My West Coast Living Room Tour dates are coming up. I’ll have Dagger Beach and Diamond Dogs 200g vinyl at these shows (the Diamond Dogs is close to selling out.) I do believe these living room shows are the best way to see music!! Dagger Beach comes out on June 11 via Secretly Canadian and Tiny Telephone. See you soon!!

Tickets are here.

Wed Jun 12, 2013 – Salem, OR

Thu Jun 13, 2013 – Portland, OR – 15 tickets left

Fri Jun 14, 2013 – Portland, OR (sold out)

Sat Jun 15, 2013 – Seattle, WA (sold out)

Sun Jun 16, 2013 – Seattle, WA (sold out)

Tue Jun 18, 2013 – Medford, OR

Thu Jun 20, 2013 – San Francisco, CA (sold out)

Fri Jun 21, 2013 – San Francisco, CA (sold out)

Shipping Update / Backer Only 7″ getting pressed!

Hey everyone, I’m knee deep in Kickstarter heaven/hell. Things are getting SHIPPED right now. If you get your package and the t-shirt size is wrong, I forgot something, or vinyl got damaged, email me and I will fix it!!!! I’m aiming for an unheard of 9 STAR level of customer service. 

These rewards have all been shipped:




$35 – DAGGER BEACH 200g Vinyl


$50 – BEST DEAL!!! T-SHIRT of your choice + DAGGER BEACH on CD


$60 – HELL YEAH – T-SHIRT of your choice + DAGGER BEACH 200g Vinyl


$75 – BEST DEAL!!! T-SHIRT of your choice + BOTH NEW RECORDS on Vinyl

That last category just shipped this week, so if you haven’t received them, they’re on the way!!

The second I get more vinyl mailers, a slew of other stuff will leave here, including all the Diamond Dogs records to the listening party folks (I love you for coming to that!!). 

The limited screen prints, and deluxe vinyl cases are almost here. If you’ve combined any rewards with those items, I’ll ship them immediately.

More updates soon!!

My man Julio is printing 7"s with "Song For Clay Miller" and a JV rarity on the B side. More on that as we get closer.

I love you all and I hope it’s warm as hell where you are.



WEST COAST LIVING ROOM TOUR is on sale!! These shows will sell out. Please come! They’re the first shows I’m playing after Dagger Beach is release on June 11. Living room shows are the BEST.

Jun 12
Salem, OR | Tickets (36 left)

Jun 13
Portland, OR | Tickets (37 left)

Jun 14
Portland, OR | Tickets (18 left)

Jun 15
Seattle, WA | SOLD OUT

Jun 16
Seattle, WA | SOLD OUT

Jun 18
Medford, OR | Tickets (44 left)

Jun 20
San Francisco, CA | Tickets (18 left)

Jun 21
San Francisco, CA | Tickets (22 left)

Diamond Dogs Release show!! Radio Silence w/ Daniel Handler

I’m playing a pretty wonderful benefit with Daniel Handler in San Francisco on May 13th at a loft in the Mission. Details below. Tickets are here.

This event is the record release party for John Vanderslice’s forthcoming remake of David Bowie’s classic 1974 album Diamond Dogs! JV will perform from the record and from his forthcoming album of originals, Dagger Beach, which releases to the public on June 11. We’ll have both records available at the Loft Party for purchase and signing. And as if it couldn’t get any better, Daniel Handler is going to bring his accordion and perform a couple songs with JV!? Pat Spurgeon of Rogue Wave will be spinning records for us.

Daniel Handler will kick things off with a reading and a bit of conversation before joining JV with the accordion. Daniel is a Radio Silence contributor and author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, and Why We Broke Up. As Lemony Snicket, he has written many books for children, including Who Could That Be at This Hour? and The Dark. Daniel’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

Food and Drink!
Included in the entry cost is a catered dinner, which will be served from 7-8 pm. Drinks will be served all night, and they’re free — beer by Magnolia, wine by Sutton Cellars, booze by Anchor Distillery. The incomparable Daniel Hyatt, formerly of the Alembic and soon to open Roka Akor, will be mixing cocktails.


This Shit Is Getting Realer.

Okay we are in full lock-down shipping mode. Thank god the NBA playoffs have so beautifully coincided with my mail-order phase. 

I’ve shipped: 





The BEST DEAL!!! T-SHIRT + DAGGER BEACH on CD reward will ship this week. All of the 8 Second Songs are done, some are posted below

If I messed up your order in ANY WAY just write me and I’ll fix it!! Maybe you don’t like my Baroque signature all over your beautiful record? I am here to provided a 5 star customer experience. Actually, fuck 5 stars. SEVEN STARS.

If you haven’t received your survey, it’s okay, I’m spreading them out as I get a lot of tweaks and questions about orders (which is fine) when I do. ALL SURVEYS WILL BE SENT BY END OF THIS WEEK. I’ll keep updating when I send out stuff so you can keep tabs on it. A few of you have not filled out the surveys on the above merchandise. Please do it when you can. Check your spam folder if you don’t see it or just email me direct. (jv@tinytelephone.com)

I’m waiting for Dagger Beach vinyl to arrive any day now. I’ll ship that out right away. Diamond Dogs vinyl got delayed. More on that soon. The vinyl cases are presently getting personalized by Joe Williams. 

