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3-31 2011 NEW ALBUM: THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OUT NOW!
Joseph Arthur’s music has been described as “a dynamic swirl of noise that somehow appears magically around him” (NPR), “emotional (but tuneful) exorcisms” (Entertainment Weekly), and “lush, poetic, squalling, spiritual, and strange.  Just like life” (Boston Globe).  Vanity Fair has hailed him as “one of our most emotionally revealing and talented singer-songwriters.”  Michael Stipe once told the Los Angeles Times, “Jo is one of those rare writer-performers where you get the sense, whatever you believe, that something greater is being channeled through his music and voice…It touches something very deep and universal.”

“There’s nothing to do in the Midwest but dream,” sings Joseph Arthur on The Graduation Ceremony (Lonely Astronaut).  Co-produced by John Alagia and Joseph, the release marks Arthur’s first solo album since Nuclear Daydream (2006) and follow up to Fistful of Mercy, his 2010 collaboration with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison.  “I wanted to make something simple,” says Joseph, who originally planned to release the project as a duo with the album’s drummer, the legendary Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan, John Lennon).  The Graduation Ceremony began as a minimally produced, acoustic album of classic songwriting that grew to be an elegantly orchestrated, haunting body of work.

Joseph Arthur will be touring the US throughout 2011 and the Gershwin Hotel in New York City will be exhibiting his paintings for the month of June.

THE GRADUATION CEREMONY
Produced by: John Alagia & Joseph Arthur
Recorded by: Sheldon Gomberg at Carriage House LA and John Alagia at Village Recording
Mixed by: John Alagia at Village Recording / Mastered by: Scott Hull at Masterdisk

Jim Keltner: Drums
Joseph Arthur: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drums
John Alagia: Guitar, Bass, Keys
Jessy Greene: Violin
Sibyl Buck, Brian Cohen, Madi Diaz, Liz Phair: Backing Vocals

01) “Out on a Limb”
02) “Horses”
03) “Almost Blue”
04) “Someone to Love”
05) “Watch our Shadows Run”
06) “This Is Still My World”
07) “Over the Sun”
08) “Face in the Crowd”
09) “Midwest”
10) “Gypsy Faded”
11) “Call”
12) “Love Never Asks You to Lie

1-10 2011 MONTREAL GAZETTE TOP 5 SHOWS OF 2010
Montreal Gazette chose Joseph Arthurs O Patro Vys Residency as one of their top 5 shows of the year! Included in the list were shows by The Swans, Flaming Lips, Michael Buble, and Grinderman. "The 10-night residency was essentially one epic show with Arthur excavating treasures from the deep in his bottomless catalogue and rarely repeating himself. One sensed these concerts were as revelatory for the restless Renaissance man as they were for his longtime admirers." Watch videos, view paintings and download live recordings from Joseph's 10-day residency at the O Patro Vys See details!

11-20 2010 CREATING COMICS
Joseph is one of the artists featured in the 'Creating Comics' book, an exploration of the imaginations of 47 of  today’s most respected comic book and graphic artists put together by Judith Salavetz and Spencer Drate, award-winning creative directors, designers, authors, curators, and packagers specializing in music and pop culture books who have designed for such artists as Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, U2, Leonard Cohen, The Ramones, and Talking Heads to name a few.

176 pages | 200 illustrations | Purchase

11-15 2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY IN L.A.
Fistful of Mercy played several shows in L.A. this past weekend. L.A. Weekly has a great slide show of photos from the scene.

Watch the band perform Joseph's song 'In The Sun' at the Forever Cementery.
11-11-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY AT CNN
Check out the video interview CNN did with Joseph, Ben and Dhani: "Fistful of Mercy wrote albums in three days" and another, in print, that CNN conducted during rehearsals for the tour.
10-27-2010

FISTFUL OF MERCY ON CONAN
Fistful of Mercy will be musical guests during the debut week of Conan O'Brien's new late-night-show on TBS.
The show airs Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 11pm ET.

If you missed it, here is the video of Fistful of Mercy - featuring Tom Morello - performing 'Father's Son'!

10-20-2010 STARBUCKS DIGITAL NETWORK DOWNLOADS
This week only: Get free downloads of two Fistful of Mercy songs and a video exclusively on the new Starbucks Digital Network! Just log onto the wifi network at any Starbucks location from now until 10/26!
10-12-2010 DIVE INDEX FEATURING JOSEPH ARTHUR OUT NOW
Joseph Arthur is featured on the new Dive Index album, "The Surface We Divide". The album is out now, available in CD, vinyl and digital formats. Check it out!
10-11-2010 JOSEPH'S SONG 'INNOCENT WORLD' TO BE PERFORMED ON ABC'S' PRIVATE PRACTICE'
Colin Devlin will be performing Joseph's Song "Innocent World" on the upcoming episode "In and Out" (405) of ABC's 'Private Practice'. The episode airs Thursday October 21, 2010 10pm ET.

10-07-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY ON SIRIUS XM
Fistful of Mercy visited the studios of SIRIUS|XM The Spectrum to perform songs from their new album. The session will air on SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45 on:

Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 pm ET
Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 pm ET
Friday, Oct, 15 at 9 am ET
Saturday, Oct, 16 at 12 pm ET
10-05-2010 FREE SAMPLER DOWNLOAD
FOR A LIMITED TIME: download a FREE sampler of six of Joseph's popular songs from his extensive catalog.
  IN STORES TODAY!
Fistful of Mercy are releasing their debut album, "As I Call You Down" today, October 5th on Hot Records.

The full album is streaming exclusively at Rolling Stone. Have a listen! Head over to your favorite record store, iTunes or Amazon to buy the album.

Fistful of Mercy will be playing an in-store in Ford, NJ today. Tour tickets are still available for select East coast cities. Check the tour page for details.

10-04-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY ON JIMMY FALLON
Fistful of Mercy will be musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, October 6th.

Tthe performance is archived here.
09-30-2010 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Check out exclusive behind the scenes footage of Fistful of Mercy recording 'Father's Son' at Rolling Stone Magazine.
 

JOSEPH FEATURED ON UPCOMING DIVE INDEX ALBUM
Joseph is one of the vocalist featured on several tracks on the latest Dive Index album, The Surface We Divide. Dive Index is spearheaded by co-writer/producer Will Thomas. The album will be released on Oct. 12.

The first single from 'The Surface We Divide,' 'Cut (feat. Joseph Arthur)' is available as a free download at popmatters.com.

09-27-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY IN-STORE & SIGNING

Fistful Of Mercy will be performing live on October 5 @ 7pm at Vintage Vinyl Record in Fords, NJ.|

Pre-order the new album to get a wristband for access. The band will be available to sign their new album following the performance.
  MONTREAL JAZZ FEST LIVE RECORDINGS & STAGE PAINTING AVAILABLE
Live recordings and the original stage paintings from Joseph's 10-day residency at the O Patro Vys are now available for purchase. See details!
09-17-2010 MEET JOSEPH AT THE WE GALLERY
Akron's We Gallery will be showing Joseph's art work from September 18 - 28. Meet Joseph at the opening reception Saturday, September 18th starting at 6pm! The live performance at the Musica starts at 9pm.
09-09-2010

VEN & VAIDA GALLERY RETROSPECTIVE
September 3rd through September 28th, 2010

Ven and Vaida Gallery has highlighted some the most prolific and up and coming new artists. In celebration of their first anniversary, Ven and Vaida Gallery is showcasing all of the artists who have had exhibitions this past year in one group show. The artists include Joseph Arthur as well as Atom Gunn,Maria Nevelson, Petros, Ric Best, Vincent McLoughlin, Judy Breslin, and Butch Cordora.

Joseph Arthur is represented with two paintings:

"Kraig" (64" x 44.5 " inches) "Untitled" (36" x 36" inches)

For more of Joseph's art work, please visit MOMAR, Joseph's virtual gallery.

Ven and Vaida Gallery
18 S. 3rd Street
Olde City
Philadelphia, PA 19106
ph: 215.592.4099

  FISTFUL OF MERCY ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES
Joseph, Ben and Dhani will hit the road this November. Head to the tour page for Fistful Of Mercy dates.
09-08-2010 'OUT ON A LIMB' PREMIER
Watch Joseph Arthur perform a brand new song: "Out On a Limb" live in his hotel room in Montreal during the International Jazz Festival.

For additional performance videos and set lists from Joseph's 10-day residency at Montreal's Jazz Festival, visit our dedicated Montreal International Jazz Festival page.

Watch this space for live recordings to be available soon!
09-03-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY ON SIRIUS FM
Tune in to SIRIUS|XM The Spectrum on Saturday 7pm EST for an exclusive presentation of Voices for Justice, a concert in support of the West Memphis Three. Hear performances from an all-star group of musicians, including Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Patti Smith, Fistful Of Mercy, Johnny Depp and others.
09-02-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY ON KEXP
Watch videos and see pictures from Wednesday's live performance of Fistful of Mercy on KEXP.
Listen to the full performance in the KEXP archive.
09-01-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY ON KEXP TODAY
Listen to Fistful of Mercy live today, Wednesday , 12:00pm PDT on KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle or online!
08-28-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY AT "VOICES FOR JUSTICE" RALLY

Eddie Vedder joined Fistful of Mercy for "Restore Me" - a track from their forthcoming debut album at the "Voices for Justice" rally held in Little Rock, AR on August 28, 2010. The rally's purpose was to raise awareness for the cause of the West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley. For more information on the case, go to www.wm3.org or www.freewestmemphis3.org.
08-26-2010 FISTFUL OF MERCY ON MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC

Watch Fistful of Mercy live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic! Read a review at the Los Angeles Times.
08-25-2010
Fistful Of Mercy is Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper, and Dhani Harrison.
08-14-2010 NUCLEAR DAYDREAM RE-RELEASE WITH BONUS TRACKS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
Originally re-released in France with an additional six bonus tracks, this version of Nuclear Daydream is now widely available on iTunes.
07-03-2010

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL RESIDENCY UNDER WAY
According to The Gazette, Joseph's 10-day residency at O Patro Vys is off to a spirited start. Check out these videos from the first two nights: Electrical Storm and the rarely performed Big City Secrets.

July 30th: Watch an interview with Joseph on V-Télé's Culture Channel.
July 1st: Listen to today's Live Session at Radio Canada!
The Gazette had a conversation with Joseph Arthur.

Joseph continues to dig deep into his catalog of songs, switching up the set lists every night. Have a look at the set lists and select performance videos.

Come back for more videos soon!

06-15-2010 JOSEPH ARTHUR RETURNS TO GALERIE PANGÉEE - extended!
Joseph Arthur will be exhibiting a new series of artwork at Montreal's Galerie Pangée from June 25 to July 12. The opening takes place on June 30th at 6pm.
  JOSEPH'S SONG "WALK AWAY" FEATURED ON HBO'S 'HUNG' SOUNDTRACK
"Walk Away" will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for HBO's original series 'Hung'. The soundtrack is to be released on June 22nd. Joseph's song was first released on the EP 'Could We Survive,' available now from Joseph's store as CD or as a download:

"WALK AWAY" from 'COULD WE SURVIVE'
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06-12-2010 JOSEPH GUESTING ON GARY GO DEBUT
Joseph Arthur contributed backing vocals to the song "Black and White Days" on Gary Go's self-titled debut album "Gary Go". Gary is a British songwriter and producer who's debut charted #22 in the UK charts. Check out "Black and White Days" and Gary's album on !
05-31-2010 JOSEPH'S ROLLING STONES COVER FEATURED ON ELDORADO MAGAZINE SAMPLER
Joseph has recorded a cover of the Rolling Stone's "Sweet Black Angel".

Issue #7 of French music magazine Eldorado features a 32-page spread about the Rolling Stone's 'Exile On Main Street' album and includes an exclusive CD of Exile covers that includes Joseph's recording.

Magazine + CD are available through our European label Fargo Records.

05-12-2010 LIVE AT MOOG
Paste Magazine presents Joseph Arthur Live At Moog. During his tour, Joseph dropped by Moog's Music Factory studio in Asheville, NC to record three live songs. Watch the video and download a special MP3 track!
05-03-2010 PYLÔNE MAGAZINE
French fans: Joseph is being included in the new issue #7 of French Pylône Magazine Here is a peek, but it's worth getting the beautiful large format physical copy, available at Amazon France and FNAC.
04-26-2010 NEW JOSEPH ARTHUR LIVE SHOW VIDEOS + AUDIO
We have a new show up for your enjoyment on Joseph's official YouTube channel! Check out the videos of Joseph live at Jammin Java. The show took place on March 23rd.

The audio of the show is now also available for download and on CD.

04-22-2010 ALL OF OUR HANDS 7" INCH SLEEVE INCLUDED IN BOOK
The art work of Joseph Arthur's 7" inch single for 14th Floor Records, "All Of Our Hands," will be featured in the upcoming book 'Five Hundred 45s - A Graphic History of the Seven-Inch Record'.
04-15-2010 WATCH COMPLETE JOSEPH ARTHUR LIVE IN CHICAGO SHOW
Joseph Arthur performed live at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL in November last year. You can now watch the complete show on Joseph's official YouTube channel.
04-12-2010 SPECIAL SHOW ADDED: JOSEPH & FRIENDS
Come to Silverlake's Bootleg Theatre April 21st for a special show of Joseph with friends!
04-11-2010 A RIVER BLUE VIDEO
Remember Joseph's visit to Uganda? Barefoot Workshops, the organizer of the A River Blue Arts Festival recently released this previously unseen video of Joseph recording the song A River Blue with the children. Check it out!
03-26-2010 ART EXHIBITION IN PHILLY
Ven and Vaida Gallery in Philadelphia will be showing a selection of Joseph's art work from June 4 - 29. The opening reception takes place on June 4th at 6pm.
03-24-2010 HELP REBUILD HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT
Joseph Arthur will join with Keren Ann, Chris Garneau and others for a Haiti benefit concert at the City Winery this Saturday, March 27, following his successful 12-week City Winery residency. Details and tickets here.
03-16-1020 JOSEPH ARTHUR PENNED SONG 'CALL' RELEASED
Reni Lane released her debut album "Ready" today, including the Joseph Arthur penned song "Call": Check it out on Amazon.

