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Over the course of four years, James Jackson Toth and long-time collaborator Jarvis Taveniere paired newly written songs with ones drawn from decades ago and brought together musicians from across the various eras of his time recording as Wooden Wandin the end creating an accidental self-imposed This Is Your Life. I was bringing people together from my history and writing songs that reckon with my past. The resulting album, James & The Giants picks at the seams of the memories borne of that experience and finds new footing in reframing memory.

Whether reassessing his origin story as a child on Staten Island during Islander or detailing the complex and nuanced nature of even the closest relationships on the horn-laden Friends Forever, James & The Giants trades in the imagery and sounds of Americana, but subtly and thoughtfully tilts the frame until a new, mature perspective emerges. Nothing is as simple as it seems, he seems to say, but the complications are part of the beauty.

Over the course of four years, James Jackson Toth and long-time collaborator Jarvis Taveniere paired newly written songs with ones drawn from decades ago and brought together musicians from across the various eras of his time recording as Wooden Wandin the end creating an accidental self-imposed This Is Your Life. I was bringing people together from my history and writing songs that reckon with my past. The resulting album, James & The Giants picks at the seams of the memories borne of that experience and finds new footing in reframing memory.

Whether reassessing his origin story as a child on Staten Island during Islander or detailing the complex and nuanced nature of even the closest relationships on the horn-laden Friends Forever, James & The Giants trades in the imagery and sounds of Americana, but subtly and thoughtfully tilts the frame until a new, mature perspective emerges. Nothing is as simple as it seems, he seems to say, but the complications are part of the beauty.

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James & The Giants [LP]
Artist: James & The Giants
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $32.98
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DISC: 1

1. I Wanna Go Down To The Basement
2. Hall Of Mirrors
3. Dont Let Love Make A Liar Out Of You
4. Dead of Night
5. All Time Girl
6. Dilated Eyes
7. On The Vine
8. Friends Forever
9. Islander
10. Bless This Mess

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Over the course of four years, James Jackson Toth and long-time collaborator Jarvis Taveniere paired newly written songs with ones drawn from decades ago and brought together musicians from across the various eras of his time recording as Wooden Wandin the end creating an accidental self-imposed This Is Your Life. I was bringing people together from my history and writing songs that reckon with my past. The resulting album, James & The Giants picks at the seams of the memories borne of that experience and finds new footing in reframing memory.

Whether reassessing his origin story as a child on Staten Island during Islander or detailing the complex and nuanced nature of even the closest relationships on the horn-laden Friends Forever, James & The Giants trades in the imagery and sounds of Americana, but subtly and thoughtfully tilts the frame until a new, mature perspective emerges. Nothing is as simple as it seems, he seems to say, but the complications are part of the beauty.

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