INCOMING: New Brian Jonestown Massacre Album


Brian Jonestown Massacre will release their 14th album, Revelation, on May 20, 2014 through A Records. Encompassing all the weirdness that has been discovered in the past 40 years, Revelation advances the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound of mixing eastern influences with western rock. Two-dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe. Recorded from late 2012-2014, Revelation is the first album that was fully recorded and produced at Anton’s recording studio in Berlin, Germany. Original band member, Ricky Maymi plays guitar on this album plus features a vocal performance in Swedish by Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrd/Teddybears) on “Vad Hände Med Dem?” Other special guests include: Constatine Karlis (Dimmer) on drums, Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4) on guitar, and Anton plays the rest. Anton also releases music by other bands through his A Records including: Les Big Byrd: The Worshipped Cats (May 20), Blue Angel Lounge: A Sea Of Trees (May 20), The KVB: Out of Body (June 3) who were recently named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know This Year. Anton explains why the album is named Revelation: “The simple answer is I love the word. Most of the time I would classify my work “?ruti,” i.e. “what is heard” definition of the word “revelation.” But on this album and with these songs, there was nothing. No ideas and no guidance and I was still able to create the record for me. That was a revelation.” Here’s teaser track from the new album:

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