This is the first official release of "Call," of which Joseph previously posted a mix on his tumblr blog 'bag is hot'.
03-08-2010 JOSEPH LIVE AT WFUV
Poetry, painting, music...Find out what's next in the technicolor world of Joseph Arthur, as he talks with Darren DeVivo in WFUV's Studio A, tomorrow at 12:30pm.
  JOSEPH AT THE VOICE PROJECT
Watch Joseph talk about and cover Peter Gabriel's 'Shock The Monkey' for The Voice Project. British singer/songwriter/producer Gary Go takes on Joseph's song 'Chicago'.
03-01-2010 JOSEPH ON WNYC SOUNDCHECK
You can now listen to or download the podcast of Joseph's live studio appearance at WNYC's 'Soundcheck' on Friday, 26th.
Captured on video was a rare performance of 'Famous Friends Along The Coast'.
02-22-2010 NUCLEAR DAYDREAM RE-RELEASED WITH 'SIDE THREE' BONUS TRACKS
Now avaiable for the first time for download exclusively through JosephArthur.com are bonus tracks from the 'Nuclear Daydream' session. Titled Side Three, these tracks were previously only available on the European release of Nuclear Daydream. Download the complete album, or just the Side Three tracks here!
02-14-2010 NEW SONG FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
Check out the brand new tune and video for Joseph's song for Valentine's Day "Love Never Asks You to Lie." Sign up on Joseph's mailing list and download the mp3 and watch the video here! Happy Valentine's Day! (If you are already on Joseph's Mailing List and would like the download, sign up again... You will not be sent two copies of the newsletter.)
02-06-2010 TOUR VIDEO DIARY
We already got the first videos from Joseph's performance at the Cactus Café last night ("Tattoo" and Joseph painting live on stage) and hopefully will be able to post fresh clips for you every day following a show.

Check back regularly at Joseph's official YouTube channel to follow the tour as it progresses!

* Austin Motel Sessions
* 'Can't Exist' at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville
* 'September Baby' at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta
* 'Eyes On My Back,' second night in Atlamta
* 'Even Tho' at the Grey Eagle in Asheville
* Highland Inn Sessions in Atlanta
* 'Good About Me' in Carrboro
* 'Lack of Vision' from the City Winery, NY
* 'Echo Park' and 'Devil's Broom' live at the Tin Angel (2/20)
* From the Tin Angel show on 2/27 we have 'Invisible Hands,' 'Redemption Son' and 'Speed Of Light'.
* From the Tin Angel, March 6: Chicago, Lack A Vision and Peter Gabriel's Shock the Monkey!
* From the Tin Angel, March 13: History and Peter Gabriel's Shock the Monkey!
* Joseph Arthur, Keren Ann & Kraig Jarret Johnson: In The Sun live at the City Winery, NY on 3/26/10.

  JOSEPH PAINTING ON TOUR
Good news for Joseph Arthur fans down South: Joseph has decided to continue painting live on stage during the Southern portion of the tour: Austin, Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville and Carrboro.

See the TOUR page for dates and ticket info.

02-04-2010 WEST COAST DOWNLOADS
Live show recordings from the recent west coast dates of Joseph Arthur's Solo US Tour are now available in the download store!
01-27-2010 WEST COAST SPECIAL GUESTS
Joseph was joined on stage by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck for 'In The Sun' in Portland. Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam was spotted at a show in Seattle while the Troubadour audience was treated to Ben Harper (pictured right) sitting in for several songs with Joseph.

The Troubadour shows with Ben Harper are now available for download in the Download Store and CDs available in Joseph's Hard Goods Store. Click here for sound samples.

 

  WATCH JOSEPH PLAY AND PAINT LIVE AT KEXP
KEXP has now made available several videos of Joseph's show Live at KEXP at the Triple Door. Watch Joseph paint during his performance of 'Crying Like a Man'.
01-24-2010 WATCH JOSEPH ARTHUR LIVE AT JOHNNY BRENDA'S
We have new videos of Joseph's solo performance at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia on 12/30/09. Check it out !
01-15-2010 JOSEPH PAINTING ON TOUR
We are excited to announce that Joseph has decided to once again take paint brushes and canvas on the road with him and will be painting live on stage during the West Coast portion of the tour.

To assist relief efforts in Haiti, the paintings will be available for purchase at the end of each show, with bids starting at $500. 100% of the proceeds will go to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

 

JOSEPH'S ART AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
The Stanfield Gallery has curated an avant-garde visual-art exhibit by influential musicians and pop-art icons that will be on display throughout the daily Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe series of shows.

Joseph will be showing two of his paintings.

01-12-2010 NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE
New live show recordings are available for download! We have a selection of shows from Joseph's European Fall 2009 Solo Tour available at our download store. CD's will be available shortly at the store.
01-05-2010 JOSEPH LIVE ON KEXP
Mark your calendars for Joseph Arthur LIVE on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle on Friday, January 15 at 5pm!
  NEW TOUR DATES ADDED
We have recently added many new tour dates for Joseph's upcoming US Solo Tour, including residencies in New York and Philadelphia. Make sure to check out the TOUR page!
01-04-2010 1% FOR THE PLANET: THE MUSIC VOL. 1
Joseph has contributed his song 'I'm In Your Live' to 1% for the Planet: The Music, Vol. 1, the first album dedicated to supporting the environment via 1% For The Planet.

The digital only release is now widely available, including on iTunes and is currently #1 at Amazon.com.

12-30-2009 ALBUM OF THE DECADE
Rolling Stone Magazine's David Brown names 'Come To Where I'm From' as Best Album Of the Decade. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament lists the album in his Top #25.

Get the album on iTunes
  JOSEPH ARTHUR CRAFTS ONE-MAN LOOPING ORCHESTRATIONS OF HIS BACK CATALOG & UPCOMING SOLO TOUR

First Solo Full-Length Album Since 2006’s ‘Nuclear Daydream’ to be Released in 2010

 

"Jo is one of those rare writer-performers where you get the sense, whatever your belief, that something greater is being channeled through his music and voice…Like Patti Smith, Grant Lee Phillips, Thom Yorke, he trances, and the voice, the meaning, becomes bigger than him, bigger than a few pop chords or words strung together. It touches something very deep and universal." – Michael Stipe (for the LA Times)

Armed with an acoustic guitar, little electronic boxes and some magic, songsmith and visual artist Joseph Arthur is set to premiere inspired one-man looping orchestrations of his back catalog – everything from ‘Big City Secrets’ to ‘Temporary People’ and beyond - for his upcoming U.S. solo tour this winter.

Following the release of 2008’s acclaimed ‘Temporary People’ by the Lonely Astronauts and his four-EP solo collection, Joseph seized 2009 with an ongoing exhibition of his paintings at Toronto’s 360 Gallery, television placements of new music in “House,” “Lie to Me,” “Hung” and “Friday Night Lights”, the release of a coloring book comprised of his artwork, ‘Color Me Courageous,’ two sold-out European tours (Arthur bootlegs himself and has made every show available for purchase), writing for his poetry blog, a continuing residency at NYC’s City Winery, bicycling and painting - all the while crafting his first solo follow-up to ‘Nuclear Daydream’ in his Brooklyn studio.  

In Rolling Stone’s Best of the Decade, David Browne names ‘Come To Where I’m From’ his favorite album of the decade, and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam names Joseph in his top 25.

We invite you to catch the live show. Check the TOUR page for details!

12-18-2009 COLORING BOOK CONTEST WINNER & A THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM JOSEPH
Thanks to all who participated in the coloring contest. The winner is Léone Bichebois (age 4) whose submission is pictured to the left. All of the submissions can be seen here! All participants won a free live download from Joseph's Download Store. Click here to see the submissions and read a special thank you note from Joe!
11-19-2009 FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND T-SHIRT PRE-SALE!
We are excited to announce the re-edition of the Crazy Rain T-shirt in 4 new colors. The new line is available in original Grass Green, Gold, New Silver, and Poppy.  Select one of these great options and pre-order your T-Shirt today!

As a special bonus: receive a FREE digital download of Joseph Arthur Live from the City Winery in NYC on November 6th 2009.
10-07-2009 HAVE A FRIEND JOIN JOSEPH'S MAILING LIST - RECEIVE A FREE MP3
Do you have friends whom you know will love the music of Joseph Arthur? Send them a message using this form and you'll receive a free mp3 of "Can't Let You Stay," a bonus track from the newly released Nuclear Daydream re-issue!

Be sure to let them know that if they join Joseph's Mailing List they will receive a free mp3 of Joseph solo performing "Slide Away" from the Montreal Jazz Festival from July 4th, 2008, only available for signing up on the mailing list.

For those of you already on Joseph's Mailing List, you can fill out the mailing list form again and we'll send you a link to download the mp3. We'll make sure you only receive one email copy of Joseph's newsletters.

10-06-2009 THE SONG 'KILLER'S KNIFE' TO APPEAR ON CBS'S SHOW NUMB3RS THIS FRIDAY
Listen for Joseph's song "Killer's Knife" from his EP 'Crazy Rain' on the CBS show Numb3rs on Friday! Numb3rs airs on CBS at 10pm.

"Killer's Knife" from 'Crazy Rain':
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09-29-2009 Nuclear DaydreamNUCLEAR DAYDREAM TO BE RE-RELEASED IN EUROPE OCTOBER 6TH

Nuclear Daydream is Joseph ’s fifth full-length solo album. Vanity Fair described the album as “a glorious work of art”.

Following its successful US and UK releases, Nuclear Daydream will see its re-release in Europe on October 6. Available in CD format and as a 180g 2-LP vinyl, the release adds 6 extra tracks that Joseph recorded during the Nuclear Daydream sessions.

Coinciding with the release, Joseph will be touring France, Belgium and Switzerland starting October 8. See Tour Dates for details.

NUCLEAR DAYDREAM
Label: Fargo Records
Release date: October 6, 2009

Available now for pre-order: CD and 180g vinyl.

Track listing:

1.  Too Much to Hide
2.  Black Lexus
3.  Enough To Get Away
4.  Slide Away
5.  Electrical Storm
6.  You Are Free
7.  Automatic Situation
8.  When I Was Running Out of Time
9.  Don't Tell Your Eyes
10.  Don't Give Up On People
11.  Woman
12.  Nuclear Daydream
13.  Can't Let You Stay [bonus track]
14.  Moon In The Skull (Long Way Down) [bonus track]
15.  Flashing Lights And Cockfights [bonus track]
16.  My Eyes Follow You [bonus track]
17.  I Love You [bonus track]
18.  Hard To See [bonus track]
09-23-2009 RECORDINGS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TOUR NOW AVAILABLE
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts toured the United Kingdom in July. As Joseph usually does, he records every show and makes CDs available for sale following the performance. Recordings of the complete tour are now available exclusively here! The shows are available in CD format or via digital download (aac, mp3, or flac (lossless)) format.

SOUND CLIPS | ORDER CD | DOWNLOAD

09-08-2009 JOSEPH APPEARS ON JENNI MULDAUR'S 'DEAREST DARLING'
Joseph Arthur and Jenni Muldaur are having fun with the Bo Diddley cover on the title track of Jenni Muldaur's new album of vintage soul and jump blues, "Dearest Darling". Jenni Muldaur has previously worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Rufus Wainwright and David Byrne.

You can listen to the "Dearest Darling" on Jenni's MySpace page. The album is out now.

09-04-2009 NEW JOSEPH ARTHUR POETRY BLOG
Joseph has just started a new poetry blog! "It’s time for this again. How did I live without it?," says Joseph. Visit josepharthur.com/poetryblog to read his posts. Feel free to leave feedback to Joseph's posts!
08-02-2009 "WALK AWAY" FEATURED ON HBO'S ORIGINAL SERIES 'HUNG'
The song "Walk Away," a track from Joseph's 'Could We Survive' EP was featured on the new HBO original series 'Hung' which aired on Sunday, August 2nd at 10pm!

"WALK AWAY" from 'COULD WE SURVIVE'
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08-01-2009 "COLOR ME COURAGEOUS" COLORING BOOK CONTEST
We are excited to announce the start of the Joseph Arthur "Color Me Courageous" coloring book contest.

 We need you to color in and submit a single Joseph Arthur drawing from his new "Color Me Courageous" coloring book.  We would ask that all submissions be sized to 9" x 12" at 300 dpi and sent to josepharthur@store-08.com.  The deadline for submission is September 30th 2009.

All the submissions will be posted on the Joseph Arthur website for everyone to see, including Joseph, who will select his favorite interpretation.  The winner of the contest will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Joseph Arthur Online Store. So get your box of crayons out and let's make some color!

Please note: this contest has NO AGE RESTRICTIONS.

07-30-2009 JOSEPH ARTHUR ADDS SEPTEMBER SOLO SHOW IN NJ
Reservation for Concerts in the Studio:
Freehold  NJ
Sat. 9/26 @7:00pm
732 462 4828
http://www.concertsinthestudio.com
07-27-2009 'HONEY AND THE MOON' SONG FEATURED ON PHIL ROY'S UPCOMING ALBUM
Philly-based singer/songwriter Phil Roy to lead off his upcoming Frank Sinatra inspired album 'In The Weird Small Hours' with a cover of 'Honey And The Moon'. Preview the track on MySpace.
07-23-2009 JOSEPH ARTHUR ANNOUNCES CITY WINERY RESIDENCY
Mark off your calendars for Friday nights: Joseph will be kicking off a three-week residency at Soho's City Winery on August 28th. Check the tour page for details.
07-22-2009 JOSEPH ARTHUR ANNOUNCES FALL SOLO TOUR
Starting October 8th Joseph Arthur will be heading to France, Belgium and Switzerland for a string of solo dates. Check the tour page for details.
07-17-2009 COLOR ME COURAGEOUS
Joseph Arthur has released his first coloring book, Color Me Courageous. Available exclusively from Lonely Astronaut Publishing, the book features a picture story of 80 pages consisting of Joseph's original drawings in 9" x 12" format for you to color in! Pick one up from Joseph's Official Store!

06-03-2009 RECORDINGS FROM THE COMPLETE MARCH FRANCE TOUR NOW AVAILABLE
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts toured the great country of France the entire month of March playing to enthusiastic capacity crowds. As Joseph usually does, he records every show and makes CDs available for sale following the performance. Recordings of the complete tour are now available exclusively here! The shows are available in CD format or via digital download (aac, mp3, or flac (lossless)) format.

SOUND CLIPS | ORDER CD | DOWNLOAD

06-01-2009 AFGHAN WHIGS TRIBUTE ALBUM FEATURING JOSEPH ARTHUR
Summer's Kiss Records will be releasing 'A Tribute to the Afghan Whigs' on June 23, 2009. The compilation album features contributions from, among others, Joseph Arthur. Joseph had previously collaborated with Afghan Whigs founder Greg Dulli. Check it out at Summer's Kiss Records.
05-19-2009 JOSEPH ARTHUR & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES
Joseph Arthur and his band The Lonely Astronauts will be hitting the road in July for festival dates in France and select dates in the UK. Check the tour page for details.
04-28-2009 JOSEPH'S SONG 'WALK AWAY' FEATURED ON 'LIE TO ME'
Joseph's song "Walk Away" from the EP 'Could We Survive' will be featured on Wednesday's episode (#109) of "Lie To Me" airing on FOX.

