JIM WHITE

‘WAFFLES, TRIANGLES & JESUS’

10 NOVEMBER 2017

WAFFLES, TRIANGLES & JESUS (2017)

#19 – AMERICANA CHART UK – 17 Nov 2017
#17 – INDIE BREAKERS CHART UK- 17 Nov 2017

ROUGH TRADE ALBUMS OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2017

★★★★
#9 TOP AMERICANA ALBUMS OF 2017
MOJO

AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE MONTH
8/10
UNCUT

“Jim White brings a diverse wealth of worldliness to his arcane observations, which on Waffles, Triangles & Jesus finds familiar Americana tropes and sounds given his distinctive twist.”
★★★★
THE INDEPENDENT

“White remains one of modern music’s most fascinating artists. A former dishwasher, landscaper, model, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder and taxi driver, White emerged alongside the nascent ’90s alt.country scene as someone making a sound entirely of his own. Across five albums – and his live shows – he’s built a reputation as a consumate storyteller with a DIY aesthetic and an outsider mentality.”
THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“Jim delivers his most heartfelt album.” – Albums Of The Year 2017
ROCKSHOT MAG

“another tantalising and deliciously non-conformist concoction… a superb wordsmith, storyteller and thinker who offers up songs that he hopes might “resonate” beyond his own psyche “to find a way into the hearts of others.” He succeeds in that with this album.”
FATEA

THE LONDON ECONOMIC

“The definitive Americana album from left field maverick”
ROCKING MAGPIE

“As usual, Jim White ploughs his own furrow with music that draws from a wide range of influence…Long may his Cadillac keep rolling along.”
★★★★
SPIRAL EARTH

“The more I have listened to this album, the more interesting it has become. The music is greater than perhaps I originally expected but the album became infinitely fascinating the more I listened to the words and I wondered why that should be. Then I realised. Jim White is primarily a storyteller… White enjoys telling stories and the stories on Waffles, Triangles and Jesus are as good an example of his art as you can get. …this is storytelling first, with the music a very close second.”
FOLK RADIO

“This is a delightfully refreshing entry into a timeless musical format, and fans of Americana should enjoy themselves with White’s latest”
9/10
SOUNDBLAB

“another Jim White classic. One of the most fascinating musical minds of his time with an extraordinary talent with the written word”
LONESOME HIGHWAY

“some free experimental soundtracks interspersed with some amazingly beautiful songs, mostly in the alt.country genre”
ROOTSTIME

“Bold and crazy. Jim White has more idiosyncrasy in his thumb than an elephant in his trunk.”
WRITTEN IN MUSIC

“Jim White is as close to a poet laureate as Americana can muster.”
★★★★
BIRMINGHAM MAIL

WHERE IT HITS YOU (2012)

“a terrific album”
AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE MONTH
★★★★
UNCUT

“once an Americana pioneer but now an elder statesman, White is still showing young pretenders a clean set of Cuban heels”
★★★★
MOJO

“there’s always room for the real thing, and you’ll know it when it hits you”
★★★★
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

“another tantalising and deliciously non-conformist concoction… a superb wordsmith, storyteller and thinker who offers up songs that he hopes might “resonate” beyond his own psyche “to find a way into the hearts of others.” He succeeds in that with this album.”
FATEA

“The master of spooky Southern gothic Americana”
★★★★½
THE SUN

“An artistic triumph”
★★★★
THE MIRROR

“A record rich in expertly crafted songs, with a truly affecting emotional core.”
★★★★
THIS IS FAKE DIY

“He is a master at creating an atmosphere that in turn evokes the sound of hearts breaking with his classy slightly deranged Americana. More people should buy Jim White albums”
9/10
EVENING TELEGRAPH

“a first-class piece of work”
★★★★
SUBBA-CULTCHA

“At a time when Jim White’s personal life has hit a roadblock he has served up a masterclass in song writing.”
FOLK RADIO

“Classic heartbreak stuff”
Q

“Feeling bad has seldom sounded so damn good.”
★★★★
R2

“White’s albums have tendrils that imperceptibly wrap themselves around one’s attention”
THE INDEPENDENT

SOUNDS OF THE AMERICANS (2011)

“Engagingly eclectic”
★★★★
UNCUT

“contains some prime Jim White songs”
★★★★
THE SUNDAY TIMES

“Reeks of authenticity… Haunting”
★★★★
THE SUN

“spectral images and flash-and-blood reality intermingle with dreamlike ease”
  ROLLING STONE

“Jim White’s take on the South is as peculiar and distinctive as it comes… If it’s Southern Weird you’re after, Jim’s your man.”
THE INDEPENDENT

LIVE

“Some concerts blend into one another. Not Jim White’s. Everybody that was privileged enough to witness this show will remember it for a very long time.”
★★★★★
BUILDING OUR OWN NASHVILLE

“There were some mesmerising moments, Ghost Town Of My Brain and Static On The Radio standing out along with Jailbird but new songs such as Drift Away and Far Beyond The Spoken World showed that White can still conjure up a gothic weird Americana as splendidly as he did on his debut album.”
AMERICANA UK

“Call it Americana, Grit Lit, Southern Gothic, Country Noir or whatever. It is Jim White and it is beautiful.”
WRITTEN IN MUSIC

WAFFLES, TRIANGLES & JESUS (2017)
WHERE IT HITS YOU (2012)
SOUNDS OF THE AMERICANS (2011)
LIVE

Jim White gets around. When he’s not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits his time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the USA & Europe and publishing award winning fiction.

 

His sixth solo studio album, the bizarrely titled Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, is a mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences featuring a bevy of his hometown Athens’ roots musicians, plus west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West, and rock and roll maverick Holly Golightly.

 

Prior to Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, White released five eclectic, totally uncatagorisable albums plus another six even stranger side projects. Numerous songs from his back catalog have appeared both in film and television, with his Primus-esque Word-Mule being featured in Breaking Bad, and more recently his cautionary rocker Crash Into The Sun appearing Ray McKinnon’s highly praised Sundance Channel series Rectify.

 

UK fans may recognise White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as “Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.” Prior to becoming a musician White led an aimless, diverse life, working countless menial labor jobs: dishwasher, landscaper, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder, culminating with thirteen long years driving a taxi cab in New York City.

 

White is presently at work completing a memoir, Incidental Contact, based on a series of uncanny coincidences that befell him during his days driving that taxi in New York City. Two chapters of Incidental Contact, The Bottom and Superwhite, have been published in the literary music journal Radio Silence, with Superwhite being awarded a Pushcart Prize for short fiction. White was a pro surfer. He served as literary commentator for the National Endowment of the Arts. He was a European fashion model. Samuel Beckett once played a practical joke on him. There’s lots more non linear information that doesn’t really fit the usual bio format. But that’s Jim—he gets around.

 

Waffles, Triangles & Jesus is out 10 November 2017 on Loose, available on 2LP, CD & digitally.

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WAFFLES, TRIANGLES & JESUS (2017)
WHERE IT HITS YOU (2012)

Jim White


LABEL
UK/EUR: Loose
USA: People In A Place To Know /Joyful Noises


PRESS
UK/EUR print: Tom Bridgewater | Loose
UK/EUR online: Tom Simcox | Loose
GSA: Miriam Barzynski | Rough Trade
Scandinavia: Håkan Olsson | Rootsy
USA: Cary Baker | Conqueroo


RADIO
UK/EUR: Tom Bridgewater | Loose
GSA: Miriam Barzynski | Rough Trade Germany


BOOKING
Andy Woolliscroft | Primary Talent
Sally Gavaghan | Primary Talent