Iconic lo-fi figure Jad Fair will be keeping a prolific pace this year, having announced he will be issuing four separate collaborative albums throughout the year as part of a Joyful Noise "residency."
Describing Fair as its "Artist in Residence," the label has confirmed that it will deliver four new collaborative albums from the Half Japanese musician this year, with the first arriving April 15. The exact details on the records, including which will arrive first, have yet to be explained, but Fair will be making "unique" full-lengths with cult pop artist R. Stevie Moore, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, Danielson and Strobe Talbot.
On the packaging side of things, the records will be housed in a wooden box screen-printed with a Jad Fair design, which you can see up above. The individual LPs will be pressed on coloured wax and "custom letterpress artwork."
You can pre-order the set, limited to 450 copies, over here. The records will not be sold individually, but a digital package of all the releases is also up for sale.
Fair has done a number of collaborative releases over the years, including one with Blake's Teenage Fanclub, the 2001 It's Spooky release with Daniel Johnston and 2012's Bird House, which partnered him with French artist Hifiklub and the German-based musician Kptmichigan.