Listen to Jäh Division’s dub covers of Joy Division
See the original posting on Boing Boing
Back in 2005, I posted about Jäh Division, a Brooklyn dub consortium that covers Joy Division songs. They produced a very limited edition 12″ titled “Dub Will Tear Us Apart” that they mostly sold at their live shows. Now, Jäh Division returns with a new LP that combines that original record along with five unreleased tracks. “Dub Will Tear Us Apart?.?.?.?Again” comes out January 25 in digital and vinyl formats. Listen to a selection of the tracks:
From their Bandcamp page:
A supergroup born of Brooklyns early 21st century DIY scene, Jäh Divisions sole 2004 12-inch Dub Will Tear Us Apart earned them an instant infamy for their psychedelic dub interpretations of Joy Division classics. Featuring members of Home and Oneida and recorded in the literal shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, Jäh Division grew from a joke between roommates Brad Truax and Barry London into a rolling improv collective that included members of Animal Collective and Oneida, among others.
Expanded with 5 extra songs–3 from the original session, 2 from a scrapped album–Dub Will Tear Us Apart Again is the sound of Manchester beamed into Brooklyn by way of the Black Ark, all linked by some intercosmic hook-up in the depths of Barry London’s Space Echo tape loop. Recorded by the core Jäh Division quartet, the original release–part of Social Registrys 12-inch series– featured London on vintage keyboards, Truax on bass, Homes Chris Millstein on drums, and Oneidas Kid Millions on Barrys collection of synth percussion, including trash-salvaged electronic drum pads, run through dubby delays and effects and a Farfisa reverb tank.