2007-04-15 - La Tulipe, Montreal

Great show with the Lonely Astronauts

Greg Wiz (drums), Kraig Jarret Johnson (guitar) and Sibyl Buck (bass)]

Tracklist :

too much to hide 
black lexus
enough to get away
good life
precious one
take me home
you are free
lack a vision
cocaine feet
slide away
a smile that explodes 
birthday card 
invisible hands 
in the sun
honey and the moon
i will carry
diamond ring
don't tell your eyes

2007-04-15 La Tulipe

2012-05-17 - NON-COMMvention, WXPN, Philadelphia

Tracklist :

black lexus
almost blue
yer only job
out on a limb
travel as equals
i miss the zoo 

2012-05-17 WXPN

2009-03-25 - France Culture

Tracklist :

turn you on

2009-03-25 France Culture Session

2006-07-23 - Paléo Festival, Nyon

Tracklist :

she paints me gold
can't exist
a smile that explodes
birthday card
innocent world
honey and the moon
leave us alone
all of our hands
in the sun
toxic angel

2006-07-23 PALEO

2006-09-18 - WBJB Radio, Lincroft

Tracklist :

enough to get away 
nuclear daydream
when i was running out of time
in the sun
don't tell your eyes

2006-09-18 WBJB

2003-02-14 - Montreal

Tracklist :

favorite girl
birthday card
redemption's son
i donated myself to the mexican army
you are the dark
blue lips
nation of slaves
in the sun
bill wilson
the real you
innocent world
straw dogs
invisible hands
echo park

2003-02-14 Cabaret, Montreal


2002-03-26 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing

Tracklist :

i'm in your life
i donated myself to the mexican army
honey and the moon
in the sun
innocent world
blue lips
bill wilson
crying like a man
the real you

2002-03-26 Le Grand Mix

2012-11-21 - RNDM - KCSN In Studio Performance

Tracklist :

The disappearing Ones

2012-11-21 88.5 KCSN SESSION


2012-11-21 - RNDM - West Hollywood

The recording available here is an audience recording.

2012-11-21 Troubadour audience

2012-10-16 - RNDM - Bootleneck, Lawrence

Tracklist :

What You Can't Control
Modern Times
Hollow Girl
The King of Cleveland
Look Out!
New Tracks
Walking Through New York
The Disappearing Ones
Throw You to the Pack
When The Fire Comes
Can't Exist

Cherries In the Snow
Picture You On The Moon
Into You Like a Train
Ain't Got No, I Got Life + The Magnificent Seven

2012-11-10 - RNDM - Algonquin theater, Ottawa

Thanks to Bootlegottawa for this great recording !!

Tracklist :

What You Can't Control
Modern Times
The Disappearing Ones
Hollow Girl
The King of Cleveland
Look Out!
Throw You To The Pack
New Tracks
Walking Through New York
When the Fire Comes
Can't Exist
Cherries In The Snow
Into You Like A Train
Ain't Got No Mag 7

2012-11-10 Ottawa


"Temporary People" Limited Edition Covers

Great idea from Xavier, who aspires to raise the covers of this limited edition, made by Joseph himself.

There's a little work, because this edition consisted of 200 copies all different!

http://lonelyastronauts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=8234 # p8234

Thank you in advance for your contribution, by sending a nice picture without flash to this address:


 I count on your participation my friends!


In Search Of...

I search for my private collection to some shows from 2011 JA

if you are a lucky owner of one of these shows, thank you email me at:


 thank you in advance!

the list :

