MY JERUSALEM ANNOUNCE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE; PREMIERE ‘BORN IN THE BELLY’ REMIX
Stream Ryan Olson’s (Polica, Gayngs) Remix of ‘Born In The Belly’
New York, NY – (May 7, 2013) – Having just wrapped up a tour with the legendary Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), the Austin, Texas-based quartet- My Jerusalem, featuring Jeff Klein (Vocals, Guitar), Jon Merz (Guitar, Keyboards, Horns), Geena Spigarelli (Bass), Grant Van Amburgh (Drums), in support of their second full-length release- Preachers, will join the seminalpost-punk/New Wave group- The Psychedelic Furs for a string of dates later this spring.
Additionally, the group is thrilled to have been chosen to perform alongside some stalwart names such as The Cure, Kings Of Leon, Muse, Depeche Mode among many, many others at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival set to take place October 4-6 and 11-13 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.
Vocalist Jeff Klein had this to say, “We are really excited to be part of this year’s ACL Festival lineup. We love our hometown of Austin and feel it’s an honor to represent at what’s become one of the best music festival experiences in the world.” Ticket and general info for the Austin City Limits Music Festival can be found here: http://www.aclfestival.com/tickets/
In related news, the group has teamed up with Producer, and Minneapolis native Ryan Olson (Polica, Gayngs) for a remix of the group’s song ‘Born In The Belly’ (a track off of Preachers).“We met Ryan last year while he was working on some Marijuana Deathsquads recordings in Austin,” says Klein. “It turned out we had a million Minneapolis friends in common and became fast friends. He’s a truly unique artist. I love his work with Gayngs, Poliça, and MDS so when it came time for remixes, he was a natural choice.”
Stream the remix of ‘Born In The Belly,’ here:http://sperrier.com/18rTM06
Upcoming Tour Dates
May 29 – Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ
May 31 – Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA*
June 1 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA*
June 2 – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA
June 3 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
June 4 – Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
June 5 – Hard Rock on the Strip – Las Vegas, NV*
June 6 – Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ*
June 8 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO*
June 9 – Midland Theater – Kansas City, MO*
*w/ The Psychedelic Furs
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Behold the concept behind Preachers, the second full-length release from Austin’s My Jerusalem. From the opening piano of the haunting title track, to the unexpected pummeling guitar and drums on closer “I Left My Conscience In You”, Preachers leads the listener on a cinematic journey through a reckless, jagged landscape of Raymond Carver-esque stories, fueled by Klein’s persuasive baritone, ominous guitars, dream-like keyboards and a deep rhythmic pulse.
Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Preachers is the first My Jerusalem album genuinely made by a band, not just performed by a group of musicians. Pushing aside hard drives and laptops to make way for analog tape machines and vintage keyboards, what Klein describes as the “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul” sounds of Preachers were born from organic, live performances Eno carefully captured and tweaked.
Preachers is the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed debut, Gone For Good, an album that earned the band performances on BBC Radio 6 and Daytrotter, as well as notices from NPR’s All Songs Considered, AOL/Spinner’s Song of the Day, and the iTunes Weekly Rewind. Along with European festival appearances at the Frequency Festival, Musikfestwochen, and Rock Im Saal, the band toured and played shows with a eclectic set of bands including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Har Mar Superstar, Avett Brothers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and White Arrows.
Buoyed by the success of Gone For Good, Preachers showcases a band headed into the studio with a renewed focus and confidence. Preachers contains equal parts swagger (the swampy gospel of title track “Preachers”, the strutting intensity of “Born In The Belly”) and groove (the spooky beauty of “Shatter Together”, the crescendoing, feral drive of “Devoe”, the infectious crooner “Mono”); as much primal (“Death Valley”) as it is humane (“Chameleon”).
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