Switchblade Moon

by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

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SWITCHBLADE MOON Cool switchblade moon slicing through the thick of you Cool switchblade moon slicing through the thick of you I'm not looking for an answer, no Not a minor cure for cancer though I want to take an open sky and slice it through You go into a restaurant you order what you always want you've got no choice You take the best of what you've got and all those guns you almost shot and you hold them tight and I am holding I am holding on I am holding I am holding on to that Cool switchblade moon Cool switchblade moon slicing through slicing through the blue mist of you
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ALL THE KING'S HORSES All the king's horses and all the king's men holed up in the mountain in a jettison den They hauled out the smokescreen to tie up their hands to simulate dying and rising again and all they ate was cake and ice cream and their boats were caked with frosty icing The buses held up in the station there The cancelled flights, they hung in error And the long-haired lawyer's meditation suggested homeschooling, medication— and the blonde-haired lawyer's medication suggested homeschooling, meditation And all we knew, it came from books, outdated preachers' ghost-end hooks and the lines and lures of heaven All the king's women and all the king's cats clawed up the mountain to state their demands and how they fought the wicked glass hallways, cattle-prods, and brands And all they were served was cake and ice cream, but they would not be fed— They come and they grow so thin Until the holy land goes and cracks itself off the continental shelf and all we feel comes from a paper bag with a new blue logo and a loose price tag
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White Noise 02:20
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Powder Keg 01:23

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Jasmine Dreame Wagner’s Switchblade Moon EP is the first installment of a song cycle that explores the sprawling American landscape. Wagner's meditations on climate change, economic recessions, and dystopian narratives pay tribute to the great American songbooks of Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone, the arrangements of Scott Walker and Annette Peacock, the novels of Don DeLillo and Rachel Kushner, and the poetry, multidisciplinary works and operas of Anne Carson, while traversing America's cultural echolalia of nostalgia, reference and homage.

Recorded over several years at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY, 4th Street Recording in Santa Monica, CA, Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY, and at various apartments and homes in Brooklyn and upstate New York, the tracks feature performances by Wagner (vocals, grand piano, acoustic guitar, synthesizer), Joe Magar (double bass), Oscar Albis Rodriguez (guitar), Charlie Rauh (guitar), Charlie Dye (percussion), Chris Barrick (vibraphone), John Panza (percussion), Lauren Hilary Clune (guitar), C. Ryder Cooley (saw), and Meghan Maguire Dahn (backing vocals).

As an artist working across music and film, poetry and lyric essay, Wagner's lyrics are foremost in her arrangements. Her compositions are inspired by twentieth-century songwriters captured on analog tape machines, chamber works performed in open halls and carpeted living rooms, and political protest songs and pop music from the 1960s and 70s.

Wagner has toured across the United States, self-releasing music and booking her own tours over the course of her career. She collaborated on the video for “Switchblade Moon” (the EP's title song) with Director of Photography Jonathan Schwarz and Editor Maisie Weissman and shot and edited the album art photography, a series of documentary photographs of American car and consumer culture. She considers directors Wim Wenders and David Lynch, producers Berry Gordy and Brian Wilson, with their holistic visions and saturated visuals, as major influences on her work.

Wagner is also a poet. She is the author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press), a collection of poems and lyric essays deemed "a capacious book of traveller's observations, cultural criticism, and quarter-life-crisis notes" by Stephanie Burt at The New Yorker and "a radical cultural anthropology of the wild time we're living in" by Iris Cushing at Hyperallergic. Her debut poetry collection, Rings (Kelsey Street Press), was hailed as “powerfully exercised, technically masterful, and encyclopedic in its scope” in a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.

The Switchblade Moon EP vinyl 12" ships with a limited edition zine and full color postcard. Limited orders will also receive a signed original artwork by Jasmine Dreame Wagner.

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released June 26, 2020

Switchblade Moon EP

Produced, Written, and Arranged by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

Jasmine Dreame Wagner - Vocals, Grand Piano, Moog, Guitar
Joe Magar - Double Bass
Charlie Dye - Drum Kit, Orchestral Percussion
Chris Barrick - Vibraphone
Charlie Rauh - Electric Guitar
Oscar Albis Rodriguez - Electric Guitar
Lauren Hilary Clune - Electric Guitar
John Panza - Marching Bass Drum
C. Ryder Cooley - Saw
Meghan Maguire Dahn - Backing Vocals

Sejo Navajas - Piano & Vocal Engineer, 4th Street Recording
John Davis - Recording Engineer, The Bunker Studio
Aaron Nevezie - Recording Engineer, The Bunker Studio
Nolan Thies - Mix Engineer, The Bunker Studio
Theo Aronson - Mix Engineer, St. Felix NYC
Jasmine Dreame Wagner - Mix Engineer
Alex DeTurk - Mastering Engineer

Album photography by Jasmine Dreame Wagner. Additional overdubs recorded at Old Soul Studios and in various apartments and houses in Brooklyn and Chatham, NY. Special thanks to Beth Wagner, Matt Sargent, Jonathan Schwarz, and Maisie Weissman. Music, lyrics, recordings, images copyright Jasmine Dreame Wagner.

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Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American multimedia artist working in film and video, music composition, poetry and lyric essay.

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