Got a note from Marcellus Hall last night. Hall is an NYC illustrator who also happens to make very good music. In the 90s, he led the indie rock band Railroad Jerk, perhaps best known for having a video mocked by Beavis & Butthead.
Toward the end of the 90s, Hall and RRJerk's then-drummer Dave Varenka shifted gears and formed White Hassle, perhaps best known for inspiring a more famous indie rocker's skin ink.
These days, Marcellus Hall goes it alone, or with a band. He hasn't released anything yet, but posts songs to MySpace, like everyone else on planet earth.
Anyway, Hall wrote to let us know that some of his non-music stuff will be seeing print toot sweet. He's got a comic in the anthology Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me, and he's done illustrations for the children's book Because You Are My Baby by Sherry North.
mp3: "Love Letter" by Marcellus Hall
mp3: "2 by Sea" by White Hassle