JFJO: Lil Tae Rides Again

The Tulsa Trio's First New Studio Album In Three Years

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey re-awakens on April 8 with Lil Tae Rides Again, their most experimental, idiosyncratic and mind-expanding album yet. The new recording - the band's fourth on HYENA Records and first studio effort in three years - will surprise even those predisposed to JFJO's mercurial nature. Electronic music eccentric Tae Meyulks was called upon to produce. He and JFJO tracked, arranged, mixed and mastered the album at his Tulsa studio over the course of 2007. Additionally during this period, founding members Brian Haas and Reed Mathis amicably parted ways with longtime drummer Jason Smart, filling the slot with 22-year old Josh Raymer. The 11 tracks on Lil Tae Rides Again find the Tulsa-based trio sculpting ambient soundscapes characterized by dreamlike atmospherics, minimalist melodies and subliminally diametrical themes.

"The entire record was made in a 100-plus year old warehouse in the oldest part of Tulsa called The Bricks. The warehouse itself is completely stuck in time and is an eerie museum of random artifacts dating back to the early 1900s. Just walking into this space fills you with a strange feeling of paranormal activity. The walls speak of many lives come and gone," explains Haas. "All of these unique factors influenced the music. Reed, Josh and I had been listening to a lot of Boards of Canada, Panda Bear, Brian Eno, Susumu Yokota, things like that. Tae Meyulks has an immense interest in the psychedelic effects of sleep deprivation. He'd stay up for days at a time operating this difficult music software in various altered-states, while deconstructing and reassembling what we'd recorded."

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey vows to maintain a higher profile in 2008. A West Coast tour to coincide with the release of Lil Tae Rides Again is scheduled for April. It will culminate with a handful of performances in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Tours of the Midwest, East Coast and Europe are in the works for later in the year. Additionally, JFJO are already planning the follow-up to Lil Tae Rides Again, which will be produced by Reed Mathis.

Lil Tae Rides Again Track List:
1. Autumnal
2. Winter Clothes
3. Tether Ball Triumph
4. Carpool
5. Tae Parade
6. Santiago Lends A Hand
7. Waking The Reluctant Genius
8. Scuffle In The Hallway
9. The Votes Are Counted
10. Recovering The Time Capsule
11. Goodnight Ollie


[Published on: 2/1/08]

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moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/1/2008 09:24AM
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Looking fwd to that West Coast run!

crowesfan2 Fri 2/1/2008 10:43AM
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Me too!!!

moejoerisin Fri 2/1/2008 10:49AM
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i'm just gonna put it out there: i have a man-crush on reed mathis.

Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/1/2008 01:04PM
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Conjugal Burning

i'm just gunna put this out there: I wish Mathis was in my town with the phenomenal jfjo on wed instead of tlg. Lil Tae Rides Again sounds epic

gmoo Fri 2/1/2008 01:37PM
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It's been way to long since I've seen JFJO. I haven't heard them with the new drummer but I bet he throws down.

The1AndOnlyDJCT starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/1/2008 02:04PM
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The new drummer is ridiculous, I can't wait for this album, sounds fucking crazy, let's see more JFJO soon!

christophebaise Sat 2/2/2008 01:05AM
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"Tae Meyulks has an immense interest in the psychedelic effects of sleep deprivation."

Haha never heard that one before, I get a lil silly after staying up more than 24 hours but its not like I start trippin.

moejoerisin Sat 2/2/2008 09:52AM
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try 72 hours...

The1AndOnlyDJCT starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/4/2008 05:25AM
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I become pretty much delirious after 24 hours with no sleep, I can't imagine 72, hahah.

JacobFred starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/13/2008 09:39AM
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Hello Friends! JFJO needs your help!

We are going to be playing a number of shows in April to celebrate the release

of 'Lil TaeRides Again' - which will be released on Vinyl and CD with Hyena Records on

April 8th.

The tour will consist of the following dates, with more to come....

Apr 4 2008 - Blank Slate Tulsa, Oklahoma

Apr 8 2008 - Winston's - San Diego, California

Apr 9 2008 - The Mint Los Angeles, California

Apr 10 2008 - Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, California

Apr 11 2008 - Cafe DuNord San Francisco, California

Apr 12 2008 - Digital Signature (w/Bluetech & VibeSquad) Arcata, California

Apr 14 2008 - Mobius Ashland, Oregon

Apr 15 2008 - Doug Fir Portland, Oregon

Apr 16 2008 - WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon

Apr 18 2008 - John's Alley Moscow, Idaho

Apr 19 2008 - The Loft Missoula, Montana

Apr 23 2008 -The Stagestop Rollinsville, Colorado

Apr 24 2008 - Hodi's Half Note Fort Collins, Colorado

Apr 25 2008 - The Oriental Theater Denver, Colorado

Apr 26 2008 - Trilogy Boulder, Colorado

April 30th 2008 - Blue Nile with Big Sams Funky Nation - NOLA

May 1 2008 - d.b.a. New Orleans, Louisiana


As usual we are calling upon you to help us get the word out and make this show

theblowout album release celebration that it should be by hanging up flyers,

passing outhandbills, etceteras.

We are also looking for people interested in being involved with a listening

party for the new album to take place a couple weeks prior to the show.

We will send you a copy of the album, and something to raffle off at the

listening party, as well as help advertise. You find the location (a laid back local bar with a PA

system would probably love to have some extra business on a random night) and get as many

friends as you can (you can use facebook, myspace, email them, use a megaphone, send smoke

signals, etc.)

We would love to get materials (some sick new posters, postcards, and handbills)

out to all of you ASAP.

Please respond and let us know if you are still interested in helping street

team for JFJO in exchange for our love, admiration, and some JFJO goodies.

Include your mailing address/phone#, if you are interested in listening party

organization, and if you prefer one medium of advertising over another.

Thanks again, we love you freaks!

All the best,



Eric Dunn

[OMM] - [Overtone Music Management]



1.614.596.8020 (cell)