My goal is to get the download link up by next monday, I am conveniently re-doing the Tiny Telephone website this week, so that’s the hold up. 

In non-Kickstarter news, I’m going to see the Giants play the Diamondbacks tonight with a bunch of engineers from the studio. SF is seeing record high temps. Yes we are all doomed but yes I’ll take the hot weather if there is no other choice

Below: Your stuff, Harden getting whipped by the Thunder (that was tough to watch), my home recording studio, where I made all of your 8 Second Songs.

We did it!!

I can’t remember being happier. I owe that to you. If I could hop on a plane, rent a car at the airport, drive to your home and plant a big kiss on your cheek, I would. (Yes, I know in actuality that would be very disturbing.) I devote my next two months to you, my supporters. I’ll keep you posted on shipping and reward details. I did just request today that QRP put a fancy sticker on the front of your Dagger Beach LP sealed (and re-usable) poly bags. I have a quick question for you: If you got a t-shirt, what size are you? I want to get a rough guide of sizing before I place the order tomorrow morning. I’ll send out a survey and get all kinds of shipping details and specifics about your order. In that survey, I’ll get addresses and any kind of reward combinations I’ll need to get you. I’m targeting early May for shipping. I’ll keep you posted!!

Kickstarter Update #5 – 48 Hours to go!

Hello everyone! Rolling Stone just posted a premiere of a song from my new record Dagger Beach. It’s also here.

My Kickstarter is in its last 48 hours. Dagger Beach comes on June 11, if you pre-order here, I’ll ship your records a month ahead of the release date.

We have two pretty special new rewards:

DAGGER BEACH TEST PRESSING – 200g test vinyl from QRP, signed and personalized. Test pressings are the best reference and the highest fidelity. This reward includes a one-off 8"X12" print from one of my Leica photos from last EU tour. This is the only reward level that offeres the 8×12 photo. Limited to 8.
1/2" master tape from DAGGER BEACH – 30 seconds of 1/2" ATR tape on a reel and nice Ampex box from a deleted middle verse and chorus of "Gaslight." You will be the only person that will hear this section of the song. YOU WILL OWN THIS and can do whatever you want with it. Comes with an mp3 reference as well. Limited to 2.

If we cross 75k, I’ll write a KILLER song for ONLY THE BACKERS. (WE ARE GETTING CLOSE) You can play it, post it, lip dub it, make a 7" out of it, sell it, YOU OWN IT (collectively). It’ll be recorded at Tiny Telephone using the musicians you know and love. It will be a bad ass production, not a demo. It will be weird and wonderful.

STRETCH GOAL REACHED…We crossed 65K, so all packages of $100+ will receive a UNIQUE 4X6 photograph printed at Photoworks. Thanks so much for doing this. 


REWARDS CLOSE TO SELLING OUT: Diamond Dogs vinyl, House Shows (1 left), Private Listening Party (5 left), Extra In Music Video (1 left), Taqueria Tour (1 left). 

Thanks for all your help and support. It means the world to me!!!!

Below: Dagger Beach test pressings, 1/2" master tape

Kickstarter Update #4: Watercolors Into The Ocean

Wow, I didn’t expect running a Kickstarter to be quite so entertaining. We’re in the home stretch now. I just got my triple-gatefold copy of the new Atoms For Peace record in the mail yesterday, I hope you guys are half as excited to get your rewards. It’s like Christmas over here.

I have an announcement…

If we cross 75k, I’ll write a KILLER song for ONLY THE BACKERS. You can share it, post it, lip dub it, make a 7″ out of it, sell it, YOU OWN IT (collectively). It’ll be recorded at Tiny Telephone using the musicians you know and love. It will be a bad ass production, not a demo. It will be weird and wonderful.

We have some new rewards this week!

ALL THE CDs – $145. Limited to 4. You get everything I’ve released on CD, from Mass Suicide to Dagger Beach, plus burned copies of the rarities, Green Grow the Rushes, Diamond Dogs, MGM Endings, and the Pixel Revolt live to 2-track. That’s 12 records. Plus a unique 4X6 photo signed and notarized!

DISTRESSED WOOD FLASH DRIVE of EVERYTHING – $100. Limited to 8. Laser-engraved with issue number and my name. USB. 8GB of 1s and 0s. You will get everything I have, including some instrumentals and a live show or two, in the highest resolution I can fit on the drive. Plus a unique 4X6 photo signed and notarized!

We’re sourcing out vinyl cases right now, looking at archival boxes that we’ll heavily modify and alter to fit our library theme. It’s possible that all cases will be slightly different (in the best way).

Diamond Digs vinyl is in production, the cover will most likely be a chipboard jacket with a beautiful screen print on both sides. There will be a simple insert as well with credits and download codes. More details as they come in.

Thanks so much everyone!!! Spring is coming and this summer is going to be EPIC.

Below: Slovenia, October, 2012. One of the many unique photos I’ll be sending out with any $100+ bundle