Party Foreverer Book Launch & Opening Reception
Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8pm
Project Space, 222 E Georgia St (at Main)
Part illustrated photo album and part music album (via a digital download), the book captures a snapshot of the temporary New York chapter of the band Hard Drugs. Acting as artifacts, the songs and illustrations provide an intimate glimpse into the life of Lee and his bandmates, while also conveying the complicated interplay of documentation and memory.
Project Space will also host an exhibition of artwork by Jeffry Lee from June 1st to July 7, 2012.
Hard Drugs began as a rock-opera recording project by Jeffry Lee, a couple of his Blood Meridian bandmates and a bunch of other friends. Their self-titled 2008 debut album impressed several smart people and their follow-up album, Party Foreverer, promises to be even awesomer. Synthesizing the sounds of dirty rock, campfire folk and twangy country is the prime objective of Lee and his wife Jenni Lee Nelson. “We likey sing together in harmony,” says Jenni, between mouthfuls of granola. Joining the gruesome twosome on Party Foreverer are current and future ex-members of several great unknown bands. It was recorded by the Lees and friends with the help of producer Michael Tudor at his cozy home in the Catskill Mountains as a souvenir to their three-year stint in Brooklyn/New York City.