9th Ave: Record of the Month! Tony Jay

Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 6:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave store in the Inner Sunset.


Join us on Saturday, February 3 at 6pm when we celebrate our January Record of the MonthPerfect Worlds, with a live performance from Tony Jay at 9th Ave!

Free Entry • Some Beverages Provided • BYOEverything Encouraged

About the Event
Join us to celebrate our Record of the Month Club with a live performance of the Club's January selection, Perfect Worlds by Tony Jay! This is a free, BYOEverything event with some refreshments provided. We will have LPs available for purchase at the event, and of course the bookstore will be open for all of your browsing needs. Check out all the info you need to know about our Record of the Month Club below or at the following link: https://www.greenapplebooks.com/record-month

Praise for Perfect Worlds
Tony Jay's newest album is like sun breaking through fog. The sort of  blurry bubblegum lullabies that make you want to lie on warm grass staring at the sky. Jangly wisps. Dream morsels. For fans of Sparklehorse and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tony Jay continues to create perfect worlds of music that one could hope to live in and among.

About Perfect Worlds
Recorded entirely in 2021, Perfect Worlds, the newest album by San Francisco's mysterious lo-fi pop legend Tony Jay, delivers an intimate record of thirteen dreamy, assured arrangements. Fresh off the heels of "Hey There Flower," Perfect Worlds marks Tony Jay's first album with Slumberland Records and further cements Tony Jay's status as dejected crooner of the quotidian par excellence. Drawing inspiration from failed relationships, lack of sleep, a bicycle injury, and depression, Tony Jay pairs catchy melodies and hushed vocals with ethereal instrumental tracks.

Headed by Michael Ramos, the former drummer of April Magazine, and current member of Flowertown, Al Harper, and Sad Eyed Beatniks, Tony Jay began recording in 2006 and added a live band in 2017. Perfect Worlds, recorded in Ramos's bedroom and mastered by Mikey Young, features Kelsey Faber, Alexis Harper, and Cameron Baker, with guest vocals by Karina Gill (Cindy, Flowertown, Sad Eyed Beatniks).

Studded with instant classics, Tony Jay's new album encapsulates the isolation and loneliness of the past few years. "In a perfect world I'd find a place down in the basement," begins the title track, and the refrain repeats, "You just can't escape it." Interspersed with otherworldly instrumental tracks that call to mind a machine struggling to work underwater and whale mating calls combined with droning synth, horns, chimes, this album also provides space for listeners to make new worlds of their own. Our times may be inescapable, but we're fortunate to be able to wall ourselves in with fantasies of our own creation alongside Perfect Worlds.

About the Record of the Month Club
Every month, we nominate a bookseller-endorsed LP for Record of the Month and promote the album, band, and label throughout the course of the month. We put heavy emphasis on local and/or off-the-beaten track artists and labels with the intention of bringing support and attention to our community's vibrant creative landscape.

$20.00
SKU: 749846127013

Perfect Worlds by Tony Jay

About the Artist:

Headed by Michael Ramos, current member of Cindy, Flowertown, Al Harper, and Sad Eyed Beatniks, and former member of April Magazine (and many more), Tony Jay began recording in 2006 and added a live band in 2017. "Perfect Worlds," recorded in Ramos's bedroom and mastered by Mikey Young, features Kelsey Faber, Alexis Harper, and Cameron Baker, with guest vocals by Karina Gill (Cindy, Flowertown, Sad Eyed Beatniks).
 

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"Tony Jay's newest album is like sun breaking through fog. The sort of blurry bubblegum lullabies that make you want to lie on warm grass staring at the sky. Jangly wisps. Dream morsels. For fans of Sparklehorse and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tony Jay continues to create perfect worlds of music that one could hope to live in and among." -- Bookseller Max


3 months of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


6 months worth of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


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