Jayson Green & The Jerk - Local Jerk / I Need Love 12"
The DFA debut from longtime family member Jayson Green also marks the return of the classic DFA twelve-inch. Maybe it actually stands for Dying Formats Always?
Jay’s sung in a lot of bands. Like, a lot. Panthers, Violent Bullshit, Cheeseburger, and the legendary hardcore band Orchid. There are probably more. He’s always been smart and hilarious, never quite cynical though always quick to point out the absurd.
Now in a bandleader role, he’s delivered us a classic a-side in “Local Jerk,” which sounds like a party because it was actually recorded during one: tight disco drums, big claps, a neck-rolling baseline, horns, and group vocals. You can literally hear the bottles clinking.
The head trip is the b-side, “I Need Love,” which is a most terrifying, ridiculous piece of nightlife satire.
Mixed by James Murphy for the DFA
Mixing Assisted by Korey Richey
Mastered and Cut by Robert “Sparklebear” Weston at Chicago Mastering Service
Pressed at Furnace Recording Pressing in Alexandria, VA
Additional Production, Drums and Bass Guitar by Nick Millhiser
Additional Bass Guitar and Rhythm Guitar by W. Andrew Raposo
Lead Guitar by James Murphy
Percussion by Caito Sanchez
Saxophone and Flute by Matt Parker
Trumpet by Carter Yasutake
Spiritually Consulted by Al Doyle
Drum Programming and Bass Guitar by W. Andrew Raposo
Additional Drum Programming, Sequencers, Synths and Piano by David Mason
Guitars by Byron Kalet
Saxophone by Matt Parker