Jack Johnson to release Sleep Through The Static
Spending his childhood on the beaches of the North Shore of Oahu has given Jack Johnson a unique perspective and profound commitment to his island home. In 2003, Jack and his wife Kim started the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Also since 2003, Jack has been a part of 1% for the Planet, a group of businesses and individuals who contribute at least 1% of revenues to environmental initiatives around the globe. His fifth studio album, Sleep Through The Static, which was recorded on 100% solar energy, will be released on February 5th on Johnson’s own Brushfire Records label. For his upcoming world tour, Johnson and his crew are collaborating with non-profits around the world to develop a new interactive network called All At Once, which hopes to inspire music fans to create positive change.
Artist: Jack Johnson
Title: Sleep Through The Static
Release date: 02/5/08
Label: Universal Republic
Buy at: Amazon
To Whom it May Concern: My friends and I have just finished recording a new album called Sleep Through the Static. At this point in my life I weigh about 190 lbs and my ear hairs are getting longer. I also have a couple of kids. My wife popped them out, but I helped. Some of the songs on this album are about making babies. Some of the songs are about raising them. Some of the songs are about the world that these children will grow up in; a world of war and love, and hate, and time and space. Some of the songs are about saying goodbye to people I love and will miss.
We recorded the songs onto analog tape machines powered by the sun in Hawaii and Los Angeles. One day, JP Plunier walked into the studio and told us, “It has been 4 to 6 feet and glassy for long enough,” and so we gave him a variety of wind and rain as well as sun and so on. And Robert Carranza helped to put it all in the right places.
After inviting Zach Gill to join Adam Topol, Merlo Podlewski, and myself on our last world tour, we decided to make him an official member of our gang. So our gang now has a piano player, which probably makes us much less intimidating, but Merlo, our bass player, is 6’3” so we are still confident.
All of these songs have been on my mind for a while and it is nice to share them. I am continually grateful to my wife who is typing this letter as I dictate it to her.
I hope you enjoy this album.
Mahalo for listening,
Jack has released 3 solo records (Brushfire Fairytales, On & On and In Between Dreams), and contributed to a number of Soundtracks including Curious George, A Brokedown Melody, Thicker Than Water and September Sessions. These albums have sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Sleep Through the Static was produced by JP Plunier, who was the producer of Jack’s first album Brushfire Fairytales.
Jack's band consists of long time members Adam Topol (Drums) and Merlo Podlewski (Bass), and Zach Gill (Keys) who joined the band during the tour to support In Between Dreams.
Jack is also a filmmaker and made the surf films September Sessions and Thicker Than Water with The Malloys.
Jack will be on tour in 2008 to support the release of Sleep Through the Static. The tour will hit Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Holland, Canada and the United States. Jack’s first US show will be the Kokua Festival in Hawaii on Earth Day 2008.
The Album was recorded 100% on Solar Energy.
"Sleep Through The Static" by Jack Johnson - release date: 02/5/08..