Current Releases

Marielle V Jakobsons "Glass Canyon" LP/CD/download on Students of Decay
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Glass Canyon

Limited dusted rose vinyl is SOLD OUT, but we still have copies of normal vinyl. Also available as CD/download HERE . The album expands the duo of Gregg Kowalsky and I with Ben Bracken on bass, Michael Elrod on tanpura, and Noah Phillips on guitar. It was recorded at Lucky Cat Studios by Phil Manley.

The Dusted Sessions

Upcoming Shows

Jan 30 Chuck Johnson, MVJ @ Studio Grand, Oakland
Feb 19-22nd Guest Artist/Composer performances & lectures @ Eastern Washington University, Spokane
March 7 Mission Eye & Ear: collaboration with filmmaker Kirthi Nath @ Artist's Television Access, SF
March 20 @ City Light Books reading/concert with several composers presenting short works for Marc Weidenbaum's Aphex Twin 33 1/3 book about Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works
April 13 Meg Baird, Marisa Anderson, MVJ @ Night Light, Oakland
April 16 Marisa Anderson, MVJ @ Hemlock Tavern, SF
July Gravity Spells Performance @ The Kala Art Center

MVJ, Chuck Johnson @ Studio Grand 1/30/14

I’ll be presenting a solo set of violin & synthesizers this Thursday, at the new Studio Grand in Oakland.
Its a lovely, intimate space, if you haven’t seen it yet, and a great addition to our local scene!
If you aren’t familiar with the work of Chuck Johnson, he creates beautiful microtonal guitar compositions in the “american primitive” tradition.
2 solo sets:
Chuck Johnson
Marielle V. Jakobsons

Thursday January 30, at Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
$8-12 sliding scale donation

Date Palms at Woodsist Festival 2013 9/28


We’re kicking off  the Woodsist Festival in Pioneertown, CA tomorrow.  Pioneertown is near Joshua Tree, in Socal.  Excited to return to the desert.  Come early, our set starts at 2pm, fest is at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. Also performing: Real Estate Woods Fresh and Onlys White Fence The Babies Jessica Pratt Alex Bleeker and [...]

Date Palms Dusted Sessions US/Euro Tour September 2013


                        Super excited to hit the wide road with my pals in Date Palms!  Kickoff show is tomorrow in San Francisco at the Cafe du Nord with Hiss Golden Messenger.  So much to look forward to, including shows with Mountains, Plankton Wat, Ignatz, Man [...]

New Date Palms Track “Sky Trails” and Tour CD


Listen and download our new track “Sky Trails”, recorded at the Dusted Sessions but previously unreleased.  In addition to the main band members, the piece features Michael Cormier on pedal steel. The tour CD has arrived!  It contains Sky Trails and other unreleased and demo songs, from the living room to studio outtakes.  Its a [...]

Visiting this World w/Paul Clipson 6/29/13


Paul Clipson (Super 8 films) & Marielle Jakobsons (music) A number of short films on Super 8mm by Paul Clipson with soundtracks by a multitude of musician friends and sound artists including Young Moon (Trevor Montgomery), Che Chen, Painted Caves (Evan Caminiti), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Alex Cobb and Barn Owl. This will be followed by a [...]

Date Palms::::::The Dusted Sessions

Night Light Record RElease

Date Palms third album, and our first release with Thrill Jockey Records, is now available! If you’d like a copy, we have plenty and I’d be happy to hook you up with a CD or dusted pink vinyl!  If you’d like to download, check out iTunes, Emusic, Thrill Jockey site, etc. Our record release show [...]

Date Palms Dusted Sessions Videos by Andy Puls

Date Palms – Dusted Down from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo. Date Palms – Yuba Reprise from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo. By Andy Puls with his magic analog video boxes!!

Yuba Reprise from ‘The Dusted Sessions’

First track leaked from “The Dusted Sessions”, due out on Thrill Jockey June 11, 2013. Also happens to be my favorite track from the album!  This one always transports me.  Hope you enjoy! Album is avail for pre-order here    

Dusted Down Live Video

Watch us become “an oscillating rainbow prism or a kaleidoscopic drone symbiote” (according to TinyMixTapes) Here’s a new Date Palms track, recorded live with mind-melting video processing by Andy Puls, from our upcoming Thrill Jockey Records album “The Dusted Sessions” Date Palms – Dusted Down from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Date Palms & MVJ Pacific Northwest May 2013

Little Axe

So excited to be returning to the Northwest again so soon, thanks to the Debacle Festival / Debacle Records.  Very stoked to be hearing what Nate Young and Golden Retriever are up to these days, as I haven’t heard either of them perform in a couple years and they always represent! For Debacle, the organizer [...]