Brian Jonestown Massacre / The Magic CastlesRecord Store Day 2014 Split 12 inch
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2014
Release Date: 4/19/2014
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: A Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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12" Colored Vinyl
The Brian Jonestown Massacre tracks Goodbye (Butterfly) is from the forthcoming album Revelation , the other track Lions Ride Free is exclusive to this release . The two tracks from the Magic Castles are from their forthcoming new album which will be released later this year
The Brian Jonestown Massacre is a psychedelic rock band originally from San Francisco, California, led by guitarist/singer Anton Newcombe. Since 1995 The Brian Jonestown Massacre has released numerous albums, first for Bomp! Records, the label which gave them their start, and later for TVT and Tee Pee. BJM has been essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many LA and SF musicians got their start playing with Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Originally Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase - the name comes from Stones guitarist Brian Jones combined with a reference to cult leader Jim Jones, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music. .
The Magic Castles are a band from Minneapolis Minnesota that was abruptly formed in 2006 by Jason Edmonds, with the help of guitar-ace Jeremiah Doering and a rotating cast of players and friends. Lyrically concerned with trolls, golden birds, and other creatures conjured from the lands of the mushroomed mind, the band takes a journey-is-better-than-the destination approach. Inspired by Spacemen 3, Skygreen Leopards, Galaxie 500, the band combines warm Farfisa drones with hazy guitars and bright vocal harmonies to create something similar without sounding redundant. Whether it be storybook psych, mildewy dark garage, or forest folk, the band crafts its songs using an expansive approach that deftly oscillates between traditional song form and stretched-out, slowly unwinding abstract passages, managing both poles without a smudge of awkwardness
SIDE A - The Brian Jonestown Massacre 1) Goodbye (Butterfly), 2) Lions Ride Free SIDE B – The Magic Castles 1) Rebbeca’s World 2) Trembling Hands