The Whistling Joy Jumpers - Surprising Wooden Clocks (Thick Syrup, 2013)
Ft/ Jad Fair (Half Japanese), Thollem Electric (TSIGOTI, Hand To Man Band), and Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
The Whistling Joy Jumpers are anti war, establishment, religion - anti everything but sex, art, peace, and pot. Surprising Wooden Clocks has 19 scenes of panting, chanting slow-burn music that take place amid a junk-art setting consisting of a broken down truck, a papier-mâché Santa Claus, a juke box, and neon signs. Jad Fair, Thollem, and Brian Chase are three rangle-tangle characters in tattered costumes, that keep the gleaming ball rolling at a steaming pace with shaggy color and madness. Their soundscape is a violent invention of sophisticated fuzzy freshness that makes it hard to tell where life leaves off and art begins.
-Don Fleming (Velvet Monkeys, B.A.L.L., Gumball)