2011-01-14 The Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA USA
2011-01-20 The Watercolor Café, Larchmont, NY USA
2011-01-21 The Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA USA
2011-01-28 Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY USA
2011-02-05 City Winery, New York, NY USA
2011-02-22 Bootleg Theater , Los Angeles, CA USA
2011-03-21 City Winery, New York, NY USA
2011-03-31 Hidden Agenda Live House, Hong Kong China
2011-04-14 Venice Sound Stage, Marina del Rey, CA USA
2011-04-18 School Night! at Bardot, Hollywood, CA USA
2011-04-23 Grassroots Festival, Auckland New Zealand
2011-04-27 Northcote Social Club, Melbourne Australia
2011-04-29 The Vanguard, Sidney Australia
2011-06-09 Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY USA
2011-06-11 Looney Tunes, New York, NY USA
2011-06-12 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-13 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-14 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-15 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-16 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-17 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-18 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-19 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-20 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-21 The Living Room, New York, NY USA
2011-06-30 City Winery, New York, NY USA
2011-07-08 Festival d’été, Quebec, QC Canada
2011-07-09 Radio Canada, Montreal Canada
2011-07-14 Terminal 5, New York, NY USA
2011-07-15 Iota Club & Cafe, Arlington, VA USA
2011-07-16 Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD USA
2011-07-23 Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, AB Canada
2011-07-24 Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, AB Canada
2011-07-29 Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC Canada
2011-08-02 The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON Canada
2011-08-03 The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON Canada
2011-08-05 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA USA
2011-08-06 Musica, Akron, OH USA
2011-08-12 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO USA
2011-08-14 Boulder Theatre , Boulder, CO USA
2011-08-20 Newhoma Festival, Woodland Park, CO USA
2011-08-28 Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, ON Canada
2011-09-03 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI USA
2011-09-04 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI USA
2011-09-13 Eddie's Attic, Atlanta, GA USA
2011-09-14 The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC USA
2011-09-15 The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN USA
2011-09-17 The Kessler, Dallas, TX USA
2011-09-18 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX USA
2011-09-21 Fingerprints , Long Beach, CA USA
2011-09-22 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA USA
2011-09-24 The Jambalaya, Arcata, CA USA
2011-09-27 Triple Door, Seattle, WA USA
2011-10-08 WHBPAC, Westhampton Beach, NY USA
2011-10-11 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London GB
2011-10-13 Strand, Stockholm Sweden
2011-10-14 Brew House, Göteborg Sweden
2011-10-17 Abart, Zurich Switzerland
2011-11-11 Carnegie Hall , New York, NY USA
2011-11-30 Théâtre Granada, Sherbrooke, QC Canada
2011-12-01 Grand Théâtre, Québec, QC Canada
2011-12-02 Théâtre Corona, Montréal, QC Canada

2009-01-07 - Rolling Stone Smoking Session

Tracklist :

Temporary people
Dead savior
Turn you on

2009-01-07 RSSSession

2012-02-15 - Barnes & Noble, NYC

Tracklist :

almost blue - your only job
i miss the zoo
love never asks you to lie - travels as equals

2012-02-15 Barnes


2012-01-01 - City Winery, NYC

Beautiful audience recording by Gloco.


Russell Simmins: Percussion
Kraig Jarret Johnson: Guitar
Gillian Rivers: Viola

Tracklist :

01. Out on a limb
02. Gypsy faded
03. Almost blue
04. Your only job
05. Horses
06. Someone to love
07. The graduation ceremony
08. Black lexus
09. This is still my world
10. Cocaine feet
11. New Year’s Resolutions
12. Take me Home
13. I was late to the party (goofing around)
14. Enough to get away
15. I miss the zoo
16. A smile that explodes
17. Redemption Son
18. Speed of Light
19. In the sun
20. Travels as Equals
21. Honey and the moon
22. Faith

2012-01-01 city Winery

2011-11-18 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago

A great audience recording.

Thanks to det1967 for this.

Tracklist :

Out On A Limb
Gypsy Faded
Almost Blue
This Is Still My World
Redemption's Son
I Miss The Zoo
September Baby
Honey And The Moon
Someone To Love
Watch Our Shadows Run
In The Sun
We Stand As One
Love Never Asks You To Lie

2011-11-18 Chicago


Redemption City

New double album
Download it for free
and Donate .

