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October 5th, 2010 Don Goede 719.302-4241
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jack Medicine Pulls The Plug On The Electric Illuminati
After three years working on the album, Songs In English, with New York artist-as-lyricist Ron English, Jack Medicine the songwriter and manager of the project has decided to stop performing live so the band can concentrate solely on the final mixing and completion of the album which will hit art markets and limited music outlets in the form of a specialty box set containing Ron English paraphernalia, limited edition colored vinyl, a DVD of music videos and a bonus track CD sometime in 2011. The box set will be limited to 1,000 copies and will compiled with direction from the artist.
“It’s unusual for a band not to tour and support a record, I know, but this is no ordinary record,” says Medicine. “The band is practically unknown anyway, playing only a few times in public in Colorado Springs and Los Angeles, we have focused most of our energy on making one of the best records we could with Ron at the lyric reins and at the same time producing videos that will accompany the release.” “With English’s worldwide fame and hi-jinx, the record will hopefully become one of legend in just a few years.” “English and I have even talked of forming a younger version of the band in case tour support is ever needed.” “I have always dreaded playing live anyway.”
A Off Broadway “Songs In English”
There has been interest in NYC from investors and producers to turn the full-length album Songs in English into a Broadway production based on the controversial and pop culture inspired artist.
The Velvet Rut Connection
Jack Medicine met Michael Kimbrell, Jack Kennedy and Craig Haughton of the Colorado Springs band The Velvet Rut in 2007 and the band decided to help him make his and English’s album Songs In English. The five of them together formed the band The Electric Illuminati.
Medicine and English began writing songs together in 1999 in New York. Their most successful musical project was with Daniel Johnston in the band The Hyperjinx Tricycle. They had four releases. Medicine moved to Manitou Springs in 2004 and the two still maintain their songwriting relationship through e-mails and occasional visits to each other’s cities. They hook up all over the country to film video for their music.
To Commemorate the End
Medicine decided to commemorate the final Electric Illuminati show in Colorado Springs by setting up an event opening up for the legendary and Denver formed, Apples in stereo. He has been a long time fan of the Elephant Six.
About Ron English
One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. For more information visit: popaganda.com
About Jack Medicine
Jack Medicine is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. He has thirty albums recorded to date and has been in a plethora of bands and projects but is best known as a member of the Hyperjinx Tricyle and The Electric Ghosts with Daniel Johnston.
Apples in Stereo
Presented by KRCC 91.5 FM at Colorado College – Armstrong Hall
October 23, 2010
The Apples in Stereo will be performing with the Electric Illuminati, and Fol Chen.
About The Apples in stereo
The Apples in stereo are the indie-rock flag wavers of sunny pop. Formed in 1993 in Denver, Colorado, the band consists of guitarist/vocalist (and Elephant 6 collective co-founder) Robert Schneider, guitarist John Hill, bassist Eric Allen, and drummer Hilarie Sidney. Together they have created a mesmerizing series of heavenly, effects-drenched, pop milkshakes.
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