Renowned remixer and producer Pocket has just announced the next installment in his most ambitious and exciting project yet— a full-length’s worth of singles featuring a stunning lineup of both legacy musicians and newer artists, all of which will be released digitally and individually throughout 2009. The next single, “Hear In Noiseville” featuring Steve Kilby (The Church) is set for a July 21st release, and will feature remixes by MetroB & Mazlope, Alien Skin and Peter Flowers. The single will also be accompanied with b-side “Break Your Heart Wildly” feat. Kimi Recor (Lilofee).
The second single in Pocket’s series, “Sampo” featuring Yuki Chikudate (Asobi Seksu) is available now via www.music-by-pocket.com, as is the series’ first single, “Surround Him With Love” featuring legendary Soft Boys singer/guitarist Robyn Hitchcock.
Release dates for successive singles in Pocket’s series will be announced as the year progresses. The series boasts an impressive and diverse collection of collaborators, including Danny Seim (Menomena), Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars, Shot Clock Management, Slim Moon and What Army), Dave Smalley (Down By Law), Markese, Rick Moody (novelist), David Fischoff (Secretly Canadian), Ming (Ming + FS), Beatallica, Kendall (Mascott), Glenn Mercer (The Feelies), Mux (Ghostly), The Wrens and more.
As the principal creative mind behind the NYC-based electro-pop band Burnside Project (Bar-None Records), Richard Jankovich (aka Pocket) is not just well-versed in pop music production—he’s quickly become one of the most celebrated remixers today. As Pocket, Jankovich has done remixes for Beck, Radiohead, Kristin Hersh, Of Montreal, Elk City, Joanna Newsom, Mendoza Line, Dirty on Purpose, Eskobar and many others, always to critical acclaim (“We've always been fans, but this is the deepest Pocket's gone yet. Outstanding.”—Stereogum, “Where Radiohead's version builds from spare beginnings (little more than Thom Yorke's voice and keyboards), Jankovich lets droning tendrils of noise poke into all that space, setting a thumping beat beneath.”--Pitchfork).