New album from the veteran Brit rocker is set on “stun” and arrives this week.
By Blurt Staff
So you say you know Jim Jones, eh? Maybe through, ahem, some of the BLURT coverage over the years—like HERE and HERE and HERE —from Thee Hypnotics to Black Moses to The Jim Jones Review. Now comes Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, the latest manifestation of Jones’ “ever evolving sonic vision,” as we are advised, and not unwisely. The braintrust here is pretty chuffed to let you get a choice peek at brand new album Super Natural, due out this Friday, May 12, via Hound Gawd. Check out “Aldecide” – which, incidentally, is also out as a 10″ single on “ectoplasmic green vinyl” so you know you wanna get to huntin’…
Jones comments, “I wanted something raw, but exotic at the same time; spiritual, but blood and guts earthy too… Super Natural. It’s a tricky balance, but this band really has the chops to make it work.”
No shit. Jones has always delivered the goods, but here he has clearly hit a new and unique peak (listen, for example, to how he phrased that song title, or elsewhere, the sheer force of his howl), roping in elements of all his previous endeavors to forge a powerhouse sound that’s one part primal, one part tuneful, and several parts sheer bloody-minded purposeful. Incidentally, the album artwork is by renowned French illustrator and tattooist Jean-Luc Navette, who previously collaborated with the band on their Boil Yer Blood EP artwork and t-shirt designs.
In addition to Jones on guitar and vox, the Mind is Malcolm Troon (guitar; pedal steel and backing vocals) Matt Millership (keyboards and backing vocals); Gavin Jay (bass guitar, upright bass and backing vocals); Phil Martini (drums and backing vocals). The band has released three EPs from 2015 through 2016. See the link below, also, to check out some pretty choice videos.
10th May Petit Bain, Paris, France
13th May The Plug, Sheffield, UK
17th May Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
18th May Fruit, Hull, UK
19th May The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
20th May The Lexington, London, UK
21st May Waterfront, Norwich, UK
25th May Cinetol, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26th May Sniester Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
27th May Get Mad Festival, Madrid, Spain
21st July Le Sable Festival, Trouville, France
12th Aug Boomtown Festival, Winchester, UK
And you can check in with the Mind all over the place, such as: