Jim O’Rourke rumored to be releasing a new album called Simple Songs on Drag City

Jim O'Rourke rumored to be releasing a new album called Simple Songs on Drag City

Four observations, one hypothesis, one reaction.


1. Jim O’Rourke, one of the most influential musicians on the history of Tiny Mix Tapes (not kidding), is awesome.

2. Jim O’Rourke has been incredibly active in collaborative settings, in the Steamroom, and elsewhere. But that’s all old news.

3. This is also old news: Jim O’Rourke’s last “proper” solo album, The Visitor, was released in 2009.

4. Some new news: Drag City has recently teased (at least) two videos titled “Simple Songs.” One of them has been deleted. The other one is embedded in this tweet:

Hypothesis #1: Jim O’Rourke might be releasing a new album on Drag City called Simple Songs. Nothing has been confirmed, but it looks like the album is slated to come out May 26 on P-Vine in Japan.

Hypothesis #2: Simple Songs might be Jim O’Rourke’s long-anticipated orchestral pop album, which has reportedly been in the works for over 10 years.

Reaction: HOLY SHIT.

• Jim O’Rourke: http://steamroom.bandcamp.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

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