Brian Jonestown Massacre Announces New LP, Unveils 1st Track

Brian Jonestown Massacre

Anton groks of nothing but the fullest.

 By Blurt Staff

 The legendary/notorious/prolific/inscrutable Brian Jonestown Massacre will release their 14th album, Revelation, on May 20, through A Records. Here’s an advance peek of the grammatically-challenged (titular-speaking) psychedelic track “What You Isn’t”:

Whoah. Recorded from late 2012-2014, Revelation is the first album that was fully recorded and produced at founde3r Anton Newcombe’s recording studio in Berlin, Germany. Original band member, Ricky Maymi, plays guitar on this album plus features a vocal performance in Swedish by Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrd/Teddybears) on “Vad Hände Med Dem?” Other special guests include: Constatine Karlis (Dimmer) on drums, Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4) on guitar, and Anton plays the rest.

 Meanwhile, the band has plans to headline the Austin Psych Fest in May, and also has a special colored wax, limited-to-3000-copies 12” EP set for Record Store Day (April 19), Newcombe has offered his personal explanation for/interpretation of the album title. Hang onto your seats, punters, it’s about to get interesting.

 Writes Newcombe:

 In religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.

 Some religions have religious texts which they view as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. For instance, Orthodox Jews believe that the Torah was received from Yahweh on biblical Mount Sinai, and Muslimsbelieve the Quran to have been revealed to Mohammed word by word and letter by letter. In Hinduism, some Vedas are considered apaurueya, i.e. “not human compositions”, and are supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called śruti, i.e. “what is heard”. Many Christians believe that the Oldand New Testaments were inspired by God. The 15,000 handwritten pages produced by the mystic Maria Valtorta were represented as direct dictations from Jesus, while she attributed The Book of Azariah to her guardian angel.The Book of the Law, written by Aleister Crowley, was said by him to have been revealed by three successive Egyptian deities.

 When a revelation is communicated by a supernatural entity that is reported as present during the communication, it is called a vision. Some revelations go further in that direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity is reported.Some revelations are reported along with physical marks such as stigmata and in rare cases, such as that of Saint Juan Diego, physical artifacts accompany the revelation.The Roman Catholic concept of interior locution includes just an inner voice heard by the recipient.

 In the Abrahamic religions, the term is used to refer to the process by whichGod reveals knowledge of himself, his will, and his divine providence, to the world of human beings.Revelation from a supernatural source is of lesser importance in some other religious traditions, such as Taoism and Confucianism. In secondary usage, it refers to the resulting human knowledge about God, prophecy, and other divine things.

 Divine intervention, we think, is now an action verb…


 Revelation LP – Tracklisting

SIDE A – 1) – Vad Hände Med Dem? , 2) – What You Isn’t ,3) – Unknown

SIDE B – 1) – Memory Camp , 2) – days, weeks and moths , 3) – Duck and Cover

SIDE C – 1) – Food For Clouds , 2) – Second Sighting , 3) – Memorymix

SIDE D – 1) – Fist Full Of Bees , 2) – Nightbird , 3) – Xibalba , 4) – Goodbye (Butterfly)

Revelation CD – Tracklisting

1) – Vad Hände Med Dem? , 2) – What You Isn’t , 3) – Unknown , 4) – Memory Camp ,

5) – days, weeks and moths , 6) – Duck and Cover , 7) – Food For Clouds , 8) – Second Sighting,

9) – Memorymix , 10) – Fist Full Of Bees , 11) – Nightbird , 12) – Xibalba , 13) – Goodbye (Butterfly)

Record Store Day 12” Tracklisting

SIDE A – Brian Jonestown Massacre 1) Goodbye (Butterfly) 2) Lions Ride Free

SIDE B- The Magic Castles 1) Rebecca’s World 2) Trembling Hands

* Limited to 3,000 units all individually numbered available on grey splattered 180 gram vinyl.

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