ORDER CD | DOWNLOAD CD or get the song from iTunes
04-21-2009 JOSEPH ARTHUR - LIVE FROM MONTREAL - ITUNES EXCLUSIVE
Out now and exclusively available worldwide through iTunes: Joseph Arthur's solo in-store performance, Live From Montreal. Includes two previously unreleased songs. The performance took place in October 2008.

The 11-track album is available for $5.99. iTunes

Track listing:

  1. Temporary People
  2. Faith
  3. Say Goodbye
  4. Dead Savior
  5. Face in the Crowd [previously unreleased]
  6. All the Old Heroes [previously unreleased]
  7. I Donated Myself to the Mexican Army
  8. Turn You On
  9. Slide Away
  10. Birthday Card
  11. You Are Free

Released via Lonely Astronaut Records.

03-30-2009 NEW JOSEPH & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS VIDEOS
A new set of videos is available now, this one being the full band show at the Bell House, Brookline on January 31th. Check them out!
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03-25-2009 WATCH JOSEPH'S JANUARY BELL HOUSE PERFORMANCE
Check out the new videos of Joseph's solo performance at the Bell House, Brookline on January 30th. Newly available on Joseph's official YouTube channel.
03-22-2009 NBC logo'COULD WE SURVIVE' FEATURED ON NBC'S 'FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS'
Friday's episode (310) of Friday Night Lights, The Giving Tree, featured Joseph's song 'Could We Survive' from the Could We Survive EP. Download the song from iTunes! click here
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Notes From The Road from Joseph's France tour:
She puts her dust under your fingers and in an old light.
03-16-2009 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
The latest Notes From The Road:
free freedom.
03-08-2009 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
The latest Notes From The Road: goodnight song.
03-07-2009 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
The latest Notes From The Road: give it over (missy baba), Kandinsky is in my room and i have no service.
03-03-2009 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph is back on the road, with the French tour starting tonight. Check out his latest Notes From The Road
: goodnight obsessive, Oh he'll never behave correctly and The new kings of this old place.
02-18-2009 JOSEPH ART WORK TO SHOW AT NOISE POP
A piece of Joseph's art, "These Are the Ghosts," will be exhibited at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco starting on February 28th.
02-10-2009 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
The latest Notes From The Road
: dear reader part 2.
  'FAITH' VIDEO
Check out the new video for '"Faith," directed by Stephen Shellenberger. Casey Lessard talked to Arthur, Shellenberger and camerawoman and editor Sylvana Liebregts about the video.
01-28-2009 JOSEPH AND THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS DROP BY ROLLING STONE
Joseph and the band performed four songs from their new album Temporary People at Rolling Stone's Smoking Section. Watch the videos.
01-25-2009 'YOU ARE FREE' FILM SELECTED FOR CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK (UPDATE)
You Are Free, the documentary about Joseph Arthur that premiered to favorable reviews at Pop Montreal 2008, has been selected to be shown during Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

The screening will take place at the National Film Board Of Canada screening room, located at John St. and Richmond, on March 14th at 1:10 pm. It's a small room so you want to get there early.

Documenting the first show of Joseph Arthur's 2005 tour at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the film is an unforgettable blend of music, art, and drama. You Are Free goes beyond merely documenting the performance, it allows the viewer to truly get to know this unique artist. Performances are inter-cut with scenes of Arthur speaking with moving sincerity about his career, his life, and his spiritual journey as a person and a musician.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur demonstrates why he is "one of the last true artists left in the world" in this immediate and unflinching documentary that blends music, art and drama into an unforgettable movie experience.

Watch the trailer here.
01-20-2009 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
The latest Notes From The Road
: the crash.
01-06-2009 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes From The Road
: Sunlight drops and the dawn of two thousand and nine and wha hoo.
12-23-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
The latest Notes From The Road
: the snake.
12-18-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes From The Road
: The disappearing ones and God u people are sweet.
12-17-2008 LUNCHBOX AUCTION
For the second time, Joseph has created and donated a lunchbox, "Nylon wig tableau with silver heart locket necklace," to be auctioned off to benefit hunger relief efforts. Bid on Joseph's lunch box here. The auction ends Dec. 18th, 12pm EST.
12-16-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes From The Road
: For a little peace of mind and Nude models go on strike.
12-11-2008 THE DAYTROTTER SESSION
Joseph and the band stopped by Futureappletree Studio 1 for a session that included the unreleased "This Is Still Your World". Visit daytrotter.com to listen to or download the session.
12-08-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes From The Road
: om and a revolutionary idea.
12-06-2008 NEW LIVE SHOWS AVAILABLE
Check our Download Store for newly added live shows, including some previously unavailable shows from 2006 and 2007.
12-04-2008 DEAR FANS
Regrettably Joseph's last solo date on the Tracy Chapman tour of Europe and the UK will be tomorrow night, December 5th, in Lyon, France. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.

He will be back in early 2009 with the Lonely Astronauts to promote their new album, Temporary People, to which the tour dates will be posted here very soon.

Happy Holidays to you from all of us at Lonely Astronaut Records.

xoxo
12-01-2008 JOSEPH ARTHUR ON NPR'S 'WORLD CAFE'
Listen to World Cafe on December 11th for an interview with Joseph and songs from the "Concerts At Noon" series. (live online @ 2pm EST or find a local station)
  BUNDLE UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Check out Joseph's store for new bundles we have put together especially for the holiday season, such as: all 4 EP's + all 4 art prints, hand-silk screened tee + necklace (both designed by Joseph) and a Temporary People bundle. Browse the Specials.
  WORLD PREMIER AT (RED)WIRE
A new video of Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts is premiering today as part of MSN's launch of (RED)WIRE, (RED)'s new digital music magazine designed to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Check it out!
11-20-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road
: this room breathes heat, black rose and i miss the zoo.
11-15-2008 NEW VIDEOS ON JOSEPH'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Just added: the October 17th show at the Recher Theatre in Baltimore of Joseph & The Lonely Astronauts. Watch the whole show and check out more of Joseph's YouTube Playlists.
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road
: change has come, lizard brain rock politics, i love u sundown, she called me sand and graduation ceremony.
11-13-2008 JOSEPH ARTHUR RINGTONES
Several ringtones are now available for US cell phones. Preview the ring tones and learn how to download Joseph's music on your phone!
11-10-2008 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out this new Note From The Road
: higher.
11-03-2008 JOSEPH ARTHUR: NONSTOP ROCK
NPR's Weekend Edition featured an interview with Joseph. Check it out!
10-24-2008 'COULD WE SURVIVE' FEATURED ON HOUSE, M.D.
The last episode of House featured Joseph's song "Could We Survive," the title track from this year's 'Could We Survive' EP. Get the song from iTunes! iTunes store
  JOSEPH ARTHUR TO TOUR WITH TRACY CHAPMAN
Joseph Arthur is pleased to announce that he will be supporting Tracy Chapman on her upcoming 6-week "Our Bright Future" European Tour. Check the tour page for dates.
10-14-2008 TEMPORARY PEOPLE TEES
'Temporary People' t-shirts are now available for ladies and gents.
10-12-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road
: guess whose curly lips i saw coming thru the entrance?, using a mirror to write backwards, But life is more than a dream inside a dream waking up, this was written long ago in brooklyn, bon joey and Redemption city.
10-09-2008 WEARABLE ART
Our online store offers two new limited edition t-shirts, each hand silk screened by Joseph.
Offered for the first time, is a necklace, created by Meghan Clinton Fine Jewelry using a design by Joseph.
09-29-2008 NEW ALBUM LISTENING PARTY @ AOL
Listen to the new album by Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts, Temporary People, in full at Spinner/AOL's Full CD Listening Party! Order the album here.
09-26-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road
: boom (speaks crop) and i dont know if this helps but.
09-23-2008 JOSEPH ARTWORK AT RITCHIES
Joseph currently has a piece of artwork on display at the A Suivre exhibition at Ritchies in Montreal:

Untitled
2007
Ink on Aquarelle
Paper
106 x 96 cm

The piece will be on display until October 16th at:

Ritchies Montreal
1980 Rue Sherbrooke O.
Suite 100 (Ground Floor)
Montreal, Quebec

  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road
: murdered sacred cow, an eagle riding a motorcycle, The Holy Ghost riding me like a pony, ten things i said to the mirror when my name was norman and I was halfway thru the Milky Way before I really saw what was going on.
09-22-2008 'YOU ARE FREE' DOCUMENTARY WORLD PREMIER AT POP MONTREAL
Thursday, October 2nd at 9:00pm


Cinema du Parc
3575, av. Du Parc
Montreal, Quebec

Documenting the first show of Joseph Arthur's 2005 tour at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the film is an unforgettable blend of music, art, and drama. "You Are Free" goes beyond merely documenting the performance, it allows the viewer to truly get to know this unique artist. Performances are inter-cut with scenes of Arthur speaking with moving sincerity about his career, his life, and his spiritual journey as a person and a musician.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur demonstrates why he is 'one of the last true artists left in the world' in this immediate and unflinching documentary that blends music, art and drama into an unforgettable movie experience.

Watch the trailer here.
Tickets available at at Cinema du Parc.
09-21-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road
: powder hearts, monkey claw, disciples of grace, East village serenade, a howdy doody in flames and Apocalypse in St Louis.
09-16-2008 MYSPACE EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIER
Myspace North America premiers the new album by Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts, Temporary People. The album is being streamed in its entirety starting today.
09-13-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road
: Pyramidal Witness, having a plan is even more fun than being nude and the singer of light.
09-09-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road
: guns n roses and the ant.
09-07-2008 JOSEPH'S SONG FEATURED ON 'TRUE BLOOD'
Joseph’s song "Stumble and Pain" from the album 'Our Shadows Will Remain' was featured in Sunday's premiere episode of HBO’s "True Blood". Get the song from iTunes! iTunes store
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road
! Check them out: open letter #5, open letter to my muse #3, Worlds to occupy the void, open letter to my muse 4, open letter to my muse 2 and coffee with Napoleon.
08-31-2008 'TEMPORARY PEOPLE' AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts' much anticipated new full length studio album 'Temporary People' will be released September 30th.

The official Joseph Arthur Store offers an exclusive Pre-Order Package that includes a copy of the CD autographed by Joseph Arthur and a second copy to pass on to a friend.

>> PRE-ORDER NOW! <<

  A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road
: an open letter to my muse.
08-27-2008 STEREOGUM PERMIERS TEMPORARY PEOPLE VIDEO
Download the title track "Temporary People" of Joseph's forthcoming full-length from Stereogum and watch the new video for the track!
08-22-2008 NEW LIVE SHOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Live show recordings from July's shows at the Bowery Ballroom and Maxwell's are now available for download. The CD's of the summer tour's live shows are available in the store.
08-21-2008 JOSEPH ARTHUR ART EXHIBIT
Montreal's Galerie Pangée will be presenting Joseph Arthur's art work this fall. The exhibition opens October 22nd.
08-12-2008 NEW LIVE SHOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Live show recordings from July's shows in Portland and Seattle are now available for download. Check them out!
08-08-2008 LISTEN TO JOSEPH PERFORM AT 'XPN LIVE AT NOON'
Joseph & The Lonely Astronauts performed at Philly's World Cafe today. Listen to the show online at NPR's 'XPN Live At Noon'.
07-31-2008 BUFFALO BILLIARDS SXSW VIDEOS
Check out these 10 new videos of Joseph Arthur and Jen Turner playing the SXSW showcase at Buffalo Billiards on March 15th!
07-28-2008 NEW LIVE SHOW RECORDINGS ONLINE
Two new live show recordings from Joseph's recent acoustic tour are now available online: L.A. (Troubadour) and San Diego (Anthology). More shows coming soon!
07-24-2008 SECRET ROXY THEATRE SHOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The secret show Joseph played in Los Angeles on July 17th is available for download now. Check out the sound clips!
07-20-2008 SAN FRANCISCO SHOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The show from July 18th at The American Music Hall is now available for download in Joseph's Download Store.
07-17-2008 SECRET L.A. SHOW TONIGHT
Catch Joseph playing a secrete show tonight, the 17th, appearing as Special Guest, opening for James Hall at the Roxy Theatre!
07-16-2008 VAGABOND SKIES & FOREIGN GIRLS REVIEW
The Boston Herald writes: "... these songs are stronger, rawer and have a spiritual theme coursing throughout. For Arthur, it¹s about quantity and quality." To read the full review, click here.
07-10-2008 JOSEPH SPEAKS TO UNCENSORED INTERVIEW
Uncensored Interview talked to Joseph at his gallery in Brooklyn. Check out these video clips!
07-02-2008 KEXP SONG OF THE DAY: KILLER'S KNIFE
For today's KEXP podcast, Morning Show host John Richards chose Joseph Arthur's "Killer’s Knife" from the EP 'Crazy Rain'.
06-27-2008 EXCLUSIVE FOREIGN GIRLS PRE-ORDER
'Foreign Girls,' the 4th in Joseph's 2008 series of EP releases is now available for pre-order in an exclusive package, containing the EP, a second copy for a friend of yours and an exclusive limited edition art poster.
06-26-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road
from Paris: incomprehensible and Breath freedom.
06-24-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Note From The Road::
402.
06-22-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road from France: Ruined in rouen
and It's easy!
06-20-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road:
Springing from my odyssey, Looking like prayer, An interview with freedom, I remember now. Someone nice might see you and wave back. and Speaking italian the pigeon flies over me.
06-14-2008 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW ON MOG TV
MOG TV features exclusive video interviews with artists. Make sure to catch MOG TV's 4-part interview with Joseph Arthur. Joseph talks about the Net as a force for artistic creativity, his recording studio and much more!
06-12-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
Disgrace, And so we went to the movies, Sometimes I’m always, The birds the dead man the girl and the scar and From the corner of some nowhere.
06-11-2008 BIG BLUE BALL
Big Blue Ball is the result of Peter Gabriel's now legendary collaborative Recording Weeks held at Real World Studios during the nineties. Among the united nations of performers who found their way to Real World during those weeks was Joseph Arthur, who features on two of the albums tracks, including a duet with Peter Gabriel.

Big Blue Ball is released by Real World Records and is available on CD, Digital and Special Edition blue vinyl. Look for a US release of the CD on June 24. The Limited Vinyl Edition is out now.

