Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have announced new tour dates in support of their upcoming release, Lil Tae Rides Again, available April 8 on HYENA Records. The 20-date run begins in the trio’s hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma, stretches up the West Coast to Seattle and wraps with a string of shows around New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This will be the first West Coast tour for drummer Josh Raymer who joined JFJO’s Brian Haas and Reed Mathis late last year.
On Lil Tae Rides Again, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey enlisted underground electronic music producer, Tae Meyulks. Recorded over the span of 2007 in Tulsa, the album is marked by its hallucinatory psych-jazz and ambient rock soundscapes. In forthcoming reviews, Cory Frye of Under The Radar writes: "Lil Tae Rides Again bathes in electro-blackness, a blood-red island in a skewed fantasy. Gorgeous or beastly, it sticks to your shivering bones." In The Absolute Sound, journalist Greg Cahill states: "The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey step through the looking glass to emerge from the shadows of their disparate rock and jazz influences with something wholly fresh. Producer Tae Meyulks transforms these sessions into a sonic wonderland."
Additionally, each week leading up to the release of Lil Tae Rides Again, JFJO will post a new animated stop-motion video short, created by Tae Meyulks, that features a different album track. "Autumnal" can be seen here and "Tae Parade" here. Lil Tae Rides Again will be available on digital, CD and vinyl formats. A free mp3 download of "Tae Parade" is available here.
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