Star Apps: David J
If you want to hear David J’s new album, “An Eclipse of Ships,” but can’t make it to Austin for his three SXSW shows (March 12-16), you’ll have to wait till spring. The acoustic album features musicians on violin, acoustic piano, Rhodes, stand-up bass, mandolin, oboe, percussion, and a bevy of acoustic guitars. It’s a celebration of women — some known to the artist and some conjured up in fantasies.
David J’s time as founding member of death rock band Bauhaus (“Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” “Dark Entries,” “Kick in the Eye”) and split-off group Love and Rockets (“All in My Mind,” “No New Tale to Tell,” “So Alive”) prepared him for a sustainable solo career filled with plenty of innovative material like “I’ll Be You Chauffeur,” the first No. 1 single on the newly formed alternative charts in 1989. His soon-to-be released memoir, “Who Killed Mister Moonlight? (Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction),” which chronicles his 35-year career, will come out later this year.
(Credit: David J Management)
Tell me about your SXSW album showcase. It will be an exclusive gig, because it will be the only gig that I’ll be doing with the band that actually played on the record. The lineup consists of standup bass, percussion, and violin. I will be featuring songs from the album, plus a couple of other, older pieces.
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