UK / EU Dates On Sale Now

Our summer tour dates with Minus The Bear are on sale now! We're offering a limited number of discounted ticket + album bundles as well. Grab them all at: https://www.musicglue.com/joan-of-arc-uk/live

Tim Kinsella
'He's Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands' Available Now
The fundamental grounding of liberty is the freedom to feel safe to be yourself. That is what is now being threatened. We have made a weird new record that we believe in completely and that no one else could've made. The reviews aren't all gushing. It's true: We do not sound like other bands! And that's the point, because we are us--Tim, Melina, Theo, Bobby, and Jeremy. We love and trust each others' imaginations and daring. And now it's time for EVERYONE to get weirder, be more yourself than ever before: you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and the world at large. Hope to see you all in these coming weeks as we hit the road. Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!  He's Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land is available now: http://bit.ly/2j5aRHg

The fundamental grounding of liberty is the freedom to feel safe to be yourself. That is what is now being threatened. We have made a weird new record that we believe in completely and that no one else could've made. The reviews aren't all gushing. It's true: We do not sound like other bands! And that's the point, because we are us--Tim, Melina, Theo, Bobby, and Jeremy. We love and trust each others' imaginations and daring. And now it's time for EVERYONE to get weirder, be more yourself than ever before: you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and the world at large. Hope to see you all in these coming weeks as we hit the road. Thank You Thank You Thank You!!! 

He's Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land is available now: http://bit.ly/2j5aRHg

Tim Kinsella
Joan of Arc collaboration with Every House Has a Door

Testimonium Songs collects the song cycle composed by Joan of Arc (Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, and Theo Katsaounis) to be performed live in Testimonium, a work of performance by well-respected experimental theater ensemble Every house has a door. 

Testimonium responds — both in substance and in style — to Charles Reznikoff’s monumental work Testimony, a translation into poetry of courtroom transcripts of witness and victim testimonies in criminal cases and cases of workplace negligence, in the US, spanning the years 1885 to 1915.Performances of Testimonium incorporate modern dance, theater, and original songs written and played by Joan of Arc.

In a departure for the band, these highly structured compositions, developed over a two-year rehearsal period, emulate Reznikoff’s poetics by shaping themselves according to a mosaic method – rotating a fixed set of musical units in warping permutations.

The lyrics re-invent the strategies of Objectivist poetry, by turns surreal, ordinary, testimonial, and explosive, releasing the undercurrent of emotion in the poems while (almost) never quoting them directly.

Beyond collecting the Testimonium Songs, the record has a life of its own, with the contributions of stellar musicians David Grubbs, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang, and Jim Baker, additional vocals by Melina Ausikaitis, and musical material not included in the performance. The album does not feature recent Joan of Arc contributor/member, Victor Villarreal, as he and Kinsella are currently working towards the completion of a new Owls album.

The cover art was made by renowned Chicago artist Jason Lazarus.

The album will be released via Polyvinyl Record Co. July 30, 2013 on limited edition CD, hand-numbered LP (500 magenta, 500 black) as well as through all digital outlets. Testimonium Songswill also see a limited edition release of 100 purple tinted cassettes on Joyful Noise Recordings.

To showcase Testimonium in a live setting, Chicago Cultural Center presents, in association with Every house has a door, the world premier performances of Testimonium, October 17 – 20, 2013 at The Storefront Theater, Chicago.

Testimonium Songs Tracklist

1. Amelia
2. I’d Expect Babies Should Fly, If Not at Least Float Away
3. Mosaic of Bolts
4. Stephen’s Song
5. The Bird’s Nest Wrapped Around the Security Camera
6. Jury Duty

LINKS
Pre-order Testimonium Songs
Stream “Amelia” on Soundcloud
Every house has a door
View a trailer of the Testimony performance

Bradley Hale