excellence box. The Foetus Of Excellence was released in 1985 as a box to hold all the Foetus vinyl releases that had been issued up to that point on Some Bizarre, and it included a shrink-wrapped t-shirt with the shield design printed on it. It was limited to 836 pieces, exactly enough to break even, and sold out immediately, making it the one and only release to make the UK independent charts without having a musical recording included. This classic iconic design has been selling for exorbitant prices, so we are thrilled to make this fine item available again. The Foetus of Excellence shirt has a three color design, including a metallic gold, red and white, making it perfect for formal occasions, and is printed on a black Canvas brand soft cotton shirt. It is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL. Please note there is no box!

foetoteAlso available is the Foetus Of Excellence tote bag,The cotton tote bag features the FOE logo in white on a black bag and is the perfect size for carrying vinyl, or anything else your heart desires. JG Thirlwell encourages you to use your tote instead of getting plastic shopping bags at your grocery store!

It’s available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.

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JG Thirlwell scores "Archer" series on FX

Screen shot 2016-03-22 at 8.06.41 AMJG Thirlwell is creating the musical score for the new season of the critically acclaimed hit show Archer. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and the lives of its employees. The new season, which is Archer‘s seventh, begins airing on March 31 2016 in the US on the FX network. Until now Archer has been using stock music for their score, and this is their first season with a composer. JG will also continue work on Venture Bros for Adult Swim / Cartoon Network, and will be releasing Volume 2 of Venture Bros soundtracks on his Ectopic Ents label through an arrangement with Adult Swim very soon. Thirlwell was recently nominated for an Annie Award for his work on the Venture Bros, which is the highest honor in the field of animation.

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All new Venture Bros special for Jan 2015

vb2014-special-announceA brand new one hour Venture Bros special will be airing January 19th, 2015 (at midnight ET/PT) on Adult Swim / Cartoon Network.

Space. The final frontier, where no one can hear you scream, revenge is only served cold, and the drinks are comped in the casino. Join the Ventures—and pretty much everyone they’ve ever crossed paths with—as they rocket to the Gargantua-2 space station for an epic, hour-long adventure that will change the Ventureverse as we know it forever.
This double episode will feature a ton of new music by JG Thirlwell. The rest of season six will be airing at a later date.

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JGT hard at work on the score of Venture Bros Season Six

Screen shot 2014-08-04 at 1.18.49 PMJG Thirlwell is currently scoring Venture Bros Season Six. There is a expected to be a double episode special, based on the space station Gargantua 2, completed and aired this year. The remaining episodes will air in 2015. A Venture Bros Season Six teaser just posted by Adult Swim doesn’t give too much away, but you can hear some bits of the new music JG has written for the Gargantua 2 special episode.