David J.’s new single, “Thoughts and Prayers” will hit shelves on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 13th). The proceeds from “Thoughts and Prayers” will go to mass shooting survivors and families of mass shooting victims. It’s a powerful and impassioned single and it really cuts to the core of the way politicians handle mass gun violence in the US. David J. had quite a lot to say about what drove him to write his “scathing rebuke of the United States for its inability to stop the senseless mass school shootings that are killing our nation’s children,” in our recent interview for Please Kill Me. The “Thoughts and Prayers” 7″ also features David J.’s menacing and timely cover of Emily Jane White’s “Hole in the Middle”.
So pick up David J.’s “Thoughts and Prayers” from your participating local record store and if you’re in the N-Y-C on April 13th, go pick up a copy at Rough Trade Brooklyn where David J. will be on hand signing autographs and greeting fans and it’s gonna be quite the shebang-a-bang, too, with Wayne Coyne and T Bone Burnett, and live performances by Steve Gunn, Cochemea, TEEN and Elijah Wolf. You can also catch the Lou Reed panel discussion, ‘Rediscovering Ecstacy: Recording with Lou Reed’ moderated by Richard Barone and The Flaming Lips’ ‘The King’s Mouth: An Immersive Installation’.
“Thoughts and Prayers” is a limited edition run of 500 copies and it’s a Record Store Day exclusive, so don’t miss out! UK readers can pick up David J.’s “V for Vendetta” expanded soundtrack reissue (Glass Modern Records) on Record Store Day–so good!