Shotgun Jimmie trades his trademark upbeat downstroke pop aesthetic for a deep dive into some serious stripped-down sincerity. Recorded to cassette and VHS by Saskatoon’s Little Jack Films while Jimmie was on tour, VHS EP features four unreleased gems revealing a more vulnerable and intimate side of Shotgun Jimmie. VHS EP is a solo recording of voice and guitar enhanced with heavy doses of atmospheric tape warble and warm room tone, a vintage sound to perfectly compliment this document of Jimmie’s channeling of lo-fi gurus like Jason Molina and Will Oldham. A companion video of the recording will be available for viewing on the Little Jack Films Youtube channel.
released December 6, 2019
Recorded straight to audio cassette on October 11th, 2019
by Shotgun Jimmie and Little Jack Films in Saskatoon, SK.
Live audio edited and mastered by José Contreras at The Chat Chateaux in Toronto, ON.
Cover photograph by Little Jack Films.
Design and layout by Paul Henderson.
All songs written and performed by Shotgun Jimmie, SOCAN 2019.
Hearing this was like discovering 70s Dylan or London Calling for the first time. Derivative yet strikingly original, the songs are immediately enjoyable and melodies get stuck in your ear for days.
Daniel Romano is authentic. He borrows and transforms.The Outfit are a cracking band. Raw though sophisticated, sincere yet sly. This is one I'll keep coming back to. tideracer