Saturday, October 17, 2009
Junius Announce Northeast Dates w/ Tombs and Irepress * Massive European Tourdates, Video Trailer for New Album and More!
Announce Northeast Dates w/ Tombs and Irepress * Massive European Tourdates and Trailer for New Album, The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist, Out November 10th on The Mylene Sheath!
The best soundtrack for reveling in the melancholy of actually living since My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. - Alternative Press
This Boston band offers up an impressive album of shoegazerish psych-rock with a dynamic sound ranging from ethereal atmospherics to loud, distortion-drenched passages. - KEXP
Genius... an epic audio masterpiece. - The Big Takeover
The tireless and ever-touring bearded men of Junius are releasing their new record, The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist, this Fall on The Mylene Sheath (North America / UK) and Make My Day Records (Europe). Preparation for the long-awaited album began in 2006, with month-long writing/recording sessions in such unconventional locales as a bank vault in California, a warehouse in Texas, a farmhouse in Vermont, and a shack in the swamps of Louisiana. The result is a full-fledged concept album, inspired by the life and theories of controversial scholar Immanuel Velikovsky.
From birth to death, The Martyrdom of A Catastrophist chronicles a man whose progressive theories on ancient history and the cosmos were widely challenged by mainstream academia during his lifetime. The album's ten songs are both cinematic and accessible, building to crescendos which echo some of Post Rock's most epic moments, but with vocals, hooks, and lyrics creating focus throughout. Actual quotes from Velikovsky's interviews and lectures are interspersed between songs, providing a sense of narrative to the proceedings.
While Junius' sound is sometimes tough to categorize, they have cited such artists as Bedhead (Junius singer/guitarist Joseph E. Martinez's uncle Trini was their drummer), Philip Glass, Hum, and M83 among a long list of inspirations. The band has been electrifying rapt audiences with their spellbinding walls of reverb-drenched guitars, haunting vocals and self-made lights since 2004.
Watch the trailer for "The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist" here!
* Junius produced The Martyrdom... at the legendary A&M Records studios in Hollywood (now known as Henson Recording) over the course of a year, somewhat guerilla-style, during off-hours when the studio wasn't booked (the band has joked that they were bumped out by everyone from Akon to Bruce Springsteen - literally). The album was recorded by Kevin Mills and Tom Syrowski (Weezer, AFI, Incubus) and mastered by Dave Collins (Danny Elfman, Black Sabbath, The Police). 2009 finds the members of Junius as tenacious as ever, continually touring Europe and North America (recently sharing stages with the likes of Pelican, Mare, Tombs, Wolves In The Throne Room, and Irepress, among others), headlining festivals, lending music to a series of short films by director Mary Lambert (Pet Semetary), and, of course, finally seeing the release of their new album. Click here for pre-order and check out the band's new Myspace page here! Junius will also be performing their new album in its entirety on all upcoming tourdates.
Oct 17 2009 - Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol w/ Caspian
Oct 18 2009 - Berlin, Germany @ NBI
Oct 19 2009 - Hamburg, Germany @ Astra Stube
Oct 20 2009 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Jugendhaus West w/ Caspian
Oct 21 2009 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Elfer Music Club w/ Caspian
Oct 22 2009 - Braunschweig, Germany @ Nexus w/ Caspian
Oct 23 2009 - Duisburg, Germany @ Steinbruch
Oct 24 2009 - Chemnitz, Germany @ AJZ Talschock
Oct 25 2009 - Oldenburg, Germany @ Umbaubar
Oct 26 2009 - Karlsruh, Germany @ Die Stadmitte
Oct 28 2009 - Besançon, France @ Les Passagers Du Zinc
Oct 29 2009 - Paris, France @ Le Rigoletto
Oct 30 2009 - Bilbao, Spain @ L'Mono
Oct 31 2009 - Gijón, Spain @ Bola 8
Nov 1 2009 - Don Benito, Spain @ The Sordo Sound Festival w/ Tapetto Trazy
Nov 2 2009 - Don Benito, Spain @ The Sordo Sound Festival w/ Decapante en
Nov 3 2009 - Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
Nov 4 2009 - Granada, Spain @ SugarPop
Nov 5 2009 - Alicante, Spain
Nov 6 2009 - Torelló, Spai n @ L´Eclectic
Nov 7 2009 - Laufen, Switzerland @ Biomill
Nov 9 2009 - Poznan, Poland @ W Starym Kinie
Nov 10 2009 - Brno, Czech Republic @ Yacht
Nov 11 2009 - Dornbirn, Austria @ Cafe Schlachthaus
Nov 12 2009 - München, Germany @ Sunny Red
Nov 13 2009 - Aachen, Germany @ AZ
Nov 14 2009 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Exit
Nov 15 2009 - Den Helder, Netherlands @ De Bliksem
Nov 18 2009 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope
Nov 19 2009 - Southampton, UK @ Hamptons
Nov 20 2009 - London, UK @ Barfly
Nov 21 2009 - Birmingham, UK @ Flapper
Nov 24 2009 - Liverpool, UK @ Korova
Nov 25 2009 - Leeds, UK @ Cardigan Arms
Nov 26 2009 - Edinbrurgh, Scotland @ Sneaky Pete's
Nov 27 2009 - Belfast, Ireland @ Auntie Annie's
Nov 28 2009 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2
USA w/ Tombs and Irepress (Record Release Shows)
Dec 11 2009 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
Dec 12 2009 - New York, NY The Studio @ Webster Hall w/ Rosetta
Posted: 10/17/2009 01:42:00 PM