September 6th, 2011 , by John Beeler
Indianapolis-based record label Audio Recon have teamed up with us to release a collection of b-sides, outtakes and remixes for Jookabox’s final album Eyes of the Fly. Previously, we’d worked together to create a collection of remixes for Dead Zone Boys. This time around Audio Recon’s E. Brown has brought together a small band of creative minds to create a collection of remixes that embraces the creative genius of Jookabox and takes that spirit on a trip through various styles of alternative hip-hop and electronic music.
You can read about some of the many contributors here, which include Ligyro ( Neil Cain), Defame (Ryan Lee), Lorax (Cory Salas), and E. Brown.
Stream below and when you’re ready, the buy button awaits. It’s >$5.
May 26th, 2011 , by John Beeler
You have heard Jookabox, yes? Then you've heard David "Moose" Adamson, the brains behind Jookabox, which met an ill-timed fate in a dark alley and is no more.
You can find DMA's music on Joyful Noise Recordings (as much a sister label to AK as one can be these days). DMA will be releasing three (3!) albums over the next couple months, in a very limited, very cassette kind of way. Info and sound samples are here.
February 8th, 2011 , by John Beeler
Jookabox has decided to throw in the towel, and The Eyes of the Fly is their last cryptic transmission. Now, this recording is the final chapter in the history of a band that is as bizarre, anxious, and confusing as the music it makes. A band whose imagery largely consists of ghosts, zombies, decay, and the afterlife, now writes its own epitaph, carves its own headstone, and sings its swan song. May the funky frenetic compositions of Jookabox rest in chaos as beautiful as that which they created…The living dead walk the earth on April 26th. In the meantime listen to a haunting sample singing forth from limbo.
October 27th, 2010 , by John Beeler
On tour soon with Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, haunting towns and urban centers west of the Mississippi. See tour dates here.
January 30th, 2010 , by John Beeler
Europeans, brace yourself. Jookabox have their papers, their passports and their passion all packed up and ready for baggage check. They land on your fine continent February 13th to start a few weeks of touring in support of their recent release, Dead Zone Boys. The band is now a five-piece, and borrowing from their indigenous midwestern weather, they have harnessed tornado power for maximum face twisting. Check tour dates here.
In celebration of this recent release and pending tour, Asthmatic Kitty has teamed up with Audio Recon to gift the interwebs with a ten track free remix EP. This free EP contains ten remixes by midwestern artists Amtrak, Id Obelus, Yeti One, Ligyro, DJ Solly, Whois Louis, Ablerock as well as Brad Dujmovic from LA and Nomar Slevik, based in Freeport, ME. Check out and download the EP here.
And finally, for those in the Indiana area, we will be celebrating the release of this EP with a special show at the historic Vogue Theater on February 5th. Jookabox, Mab Lab, and Twin Monster will perform with dance party to follow featuring the A Squared Industries DJs and DJ Action Jackson.
November 21st, 2009 , by John Beeler
November 6th, 2009 , by John Beeler
The above video, which at once evokes the Halloween spirit but also transcends it, is from the brand new album Dead Zone Boys. Jookabox has let it loose on the world today. You can buy the CD for $10 by clicking here, or the LP for $14 here. Did we say the corresponding t-shirt glows in the dark? It does.
October 28th, 2009 , by John Beeler
Created by Sean McDonald and Matt C. Hale
(Special thanks to George Romero).
October 27th, 2009 , by John Beeler
What is more awesome than a t-shirt? A t-shirt with a skull. Yes. And what is more awesome than a t-shirt with a skull? A t-shirt with a skull…that glows in the dark. You read that right: Asthmatic Kitty has its first and probably not last glow-in-the dark t-shirt! Designed by David Stith and blatantly ripped from the cover of Jookabox’s nearly-out album Dead Zone Boys. Buy the shirt here for $14!
October 26th, 2009 , by John Beeler
We think we have made it clear how excited we are about Dead Zone Boys, the love story meets psychedelic zombie-musical and third album from Jookabox. But just in case we haven’t, we’ll throw a release party!
create a piece of original art to correspond with each song on the album, including works by fellow Asthmatic Kitty musicians, DM Stith, and Liz Janes. The art show slash release party will go down on October 30th at Big Car Gallery in Indianapolis. Five bucks (that’s $5) will gain entrance. Normanoak and Grey Granite will perform, and
dj jessicka will spin through the course of the night. Jookabox will then embark on an extensive tour in support of
the group’s new full-length. See tour dates here, or click more to see the list of artists displaying work on the 30th.
2. Don’t Go Phantom – Jim Walker
3. You Cried Me — NERS
4. Gonna Need the Guns/Doom Hope – Liz Janes
5. East Side Bangs/East Side Fade – John Clark
6. Glyphin’ Out – Erin Drew
7. Evil Guh – DM Stith
8. XXXiawn Shell – Ryan Irvin
9. Zombie Tear Drops – Craig McCormick
10. LIGHT – Casey Roberts
11. F.I.T.F #1 – Tom Streit