MY JERUSALEM ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR WITH ELECTRIC SIX
Confirmed For KGSR’s Blues On The Green and Austin City Limits Festivals
New York, NY – (June 27 , 2013) – Having just completed tours with the legendary Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) followed by a West Coast run with seminal New Wavers The Psychedelic Furs, the Austin, Texas-based quartet- My Jerusalem, featuring Jeff Klein (Vocals, Guitar), Jon Merz (Guitar, Keyboards, Horns), Geena Spigarelli (Bass), Grant Van Amburgh (Drums) will hit the road yet again this fall in support of their critically acclaimed, second full-length release- Preachers(The End Records).
My Jerusalem will join up with Detroit natives- Electric Six for a fifteen date run beginning on September 25 at The Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale this Friday, June 28 beginning at 12:00PM EST. For ticket info: http://tktwb.tw/19yqaRG
In related news, My Jerusalem is thrilled to have been chosen to perform alongside some stalwart names such as The Cure, Muse, D’Angelo, Kings Of Leon among many, many others at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival set to take placeOctober 4-6 and 11-13 at Zilker Park in their hometown of Austin, Texas.Ticket and general info for the Austin City Limits Music Festival can be found here: http://www.aclfestival.
Additionally, My Jerusalem is scheduled to perform at the annual KGSR Blues On The Green music festival on Wednesday August 7th with White Denim and The Preservation. This is Austin’s largest FREE concert series and attracts tens of thousands of people each year. For more info, visit: http://www.kgsr.com/
Upcoming Tour Dates
8/7 Austin, TX KGSR’s Blues On The Green
9/25 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
9/26 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy
9/27 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
9/28 Washington, DC Black Cat
9/29 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
10/1 Chicago, IL Double Door
10/2 Nashville, TN Exit / In
10/5 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
10/7 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies
10/8 Memphis, TN Newby’s
10/9 Little Rock, AR Stickyz
10/14 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
10/15 Columbus, OH The Basement
10/16 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
10/17 Lansing, MI The Loft
More on My Jerusalem:
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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