Hello world…haven’t posted in the past couple months, but there is a lot happening these days…

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First off, my latest solo album, J TEMP 13 – Minute to Kill It, will be available for purchase on 5/20/14 via Bandcamp and in CD format w/ bonus tracks.  The first 10 tracks were recorded for the 2014 RPM Challenge and tracks 11-16 (CD only) consist of various songs that were written/recorded for films over the past couple years but were not officially released.  Just visit the MTKI Release Page to pick up your copy!

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Also, the WLFK film The Demon’s Odyssey will make it’s world premier on Sunday, May 18th at the Cedar-Lee Theater.  13 Recordings will be releasing the Motion Picture Soundtrack on 5/27/14 in CD format; however, advance copies will be available at the premier.  My contributions to this film include a small part as a cultist, writing/performing/producing the theme song “Mister Sinister” with Chad Jenson (aka Pontius Pilot), writing/performing/producing a music piece entitled “The Demon Dinner” and performing on the Hot Ham & Cheese cover of NIN’s “Wish” (from our album Wake Part 2).  Visit the Cedar-Lee website to purchase advance tickets for the premier…the DVD will be released soon via WLFK Productions as well.  Stay tuned.

Finally, I’ve been really busy over the past month on the production side of things working with artists/friends Eli Fletcher, Brad Demiter and Alison Tomin.  Also, work has been resumed on my self-titled e.p., which is scheduled to come out at some point this fall.  Below are planned releases coming via 13 Recordings…

Eli Fletcher – Used To Be/Ship of Stone (single – Spring 2014)

Alison Tomin – Revisiting e.p. (Spring/Summer 2014)

J TEMP 13 – Self-titled e.p. (Fall 2014)

That’s all for now.  Thanks for reading.  Until next time…

Peace,
-JT

RPM 2014, solo e.p. and more!

March 7th, 2014 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Happy New Year…even though it’s now March!  It’s been a rough and extremely cold winter here in Cleveland, but as usual, I dealt with it by spending the majority of January and February writing and recording new songs.  In January, I began work on a “yet-to-be-titled” solo ep at the newly revamped Track Six Studios.  This set will feature tracks like “Crank It Up (2-10)” and “L5 Blues”; however, it’s still early in the process so this album will probably see a late summer/early fall release.

That said, Brandon (Youngs – Track Six owner) and I took February off so we could each work on our respective albums for the 2014 RPM Challenge.  Brandon is producing the 2nd Poor Ass Leon album, and I knocked out another J TEMP 13 project entitled Minute to Kill It, an album of 10 tracks that are each a minute long (give or take a couple seconds).  It was written and recorded February 8 – 28 at Studio 13 and mastered by Brandon with artwork by Dennis Baker (see below).  I plan to release the album this spring via digital download and CD.  The disc will contain bonus tracks that were recorded over the past couple years with most being unreleased.  The tentative track list is below as well…

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J TEMP 13 – Minute to Kill It

  1. The Delta Vibe
  2. Outta Yo Head
  3. Pantera
  4. New Mark
  5. WHH
  6. Plus Size Pixie
  7. Inverted Red Star
  8. N.M.T.
  9. Shot Down
  10. Any of This

CD Bonus Tracks…

11.   Still Have A Soul (Templeman & Youngs)

12.  Power of Tan (Previously released as Alice & Ace Disgrace)

13.  Sorry (from the short film Independence Day)

14.  Wasted Popp (unused track from the On the North Coast sessions)

15.  Dinner with Vampires (from the upcoming WLFK film The Demon Odyssey)

16.  When Angels Fall (from the short film Fallen Plans)

“Outta Yo Head” was selected as the track that will be played during the RPM World Listening Party later this month and “Shot Down” was submitted to Songfight! for the week of March 10th.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting this site, it’s pretty cool.  So, please check it out and cast your vote for J TEMP 13!

Finally, in addition to writing and recording, the past few weeks have been eventful to say the least.  HH&C returned to the stage in late January to start our 9th year in existence (hard to believe), SHA reunited a couple weeks back after a year+ hiatus and will be playing party tunes all spring and summer long at an establishment near you and finally, my only sibling, Tara, gave birth to her first child, Noah Michael on February 27th.  Check out his pic below…he’s a keeper!

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That’s all for now.  Until next time…

-JT

Movie Tracks!

October 23rd, 2013 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Well, I haven’t posted since the release of AS2, but I’ve had good reason.  It’s been a busy summer for placing songs and writing and recording custom tracks for movies and short films…

Below is a video that I produced for ICAA (Independent College Advancement Associates) for their 2013 Summer Conference.  The featured song is “Wasted Popp”, which is a leftover track from the On the North Coast sessions.

Over the summer and into the fall, I was also fortunate to have a hand in writing and producing four songs…

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The first track, Mister Sinister, was written and recorded by Chad Jenson and I aka Pontius Pilot.  It’ll be released digitally worldwide next week on Tuesday, 10/29.

The other three tracks were produced for short films…

“Sorry” was written, produced and performed by JT (aka J TEMP 13) for Independence Day, a participant in this past summer’s 48 Hour Film Project.

“When Angels Fall” was also written, produced and performed by JT for the short film Fallen Plans, which is set to debut in 2014.

