David J Not Long For This World

10/12/2011
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Bauhaus and Love & Rockets star David J has pushed back the release of his new solo album "Not Long For This World."

No reason for the delay was given but the move from a October 18th release date was billed as a tie in with Halloween with "It's the season where darkness becomes beautiful, and beautiful darkness is just one of this legend's many trademarks. David has set November 1 as the release date for his eighth offering as a solo artist, and it's perfectly apropos."

Other big news from the David J camp involved a special version of the release and a special live performance: David has prepared a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork representing each song on the record. He's signing each piece, and listeners can purchase them as part of a special, limited edition vinyl package of the album. This vinyl is a double LP with an ornate gatefold, and it also boasts one extra song, "Lorca's Death," only available on vinyl. For collectors, this is a must-have.

In other David J news, he will perform his show Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick) Wednesday, November 30 to Sunday, December 4, in downtown Los Angeles at Redcat, CalArts' Downtown Center for Innovative Visual, Performing, and Media Arts. Part delirious one-woman show, part avant-garde rock concert replete with eerie video imagery, this production written and directed by David J finds new mythic dimensions in the rise and eventual drugs and alcohol-fueled crash of Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick. This mesmerizing performance considers the charismatic and misunderstood 1960s icon as a modern-day Persephone: Queen of the underworld to Warhol's Hades. Throughout her travails, a horse-headed wounded healer guides Edie to eventual transcendence. David J leads the four-piece Silver for Gold Band through a melancholy and droll song cycle that comments on episodes in the doomed star's life, while also nodding to the music of the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan. The production design, for its part, evokes Edie's room in the ChelseaHotel as--what else?--a fog-enshrouded purgatory.

The tracklist for Not Long For This World is as follows:
1. Because You're Gone
2. Gloomy Sunday
3. Dead and Lovely
4. St. James Infirmary
5. Hank Williams to the Angel of Death
6. Spalding Gray Can't Swim
7. Eulogy for Jeff Buckley
8. Dagger in the Well
9. The Last Cigarette
10. Dress Sexy at my Funeral
11. Farewell My Friend
12. Not Long For This World
*Lorca's Death (bonus track)

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