James release a totally awe-inspiring brand new EP on March 21st. ‘Jam-J’ / ‘Say Something’ will be released as a double A-side through Fontana.
‘Jam-J’ – the first track on the double header, taken from the bands forthcoming alternative LP, is produced by Brian Eno, and sees James stripped down and dubbing it up with an electro dance floor mantra that is nothing like you’ve ever heard James do before.
‘Say Something’ is taken from ‘LAID’, the bands current LP and is the kind of lyrically disturbing yet beautifully rendered love song that James are so good at, again produced by Eno.
The third track, ‘Assassin’, is a funky little number with Booth drawing out the word Asssssasssin ’til it hurts – A track produced by James and totally unavailable anywhere else.
This initial CD (JMCD152) also carries a completely new version of’ ‘Say Something’ produced by the band themselves.
The cassette (JIMMC15), released the same week, carries the previously mentioned versions of’ ‘Jam-J’ and ‘Say Something’.
The twelve inch – ‘James vs The Sabres Of Paradise’ carries an amazing version of ‘Jam-J’ which can only be described as a thirty minute ambient techno trip – produced again by Eno and remixed by ‘The Sabres Of Paradise’. The instrumental tracks have been described as “Soundscapes to a space oddity 1994”.
A second CD (JIMCD15), featuring the same tracks, ‘James V’s The Sabres Of Paradise’ will be released on March 28th – this is a 10,000 limited edition digi-pak.
James are currently ‘Heatseekers’ in the US billboard chart with LP ‘Laid’ at number 95 and rising, and packing em’ out at gigs all over America.