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gordon withers

rock cellist and maker of internets

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On Vox: Jawbox on Cello official release date: 12/18/2007
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The album will be officially available on Tuesday, December 18.  I'm still waiting to see exactly which online retailers will carry it -- so far, eMusic is definitely on board.  In the meantime, you can download or order a CD from the MySpace page.

The PR campaign is also in full swing.  My favorite music magazine, The Big Takeover, got a copy several months ago, so they are the first to review it.  The following review is published in Big Takeover's issue #61, which comes out this week:

"If New Jersey’s Nutley Brass can give The Ramones and Misfits the horns & brass treatment, and if U2 hits can be “lullabized,” why not compose a cello album comprised of… Jawbox songs? Enter Withers (AKA Trisloth). A few years ago, a smattering of his cello-jacked Jawbox covers made the rounds on the Internet. At the beginning of 2007, Withers re-cut many of the tracks for this collection as a benefit release for Jawbox frontman, J. Robbins, whose infant son Cal was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Even for the most ardent aficionado of classical and/or chamber music, familiarity with the original Jawbox incarnations of these 12 songs (which by the way, span the group’s four albums) is a prerequisite for any genuine appreciation. That aside, this thoughtfully crafted, D.C. punk-related oddity is ultimately for a good cause."

(Definitely check out The Big Takeover -- it's the only magazine I subscribe to and has hundreds of informative reviews and stories in every issue)

Also, look for mini-interviews coming soon in the Washington City Paper, the Boston Phoenix, and BostonNow.

Originally posted on trisloth.vox.com