Imagine a shoreline alone, carved from the continent, without land or water to border it, a rind of possibility, a moon-colored border between land and sea, knowing and unknowing. This is Conceptual Beach, a place John Rossiter, vocalist/guitarist of Los Angeles-based Young Jesus, describes as his long-time mental refuge, where he imagines himself living—like a medieval, stigmata-wrought hermit—all his needs for okay-ness finally met. But for the first time, he’s opening up and inviting others to join him there.
Young Jesus' new album Welcome to Conceptual Beach takes what was once a personal escape for Rossiter and, with the collaborative lead of bandmates Marcel Borbon (bass), Eric Shevrin (keys), and Kern Haug (drums), transforms it into a universal experience.
dirt is the latest EP from Hand Habits, the songwriting project of Meg Duffy.
The EP, which was co-produced by Duffy, Sasami Ashworth (SASAMI) and Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), is available for pre-order now and due February 19th. The digital download included with the 7-inch also contains a bonus track, Katie Dey's remix of the Hand Habits song "what's the use."