06-10-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
The UK tour is underway. Check out the new Notes From The Road:
Whatever it takes and Fer real.
06-08-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road:
the world is a flood and New York yer busted!
06-06-2008 STEREOGUM PREMIERS NEW JOSEPH ARTHUR VIDEOS
Stereogum premiers two new videos and an MP3 from Joseph's upcoming EP 'Vagabond Skies'. 'Vagabond Skies,' in stores on June 10th, is the third of four EP's Joseph is releasing on his own Lonely Astronaut Records label this year, to be followed by a full-length in September.
06-04-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
love has become one of the rarest experiences, I snake around and black flowers.
06-01-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Notes From The Road:
art is the nipple of god, spiritual mexico and travolta.
05-26-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
the captain says and the jaina monk. Check them out!
05-25-2008 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
bones of generations.
05-22-2008 WATCH JOSEPH PERFORM @ MOMAR
Watch videos from the record release party for 'Crazy Rain' on April 26th at the Museum Of Modern Arthur (MOMAR) on YouTube!
05-20-2008 VAGABOND SKIES IN THE UK & EUROPE
HMV AND PLAY.COM now take pre-orders for Joseph's upcoming EP, Vagabond Skies, to be released June 9th. HMV is offering free delivery to fans in the UK and Play.com to fans in Europe.

Available in Joseph's store is a Pre-Order Special consisting of 2 EP's and a beautiful art poster.

05-19-2008 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
i have nothing but bliss to offer.
05-16-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road:
nothing much, swollow the sun, volcano volcano fucking volcano and cracked messiah.
  YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS
Joseph's official YouTube channel now features playlists, so you can easily watch all videos from the same performance. Check them out!

Here are the first ones, with more to follow in the future:
Joseph at the MOMAR, 'Could We Survive' EP release party (4 videos)
Joseph & Jen Turner live at the Red Fez at SXSW (11 videos)
Hotel rehearsals for SXSW (7 videos)

05-12-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
carbon monoxide and rat planet. Check them out!
  NEW LIVE SHOWS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
New live shows from 2007 dates in Paris and Spain are now available for download! Check them out! Also newly available in the Download Store is Joseph's April solo performance at MOMAR!
05-09-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Note From The Road:
magic chances us all.
05-06-2008 JOSEPH ARTHUR ANNOUNCES SUMMER SOLO TOUR
Joseph Arthur announces summer 2008 UK & North America solo tour. See tour page for details. Check back for additional dates.
05-05-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road:
periscope and breath.
04-24-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Here are the latest Notes From The Road:
hide and seek psychic past arms of the maiden, three thousand flowers a second, take a chance, the ballad of boogie christ, you dance on skulls and in the city there is grace.
04-23-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road:
the longing of transcendence, now that the melanoma is gone, boogie christ and come with me jack.
04-22-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out this new Note From The Road:
historical ones.
04-21-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out this new Note From The Road:
Bag is hot.
04-20-2008 'BAG IS HOT' BLOG
Check out Joseph's new Tumblr blog Bag Is Hot at josepharthur.tumblr.com.
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out these new Notes From The Road:
thru this microphone and the actor and the waitress.
04-18-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road:
along the fractures, strange hitcher or a black hole laughing and the digital tit.
04-17-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Notes From The Road:
the tao of tompkins square park and you’re an idiot.
04-14-2008 CRAZY RAIN - OUT NOW!

'Crazy Rain,' the second of four EP releases in 2008 by Joseph Arthur on hiis own label Lonely Astronaut Records, is out now!

*~* ORDER CD | DOWNLOAD *~*

  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
the monkeys will make it to the stars, serenades of dust, when still you roam and foreign girls.
04-08-2008 STEREOGUM PREMIERS 'I WANNA GET YOU ALONE'
Listen to 'I Wanna Get You Alone' from Joseph's upcoming EP 'Crazy Rain'!
04-07-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes From The Road:
come with revolution and still strangers.
04-04-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Note From The Road:
the voice of the sun and the language of the ape.
  JOSEPH ARTHUR SOLO @ MOMAR

Join Joseph Arthur, Lonely Astronaut Records and Museum of Modern Arthur for a
record release party for 'Crazy Rain' on April 26th at MOMAR in Brooklyn!

'Crazy Rain' is the second of four EP’s Joseph will be releasing in 2008 and it comes out on April 15th.

We will be celebrating the release on April 26th with a rare solo performance and party and Special Guests! As with all Museum of Modern Arthur events, you never know what’ll happen and who’ll show up.

Space is limited. Tickets available exclusively through Joseph's official online store.

04-03-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Note From The Road:
the genius hours.
04-02-2008 JOSEPH INTERVIEWED AT MOMAR
Watch the video of Joseph being interviewed at his art gallery, MOMAR, taking about art, music and New York.
  NEW YORK MAGAZINE 'LAST NIGHT'S GIG'
New York Magazine's Vulture entertainment blog today features a review of Joseph's headlining set at last night's 'The Living Room 10-year Anniversary Extravaganza!'
 

KEXP logoJOSEPH FEATURED ON KEXP 'MUSIC THAT MATTERS' PODCAST
KEXP's Kevin Cole's bi-weekly podcast 'Music That Matters' brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world's best independent artists. Vol. 91 (iTunes | MP3) features Joseph Arthur's just released song 'Morning Cup'.

  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes From The Road:
conversation of stars and the gods pass bottles.
04-01-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Note From The Road: or I love you.
  JOSEPH ON YOUTUBE
Joseph now has his own channel on YouTube. Check out the videos from Joseph's Red Fez gig at SXSW!
03-31-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Notes From The Road:
medication station, jazz is cruel to its masters and stones.
03-25-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
These are the latest Note From The Road:
Disembodied I walk on digital dunes, gimmie a kiss this must be bliss and yes (again).
  KEXP SONG OF THE DAY PODCAST
Every Monday through Friday, KEXP delivers a different song as part their Song of the Day podcast subscription. This week's podcast features Joseph's 'Morning Cup' and a video of Joseph rehearsing 'Venus in Furs' for the Lou Reed tribute at SXSW.
03-20-2008 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Note From The Road:
right before the entrance I 35 going north and the wee small hours.
  NEW LIVE SHOWS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Several new live shows from 2006 and 2007 tours are now available for download! Check them out!
03-18-2008 NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE
'Could We Survive,' Joseph's new EP released on March 18th is now available in the store and as a download. Also newly available for download is 'The Invisible Parade,' previously only available as part of the art book 'We Almost Made It'.

Also now available directly from our download store are Joseph's last two studio albums, Nuclear Daydream and Let's Just Be.

Wait, there's more!

Holding The Void, Joseph's foray into pure rock'n'roll, is now also for the first time offered in digital format.

Check it out!

 

03-17-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the latest Notes From The Road:
those rooms, nuclear bombs and nylons, the night was about to bloom into glory and the old man who dances.
03-16-2008 JOSEPH @ SXSW
DAY 0
: KUT had Joseph in Studio 1A to kick off SWSW. Joseph performed four songs live, including songs from the upcoming EP 'Could We Survive'. Listen to 'Rages Of Babylon' and 'Morning Cup' and download the podcast at KUT's SWSW page.

DAY 1: Watch Variety's Interview with Joseph at the Dell Lounge. Synthesis Blog and SXSW 2008 NOTES saw Joseph at Creekside. The show was put together by donewaiting.com, who also took some pictures. Hopedaddy also was at the show. There are a videos at imeem of 'Devil's Broom,' 'Leave Us Alone' and 'When I Was Running Out Of Time'.

DAY 2: captain stefanie went to see Joseph play the day show at the Habana and took some pictures. The night's highlight was the XPN hosted Lou Reed Tribute at which Joseph and Jen performed 'Pale Blue Eyes' and 'Venus In Furs'. Stereogum, When You Awake and You Ain't No Picasso have pictures. Watch videos by AchtungBaby of 'Pale Blue Eyes" and 'Venus In Furs'.

DAY 3: whatevernevermind took a picture of Joseph at Buffalo Billiards and so did Speed of Dark . A to Z also went to the show, and back home humming 'King Of The Pavement'.

DAY 4: a video of Joseph @ Homeslice by Cindy Royal. FUV's Laura caught the evening's performance of 'In The Sun' with Jen Turner on video.
03-10-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
spiritual kmart  and heading down to texas. 
03-09-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
pavarotti and the ghost of joey ramone, king tut of the modern age, popeye and satan, dirt and flame, ladder of oblivion, a perfect word, the woman weeping and flower and fade.
03-04-2008 THE RESURRECTION SHOW @ MOMAR
RECORD RELEASE PARTY at the MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTHUR
FRI., MARCH 21ST

Join Joseph Arthur, Lonely Astronaut Records and Museum of Modern Arthur for a record release party for 'Could We Survive' on March 21st at MOMAR in Brooklyn!  'Could We Survive,' the first EP in a series of four, comes out on March 18th.   Lonely Astronaut Records, Museum of Modern Arthur and Joseph Arthur will be celebrating it on March 21st with a rare solo performance and party.  As with all Museum of Modern Arthur events, you never know what’ll happen and who’ll show up.

Space is limited. Tickets available exclusively through Joseph's official online store.

  JOSEPH ARTHUR @SXSW
Joseph will be playing several shows at SXSW. For venues and times check the tour page.
03-01-2008 THE LATEST NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
chokealot and popcorn, hookers and fools, pink crosses and the idiot moons.
02-23-2008 COULD WE SURVIVE - PRE-ORDER NOW
Joseph Arthur is set to release the first of four EP's 'Could We Survive' on Lonely Astronaut Records on March 18th.

'Could We Survive,' with its raw, atmospheric pop, is the first in a series of four EPs Joseph Arthur will be releasing in 2008 on his own label, Lonely Astronaut Records.

Special pre-order package including a Joseph Arthur original art poster available exclusively through josepharthur.com!

*~* order here *~*

02-22-2008 Late Show logoWATCH JOSEPH ON DAVID LETTERMAN
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts returned for a special Valentine's Day performance to the Late Show with David Letterman, performing 'In The Sun'. Watch the video here!
02-14-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
the flag and will u be our valentine.
02-12-2008 JOSEPH TO PERFORM ON DAVID LETTERMAN
Joseph Arthur will be returning to the Late Show with David Letterman on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14th. Turn in to CBS at 11:35 pm!

Joseph will be performing his beloved, anthemic single “In the Sun.”   In 2006, the song became the heart of the In The Sun Foundation, a project launched by Michael Stipe in response to the hardship experienced by thousands of residents of the Gulf Coast.  Multiple versions of “In the Sun” are available exclusively through iTunes with all proceeds to Mercy Corps, via the In The Sun Foundation.  The EP features renditions by Stipe, Chris Martin and Joseph Arthur, along with  remixes by Justin Timberlake and will.i.am.

This will be the first time in a decade since Joseph has performed the song on national television.

02-05-2008 L.A. TIMES PREVIEWS NEW TRACK FROM UPCOMING EP
The L.A.Times previews 'Walk Away' from the upcoming EP 'Could We Survive' (out March 18), calling its production "a mess and gloriously clear at the same time." Check it out!
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
oh and vampires.....they real, world full of aliens and True American Rebel.
01-30-2008 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
street hustle euphoria and the ghost at the center of the void  and the new statue of liberty.
01-27-2008 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
bridge to oblivion.
01-24-2008 JOSEPH ARTHUR RARE SOLO PERFORMANCE & ART OPENING - now *SOLD OUT*
MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTHUR
FRI., FEBRUARY 15TH

Join maverick songsmith Joseph Arthur on Friday, February 15th as he and his newly-opened Brooklyn art gallery, the Museum of Modern Arthur, host one bad-ass party celebrating his first U.S. solo performance in two years and the opening of his new art exhibition.

  NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
God's piano.
01-23-2008 NEW LIVE SHOW RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
Live recording CD's from the Fall 2007 Europe tour are now available in Joseph's store!
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
Drum machine and He will be missed.
01-21-2008 STEROGUM.COM PREMIERS 'RAGES OF BABYLON'
Stereogum.com  
Exclusive premiere of "Rages of Babylon" from the forthcoming EP ' Could We Survive' (out March 18).
01-20-2008 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
304 Roky Erickson Drive.
01-11-2008 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
when jesus committed suicide.
01-10-2008 Lonely Astronaut Records logo JOSEPH ARTHUR TAKES OVER 2008 WITH FIVE NEW RELEASES
Joseph Arthur and his label, Lonely Astronaut Records, announce the release of a series of EPs to be followed by a full length album later this year. For details, see the press release.
01-08-2008 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
volcanoes. 
12-22-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
genius smoothie.
12-20-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
love is funny.
12-17-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
no universe more strange than the one you call home.
12-16-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
friends for life.
12-14-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
one hundred and one t shirt ideas, Rock n roll splendor and Mutilated guard dogs.
12-12-2007 2007 LUNCHBOX ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION
Joseph Arthur was one of the celebrities from entertainment, fashion, art, music and the literary and culinary worlds that created personalized lunchbox art to donate to the 2007 "Lunchbox Online Auction." Joseph's contribution is titled "Painting And 3 Lunchboxes"

>> Painting And 3 Lunchboxes - designed by Joseph Arthur for the 2007 Lunchbox Auction <<

This auction will benefit two hunger-relief organizations, Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund of South Africa. The will end on December 21st, 2007. For details follow the link above.

  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
things i forgot to send, spain and further research.
12-11-2007 VIDEOS FROM PARIS SHOW
Watch FNAC's videos of Joseph & The Lonely Astronauts performing 'Here Come The Spacemen' and 'Too Much To Hide' on the last night of their European tour in Paris!
12-03-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
Desolation row.
11-30-2007 Vacancy EPVACANCY EP AVAILABLE IN DOWNLOAD STORE
For the first time, Joseph Arthur's long out-of-print limited edition EP 'Vacancy' is made available for download in digital format in Joseph's download store.

Originally released in 1999, the 7-track EP was produced by T Bone Burnett, Rick Will & Joseph Arthur. 'Vacancy' features songs such as "Bed Of Nails" which appears in the film 'The Bone Collector' starring Angelina Jolie and the not-to-be-missed "Toxic Angel".

