That big hug-a-bear Jim James, from Louisville's My Morning Jacket, who also goes by the name Yim Yames, is starting a new online record label called Removador. Here's an "official statement" from the label, with some of the best PR-speak you ain't never read! (And it might have been written when the label was planning a fall launch.)
The Removador Recordings and Solutions web venture will offer consumers a rich new way of web-based living; specializing in music purchase, production, and facilitation, as well as problem solving, sports, rehab, recreation, vacation planning, vaccinations, ghosts, and social networking. Coming this fall, Removador will also debut our much talked about new 3-D printer technology, enabling consumers to purchase food and auto parts online, and simply print them out in the comfort of their own home with our new carbon and silicone based 3-D printer. Imagine ordering a few sprigs of broccoli, or needing a new carburetor, and being able to print them out in edible 3-D- all in the comfort of your own home! Anyone who comes to invest in or own a share of the Removador name will not only find some of the coldest music they ain't never heard, they will be provided with a richness of living, and sharply increasing aural dividends for years to come. Removador Recordings and Solutions--some of the coldest music you ain't never heard!
But instead of broccoli, the label will open for business by releasing Cortney Tidwell's album Boys--available only as an import up to this point.
Boys, of course, made our year-end best-albums list, and to, ahem, quote myself: Oscillating between low-key and majestic, bare-bones and all-out, Boys takes hold and pulls its listener along on everything from woozy, wry balladry ("Being Crosby," a duet with My Morning Jacket's Jim James) to stratosphere-piercing rock (the ebullient "17 Horses"). Speaking of "17 Horses," that's my jam, and you can download it for free over at Tidwell's Removador page.
And while we're at it, why not take a gander at the Hands Off Cuba remix of "Son and Moon"?