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In 2012, Erstwhile Records released my 2xCD called SONGS ABOUT NOTHING.  This album was received very well by friends, fans, and critics.  SONGS ABOUT NOTHING appeared on many year-end lists (http://yearendlists.com/2012/12/wire-top-50-release-of-2012).

In 2013, I began soliciting artists to create videos for the 13 tracks that comprise the first disc of SONGS ABOUT NOTHING.
I found 13 different artists whose work I respect and admire.  13 artists who understand my music in a way that allows them to create a visual interpretation for an otherwise abstract artform.  The results vary greatly in approach and style, but the music maintains a cohesive thread that commands the full attention of viewers for the entire 36 minutes.

I finally completed this project in 2014 and I'm embarking on a short screening tour to showcase these beautiful videos on large screens.  It is my ultimate goal to screen TROPHY TAPE in each of the cities represented by the 13 collaborators.

The TROPHY TAPE tracklist is as follows:

01  The Beauty of Independent Music - Aaron Dilloway [Oberlin, OH] 
02  Old Theme - Ellen Frances [New York, NY] 
03  Tarnished Copper (Copper Will Never Be Gold) - Annie Feldmeier Adams [Chicago, IL] 
04  The Loop - Justin Meyers [Minneapolis, MN] 
05  Euphoric Sting - Antony Milton [Wellington, New Zealand] 
06  Beauty Is A Bowtie (HTDW) - C Spencer Yeh [New York, NY] 
07  The Power of Pussy - Olivia Block [Chicago, IL] 
08  Escargot - Adel Souto [New York, NY] 
09  In the Morning - Neil Young Cloaca [Turners Falls, MA] 
10  Friday Night in a Catholic Home - Todd Deal [Worcester, MA] 
11  10 Amp Waves - Jubal Brown [Toronto, ON] 
12  I Killed Another Day - Heidi Alasuvanto [Oulu, Finland] 
13  In Through The Out Door and Another Whore - Robert Beatty [Lexington, KY]

This month's tour begins on Wednesday, February 12th at Hampshire College, with Neil Young Cloaca.
Thursday, February 13th I'll be in Toronto, ON at Double Double Land with Jubal Brown.
Friday, February 14th, I'll at Trinospohes in Detroit MI.  Ben Hall will be performing and Leigh Silverblatt will be showing videos accompanied by the music of Steve Hauschildt (Emeralds).
Saturday, February 15th, TROPHY TAPES will be featured in the Pictures and Sounds festival sponsered by WHPK and the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago.  Olivia Block will also be performing.
This short tour will wrap up on Sunday, February 16th in the Mudd Library Center at Oberlin College in Oberlin OH.  This concert is co-sponsored by Hanson Records and the Oberlin Film Cooperative.

THIS IS WHAT I DO
07/07/2011

Glistening Examples is releasing a compilation CD called THIS IS WHAT I DO - VOLUME ONE.

This is a collection of compilation tracks spanning from 1998 - 2004.

Please read my BLOG for more information...


Jason Lescalleet