― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:51 (nine months ago) link
I take it that's 11 colors for 11 sessions, meaning a new one on the way?
― Simon H., Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:37 (nine months ago) link
Yeah, 11 sessions for sure. Maybe 11 participants too? 11 songs?
The colors sure are fun to look at and the glyphs are hobo signs.
― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:28 (nine months ago) link
Ok, eight songs total. Billy Gibbons, Les Claypool, Stella Mozgawa, Jake Shears, and I'm guessing a few more. I think I read somewhere that Matt Berry (from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Mighty Boosh, etc.) contributed. Also, as mentioned above Carla Azar and Matt Sweeney.
― ☮ (peace, man), Friday, 13 September 2019 11:13 (nine months ago) link
11: Arrivederci Despair
12: Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels
― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 26 September 2019 14:50 (nine months ago) link
"After nearly sixteen years since its last entry, the longest-running mix tape in existence, The Desert Sessions will return this October with two stunning new volumes in its already storied catalog, Desert Sessions Vol 11: Arrivederci Despair and Vol 12: Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels featuring collaborations from Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Claypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney, comedian Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Töôrnst Hülpft and new comer Libby Grace.
― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 26 September 2019 15:02 (nine months ago) link
Tourdates coming soon!
― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:08 (eight months ago) link
Out today, and for the most part, it's really amazing! The Finnish-ish novelty track Chic Tweetz is probably twice as long as it needs to be and I may never need to hear it again. And on the last song, Josh is doing his 'David Bowie' thing but on first listen it comes off more like a 'Roger Waters' thing to me, and in not such a good way. I love Billy Gibbons on the opening track, and the Scissor Sisters guy in general. And newcomer Libby Grace on If You Run sounds great. It does a whole lot in less than half an hour.
― ☮ (peace, man), Friday, 25 October 2019 12:44 (eight months ago) link
No individual tracks are standing out for me yet, but it's definitely a weird and cool record. I hope they do another soon.
― billstevejim, Friday, 25 October 2019 19:28 (eight months ago) link