Shotgun Jimmie trades his trademark upbeat downstroke pop aesthetic for a deep dive into some serious stripped-down sincerity. Recorded to cassette and VHS by Saskatoon’s Little Jack Films while Jimmie was on tour, VHS EP features four unreleased gems revealing a more vulnerable and intimate side of Shotgun Jimmie. VHS EP is a solo recording of voice and guitar enhanced with heavy doses of atmospheric tape warble and warm room tone, a vintage sound to perfectly compliment this document of Jimmie’s channeling of lo-fi gurus like Jason Molina and Will Oldham. A companion video of the recording will be available for viewing on the Little Jack Films Youtube channel.
released December 6, 2019
Recorded straight to audio cassette on October 11th, 2019
by Shotgun Jimmie and Little Jack Films in Saskatoon, SK.
Live audio edited and mastered by José Contreras at The Chat Chateaux in Toronto, ON.
Cover photograph by Little Jack Films.
Design and layout by Paul Henderson.
All songs written and performed by Shotgun Jimmie, SOCAN 2019.
I love Chad, love Black Mold, love Dog Day so this collabo seemed like a dream come true. And it is, but it wasn't at first.
Upon first listen, there were some standout moments but it mostly just sounded like a couple of guys messing around with synths and samplers. Which is essentially what it is, but it requires more listening to really get at the heart of what this thing is. After the second consecutive play, it clicked. Now, I've been listening to it on repeat for most of the day. It's hypnotic, abrasive but not too abrasive, atmospheric, droney but also propulsive and catchy all at once. It's a remarkable and extremely listenable exploration of both organic and synthesized sound. It's great. nscriv