John Vanderslice is raising funds for John Vanderslice's DAGGER BEACH: The New Album on Kickstarter! Two records, a new LP and a full cover of Bowie's Diamond Dogs, to be self-released in Spring 2013 -with your involvement and support. Two records, a new LP and a full cover of Bowie's Diamond Dogs, to be self-released in Spring 2013 -with your involvement and support.
Cellar Door is the fourth album by John Vanderslice, released in 2004. The album contains a few songs based on then-recent films: "Promising Actress" is about Mullholland Drive and "When It Hits My Blood" narrates Requiem For A Dream. Up Above the Sea" – 3:41. Wild Strawberries" – 1:50. They Won't Let Me Run" – 3:52. Heated Pool and Bar" – 4:04.
Compared with Vanderslice’s earlier releases, Dagger Beach is a quiet album. There are no screaming guitar solos or anthemic ballads. But this is a totally fucking intense album. John Vanderslice is a masterful story-teller and musician, managing to set the stage, introduce the characters, and let the story play out, sometimes in songs with only two verses.
BPM Profile Dagger Beach. Album starts at 127BPM, ends at 69BPM (-58), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by John Vanderslice. Vanderslice Plays Diamond Dogs.
Dagger Beach is the ninth album by American singer-songwriter John Vanderslice. It was self-released on June 11, 2013, financed by a Kickstarter campaign. All songs written and composed by John Vanderslice except "Song For the Landlords of Tiny Telephone written by Shawn Alpay and interlude 2 by Rob Shelton. Harlequin Press" (3:27). Song For Dana Lok" (2:21). How The West Was Won" (3:48). Song For David Berman" (4:54). Damage Control" (4:22).
Vanderslice has abandoned the polish of White Wilderness here, though that album’s crucial backing band, Magik Magik Orchestra, provide woodwind, string, and brass arrangements. Highlight Song for David Berman - an ode to the Silver Jews leader- leans on strings, inciting a sense of growing eeriness set against a sparse acoustic guitar. It’s one of the only instances on the record where Vanderslice convincingly conveys his pain musically rather than lyrically
While it's true I did endure a terrible break-up at the beginning of writing this record, this is not a break up record. Dagger Beach is a put-me-the-f k-back-together record. The break up came in late 2011, after endless months of White Wilderness touring. I returned home to an empty house, and, as that's pretty unbearable when you're not quite right in the head, I decided to set out walking.
Baritone Guitar, Guitar [Ibanez 202 Guitars], Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Bass Vocals – JV*Drums, Percussion – Jason SlotaPerformer [CV Triggers] – Brady WeinsteinPiano [Delayed Piano, Treated Piano] – Rob Shelton
Acoustic Guitar, Synth, Piano, Performer [Square Wave Acoustics], Xylophone [Key-Gated Xylophone], Vocals – JV*Arranged By [Woodwinds] – Magik*Magik Orchestra, Minna ChoiClarinet – Annie PhillipsDrums [Eventide 949 Drums] – Jason SlotaFlute – Laura BergmannOrgan [Hammond B3] – James RiottoPiano – Rob Shelton
|3||Song For Dana Lok
Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog], Synthesizer [Korg Polysix], Countertenor Vocals – JV*Cello, Organ [Hammond B3] – Shawn AlpaySurdo – Jason Slota
|4||How The West Was Won
Bass, Piano – James RiottoDrums, Surdo – Jason SlotaElectric Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Yamaha YC-45] – Rob SheltonPerformer [Bogen Acoustic], Keyboards, Guitar [Harmonized Guitars], Vocals – JV*Performer [Echolution Dubbing], Effects [Pro-One CV Effects] – Brady Weinstein
Drum Machine [Rhythm Ace], Synthesizer [Moog Source], Guitar Synthesizer – JV*Piano [Treated Piano] – Rob Shelton
|6||Song For David Berman
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – JV*Arranged By [String And Horn Arrangement] – Magik*Magik Orchestra, Minna ChoiBass [Upright Bass] – James RiottoCello – Michelle KwonDrums – Jason SlotaElectric Piano [Rhodes], Upright Piano, Organ [Yamaha YC-45] – Rob SheltonFrench Horn – Alex CamphouseViolin – Liana Berube
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Crumar Strings], Synthesizer [Moog Subs], Vocals – JV*Drums [Cinema Filtered Drums] – Jason SlotaEffects [Envelope Phaser] – Brady WeinsteinElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Rob Shelton
|8||Song For The Landlords Of Tiny Telephone
Cello, Written-By – Shawn AlpayLoops [Tape Loops] – Ian PellicciPiano [Forwards / Backwards Piano] – JV*
Arranged By [Woodwind And Horn Arrangement] – Magik*Magik Orchestra, Minna ChoiBass [Sans Amp Bass] – James RiottoClarinet – Annie PhillipsDrums – Jason SlotaElectric Guitar [Vari-Speed Electric Guitars], Piano, Synthesizer [Moog], Bass Vocals – JV*Electric Piano [Rhodes], Keyboards [Yamaha CP-25] – Rob SheltonFlute – Laura BergmannFrench Horn – Alex Camphouse
|10||Sleep It Off
Electric Guitar, Vocals – JV*Marimba – Jason SlotaOrgan [Yamaha YC-45] – Rob SheltonSurdo – James RiottoWind Chimes, Shaker, Percussion [Unknowable Percussion] – Andrew Maguire
Drums [+700 Cent Drums] – Jason SlotaEffects [Ring Modulation] – Brady WeinsteinPiano [Reverse Piano] – Rob SheltonSynthesizer [Moogs], Guitar [Pitched And Gated Guitars], Vocals – JV*
|12||North Coast Rep
Drums, Percussion – Jason SlotaSynthesizer [Korg Polysix], Synthesizer [Sequential Circuits Pro-One], Vocals – JV*
Loops [Distressed Tape Loops] – Ian PellicciPiano, Written-By – Rob Shelton
|JV003||John Vanderslice||Dagger Beach (LP)||Not On Label (John Vanderslice Self-released)||JV003||US||2013|