Jess Rotter

Artist, Illustrator

Jess Rotter is a terrific artist and illustrator whose work has appeared on album covers by Best Coast, Linda Perhacs, Light In The Attic's wonderful Country Funk compilations as well as their recent collaboration with Third Man Records This Record Belongs To.  She counts Dossier, Converse, Target, Pitchfork, Urban Outfitters and more as clients and has recently created comics for Lena Dunham and Jennifer Konner's Lenny Letter.  Her awesome illustrated episode reviews of HBO's series Vinyl can also be seen via  Jess launched her own t-shirt label, Rotter and Friends in 2006 and has created stellar shirts for Big Star, Rodriguez, The Grateful Dead and more.  Her new book I'm Bored is part comic book compilation, part art book and will be released this summer by Hat & Beard Press.  This is Jess' Fidelity High:  Jade Stone & Luv // Mosaics Pieces of Stone // Jade Records // 1977.  Jess says, "Gosh, where to begin when it comes to Jade Stone & Luv’s Mosaics Pieces Of Stone. I first dropped to the ground hearing this when Anthology Recordings reissued the whopper of an album digitally in 2007 (also released on vinyl that year by Subliminal Sounds in Sweden).  Psychedelic, cinematic, star jams full of magical oomph - Mosaics is a primo 1970’s lost underground masterpiece by two glitter driven lovers in Nashville: Ronnie Patton aka Jade Stone, and Debbie Luv.  I have to share a quote from the great Paul Major’s review of the album - he was one of the first to discover its magic and sums it up best: 'Groovy love vibes thru a prism of jade statues in swinging singles apartment complex action...Cadillac with fuzzy dice, feather boa, lotsa cigarette burns, stale perfumed ashen air.'"


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