The Brian Jonestown Massacre will be releasing a new record on the 7th May, entitled, Aufheben.
Aufheben (a German word for ‘abolish’ or ‘preserve’) brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences, up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that has been discovered in the past 40 years.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre is somewhat of a musical commune for many respected musicians over the years, a band from the 1990’s that has spurned a number of great bands ever since. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Warlocks, The Silver Rockets, The Black Angels, The Ravonettes, The Dilettantes (to name a few) are all part of this musical family tree. Indeed, this is a band that has witnessed many incarnations, since its inception in San Francisco in 1992.
Two dozen band members later and numerous ups and downs (some famously sensationalized in the media), the one factor that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man, Anton Newcombe.
Aufheben was recorded in Berlin in Newcombe’s studio & the infamous East German Radio Station “Studio East”. The album features Matt Hollywood an original member of the band, together with Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3, Spritualized), Constatine Karlis (Dimmer), and Thibault Pesenti (Rockcandys). Eliza Karmasalo provides additional vocals in Finnish.
The BJM will be in the UK in July. Dates below:
Friday 6th July – Scotland, T In the Park
Saturday7th July – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Sunday 8th July – Manchester, Ritz Ballrooom
Monday 9th July – Birmingham, Academy 2