11-29-2007 ACL 2007 artwork 'LET'S JUST BE' IN PASTE TOP 100 OF 2007
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronaut's latest studio album, Let's Just Be, features at #62 in Paste Magazine's Top 100 albums of 2007.
11-27-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
Marlon brando moon and Love and be loved.
11-26-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Southampton and Amsterdam on the Notes From The Road page:
Faded faces rockets and bombs and splattering spiders and the hand of God. Check them out!
11-22-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's Notes from the UK tour on the Notes From The Road page:
Tribute, Buddah belly full of christ cornflakes, Blood of Giants, It's the trip, Death orgasm and Rock n roll is mutilation.
11-18-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Now on the Notes From The Road page:
Frenzied roses.
11-17-2007 NEW NOTES - TRULY FROM THE ROAD
Notes From The Road:
We are very nearly gonna land, Born again room 666 and Rubber Soul.
11-16-2007 House logo 'MY HOME IS YOUR HEAD' AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
You've heard it on House M.D. (episode 407), now you can download the song!
 

And The Thieves Are Gone EPThe song 'My Home Is Your Head' was first released on the EP 'And The Thieves Are Gone,' a now hard to find Limited Edition featuring songs that Joseph recorded during the sessions that gave birth to the studio album 'Our Shadows Will Remain'.

And The Thieves Are Gone is now available for download from our Downloads store.

11-15-2007 JOSEPH ARTHUR & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS ON TOUR!
Having just returned from playing a handful of shows in Canada, the band has arrived overseas to play the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and France. Check the Tour page for details!
11-13-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
Falling like flying.
11-11-2007 ART PRINTNEW ART PRINT AVAILABLE
'Invitation by Museum of Modern Arthur' is a special very limited run of prints of the Museum of Modern Arthur's inaugural opening invitation graphic.

For a close-up of the print and details visit Joseph's store.
11-10-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
God likes his humans to kick ass and Yeah but life aint lyrics in some song.
11-06-2007 ACL 2007 artworkJOSEPH & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS 2007 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS PERFORMANCE ON ITUNES
Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts 2007 ACL Music Festival recordings are now
available on iTunes
!
  NEW LIVE RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
We have added many new live shows! On the Download page we now have many new shows from the Spring US Tour. Recordings from the recent Canada Tour are now available on CD in Joseph's official store!
11-03-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
The Devil.
11-01-2007 WATCH JOSEPH & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS AT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
The AT&T Blue Room features videos of Chicago, Slide Away and Here Come The Spacemen.
10-28-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
open for business and Vagrants and Wheat Thins.
10-17-2007 DEAR FRIENDS
We are looking for great versions of live unreleased tracks
Like mexican army
Paints me gold
Or famous friends along the coast
For the upcoming release
Any suggestions will be welcome
Help point us in the right direction
And thank you

Jo

*Please send your suggestions to tracks @ josepharthur.com (remove spaces)
10-14-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
Buried under a thousand pastels.
10-10-2007 Joseph on Tout Le Monde TVJOSEPH ON RADIO-CANADA TV
Joseph was the guest of Tout le monde en parle last Sunday. Watch the interview and performance here: interview and performance.
10-08-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Notes From The Road:
Humanity 101.
10-06-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
Thru the eyes of leonard cohen’s dog, Devils broom and Communist Barbie.
10-05-2007 POP MONTREAL SECRET SHOW
Joseph Arthur will be performing a solo secret show to close out Pop Montreal tomorrow night, Saturday October 6th at the Portuguese Association of Canada (4170 St-Urbain -- corner of Rachel). He will be on shortly after 1AM -- Admission is free.
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph's latest Notes From The Road:
Candy bars, The loneliest shack in the world, Lucky, The night is always easier than the day, Airport insecurity and Her voice, leaks, and obvious displeasure.
09-28-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
This is a poem about nothing.
09-25-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note From The Road:
Let the waves set you free.
09-24-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
Harmonica junky, The blind curator and Holding the void.
  THE RADIO SESSIONS AT SUGARHILL
The Radio Sessions at SugarHill will be hosting Joseph Arthur this coming Friday. The session was recorded at SugarHill Recording Studios. Listen in at KPFT 90.1 Houston or stream the show online at 2 pm Central.
09-21-2007 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS RECAPS
Check out the many ACL recaps from last week:austin360.com, The 'FUV Blog, The Corner, A.V. Club Blog, Off The Record, Gorilla vs. Bear, Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good, Ickmusic, - Of The Week, Driving Without Directions, Tongue-Tied Lightning and Dear Mr. Supercomputer.
09-19-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
Americas best value inn, one more night in austin and Raised in the arms of cheetahs.
09-16-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
New Note From The Road:
Revolution.
09-13-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Read Bloodless angel and No surrender comes for free on the Notes From The Road page.
09-10-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road:
'm going to jasper johns house, Junk for the elite, I throw myself to the mercy of the world and Desert avenue.
09-09-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph on the Notes From The Road page:
I wish you were a snake skin belt and Real free.
09-06-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes from Joseph on the Notes From The Road page:
Thanksgiving and Fat Elvis.
09-05-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
More Notes from Joseph on the Notes From The Road page:
Sharks, Are u depressed? and Sharky’s machine.
09-03-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: Vaginas of the past and Birds on the tops of trees.
09-01-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road by Joseph: Popcorn.
08-31-2007 JOSEPH ARTHUR :: MOMAR in MTL

Art Exhibit
Oct. 5th - 19th
Le Kop Shop
77 Avenue des Pins
MTL, Quebec

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur will be exhibiting his artwork which has brought him a Grammy nomination for his album packaging for the 1999 release of Vacancy and led to the opening of his own gallery earlier this year in Brooklyn, NY -- the MOMAR (Museum of Modern Arthur).

 "What I see is a vigorous, layered, expressionistic abstract sprawl, with a Basquiat-like, graffiti-esque urban edge and wild lashings of outsider primitivism". - London Telegraph / 2006

08-30-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road by Joseph: Drummer Joke, Yer not the only one, You Got Nerve, Oh well and The burn.
08-28-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest Note From The Road:
Forced Anarchist.
08-20-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's new Notes From The Road:
Untitled and Cleopatra sinatra.
  NEW LIVE SHOWS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The Millvale, New Orleans and Cleveland shows are available for download now. Check it out!
  UK ALBUMS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!
Fans in the UK can now pre-order Nuclear Daydream and Let's Just Be! You can use the links just below.
08-01-2007 JOSEPH INTERVIEW ON MTV E2
Joseph talked to MTV Canada about recording 'Let's Just Be,' his new gallery and other things. Click here to watch!
07-31-2007 JOSEPH ARTHUR TO RELEASE TWO ALBUMS IN THE UK SEPTEMBER 3RD
Joseph Arthur will simultaneously release two new albums in the UK, Nuclear Daydream and Let’s Just Be,
on September 3.

The albums will be preceded by the UK release of a single ‘Enough To Get Away’, taken from Nuclear Daydream,
on August 27.

Here are the details:

Nuclear Daydream NUCLEAR DAYDREAM - UK RELEASE
Label: 14th Floor Records
Release date: September 3, 2007

Nuclear Daydream is Joseph ’s fifth full-length solo album and was released in the US late last year to widespread acclaim. Vanity Fair described the album as “a glorious work of art”.

(availble now for pre-order)

Track listing:

1.
 Too Much to Hide
2.
 Black Lexus
3.
 Enough to Get Away
4.
 Slide Away
5.
 Electrical Storm
6.
 You Are Free
7.
 Automatic Situation
8.
 When I Was Running Out of Time
9.
 Don't Tell Your Eyes
10.
 Don't Give Up On People
11.
 Woman
12.
 Nuclear Daydream
Nuclear Daydream LET'S JUST BE - UK RELEASE
Label: 14th Floor Records
Release date: September 3, 2007

Let's Just Be was written immediately after Joseph's last tour with his new band The Lonely Astronauts: Kraig Jarret Johnson (Golden Smog, The Jayhawks), Jennifer Turner (Natalie Merchant), Greg Wieczorek (Twilight Singers) and Sibyl Buck (Champion Of Sound) and captures the spirit of the live shows.  

(availble now for pre-order)    

Track listing:

1.
 Diamond Ring
2.
 Good Life
3.
 Precious One
4.
 Spacemen
5.
 Take Me Home
6.
 Chicago
7.
 Cockteeze
8.
 Lonely Astronaut
9.
 Cocaine Feet
10.
 Let's Just Be
11.
 Shake It Off
12.
 Lack a Vision
13.
 Gimme Some Company
14.
 I Will Carry
15.
 Yer the Reason
16.
 Star Song
Nuclear Daydream

ENOUGH TO GET AWAY- UK RELEASE
Label: 14th Floor Records
Release date: August 27, 2007

The single will be available in two formats: as a numbered, limited edition coloured 7 inch (availble now for pre-order) and as a download on iTunes

Track listing:

1.
 Enough To Get Away
2.
 Diamond Ring
07-05-2007 NEW LIVE SHOW RECORDINGS IN STORE NOW
Shows from Joseph's last tour are now available in the store. Check it out!
07-04-2007 LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY REPEAT
If you missed watching Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts perform on Last Call with Carson Daly on May 9th you will be able to watch the repeat this Friday, July 6th! The show airs on NBC.
06-11-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's new Notes on the Notes From The Road page:
Skies the limit, Oh wait a minute......, I used to know how to walk on water and A heart is wider than the sky.
06-07-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's new Notes on the Notes From The Road page:
The ice cream party and Nothing is glamorous.
06-05-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Note from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page:
Post script to the tour and Dontcha think?
06-02-2007 TORONTO TOUR VIDEO
Check out this montage of footage of Joseph and The Lonely Astronauts during their tour stop in Toronto in May - set to "I Will Carry"!
06-01-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
A new Note from Joseph is up on the Notes From The Road page:
So this is the art world.
05-29-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page:
Its funny and why right?
05-27-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's new Notes on the Notes From The Road page:
A face like a mountain shifting my direction, Lucky and How to make a horse drink.
 

A RIVER BLUE SONG NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Due to overwhelming interest Joseph has agreed to make the song "A River Blue" available as a free download!

Visit the A River Blue web site to learn about Joseph's visit to refugee camps in Uganda. You can download the song "A River Blue" from the MUSIC page. If you like the song, please consider a donation to help build a Rehabilitation & Vocational Center for the kids. Also: come visit A River Blue on MySpace! Read Joseph's blogs from his trip to Uganda.

05-24-2007 JOSEPH'S BLOG FEATURED ON ARTIST DIRECT
Joseph's tour blog has been featured in the What's Hot section of Artist Direct for the last two weeks - now you can check it out as one of the main features on the homepage.
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: Watch out! and They give what they can.
05-21-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's new Notes on the Notes From The Road page: Dig and God speed.
05-19-2007 NEW "DIAMOND RING" VIDEO
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts proudly present a brand new video for "Diamond Ring" from the new album Let's Just Be. Check it out!
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest Notes on the Notes From The Road page: Tough enough and Depression in the back lounge.
05-16-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest Note on the Notes From The Road page: Life and life only.
05-15-2007 Sam RecordsIN-STORE APPEARANCE IN TORONTO
Joseph and the band will stop by Sam The Record Man in Toronto, 347 Yonge Street, on May 25 for an 5pm in-store performance. See you there!
05-14-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: Like a heart in the hills of hollywood, Desert snakes, Toenail moon, The essence of expression, A real letter to the editor of Paste magazine and Bats.
  NBC Carson DalyJOSEPH & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS PERFORM "COCAINE FEET" ON LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY
Check out a video of Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts' performance of "Cocaine Feet" on Last Call with Carson Daly from May 9th, 2007!
05-09-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Note on the Notes From The Road page: Rock n Roll Heart.
05-04-2007 NBC Carson DalyJOSEPH & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS TO PERFORM ON LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts will be the musical guest on Last Call with Carson Daly. The show airs May 9th on NBC.
  WATCH JOSEPH ON MPR'S 98.3 THE CURRENT
Joseph and the band were in the studios of Minnesota Public Radio. Watch Joseph perform Spacemen and Chicago.
05-02-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Note on the Notes From The Road page: Howdy Doody.
  NEW BLOGS FROM AROUND THE WEB
The Stories of a Girl attended the free Salt Lake City in-store and Stereogum is pondering asking Joseph to write a column: "We want to be more misunderstood!"
05-01-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes are up on the Notes From The Road page: Outside the double door, Green letters, Sun sinking in a day gone by and Room 207.
04-29-2007 SALT LAKE CITY IN-STORE ADDED
If you are in the Salt Lake City area, you'll get a chance to watch Joseph & The Lonely Astronauts live on Monday night! Joseph and the band will be playing at Slowtrain Music, 221 E Broadway, SLC 84111 on Monday, the 30th.The show is free, but only 80 tickets are available. Kid Madusa will be opening up.
04-27-2007 NEW GIG REVIEWS
Penguinrobot caught Joseph & The Lonely Astronauts on Conan (you can watch the performance on our Audio/Video page). Crooked Terror caught Joseph in Cambridge, Everything Is Wrong With Me reports from Southpaw, Each Note Secure has pictures and a review from Cinci and Donald Trump's House Of Wings has pictures and a review from Madison.
04-25-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
New on the Notes From The Road page: We came thru cleveland.
04-23-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest note, Bad is the new good, on the Notes From The Road page.
04-22-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
You can find Joseph's latest note, Echo of goodbye, on the Notes From The Road page.
04-21-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Read Joseph's latest note on the Notes From The Road page: The rare ones.
  AROUND THE WEB
Hours and Hours Staring at Oceans went to Southpaw. Muzzle of Bees put some questions to Stars of Track and Field, the band opening for Joseph on this tour. The Boston Herald came out to The Middle East show. SPIN pitted Joseph against James Blunt in Philly and Leftover Cheese discovered Let's Just Be.
04-19-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Read Joseph's tour diary on the Notes From The Road page: Sad lips to kiss and a memory of montreal, Faith, Wildly uneven and Boston tea party.
04-15-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out the new Note from Joseph on the Notes From The Road page: Also by heart.
04-13-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph on the Notes From The Road page: Radio rain and Tonight we ride.
04-11-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes on the Notes From The Road page: Do you speak french? and Boo.
04-10-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's Panties and power chords and This drawing is a story on the Notes From The Road page.
04-08-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note from Joseph is up on the Notes From The Road page: William Blake.
04-06-2007 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE AT CARNEGIE HALL
Joseph performed "Born In The U.S.A." at the Celebrating the Music of Bruce Springsteen tribute at Carnegie Hall last night. Read Joseph's Note about it on the Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page. Around the web, Fresh Bread has pictures of the event, el.mono reviews the event. Hendo Bendo Blog Bonanza also has a brief review and Steve filed a report with Stereogum.
04-04-2007 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE AT CARNEGIE HALL
Joseph will make an appearance at the Celebrating the Music of Bruce Springsteen tribute at Carnegie Hall on April 5th. The benefit concert is for Music For Youth in support of music-education for underprivileged youth.
  AROUND THE WEB
Trendaway.com caught Joseph on video at Haley's in Toronto. Paste Magazine thinks Joseph is prolific. TooPOPpy also drops the P-word. More Cowbell is looking forward to hearing the Let's Just Be material live. Stereogum serves up "Diamond Ring" with a helping of Joseph's poetry. Fazer is looking forward to Joseph's new album. On the other side of the pond, Garret likes music is hoping for a UK release of Nuclear Daydream.
04-02-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: sometimes it all comes back around, Amen, Split pea soup and White shades.
03-31-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: Eyes, Every one of us, Willie, Cities on Fire, Like christmas in summer and Gold circle sugar coma.
03-29-2007 Let's Just Be cover artLET'S JUST BE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts' brand new studio album, Let's Just Be, is now available for pre-order in our Store. Official release date is April 17th!

