“White remains one of modern music’s most fascinating artists” – Line Of Best Fit
JIM WHITE is set to release new album ‘Waffles, Triangles & Jesus” and has announced his European tour dates.
Speaking about his his forthcoming new record and new song, ‘Far Beyond The Spoken World’, Jim says:
“All my life I’ve battled the considerable undertow of fear of abandonment. It was never crippling, but was certainly ever present. This song was written at a time when I was first becoming aware of the dimensions of that issue. I’ve spent much of my adult life alone (I have kids, but no partner), in great part due to some serious psychological baggage I acquired as a child. As I enter the later years of my life I’m working to better understand those complexities and not let them overly dictate the circumstances of my life.
“The riff came together when I was playing banjo one day and suddenly I stumbled upon the core pattern in the song. As I repeated the lilting riff over and over suddenly the words to Far Beyond came flying into my mind. This is a song I haven’t thought of or sang in some 30 years. Interesting how the subconscious has its way! So it’s a collision of intuitive elements.”
Jim White gets around. When he’s not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits his time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the USA & Europe and publishing award winning fiction.
His sixth solo studio album, the bizarrely titled Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, is a mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences featuring a bevy of his hometown Athens’ roots musicians, plus west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West, and rock and roll maverick Holly Golightly.
Prior to Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, White released five eclectic, totally uncatagorisable albums plus another six even stranger side projects. Numerous songs from his back catalog have appeared both in film and television, with his Primus-esque Word-Mule being featured in Breaking Bad, and more recently his cautionary rocker Crash Into The Sun appearing Ray McKinnon’s highly praised Sundance Channel series Rectify.
UK fans may recognise White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as “Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.” Prior to becoming a musician White led an aimless, diverse life, working countless menial labor jobs: dishwasher, landscaper, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder, culminating with thirteen long years driving a taxi cab in New York City.
White is presently at work completing a memoir, Incidental Contact, based on a series of uncanny coincidences that befell him during his days driving that taxi in New York City. Two chapters of Incidental Contact, The Bottom and Superwhite, have been published in the literary music journal Radio Silence, with Superwhite being awarded a Pushcart Prize for short fiction. White was a pro surfer. He served as literary commentator for the National Endowment of the Arts. He was a European fashion model. Samuel Beckett once played a practical joke on him. There’s lots more non linear information that doesn’t really fit the usual bio format. But that’s Jim – he gets around.
Listen to Jim White’s new song Far Beyond The Spoken World:
Jim White’s new album Waffles, Triangles & Jesus is out 10 November 2017 on Loose, available on 2LP, CD & digitally. Pre-order HERE.
JIM WHITE’S EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
14 Nov – LEICESTER The Soundhouse (UK)
17 Nov – SHEFFIELD The HUBS (UK)*
18 Nov – NEWCASTLE Live Theatre (UK)*
19 Nov – GLASGOW Oran Mor (UK)*
20 Nov – MANCHESTER Deaf Institute (UK)*
21 Nov – LEEDS Brudenell (UK)*
22 Nov – BRISTOL Louisiana (UK)*
23 Nov – BIRMINGHAM Actress & Bishop (UK)*
24 Nov – BRIGHTON Brunswick (UK)*
25 Nov – GUILDFORD St Mary’s Church (UK)*
26 Nov – LONDON Dingwalls (UK)*
* full band show