Thrill Jockey Turns 20 And Wants To Party

    The venerated Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey is turning twenty years old, and on the back of recent reissues, the imprint has announced a series of anniversary shows this fall and winter. The shows will feature many on Thrill Jockey’s roster: Future Islands, Tortoise, Liturgy, Barn Owl, Trans Am, and recent signing Matmos (whose The Ganzfeld EP comes out October 15), plus many more . Check out the full run of shows below.

    In addition, Thrill Jockey will release commemorative posters for the birthday, which you can find here. A limited edition comedy album featuring Fred Armisen is on the way as well, and the label will also launch a series of short videos. The first one, created by Ashby Lee Collinson and featuring music by Thrill Jockey signee Jason Urick, can be found below. [P4K]

    Thrill Jockey anniversary shows:

    September 13 – Baltimore, MD : Ram’s Head Live
    Future Islands
    Tortoise
    Matmos
    Dan Friel
    Arbouretum
    Pontiak
    Special Guest Host: Ed Schrader

    September 14 – Brooklyn, NY : Death by Audio
    White Hills
    Guardian Alien
    Man Forever 
    Dan Friel   
    Rhyton

    September 15 – New York, NY : Webster Hall
    Tortoise
    Future Islands
    Matmos
    Liturgy 
    D. Charles Speer
    Special Guests: The Black Twig Pickers

    November 9 – Portland, OR : Mississippi Studios
    Trans Am
    Liturgy
    Eternal Tapestry
    Barn Owl
    Golden Retreiver
    Mike Scheidt 
    Jason Urick

     

    Annie Angel from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.