JFJO to tour behind Lil Tae

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have announced new tour dates in support of their upcoming release, Lil Tae Rides Again, available April 8 on HYENA Records. The 20-date run begins in the trio’s hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma, stretches up the West Coast to Seattle and wraps with a string of shows around New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This will be the first West Coast tour for drummer Josh Raymer who joined JFJO’s Brian Haas and Reed Mathis late last year.

On Lil Tae Rides Again, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey enlisted underground electronic music producer, Tae Meyulks. Recorded over the span of 2007 in Tulsa, the album is marked by its hallucinatory psych-jazz and ambient rock soundscapes. In forthcoming reviews, Cory Frye of Under The Radar writes: "Lil Tae Rides Again bathes in electro-blackness, a blood-red island in a skewed fantasy. Gorgeous or beastly, it sticks to your shivering bones." In The Absolute Sound, journalist Greg Cahill states: "The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey step through the looking glass to emerge from the shadows of their disparate rock and jazz influences with something wholly fresh. Producer Tae  Meyulks transforms these sessions into a sonic wonderland."

Additionally, each week leading up to the release of Lil Tae Rides Again, JFJO will post a new animated stop-motion video short, created by Tae Meyulks, that features a different album track. "Autumnal" can be seen here and "Tae Parade" here. Lil Tae Rides Again will be available on digital, CD and vinyl formats. A free mp3 download of "Tae Parade" is available here.

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey tour dates are:

April 4 / Blank Slate / Tulsa, OK
April 5 / The Deli / Norman, OK
April 8 / Winston’s / San Diego, CA (w/ Al Howard)
April 9 / The Mint / Los Angeles, CA (w/ The Breakfast)
April 10 / Kuumbwa / Santa Cruz, CA
April 11 / Café Du Nord / San Francisco, CA (w/ Mushroom)
April 12 / Matty’s Party / Arcata, CA (w/ Bluetech and Vibesquad)
April 14 / Mobius / Ashland, OR
April 15 / Doug Fir / Portland, OR (w/ Eleven Eyes)
April 16 / WOW Hall / Eugene, OR
April 17 / High Dive / Seattle, WA
April 18 / John’s Alley / Moscow, ID
April 19 / The Loft / Missoula, MT
April 24 / Hodi’s Half Note / Fort Collins, CO (w/ Grip Organ Trio)
April 25 / Oriental Theatre / Denver, CO
April 26 / Trilogy / Boulder, CO (w/ W Mob)
April 29 / Hi Ho Lounge / New Orleans, LA (w/ Skerik’s Maelstrom Trio)
April 30 / Blue Nile / New Orleans, LA (w/ Big Sam’s Funky Nation)
May 1 / DBA / New Orleans, LA (late night)

May 4 / Blue Nile / New Orleans, LA