Words from Joseph :

Please don’t take the method or the freedom of this release
to be any judgment on its value.
I think it’s top notch,
but it’s great to take advantage of what the internet is actually good at -
This is the first time I’ve released something while still
inhabiting its space,
I’m alive in the nowness of it!
Join me there or here or here and there.

Around the time I was putting out Redemption’s Son,
I met Peter Beard in Montauk.
Lucky enough to stay with friends at the old Andy Warhol
where the Rolling Stones had rehearsed.
A bunch of us were there
partying, playing cards, trying to do yoga,
but mostly partying.
It was fun.
(Thank you Rene and Suzy.)
One night I told Peter the name of my record that was
about to come out
"Redemption’s Son," I said.
"Too religious," he said.
He was probably right but that’s what it was called, though
it wasn’t out yet.

The next day he said, “I thought of a better title for you.”
I asked, “What?”
He paused for drama and then said,
“Redemption City.”
911 had just happened,
it was a crazy title and I instantly liked it better than
“Redemption’s Son”,
but it was too late,
that record was already on its way to stores.
(that’s where we used to get music back in the day.)
But I held onto that title.
I made a giant painting of a city when I opened the
‘Museum of Modern Arthur’
and called it “Redemption City”
but somehow its destiny is to be a title of a record.
Peter Beard is a deep cat,
animal blood on huge beautiful prints must awaken the
favor of the gods
because his will for this title has chased me down the years,
and a few years ago I set about making it.
The record inspired by the title.
What would a city of redemption sound like?
What kind of characters would inhabit it?
The files for this record date back to ’09 and one track
further than that.
I work on it, get burned out and then reopen it weeks later.
I built a studio (with the help of Matt Becker) in Brooklyn
to make it,
and it’s the only record I’ve made where I’ve done
everything on it,
played all the things that make all the noise, drums, bass,
synths and guitars,
produced it mixed it, you name it.
Not that i haven’t been helped.
Jen Michel used to come around and listen to tracks and
"Man, this is the record."
she wanted this one out for awhile,
but it wasn't ready;
a few more buildings had to go up and a few more roads
had to be paved.
Carla Podgurecki snapped the cover photo one night on
my roof overlooking the city of NYC
and Merritt Jacob came in at the end of it all and helped
me make final mix choices
and nudged the thing along in the right direction towards
Actually, that’s an understatement; he became the partner I
needed to help find the finish.
Finally, it was mastered by the great Fred Kevorkian.

It's been one hell of a process,
and I hope you like it.
If you do, pass it along and spread the word!

We’ve set this up so you can just have the record.
You can donate,
pay what you want,
or nothing at all.
Passing it on, spreading the word, is better than money,
but records are hard to make and expensive so if you dig it,
Dig in!


There is lots of interesting low-end stuff on this record so...
I’m talking to you with the laptop on your chest listening to
this thing,
lazy in your bed and not wanting to connect it to fancy
headphones or decent speakers
for shame!


Part 1
Is complete as a record and for those who are generally
against the idea of an artist making a double record (of
which there are many) you can stop there and you have it.

Part 2
Is the deep cuts,
Which would have otherwise remained on the cutting room
floor or else been leaked out over time in various ways,
fragmented beings with no brothers or sisters or home.
I think both parts serve to strengthen the whole. They are
relating to each other and breathing back and forth.
They are each other’s shadow and hold hands when no one
is watching.
It’s true that often less is more but sometimes more is more
and that is something that, in this case, will be down to

With the Internet and new ways of releasing music it seems
that the doors are open to broader perspectives on what's
too much.
Here you have both a double and a single record,
depending on how you want it or your level of interest.
Also it's not important (or possible!) to listen to all of it in
one sitting.
Take in Part 1 and then move slowly into part 2.
It's a city.
There are lots of avenues and side streets,
Abandoned buildings and bodegas,
Cars parked on the side of oblivion with cats in them.
Come in and walk around.

So without further ado,

for Peter Beard and the others who helped me get here,

Welcome to

Redemption City."