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JJUUJJUU

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In the 13th gigennium of cosmic expansion, minerals fired from the deaths of immense astrological engines of atomic fusion have coalesced, bubbled up, been digested and excreted innumerable times by increasingly complex lifeforms, fused as spermatazoon and ovum in passionate ballets of furious congress, producing beings who in turn survived and thrived by ingesting and metabolizing these same ancient minerals in all states of complexity, from rock to infant and most likely excrement, because nobody washes their hands. Primordial explosions formed rocks that learned to speak and to write, to dance, mine phosphates, destroy, love, eat rotten fruit to get drunk and eventually refine that process into the production of churro flavored vodka (look it up, it’s real). All this thrives due to the radiation blocking fields produced by a molten core made of speakers and guitar strings. No, really. Steel wound with nickel, magnets, vibrations. It’s all the same shit. We had no choice. A cup thrown in the ocean contains the ocean while the ocean contains the cup. We are JJUUJJUU and so is you.

More specifically, JJUUJJUU is a rotating ensemble of domestic & international collaborators, wrangled by Los Angeles based musician, Phil Pirrone. He began his career as a touring musician at the age of 15, playing bass. In 2011, Pirrone borrowed an SG and a DL4 and began his exploration of recording looped based music. He later brought song ideas to life with the rhythmic companion of friend and then collaborator, Andrew Clinco (aka Drab Majesty mastermind Deb Demure). Around the same time Pirrone launched the Moon Block Party and Desert Daze festivals, and Space Agency Booking. By then, a veteran of multiple bands and several years of touring, he shifted much of his attention and vision to organizing festivals around Southern California and booking North American tours for an artist roster that includes SUUNS, Acid Mothers Temple, Ulrika Spacek, Follakzoid, L.A. Witch, Holy Wave, Imarhan, Khun Narin, and more.

JJUUJJUU’s debut release, the FRST EP, recorded at Thee Mens Warehouse by Orange County psych experimentalists Lucas Drake & Manny Lopez of Dahga Bloom, was released in 2013 on NYC label, Beyond Beyond is Beyond. The EP, and a subsequent stand alone single, “Bleck,” began to build excitement about the project, garnering attention from outlets like Noisey, LA Weekly, Paste and Impose, and multiple appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly. Throughout this period the lineup and instrumentation of JJUUJJUU moved in step with the project’s ethos of ephemera and flux. JJUUJJUU continued to tour the US in several different configurations with Pirrone at their center, sharing stages with Tortoise, Allah-Las, Temples, Tinariwen, Night Beats, Les Claypool, Songhoy Blues, and others.

Over the last several years, Pirrone recorded in various spaces around California, with “an array of buddies” to document the songs that would make up JJUUJJUU’s debut LP, Zionic Mud. Sessions included collaborations with Vinyl Williams, Jeffertitti and Mason Rothschild of Fever the Ghost, and the album’s release will be accompanied by a companion release featuring alternate versions of the album’s tracks remixed or reimagined by many of the band’s notable supporters, including J Mascis, METZ, Jennylee of Warpaint, Liars, and Autolux. The album will be released on Dine Alone Records on April 13th.

 

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May 20 2024
Lager House
Detroit, MI
May 21 2024
The Garrison
Toronto, Canada
May 24 2024
Moth Club
London, United Kingdom
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May 25 2024
Hootananny Brixton
London, United Kingdom
May 27 2024
Primavera a la cuitat
Barcelona, Spain
May 30 2024
Crystal Ballroom
Somerville, MA
May 31 2024
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
Jun 01 2024
Underground Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 02 2024
Comet Ping Pong
Washington, DC
Jun 07 2024
Casbah
San Diego, CA
Jun 19 2024
The Pyramid Scheme
Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 20 2024
Electric Forest 2024
Rothbury, MI
Jun 22 2024
The 13th Floor
Austin, TX
Jul 30 2024
Aggie Theatre
Fort Collins, CO
Jul 31 2024
Larimer Lounge
Denver, CO
Aug 01 2024
Pickathon 2024
Happy Valley, OR
Aug 01 2024
The Pearl
Vancouver, Canada
Aug 02 2024
jjuujjuu @ Tractor Tavern
Seattle, WA
Aug 06 2024
The EARL
Atlanta, GA
Aug 08 2024
Sonic Blast 2024
Vila Praia De Âncora, Portugal
Aug 09 2024
PALP FESTIVAL 2024
Martigny, Switzerland
Aug 17 2024
Green Man Festival 2024
Brecon, United Kingdom
Aug 22 2024
Empty Bottle
Chicago, IL
Aug 23 2024
Turf Club
St Paul, MN
Aug 24 2024
Expansion 2024
Lexington, KY
Nov 07 2024
Freakout Festival 2024
Seattle, WA