THIS DAY’S CALLED TUESDAY
coming out on
Personal Archives Records
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“Thollem knots together philosophical koans about the nature of existence.”Iggy Pot, LiveEye TV
As a songwriter and singer, Thollem’s been releasing albums for the last 12 years both solo and with various bands, most notably with his Italian punk band Tsigoti and The Hand To Man Band (Mike Watt, John Dieterich and Tim Barnes). In 2016, his post-mortem collaborations with Andy Kaufman Always Put On Your Sincere Face and his first solo songs album Machine in the Ghost were published by Personal Archives.
These two totally disparate entries into Thollem’s catalog are great reminders of his fluidity as an artist… the Andy Kaufman record (Always Put On Your Sincere Face) was an indulgence in a remarkable inspiration. And Machine in the Ghost reminds us again of Thollem’s roots in social activism. Acclimating yourself to such an extended discography is worth the payoff if you fit pieces like these two albumsinto the puzzle of Thollem.Ryan Masteller, Critical Masses
“Equally at home in the worlds of jazz, punk, noise and modern classical”Gabe Vodicka, Athens Flagpole
In the rockin’ world Thollem has performed and recorded with members of Deerhoof, The Minutemen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Half Japanese, Wilco, Unwound, Old Time Relijun, Cibo Matto, The Stooges, Jealousy Party, Stars Like Fleas, Tenderizor, A Love Electric, Turning Jewels Into Water, Can and more.
• Solo: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Bandcamp, 2019)
• Thollem/Kaufman: Always Put On Your Sincere Face Post-mortem collaboration with Andy Kaufman (Personal Archives, 2016)
• Solo: Machine in The Ghost (Personal Archives, 2016)
• Tsigoti: Read Between The Lines…Think Outside Them with Andrea Caprara, Piero Spitilli, Jacopo Andreini (Post-Consumer Records, 2013)
• Whistling Joy Jumpers: Surprising Wooden Clocks with Jad Fair & Brian Chase (Thick Syrup Records, 2013)
• Tsigoti: Imagination Liberation Front Thinks Again with Andrea Caprara, Matteo Bennici, Jacopo Andreini (Post-Consumer Records, 2012)
• Hand To Man Band: You’re Always On Our Minds with Mike Watt, Tim Barnes and John Dieterich (Post-Consumer Records, 2012)
• Tsigoti: Private Poverty Speaks To The People Of The Party with Andrea Caprara, Matteo Bennici, Jacopo Andreini (ESP-Disk, 2010)
• Tsigoti: The Brutal Reality Of Modern Brutality with Andrea Caprara, Matteo Bennici, Jacopo Andreini (Edgetone Records, 2008)
• Thollem/Rivera: I’ll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All with Rick Rivera (Edgetone Records, 2005, out of print)