Today, I present you with a limited release from The Jesus Lizard. It’s only in the pre-order stage for the time being and it’s not supposed to ship until around December 16th. There’s not too much to say as The Jesus Lizard is a monolithic band (and name) and as far as I know, no tracks from the 7″ are released or will be released in a digital format so there’s no preview either. It seems, though, that the 7″ can only come as a part of a rather pricey package with the book involved. There is a $75 and $80 option, but the titles for each are exactly the same so I’m not sure if that’s just an error on Joyful Noise‘s part or not. Going off of the descriptions, for $5 more, it says you will receive David Yow’s solo debut Tonight You Look Like A Spider and the Opening Suite DVD. The book it comes with does look intriguing. I guess if you’re a Jesus Lizard fan you can take this purchase on faith or if you’re feeling brave, get to it. Cheers!

The Details

This LIMITED edition package includes the following items:
One hardcover copy of THE JESUS LIZARD BOOK.
Limited edition 7" record, pressed on gold vinyl, hand-numbered out of 475 copies, signed by all four original members of the Jesus Lizard. Features two previously unreleased Jesus Lizard demos ("Elegy" and "Fly on the Wall" from the 1994 John Loder sessions). The 7" is *exclusive* to the book preorder and will not be made available for sale anywhere else. (Note that the 7" and sleeve will be bound inside of the book.)
A limited edition illustration by David Yow, signed by Yow himself.
David Yow DVD/CD combo package featuring "Five Directors' Interpretations of Opening Suite" video, "Making Monoliths" video, & full album of "Tonight You Look Like A Spider".

Published by Akashic Books, the Jesus Lizard Book is a coffee table affair of exclusive photography, art, and other imagery with written pieces by all four members of the seminal indie rock band the Jesus Lizard. Included are many Polaroids by David Wm. Sims, a delicious recipe by David Yow, a concise list of every show the Jesus Lizard played, and writings by two producers who recorded the band -- Steve Albini and Andy Gill. There is biographical material of each member that covers childhood to the demise of the group. Other contributors include, Mike Watt, Alexander Hacke, Steve Gullick, Rebecca Gates, Jeff Lane, Sasha Frere-Jones, KRK, Bernie Bahrmasel, and many more.
Earlier this year David Yow released his debut solo album Tonight You Look Like A Spider on limited edition vinyl. Now in conjunction with The Jesus Lizard Book, the album will see a release on CD/DVD. Included on the DVD is the epic 13-minute video "Five Directors' Interpretations of Opening Suite". This short film is set to the 5-part, 13-minute opening track from Yow's solo album entitled "Opening Suite". 5 different directors each contribute a different "movement" of the song. These directors are: Jennifer (Jen) Lynch, Tim Rutili, Jared Varava, Adam Harding, and Todd Adam Phillips. The DVD also includes the mini-documentary "Making Monoliths", directed by Adam Harding.

Price $75

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