The album is available in two editions, including a Limited Special Edition.

  NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's new Note on the Notes From The Road page: Pounding out heat.
03-27-2007 Honey & The Moon UK singleHONEY AND THE MOON SINGLE UK RELEASE
Joseph's NEW single, Honey and The Moon, is now available in the UK. The 2-track CD and Colored Limited Edition 2-track vinyl can be purchased at HMV.co.uk or Amazon UK.
Honey & The Moon and Honey & The Moon (new radio edit) are available on iTunes. Also available is the iTunes Exclusive 'Honey & The Moon - live from Brighton Concorde'.
03-26-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest Note on the Notes From The Road page: Mirror blades, The ax and A zombie wants life too.
03-21-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest Note on the Notes From The Road page: The new ones, Lost baby in the city, this aint a suicides letter just a poem. God bless, The easy way out and Started going down.
03-19-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Joseph's latest Note is up on the Notes From The Road page: The big sleep.
03-18-2007 NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
A new Note from Joseph is up on the Notes From The Road page: I give it down.
03-12-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road are up: Suicide grifters, Dragons and Cages.
03-10-2007 BLOGS
Hours And Hours Staring At Oceans has some thoughts on Joseph's videos and funkybarb enjoyed Joseph's Toronto appearance.
03-07-2007 NEW LIVE SHOWS AVAILABLE
Two more live shows are now available for download. Check out the Downloads page!
03-05-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road are up: Celebrity and u people rok.
03-02-2007 JOSEPH ARTHUR & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Coinciding with the release of his brand new album, Let's Just Be, Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts will embark on a 6-Week North American Tour starting April 15th. Check the Tour Page for details and dates.
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Here are some new Notes from Joseph, now up on the Notes From The Road page: People, For the gods, Shattered smoke, Grey eyes like glowing cyber space, The darkness surrounding and Tekneek. 
03-01-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes from Joseph: Burn thru the stations, I'm smoking a newport here's why, Maybe and The knife. Read them on the Notes From The Road page.
02-28-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph's latest Notes are up on the Notes From The Road page: Electric toothpaste, I will, I get weird, Somewhere against my will and And what will we do? 
02-27-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes are up on the Notes From The Road page: land of zombies, Bloody mary and Holy breath.
  SPIN EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD
Prepare to blast off ... SPIN offers an exclusive download of "Diamond Ring" from Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts' upcoming 'Let's Just Be'.
  Late Night logoJOSEPH & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts are scheduled to perform a song from their upcoming album 'Let's Just Be' on the Late Show With Conan O'Brien on April 13th.

02-23-2007 Honey & The Moon UK singleJOSEPH ARTHUR TO RELEASE HONEY AND THE MOON SINGLE IN THE UK
Joseph Arthur will be releasing "Honey and The Moon" through 14th Floor Records in the UK on March 26, 2007.

 


The 2-track CD features:
1. Honey And The Moon (radio edit)
2. Enough To Get Away (from the upcoming UK release of 'Nuclear Daydream')

The 7" inch colored, limited edition vinyl features:
1. Honey And The Moon (new radio edit)
2. Take Me Home (from Joseph's upcoming album 'Let's Just Be')

02-22-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Read Joseph's latest Note on the Notes From The Road page: The storm.
02-19-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
There are two new Notes on the Notes From The Road page: Prayer for freedom, Jesus was a rebel and Shirley and garland. 
  NEW T-SHIRTS
Nuclear Daydream T-Shirts are now available in the store.
02-16-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out today's Notes on the Notes From The Road page: Inside the outside worlD, AstonedIng and The wild bunch on acid.
02-15-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph has written some new Notes. Check them out on the Notes From The Road page: Life has its ways, Tiger eye  and The blade.  
02-14-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out new Notes From The Road: Ps for those who don't live in america or don't pay attention to grammys, The weaping meadow of goodbyes and Everywhere you go.
02-13-2007 TWO NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Spiders and I almost forgot on the Notes From The Road page.
02-11-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the Notes From The Road page for: Boston haircuts, Rembrandts empty frame, Mist, Walls of pain, Stolen masterpiece, Spence and Death by cop.
02-09-2007 THE LATEST NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Now up on the Notes From The Road page: Child song and mother, Will pimp for food and Declaration of trandepenence.
02-07-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Now up on the Notes From The Road page: Tranny messiah, Burp and Pornographic bullshit (don't read this).
02-05-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: Jill the red bikini bass scream ma nurse on nuts of fire and Have you ever seen a painting.
  ON THE WEB
The Stanford Daily adds "In The Sun" to a play list that helps you "zone out, refocus, and make the monumental work seem doable". Kofi's Hat has all the latest on the whereabouts of Joseph's "Teenage Dreams" Guitar (currently on view in London). You went upon that Tree... was one of several bloggers who helped spread the word about "A River Blue" last week.
02-01-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check the Notes From The Road page for new Notes: The observer, God has a champagne room, Letters from a self deepresyhating meglowmanyaAkk, mama said and bob dylan jessica simpson kraig jarret david poe paste magazine and diddy.
01-29-2007 A NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
Come with love or don't come at all. Check it out on the Notes From The Road page.
01-28-2007 BBC 6 SINGLE OF THE WEEK
The Phill Jupitus Breakfast Show on BBC 6 Music features Joseph's song "Honey And The Moon" as Single Of The Week.
  BLOGS
Sarah Moore over at JamBase reviews Nuclear Daydream and The View From Here Now has good things to say about Joseph's Charity work.
  NEW NOTES
There are also two new Notes: Lol and We just may.
01-26-2007 A River Blue choirA RIVER BLUE WEBSITE LAUNCH
You can now visit the newly launched A River Blue web site:
Learn the story of A River Blue
• View the artwork done by the kids
• Listen to field recordings Joseph did at the camp
                                 • View the photos Joseph took at the camp
                                 • Learn how you can help

On MySpace you can find A River Blue at http://www.myspace.com/ariverblueproject 
Listen to the track "A River Blue" on our Audio/Video page.

  A STITCH IN TIME
The Twilight Singers EP, A Stitch In Time, featuring a song Joseph penned with Greg Dulli, is now available as a physical release.
  NOTES FROM THE ROAD & AFRICAN JOURNAL
New Notes are up on the Notes From The Road page: Who are you?, The dentist, Ad, Who the fluck is caring bla?,
Twilight singers and Art.

Also up are Joseph's Notes written during his trip to the A River Blue festival in Uganda last year August. Look for "African Journal" and the seven dated entries above.

01-25-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
There are new Notes on the Notes From The Road page: I come down, I woke up today, Paranoia. Industry Buzz , life and Abwoon.
01-23-2007 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new Notes are up on the Notes From The Road page: Thoughts from a suicide and Mouse Life.
01-20-2007 BLOG ROUND-UP
Scott Tinetti, host of IR: San Francisco hosted Insomnia Radio podcast #124, giving "Enough To Get Away" a spin. "Slide Away" makes it on Teenage Kick's 2006 Mega Mix tape and we hear that listening to 97.1FM's Cities 97 is good for you.
  THE LATEST NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph's latest Notes are up on the Notes From The Road page: Celebration of life, Dontcha wanna know what's in josephs fridge?, End of re tire meant, A River Blue, Ps about what's in my fridgE, me and my mom, Package and listening.
01-18-2007 NUCLEAR DAYDREAM MAKES BEST OF 2006 LISTS
The release of Joseph's fifth full-length album Nuclear Daydream was well-received and achieved placement on several Best of 2006 lists. Here is the round-up: Best of 2006.
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest Notes From The Road : Purple Rain, The crazy misadventures of sindy and shelly, dreaming was i, Before I forget, Super tranny, holy eyes, Rectangular mind, I love that girl, Before I forget part two, the will to prey and Re tire meant.
01-17-2007 FOUND ON THE WEB
gradys kitchen remarks on Joseph's prolific output, Stereogum is entertained by Joseph's poetry (or not?) and Greg Dulli from the The Twilight Singers talks to Billboard about recording with Joseph.
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph has written new Notes that you can read on the Notes From The Road page: Rising, Lydia mullin a way quit smoking and calling yerself the messiah, Places we go, Kingdom Come, All the old heroes, Strings of Silence and Whisper of whispers.
01-16-2007 A River Blue choirA RIVER BLUE
""A River Blue" is a song I recorded with over one hundred orphans of the LRA nightmare in Northern Uganda. I wrote the song before I went to Uganda. And there I felt a little embarrassed about singing this with them as I could never understand the depth of their plight. During my visit there I was more interested in their own songs and paintings and I was more inspired to take photos of their incredible beauty. However upon coming home and mixing this whole event together. The song (A River Blue) and our collaboration has gained power for me and strikes me now as a landmark blow against poverty and ambivilence of their golden expression. Please help us give them the help they need. Go to ariverblue.org and find out what we are doing and how you can help. God Bless You. Magical sons and daughters. Walk with us into freedom and love." -Joseph
  NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph's lates notes are up on the Notes From The Road page: Voices, Words and hope and a soul that flies to its own unmistakable privv ledge ( the sky), Let me clear everything up, Women, Before the snow, Rules of creative bombast and More rules of know rules.
01-14-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Sunday's notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: Rocky Balboa, George and I walk down the street like a bipolar bear on fire.
01-13-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
There are new notes from Joseph on the Notes From The Road page: Pimp Superstar, indian fud, Silver hat, Officers of the Law, Tranny Sandwitch, I'm runnin fer president, watch ouut, The muse um of mod ern art hur, Book of sobs, A girl named everyone, Black tooth's puppet, Mama said don't knock u out, Space of space, Let me bee real clear, Cerise and My name is satan.
01-12-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
You can find ten new notes from Joseph on the Notes From The Road page: Once again, Moments like theez, Moments like theez, city tooth, truth, Dumbo, Wit nest, One jesus at a time, King of Flames and Cop Dust.
01-11-2207 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: why wouldn't I, the day I'm leavin LA, Going, Messiah, Death and No one under 18 shood read dis unless yer in france den you cood be 16.
01-09-2007 JOSEPH ARTHUR & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS ANNOUNCE TWO 2007 ALBUM RELEASES

JOSEPH ARTHUR
& THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS

To Release Two Brand New Albums In 2007
Let’s Just Be
In Stores On April 17th 2007

January 8, 2007 – Less than seven months after the release of his most critically acclaimed album to date - Nuclear Daydream, Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts will release two brand new albums this year.

Immediately following the conclusion of Joseph Arthur’s most recent tour, Arthur along with his new band - The Lonely Astronauts (Kraig Jarret Johnson on keyboard and guitars (Golden Smog, The Jayhawks), Jennifer Turner on guitar (Fur Slide, Natalie Merchant), Greg Wieczorek on drums (Twilight Singers, The Honorary Title) and Sibyl Buck on bass (Champion Of Sound, Milk 4 Cats) became entrenched in a Los Angeles based studio for three weeks after seven consecutive weeks of non-stop touring.

The new material came so fast and furious for the band (rumors are that over 80 songs were recorded during the sessions) that Arthur has decided to release two albums from these sessions. The first - Let’s Just Be will arrive on April 17th, 2007.

“The idea for us was to record all of these new songs straight to tape using only 16 tracks with no reverb, sort of a back to basics like how the Stones or Neil Young used to record,” commented Arthur. “These albums are really a band effort, there was a lot of collaboration in the studio and quite a few songs on the album were co-writes.”

The tracks confirmed to appear on Let’s Just Be so far include: “Diamond Ring,” “Good Life,” “Precious One,” “Here Comes The Spaceman,” “Take Me Home,” “Chicago,” “Cockteezzze,” “Lonely Astronaut,” “Cocaine Feet,” “Let’s Just Be,” Shake It Off,” “Lack A Vision,” “Gimmie Some Company,” “I Will Carry It,” “Yer The Reason,” and “Star Song.”

“Diamond Ring,” has already been described as the best song the Rolling Stones didn’t write for Exile On Main Street. “Take Me Home,” and “Lack A Vision,” are heartbreakingly beautiful. While “Lonely Astronaut” clocks in at over twenty minutes.

“That song just developed live while we were playing it in the studio. We only did one overdub on that entire track. Our idea was to go directly into the studio to maintain the vibe and capture the spirit of our live shows which after almost two months of touring became quite focused.”

Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts are already making plans to tour in support of this release. Details will be announced once they are confirmed.

  NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Read Joseph's latest notes on the Notes From The Road page: we began to dance again, Hit single, bruce springsteen egg and Shaman.
01-07-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New notes on the Notes From The Road page: I am the gong, We fell out, Hallelujah king, tiny kings and Invisible Woman!
01-06-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out the Notes From The Road page for new notes from Joseph: Hey listen, Starfuks, The who, 333, Let me jest, PS2 let me jest, Lollipop sprise, Show of nobody.
01-03-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Two new notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: You Know What and Bee a Leaf.
01-01-2007 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out 2007 hello?!?!?!..@?, From where I cam and Wow on the Notes From The Road page!
12-31-2006 NEW LIVE SHOW DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE
A new live show has been added to the Downloads page!
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
You can read Bust Me, Voice. That Moment, People like to pretend, Serial Killer Crisp and Cross Eyed Boy on the Notes From The Road page!
12-28-2006 JOSEPH JOINS THE TWILIGHT SINGERS ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
Joseph will be joining the Twilight Singers for their US television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tune into ABC on Wednesday, January 3rd at 12:05 am! The Twilight Singers will be performing a song from 'Powder Burns'.
12-27-2006 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Punk Rock Souldier, I Am a Revolution, Pms aagain from jil, Whore, The lost art of listening, Dirty White Suit, Merry xxxmas babies, Christmas, Believe, Wedding Dance, 111 am, Strange lines, Somehow Yer Always Five, Merry Christmas, Twisted Snake, Cozy, TV Sucks the Fuck out of You and PS to Christmas on the Notes From The Road page!
  PASTE MAGAZINE PODCAST
Check out the Paste Magazine cultureCLUB podcast with an interview and live perfomance from Joseph.
12-22-2006 NEW VIDEOS
Check out two new videos on the Audio/Video page: a New York solo performance by Joseph of 'Good About Me' and Joseph and the Lonely Astronauts recent performance of 'Too Much To Hide' on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson!
  NEW NOTE FROM THE ROAD
'Who are these people' on the Notes From The Road page.
12-20-2006 album cover(((ARTISTS DEN))) VOLUME III
A song from Joseph's Artist's Den live performance is included on (((artists den))) Volume III: Hudson Street Recordings. The album is available on iTunes now (search "artists den hudson street" ) with a physical release following January 2007.
12-18-2006 NEW SONGS TO DOWNLOAD
Joseph and the Lonely Astronauts have recorded and are sharing two new songs: Slave and Lack Of Vision.
You can download the MP3's from the Audio/Video page.
12-17-2006 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
You can find: Sometimes in the heat of the moment, Already home, Peter gabriel I stole yer shirt, Here's a cuple tings & Chinese trannies on the Notes From The Road page.
12-16-2006 LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
by Joseph and the Lonely Astronauts
Merry christmas everyone
Here's our version of little drummer boy
Here in time for the holidays
Enjoy
Peace on earth

>> DOWNLOAD MP3 <<
12-15-2006 logoLIVE SHOWS FROM LAST TOUR IN STORE NOW
The live recording CD's from the last tour are now available in the store.
  NOTES FROM THE ROAD
There is a new Notes From The Road : The bass.
12-12-2006 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Check out Joseph's latest writing on the Notes From The Road page: Christmas, Hey listen, You Shine.
12-08-2006 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Four new Notes From The Road : Let's rejoice, Bingo, Pussies and I'm a ninja.
12-07-2006 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New Notes From The Road : Someone said, to not be or rot bee or don't, Hell is what comes to collect the debt, Almost anything, Masterbating masterpiece.
12-05-2006 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Catch up with Joseph's latest notes on the Notes From The Road page: Here's the reason, You already know it, Allisforgiven, Touched, Delusions, My Voice.
12-04-2006 THE LATEST NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Friday: What Gives, the gift
Saturday: goodbye, Soul
Sunday: Hopefully, Too Low for Radio Use, goodnight and goodmorning, Brians. Right, Acid Zombie
today: If its a drag then fuk it, Big Kiss, I lost no I didn't, Love. and dynamite, Wolf, Susan, I already am , I have to p, Fool Moon

... read them all on the Notes From The Road page!

12-02-2006 JOSEPH ARTHUR & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS - LET'S JUST BE exclusive download
Joseph and the Lonely Astronauts have recorded 14 new tracks that are exclusively available here as a free download or for a donation. "If you love it, donate somethin,'" says Arthur. "Its pass the hat time. That's how we do things now. With love And peace Across this earth God bless."
11-30-2006 MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD
You can read God Mixed It, The neve keeps speakin, Drnk babies, That's all, Punch and Lunch , Life, Don't worry babbies and We love eachother on the Notes From The Road page!
11-29-2006 logoLIVE SHOW DOWNLOADS FROM LAST TOUR AVAILABLE NOW
The first live show recordings from the recent tour are now available for purchase as downloads on the Downloads page!
  SKULL KISS | COCAINE FEET MP3's
Joseph was just in the studio recording and mixing two new tracks. "Skull Kiss" is the first track from an EP entitled 'The Last Supper' coming out next week. Also available for download is "Cocaine Feet", "Bust Me", and "Breadhead" . The tracks are available for free. However, you have the option to donate whatever you can if you like the tracks. Visit the Audio/Video section for the scoop.
11-28-2006 NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Blind. Date
Preeeeessssss. Reeeelllleleleeelelelelllalalaalalalalalslslslslslslsllslssssssseeeeee
romeo in blue jeans
everything is GOD

.... now up on the Notes From The Road page!
11-27-2006 logoLATE LATE SHOW
Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts will be on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson December 1st (Friday night).
  NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
I Am, Do Your Thing, Sexy Bitch, The Magic Chances it All, Evil Eye, Straight Up, It's weird, I'm savved, We bomb the hills and an untitled one. Check them out on the Notes From The Road page!
11-26-2006 Seattle TV logo KEXP LIVE AT THE TRIPLE DOOR PRESENTS JOSEPH ARTHUR
Seattle Channel 21 TV is broadcasting Joseph Arthur's KEXP subscribers only Triple Door show from October 12th on various days between now and December 21. The full schedule of broadcasting dates is here.

You can also watch the video online along with a Web Exclusive 20-minute interview of Joseph.
11-20-2006 MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD
New notes from Joseph are up on the Notes From The Road page: Lauren, Helium balloons and Jen's song.
11-17-2006 ASPCA BENEFIT
Joseph Arthur will be making a special appearance at the Benefit Show for ASPCA's Operation Doggy Drop, an initiative to help dogs displaced by Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds will be going to ASPAC. 
The Benefit Show takes place at the House Of Blues in Hollywood on Friday, December 1st. Tickets are available exclusively through this link.
  BACKSTAGE AT OSHEAGA
Professionalrockstars.com interviewed Joseph backstage at Osheaga. Watch the video here.
11-16-2006 TROUBADOUR LIVE SHOW REVIEWS
Check out The Monkey Ward, whatevernevermind and Matty on MySpace for reviews of the L.A. show.
11-14-2006 NEW NOTES FROM THE ROAD
Joseph has written some new notes: Muhammad Ali, Souls keep bouncing, Indian, All the way outta love, Sometimes you are the cut so what and isolation. Check them out on the Notes From The Road page!
11-13-2006 NPR WORLD CAFE RE-BROADCAST
The World Cafe will be re-broadcasting the session with Joseph and the Lonely Astronauts on Saturday, November 18th and Monday, November 20th.
You can find your local station by visiting worldcafe.org. You can also listen to the XPN stream online starting at 2pm. Eventually, the session should be available in the NPR archive.
11-10-2006 GIG REVIEWS
Newsday's Backstage Pass was at Southpaw: CMJ Breakout: Joseph Arthur.
Ohio.com: Arthur Plays For Hometown
"being erased" reviews the Akron show in her MySpace blog.
11-09-2006 JOSEPH'S LATE LATE SHOW APPEARANCE POSTPONED
The broadcast of Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts on the Craig Ferguson show scheduled for tonight has been postponed.  It should air next week. Check back here for more info soon.
11-06-2006 JOSEPH ON AKRON'S 91.3 FM THE SUMMIT TONIGHT
Joseph will be live on 91.3FM The Summit tonight before the show. Tune in at 6:10PM.
11-04-2006 1-HOUR SPECIAL ON U-POP XM SATELLITE RADIO
Joseph will appear live on a 1-hour special, Gravity with Zach Overking, on Friday, November 10th at 8pm. The show airs on XM radio U-Pop channel 29. (Free XM Radio Online trial subscription available.)
  JOSEPH ARTHUR AND THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS LIVE ON CD USA
Joseph and the band will be performing live on CD USA. The show will air Saturday, November 11th at 6PM on Direct TV Channel 101 and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the weekend.

The episode will tape in Los Angeles on November 9th. CD USA is shot in High Definition, on two innovatively designed stages, in front of a live studio audience. L.A. area fans can get a ticket for the taping by following this link . Please be sure to read all the details.
11-03-2006 WTMD MORNING SESSIONS
On Friday, November 10th Joseph will be the guest on WTMD Morning Sessions. Tune in to 89.7 FM in the Maryland area or catch the online live stream.
  THE WEEK IN BLOGS
Muruch reviews Nuclear Daydream. Will & Ben's Record Room love the 'Sublime' track (with Joseph) from the 'A Stitch In Time EP. Catspit reviews the show in Vienna and so do the Washington Post, DC Style Magazine and the dcist . Brooklyn Record suggest Joseph's Southpaw show as a CMJ pick for tonight.
11-02-2006 ON THE AIRWAVES TONIGHT
If you are in New York, tune in to WNYE 91.5 FM from 8 - 10pm tonight and listen to Joseph on KEXP's third installment of MTM: Music That Matters.
11-01-2206 WNYC RADIO SESSION
Joseph will be on WNYC’s 'Soundcheck' on Friday, November 3rd. For those of you in New York, it airs weekdays at 2PM on 93.9 FM. The rest of us can hear it online or later in the 'Soundcheck' archive.
10-27-2006 ON THE WEB
Pitchfork says, "Nuclear Daydream proves a potent pair with its predecessor" - check out the full review in the press section. Listen to four songs that Joseph and the band performed live at World Cafe on NPR's web site. Elsewhere, Jason Mulgrew has a musical epiphany.
  LIVE REVIEW
Glide Magazine reviews Joseph's show in Tempe, AZ.
10-25-2006 BLOG ROUNDUP
Joseph was featured on the VH-1 Best Week Ever blog, which links to a review of the Indiana show.
Robert Pokorny designed yet another great poster for Joseph's Fingerprints Records in-store.
Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli joined Joseph on "In the Sun" at the El Rey in L.A. on the 17th. Check out the reviews by Hollywood Reporter, The Monkey Ward and UCLA Radio.
Scent Weakly did a field trip to San Diego's House of Blues and The Trapeze Swinger is looking forward to the CMJ show at Southpaw.
10-24-2006 NUCLEAR DAYDREAM IN THE NEWS
Check out the Nuclear Daydream review from Paste Magazine in the press section below. Also, CMJ featured Nuclear Daydream as "Album of the Day" Oct. 18th. Out on the news stands now is New York Magazine's Nuclear Daydream review.
10-12-2006 JOSEPH ON KCRW
Joseph will be the guest on Santa Monica's KCRW 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' on Monday, Oct. 16th. The program airs from 9AM - 12 PM PDT on 89.9 FM. Joseph will be on air at 11:15 AM. You can listen online at kcrw.com.

An audio and video stream of this performance will be permanently available in the 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' archive after the show.
  KEXP RADIO
KEXP 90.3 FM will be airing Joseph's 40 min. set, taped earlier at The Triple Door, Seattle, on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4:30PM PDT. A live stream is available at kexp.org.
10-11-2006 JOSEPH'S APPEARANCE ON LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
DAVID LETTERMAN: "I want to go with those people. I would like to be with those people... great music, wonderful music."

Check out a video of "Slide Away" from Joseph's performance on the Late Show with David Letterman on October 10th, 2006.

10-09-2006 CAROLINE GLASS & FRIENDS CD WITH JOSEPH ARTHUR
'Invisible Parade' collaborator, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Caroline Glass has made her first independent release with the EP 'Caroline Glass & Friends'. The track 'In Limbo' features Joseph Arthur on vocals over a bed of accordion, oboe, bass trombone, drums and piccolo. The CD can be streamed and purchased from Caroline's website.
10-05-2006 JOSEPH GUESTS ON NEW TWILIGHT SINGERS EP
Following the collaboration between Joseph Arthur and Greg Dulli on The Twilight Singers' 'Powder Burns', the new Twilight Singers 5-track EP 'A Stitch In Time' features a song co-written by Dulli and Joseph Arthur, 'Sublime'. The track also features Joseph on guest vocals. The EP is available exclusively through iTunes.
10-01-2006 JOSEPH TO APPEAR ON DAVID LETTERMAN
Joseph Arthur will be returning to the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, October 10th playing a song from the 'Nuclear Daydream' CD. Late Show with David Letterman airs weeknights on CBS at 11:35 pm.
  JOSEPH TO APPEAR ON CRAIG FERGUSON
Joseph Arthur is scheduled to appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tursday, November 9th! The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson airs weeknights 12:35 am on CBS. Mark your calendars...
09-28-2006 BOWERY BALLROOM SHOW BLOG ROUNDUP
CMJ's staff member Finch attended the show at Maxwell's. thetripwire was at the Bowery Ballroom show and caught the surprise guest appearance by Michael Stipe in words and pictures as was Billboard's Jaded Insider.

As Stereo Gum was quick to point out, the Bowery Ballroom show on our downloads page is the (also fantastic) show from September 2005. For this tour's live recordings, check back here after the end of the tour!
09-19-2006 LONELY ASTRONAUT
Introducing Lonely Astronaut Records Joseph's new label home.

This time around Joseph Arthur has taken his career matters into his own hands. With help from old friend and long time music industry insider Eric Gerber and Joseph's professional partner Lauren Pattenaude they have founded their own label – Lonely Astronaut Records, which will be distributed by RED/Sony.

“Starting a label is crazy, everyone tries to talk you out of it,” Joseph commented. “Our plan is to put great records out often. There is a new sense of freedom blossoming out of this venture."
  NEW WEBSITE FEATURES
Check out the newest additions to JosephArthur.com:
  - Downloads : 5 shows you can now purchase for download, available in three formats; AAC, MP3 or FLAC.
  - Forum : Read or post anything Joseph Arthur related.
  NEW WEBSITE
Happy to announce that you are looking at a cool new Joseph Arthur website tricked out by the good people at Fast Amosphere.
2006 NUCLEAR DAYDREAM PRESS
  PASTE MAGAZINE - November 2006

The multitalented Joseph Arthur (view his striking artwork at JosephArthur.com) is a metaphysician who fashions his complex interior monologues into deceptively simple pop songs. Nuclear Daydream, his fifth album, is post-apocalyptic religious music, endlessly ponderable and disturbigly beautiful. It opens with the piano chord, throbbing bass and tambourine of "Too Much To Hide," introducing Arthur's deadly earnest voice as he considers the secrets humans hide from each other within a lithe melody that lifts him to the edge of his aching falsetto. The following, "Black Lexus," seems inspired by Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush," sounding like something the former inhabitants of Earth might sing when their silver seed touches down on their new home atop the sun. The arrangement is distinguished by stacked chorus harmonies that hang glistening below the melody, like stalactites in a cavern. Then comes the New Order-ish "Enough to Get Away," allowing the listener to take one last breath before Arthur begins his descent in earnest. The album becomes more intoxicatingly hermetic with each sucessive song, taking you as deep as you dare to go.
-Bud Scoppa

  NEW YORK MAGAZINE - October 30, 2006

Spiritualized
Arthur puts his faith in the healing power of art. Plus, the dude can sing.

At the Bowery Ballroom last month, Joseph Arthur had a costume change before his encore and came out wearing a white suit, no shirt, and a big cross dangling around his neck. With tangled hair and a three-day beard, he looked like some mental-ward Evangelist, and then he started singing like one, too. Joined onstage by Michael Stipe, Arthur belted out his signature anthem "In the Sun," with its rousing hook, "May God's love be with you, always, always." The crowd, a typical downtown assortment of 30-year-olds in hoodies and jeans, knew every word and lustily sang along, as if trying to atone for all those Sunday-school classes they blew off.

