Among his works are drawings, videos, essays, LPs, installations, interventions and songs. He releases music as MOLE. His other bands are Marseille Figs (formed in London in 1999) and the Jupiter Band (formed in 2011). He grew up in California and spent his late teens in New York. He went to art schools in New York and London, receiving a BA from St. Martins College of Art and an MA from the Slade School of Art (Both in London). He is presently recording his first solo record, Danger Island, to be preceded by a series of EPs beginning in February 2015. Recent projects include two extensive drawing/mapping works for Portree and the Isle of Skye (2012-13), a commissioned map of Edinburgh for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival (2011), the monthly live music night The Jupiter Club (2011-2013), the booklet of lyrics Wild Weeds (2011), the ongoing mapping project The Promised Land (begun in 2006), the book Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters (2009) and the Marseille Figs 12” Jumbo/The Long Goodbye EP (2009).
DANGER ISLAND. 21 NEW SONGS.
Presently in production, Danger Island is a new 21-song double album from MOLE. Begun in 2012 and Kickstarted in October/November 2014, the full album is set for release in February 2016. Its first dozen or so tracks will be released as a quarterly series of digital-only EPs throughout 2015.
The album includes a stack of new songs – piano ballads, pop tunes, story songs, crush songs, funeral songs, allegories, elegies and complaints – as well as a handful of old Marseille Figs songs which never got a fair shake in the studio.
Danger Island features contributions from just about everyone from Marseille Figs and The Jupiter Band, as well as a long list of amazing guest artists.
Produced by J. Maizlish Mole. Additional production by Brian O'Shaughnessy.
Executive production by Dorian McFarland, Mike Hall and Pete Fraser.
Available in Download / 180g Double LP / Double CD editions.
J. Maizlish Mole was born in California and is based in London. He releases music as MOLE. His other bands are The Jupiter Band and Marseille Figs. He has lived in New York, London, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hamburg and Berlin. He has performed, exhibited and recorded under a variety of names, including J. Mole, J. Maizlish Mole and Michigan Flint. He can be followed at @jmaizlishmole and reached directly on
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