Alright, I’ve got a bunch of things to say about Nite Jewel, but I’m currently trying to eavesdrop on a conversation happening across from me: three women maybe in their 50s and one 13- or 14-year-old girl all discussing how to write the next best young adult novel. I can’t tell which one of them is the writer or if they’re all writers, but there’s talk of goths and vegetarianism and bedrooms with zebra-striped floors.
And they’re gone, which means it’s now time for Nite Jewel. She’s reissuing her debut album Good Evening via Secretly Canadian on November 11. The lo-fi synth-pop record has been out of print on vinyl for a while, and this reissue will include two bonus tracks: a cover of “The Kamera Song” by The Inner Space, who were a super-early incarnation of Can, as well as a DāM-FunK remix of Nite Jewel’s “What Did He Say.” They’re streaming (for a limited time only!) on Gorilla Vs. Bear .
Nite Jewel also collaborated with Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids) on a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You,” which isn’t on the reissue, but is available to stream below, and also recently released a José Wolff-directed video for “Clive,” a track off her most recent LP, One Second of Love (TMT Review). On top of all of this, she’ll be on tour throughout August and September.
Here’s an idea: Nite Jewel as the title of that new YA novel? Or a character? A warlock or a vampire or a unicorn or something? Yeah?
Good Evening reissue tracklist:
01. Bottom Rung
03. What Did He Say
04. Weak For Me
05. Heart Won’t Start
06. Universal Mind
07. Artificial Intelligence
08. Let’s Go (The Two Of Us Together)
11. The Kamera Song (The Inner Space Cover)
12. What Did He Say (DāM-FunK remix)
08.23.12 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (Krautrock Classics New York) ^
08.24.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Electric Warehouse &
08.25.12 - Montauk, NY - The Surf Lodge
09.01.12 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.06.12 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene at Rickshaw Stop*
09.08.12 - Portland, OR - Holocene - Musicfest NW $
09.09.12 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
09.10.12 - Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf Hotel
09.12.12 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
09.14.12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar - San Diego Music Thing
11.02.12 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival
^ Peanut Butter Wolf, Chrome Canyon & DJ Scott Mou
& Lemonade (DJ) and MikeQ
* Soft Metals and Cosmetics