James Husband

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This article is about the musical artist. For the football player born 1994, see James Husband (footballer).
James Husband
James Husband live.jpg
James Huggins performing in Amiens, on May 26th, 2007.
Background information
Origin Athens, Georgia, USA, Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Indie pop, indie rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Polyvinyl (US), Self released (worldwide)
Associated acts Of Montreal, Great Lakes, Elf Power
Website www.myspace.com/jameshusband
Members Jamey Huggins

James Husband is the recording project of James Huggins III, Of Montreal's multi-instrumentalist.


James Husband is a recording alias for multi-instrumentalist/songwriter James Huggins III. In the group 'of Montreal', James recorded and toured as a core member from 1998 to 2010. He left the band after nearly 13 years in June 2010, yet is the only live band member to appear on every release up through 2012's "Daughter of Cloud" and the three previous releases since his departure (after recording on 5 albums between the band's debut "Cherry Peel" & 2005's "Sunlandic Twins" lp). James toured and recorded for well over a decade including performances at the Hollywood Bowl, Roseland Ballroom, The Palladium, and many cities in countries around the globe. James performed on national television in 'of Montreal' on both the "Late Show with David Letterman" & "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" as well as an acting role in the Nickelodeon show Yo Gabba Gabba for which he also recorded a separate Christmas song as James Husband. He also performed and recorded a live appearance in Tokyo for NHK with songwriter Robyn Hitchcock while on a Japanese tour with of Montreal. James is a founding member/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter for the band Great Lakes and recorded 3 albums and a few 7inch singles while touring with that group for 5 years. He was also a touring member of fellow Elephant 6 associated bands, Ladybug Transistor, The Essex Green, Marshmallow Coast, & B.P. Helium. James was more recently a touring member of Azure Ray (2010-2011). He is currently (2012–13) recording and performing live with the newest line-up of Elf Power as well as moonlighting with Scott Spillane's new project...E/X/P/. James is working on a 2013 full length album release partially including sessions with producer Mitch Easter culled from the remaining 'Stockholm sessions' from 2008-2011 mixed with brand new material recorded by members of the new live band featuring BP Helium, Dottie Alexander (of montreal/great lakes) and Jojo Glidewell (Modern Skirts).


James has released several albums independently recorded and distributed exclusively on CD format.

James playing drums for of Montreal in San Francisco, February 2007.

His first album, released in 2005, was entitled Now Listen,[1] featured twelve original songs and three covers, The Beatles's "We Can Work It Out" and "What You're Doing", as well as "Indian Fables" by Guided by Voices. Now Listen was available during of Montreal's 2005 tour in support of The Sunlandic Twins.

In 2008, he self-released Turning Tires which also contains a dozen original songs and a couple of covers. As with his previous works, it could only be found at live shows.

A vinyl-only split single with of Montreal was released in March 2009 on the independent, Athens, GA-based Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records.[2] It featured James Husband's "A Grave In The Gravel".

A Parallax I, James' first full-length commercial release, was released on October 27, 2009[3] on Polyvinyl Record Co to generally favorable reviews. The CD was augmented by a 7-song bonus CD of covers by artists such as Tubeway Army, Buffalo Springfield, Guided By Voices, & The Beatles.


  • 2005 Now Listen Homemade CD
  • 2008 Turning Tires Homemade CD
  • 2008 Smothered In Covers Homemade CD
  • 2009 A Parallax I + bonus covers EP. released on Polyvinyl Records
  • 2009 "A Grave In The Gravel" b/w of Montreal 7" on HHBTM
  • 2011 "Sing For Your Meat" GBV tribute album -cover version "Buzzards & Dreadful Crows" NMFL

Live appearances[edit]

James Husband made a full band debut as a live act by playing three shows in one day at the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC on Oct 23 2009. Though, J.H. & Dottie Alexander had performed dozens of shows prior as a two piece sometimes augmented by other e-6 collaborators.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Artist: James Husband - Music Brainz
  2. ^ "HHBTM Records - Of Montreal / James Husband - "Singles Club Single #11" 7"". Hhbtm.com. Retrieved 2014-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Polyvinyl Records". Polyvinyl Records. Retrieved 2014-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Polyvinyl Heads to New York for CMJ 09!". News. Polyvinyl Records. Oct 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28.