Finally, JT and Brandon Youngs (Track Six Productions; Poor Ass Leon) collaborated on a track called “Still Have A Soul” that was written and recorded for Undead Fred, a film that will be featured in this fall’s 48 Hour Horror Film Project.

Thanks for reading!

 

Alcoholik Spok 2

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Alcoholik Spok and 13 Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the group’s sophomore effort Alcoholik Spok 2.  The album was written and recorded for the 2013 RPM Challenge and features JT and PF2 with appearances by Louie Styx, Slowhand Jack and 9E$V$.  Officially released on 4/20/13, AS2 can now be purchased by visiting the Releases tab on this site…download your free copies of “The Starship Chainsaw” and “Starting a Witch Hunt” too!!

Alcoholik Spok returns!

February 4th, 2013 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Yep…just like the title says. PF2 and I have decided to throw our hats in the ring yet again and record Alcoholik Spok 2 for the 2013 RPM Challenge (http://www.rpmchallenge.com). So far, two songs have been written with drums and basic guitars already recorded. This effort looks like it will be heavier and more intense than the first record, but we’ll see. Keep stopping back for updates. And, 13 Recordings will release the finished album in March/April so stay tuned!

Better Late Than Never…

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Happy New Year! I hope the “Year of 13” is a good one for all!

A little over 3 years ago, I recorded and submitted a rhythm guitar track for a song called “2 Ways” that was slated to be included on Methods of Mayhem’s 2nd album A Public Disservice Announcement. Tommy Lee and company set up a website called The Public Record where musicians from all over the world could download a rough mix of the various MoM tracks, add their spin to it, then send it back with the hope that their part would be included on the album (click here to read more about the process).

Well, the album was released in September 2010, but I just officially found out last month (a few days before Xmas to be exact) that my guitar track was included on the record. Track #6, “2 Ways”. I guess the band and Scott Humphrey (Producer) chose a little over 100 submissions for the entire project out of 10,000+. I consider this a great honor not only because I was selected to be a part of something that made music history, but also because I have been a huge fan of Tommy Lee and Motley Crue since I was a kid. Rock and roll!

Finally, on a side note, because I produced the original score for the WLFK film On The North Coast, I received another IMDb listing. My personal profile page is here.

Thanks for reading!
-JT

12-12-12/Wake Part 2

December 12th, 2012 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Happy 12-12-12! Yesterday, my band Hot Ham & Cheese released Wake Part 2, our 4th album overall and follow-up to last year’s Wake Part 1. I can’t speak for my bandmates, but I’m personally really proud of this effort. It’s definitely one of, if not the most cohesive and kick ass pieces of work that I’ve ever been a part of. If you’re a fan of hard rock, doom metal and/or concept albums, then this one’s for you! Check out the chilling artwork above by Joseph P. Schwind as well as the “Wake Commercial”, edited by James Neyman and narrated by Karaoke Bob, below. If you like what you hear/see, head over to Jib Machine Records and pick up your copy today!

Soundtrack and Placement!

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

So, it’s been a few months since my last post.  Come to think of it, I basically missed the entire summer!  Well, it was for good reason…

I finally finished and released the soundtrack for On The North Coast (WLFK’s 4th film and the final installment in the Vegas Lou trilogy!) via Jib Machine Records/13Recordings/WLFK Productions on September 25th.  The artwork (by the film’s director James Neyman) is below along with a free download…the instrumental version of “On The North Coast (Vegas Lou’s Theme)” by Pontius Pilot.  This is the only place you can get this track as it’s not on the soundtrack!

“On The North Coast (Vegas Lou’s Theme)” (Instrumental)

Click here to download more free tracks from the album and purchase the CD!

Also, the track “Old Skool X” (from the Penfield Experience electronica album) was recently placed in Episode 5 of BFFS, a YouTube web series based out of LA.  Check it out below…

Two videos!

May 31st, 2012 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Hey everyone,

It’s been quite a while since I last posted, but I wanted to share a couple of new videos that have a connection to 13 Recordings.  The first is my band’s (Hot Ham & Cheese) debut full feature music video for the track “Mary” off of our album Wake Part 1 (Jib Machine Records).  Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Also, the On The North Coast movie soundtrack/score is almost near completion!  Take a look at the latest trailer below, which includes the movie’s theme song “On The North Coast (Vegas Lou’s Theme)” written and performed by Pontius Pilot, another one of my projects w/ Chad Jenson (Johnny Mohawk and the Assassins, BattleCat, Muh Fugga Band, War Toys).  Dig!

the pyramid returns!

April 2nd, 2012 | Posted by J. T. in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

In the liner notes for their 2002 release Tradition Kills Intelligence, the j. pyramid stated that their second album, complexity of simplicity, would be “coming soon.” Well, if a decade is “soon” then the guys are right on time!

Unfortunately, sometimes life happens, which is why the group disbanded in 2003 and never completed their sophomore effort. But last year, George and JT discussed taking the original drum and guitar tracks recorded 8 years prior (and which were fortunately kept) and properly finish what they started.

So, earlier this year, JT completed the remaining tracks at Studio 13 and gave the record new life. “I think it’s a good representation of who we were but also who we’ve become,” said Templeman.  “It’s certainly one for the metal lovers out there.”

complexity of simplicity’s release date is fittingly set for Friday, April 13th 2012 and will be available online at 13-recordings.com.