"I hate religion," Arthur had told me a few days earlier, when we met at his loft in Dumbo. "But I do believe there's some intelligence guiding this whole thing. You can call it Jesus or whatever you want."

Onstage and on record, Arthur exudes a coolness that makes you think he could be world famous. And at one point in his career, he was marked for stardom. The mini-legend of Joseph Arthur goes like this: When he was a 25-year-old nobody working at a guitar shop in Atlanta ("They told me I was the worst employee in the history of the store," he says), a demo tape of his made its way, via friends of friends, into the hands of Peter Gabriel, who invited him to record at his studio in England. This is, in certain music circles, the equivalent of being summoned to Rome to pray with the pope. Arthur went with proper humility. "There were all these major people there, like Joe Strummer. I thought they'd maybe let me play a little bass. But then Peter asked me to write some lyrics, and the next thing I know, I'm in there singing with him."

It's been almost ten years since, and Arthur's career has proceeded fitfully. There's been one constant, however: He has made consistently excellent rock music. His latest album, Nuclear Daydream, is his fifth, and it is a tutorial in finely textured songwriting. The tunes are generally slow to mid-tempo, built from simple chord progressions and driven by a powerful, versatile voice that blends bits of Jagger, Dylan, Bowie, and Stipe. Arthur's lyrics tend to be blunt vignettes about the struggles of love and faith, and they do occasionally veer into solipsistic clichés. But because his delivery is so full bore, you find yourself helplessly singing along even to lyrics that might otherwise make you wince, such as "Woman, you make me feel / Woman, are you for real?" And though the sentiments are often bleak, Arthur takes such cathartic pleasure in expressing them that even the darkest moments contain a glimmer of hopefulness.

Arthur is a solo artist in the truest sense of the word. He plays nearly all the instruments on his albums, and after shuttling through a series of major and minor labels, he now operates his own record company, Lonely Astronaut. Fortunately, technology and the trajectory of the music business favor the solo practitioner. With a few thousand bucks of computer equipment, a lone dude like Arthur can construct homemade walls of sound that would blow what's left of Phil Spector's mind. You don't need a band, except to tour, and not necessarily even then. Arthur used to go out on the road alone with an acoustic guitar and electronic sampling equipment. Such a lean operation gave him the best chance to make a living in a business where you can expect to be robbed by your own fans.

Even as he becomes an entrepreneur, Arthur remains singularly focused on making art. When I visited him at his loft, a barely postindustrial den that might as well be a stop on the F train for how loud it sounds going by, the floor was covered with kids' drawings, several dozen of them. From across the room, they looked like a glorious Technicolor quilt, but up close, you could see that each little picture depicted a horrific scene-soldiers killing and raping, helicopters spewing gunfire. These had been produced by orphans at a refugee camp in northern Uganda, where Arthur had just visited to deliver art supplies and help the kids learn to draw. In the few days since he'd returned, he'd been on a creative binge himself, writing five new songs.

"It's the first time in my life I've ever done anything like that," he says of the trip to Uganda, "and it was totally amazing. These people have experienced so many horrible things, and yet we saw more joy there than you see on the streets of New York. Happy, you know, just to be alive. And the kids were ecstatic to make their own drawings and express what was inside of them. If that doesn't inspire you as an artist, nothing will."
- Hugo Lindgren

  CMJ - October 18, 2006 - Album of the Day

Joseph Arthur's 2004 release, Our Shadows Will Remain, marked a career high for the NYC-based singersongwriter— the album's soaring sonic grandeur fulfilled potential only hinted at on the artist's prior efforts. After such a triumph, it's easy to view Nuclear Daydream, Arthur's fifth full-length (and first for his own Lonely Astronaut label), as something of a regression. Where Shadows was jagged and intense, Daydream feels safe and soft. But that doesn't make the album any less worthwhile. Featuring some of Arthur's strongest songwriting to date,Daydream is easily Arthur's most consistent collection—there are none of the mid-album lulls that weighed down prior releases—and arguably his most beautiful. Arthur has not backed away from Big Issue lyrical themes, but he delivers his heavy messages in memorable melodies and captivating arrangements that can seem simple but reveal layers and depths on repeated listens. While it may be a slight step backward, Arthur makes every inch of his journey an important one.
-- Michael Patrick Nelson

  PITCHFORK - October 18, 2006

In preparation for this review, I reread my piece on Joseph Arthur's previous album, Our Shadows Will Remain, from October 2004. I came across this sentence, tucked away in the third paragraph, and had to reread it twice to understand its full implications: "Always more naively sincere boho than detached hipster, Arthur left his apartment studio in his adopted hometown of New York and decamped to the relative safety of New Orleans to record Our Shadows Will Remain." Who could have predicted that less than a year after that album was released and that review ran, Arthur's adopted hometown would become a bigger disaster area-- and an equally hotly contested battleground-- than the terrorist-rattled New York he'd left?

If Our Shadows Will Remain was Arthur's post-9/11 album, full of despair pitched between public and private, it makes sense that Nuclear Daydream would be his post-Katrina album. He's too engaged with the world, too anchored in real life, for it not to be (in fact, his song "In the Sun" was rerecorded by Michael Stipe and became the name of a Katrina relief organization). However, Arthur never addresses the subject directly on this album and maintains a respectable lyrical ambiguity, implying both a personal and a communal transformation but preventing easy catharsis or real-life correlations. As a result, Nuclear Daydream could be about a specific person (there are numerous references to needles and pills, suggesting a battle-- his or a friend's-- with drugs or some other temptation) as easily as it could pertain to a specific city. Still, a vague malaise pervades Nuclear Daydream, informing each song whether downcast ("Electrical Storm") or upbeat ("Enough to Get Away").

It's not unlike the melancholy that informs his previous albums, lyrically if not musically. He's abandoned the chaotic New York self-portraits of his first two albums, which mirrored the primitive scrawl of his paintings, and now favors a cleaner, more practiced sound with more room for ambition. In fact, he seems to be entering a phase similar to post-Pop U2 or midcareer R.E.M., when experience and ambition has erased most regional quirks or personal eccentricities. Nuclear Daydream sounds placeless, as if striving for universality. At times the music sounds like it could actually achieve that lofty goal; at times it just sounds blanched, drifting into a kind of anonymity.

Arthur seems to be reckoning with and trying to ward off this new, nameless malaise, and as a result, the songs sound unsettled, slightly off. Nothing-- not even the Jesus-loves-you chorus of "Don't Tell Your Eyes"-- sounds wholly reassuring. Nothing sounds completely hopeless either. On "You Are Free" he sings, "I'm not the man I thought I was," but it's hard to discern whether he's changed for the better or worse-- or, for that matter, whether he's referring to himself or speaking for a larger populace that has lost faith in itself.

Moving between public and individual perspectives, Nuclear Daydream begins strongly: "Too Much to Hide" bounces along on one of Arthur's most memorable melodies, "Black Lexus" gives a tender portrayal of a self-destructive woman (who may also have inspired the drug references), and the transcendent chorus of "Enough to Get Away" promises sweet escape from "controversy" to an idyllic haven. Throughout the album, Arthur multitracks his vocals so he can harmonize with himself. As a result, his stoic, textured tenor contrasts with his grainy falsetto and a surprisingly deep bass, suggesting an inner turmoil that's mirrored in the lyrics but offset by the precision of the music and his roomy production.

However, as Nuclear Daydream progresses, Arthur's solemnity gets the better of him. He slows the tempos, understates the melodies, and closes the album with a set of dirgelike acoustic laments that might hold up individually, but they become tiresome in succession. "Automatic Situation" and "Don't Give Up on People" are ethereal gospel songs, complete with hints of choir and church piano, but they get lost in the cathedral reverb, their melodies not strong enough to hold together in all that space. Regardless of its shortcomings and its inspirations, Nuclear Daydream proves a potent pair with its predecessor, not just in the progression from atomic to nuclear or from New York to New Orleans. But by the time the lackluster title track comes around, it feels as though the malaise has finally overtaken Arthur, musically if not spiritually. -- Stephen M. Deusner

  BILLBOARD - September 23, 2006

On his fifth full-length album, singer/ songwriter Arthur explores a new minimalism that reaches back to David Bowie and the Stones, armed with his distinctive vocal arrangements and just a handful of chords. Released on Arthur's own label, the set is a collection of sparse, acoustic guitar-based songs about love, death and the lingering pain of bruised relationships. Simply structured, but rich in texture, standouts like the synth-drenched "Automatic Situation" and the majestic "Black Lexus" are gloriously melancholic pop songs: introspective, anthemic and always laid-back. Most of the action happens in the chorus when Arthur, stacking harmonies like angry Lego bricks, builds a haunting wall-of-vocals that can veer from a Bee Gees meltdown ("Slide Away") to an icy trembling ("Electrical Storm"). The title track offers his own answer to the Stones' "Wild Horses," closing a mature effort that shines with nakedness and clarity. --Sven Philipp
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - September 22, 2006
Busy year: Arthur's signature "In the Sun" was remade with Michael Stipe for a Katrina benefit Ep and film doc. He also released a modern-primitive art book (We Almost Made It) and here launches his new indie label with a dark, , Velvet-y set that reads as an adieu to a strung-out lover. With images of needles, blood, and pills, Daydream's song cycle moves
through each breakup station of the cross with shimmering guitars and Arthur's ecstatically woozy falsetto, finally emerging with a sweet, if hard-won hope. - Will Hermes
SEATTLE TIMES - September 15, 2006
Seattle Times says, "The New York artist is a spiritual descendant of Bob Dylan and John Lennon."
VANITY FAIR - September 2006
Vanity Fair says, "Joseph Arthur's Nuclear Daydream is a glorious work of art from this exceptional, romantic singer-songwriter." --Lisa Robinsony
  REG'S COFFEE HOUSE - September 9, 2006
  Joseph Arthur – Another artist that many of you are familiar with but the Average Joe music fan has no clue of, Joseph Arthur writes some of the most beautiful and touching songs I have ever heard. Prolific is a word that can be used a little too generously in today’s music world but I dare say that Joseph Arthur is as prolific an artist as there is walking the earth today. His new CD, “Nuclear Daydream” (Lonely Astronaut), is one of his most solid releases to date and the consistent quality of the songs on it is overwhelming. I listened to it straight through 5 times in a row before I even thought about removing it from the player. If “You Are Free” isn’t a smash song then I need to go back to the wonderful world of corporate advertising. 
THE TRIPWIRE.COM - September 6, 2006
About two years ago one of my favorite records ever made came out, it was Joseph Arthur's Our Shadows Will Remain, and something about it just spoke to me. Yeah, I know it doesn't fall under the British norm for that I typically go for, but I have always been a fan of Joseph and his sheer musical (and artistic) talents. Sick of other people always calling the shots and his work mistakably being overlooked in the past, Joseph decided to put out his new record out on his own. Is there anything this guy can't do? In a short amount of time he launched Lonely Astronaut Records with several friends and their first release is his newest venture, Nuclear Daydream.

On first listen of Nuclear Daydream, the thing that stands out the most is how different this album is from Our Shadows Will Remain. While Shadows was atmospheric and grandiose, Nuclear Daydream takes a simpler and more straightforward approach. No, Joseph hasn't gone soft on us; instead he has given us an album that radio must hold onto. Think of it as an almost return to Come To Where I'm From. However, there are some songs that sound like they could have come from the Shadows sessions, such as the first track, "Too Much To Hide," which is an instant crowd pleaser with a catchy hook. On the other end of the spectrum are songs filled with poetic lyrics, like "Black Lexus" and "Nuclear Daydream," that tug at your heartstrings and deal with lost love in typical Joseph Arthur fashion. Then there is the gorgeously crafted "Electrical Storm," with its gentle guitar and piano that sounds so personal, like your own private performance. Joseph then picks it up a notch with the toe-tapping "You Are Free," which includes backing vocals from Kenny Siegal.

One of the best things about Joseph Arthur is his use of layering sounds and vocal harmonies on top of each other. Many singer/songwriter artists do this, but none do it with such perfection and ease as Joseph Arthur. It really translates best in person; as sometimes it is hard to know that it's happening on record until you see it live. You can hear hints of this in "Woman" as well as all over the album if you listen with headphones, which is highly suggested. The vocal range of Joseph Arthur is something else very admirable. He can pass off soaring falsettos in the vein of Jeff Buckley and mix it with deep crooning like Leonard Cohen as heard in "When I Was Running Out Of Time" and "Don't Tell Your Eyes." A different take of this is found on "Enough To Get Away." This upbeat tune features Joseph talking vs. singing, before melting into that beautiful falsetto voice that harmonizes perfectly with his normal vocals during the chorus.

Joseph Arthur has done it again and made an album full of gems. He is going on tour very soon and if I were you I would hurry up and get my tickets. This is going to be one hell of a show from one hell of a performer. --Erin Chandler
  NEWSDAY - Song Of The Week - September 5, 2006
  Joseph Arthur's new single "Enough to Get Away" (Lonely Astronaut) is a charming bit of escapism, the sonic equivalent of hustling away from the city toward a carefree paradise of sun-kissed simplicity. Pretty loops float over the jangling guitars and Arthur's jaded but hopeful vocals, leading to a flash of serenity that makes you keep replaying the song to snag that fleeting moment again. --Glenn Gamboa
09-11-2006 RADIO NEWS
"Nuclear Daydream" is #10 on the FMQB specialty chart!!! (September 11, 2006)
"Nuclear Daydream" is #13 most added CMJ chart!!! (Week #1, September 11, 2006)
09-11-2006

INSTORE DATES ANNOUNCED
Wednesday October 18th Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA 7:00pm
Wednesday October 25th Waterloo in Austin, TX 5:00pm
Saturday, October 28th Music Factory in New Orleans, LA 4:00pm

09-06-2006 YELLOW BIRD PROJECT T-SHIRT
Joseph has designed a t-shirt for the Montreal based non-profit Yellow Bird Project. 100% of the profit goes to Joseph's chosen charity, www.mercycorps.org.
05-19-2006 LAST TRAIN TO ITHACA
The song is available on the Audio/Video page.

"Here is a song written soon after Hurricane Katrina struck. There is a line in it "Everybody lost their home in a wind named Katrina." Not only the people of New Orleans but all Americans were abandoned in the wake of this catastrophe. There is still much to be done. I offer this song as a reminder of the people who still need our help. Please make a donation large or small at www.mercycorps.org or visit inthesunfoundation.org."
- Joseph Arthur