Jim White announces Debut Solo LP

Jim White 'All Hits: Memories album. The multi-artist's debut solo album, drops on March 29th via Drag City Records and DSPs
Jim White Photo Credit: Sarah K.

Jim White announces his first-ever solo album All Hits: Memories, the album will arrive on March 29th via Drag City, ahead of the album’s arrival, White has shared lead-single, “Names Make The Name.” White is known for his work with Dirty Three, Venom P. Stinger, Xylouris White, and Springtime, as well as with other artists such as Cat Power, Mary Margaret O’Hara, PJ Harvey, and Drag City artists Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. The touch sought by all these artists takes center stage on All Hits: Memories.

Bill Callahan, longtime friend and collaborator, puts it:

This is long overdue. I mean, looooooonnnnnng overdue. A solo album by Jim.

The trap kit—so straightforward, so mysterious. What’s inside those things? Air and light—from which century? Which continent? Depending on how and when you hit them, it can be a vibration sent through a prehistoric breath… the dead, wet leaves you walked through on the way to the first day of school. These are the memories of the drums on this record. Infinite and personal. Editing each other as they muscle to the front or soft shoe to the shadow. Drums are the instrument where you can feel the presence of the player the most—the full body—and sense the thoughts of the player the most. The instrument with the most choices to be made sends out the most brainwaves. A bouquet of brainwaves is on this LP.

Jim oversees it all, surveys from the lost place we’re in, the void – the drumless song. We trust. We trust, Jim. His big green eyes search for the right tool (mallet, brush, etc), eyes that search you like you’re a song he wants to join, wants to see if he can add to or understand.

Before humans, drums were playing–these drums. Genesis was a solo drum piece. After humans, these drums, this album. Someone–the last man–is out in a spaceship at the edge of space. He plays a single chord on a synth to set time free from its bind and then lets go. This album sets time free, lets it frolic, lets it graze, lets it remember.

pre-order All Hits: Memories by Jim White HERE


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