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The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Give It Back!

    Give It Back! was the sixth studio album by American psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, originally released in 1997 by record label Bomp!. First time on 180g audiophile vinyl. Notably, this is the only album that features Peter Hayes, who later founded the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The sessions for the record were filmed for the documentary Dig!. Though only a couple of minutes of these sessions appear in the film.

    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Smoking Acid

      Recorded after the extensive tour of Europe, Australia, New Zealand & a few select dates in New York State (especially ATP supporting My Bloody Valentine et al) in 2008, Anton went to Berlin to focus on his next album. 4 weeks before hitting the US tour in April 2009, Anton was bursting with ideas & went to Iceland where this 5 track EP was recorded. This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years. 

      Brian Jonestown Massacre burst into 2019 with the release of their 18th full-length album, just 7 months after their last one. The self-titled 9-track album was recorded and produced at Anton’s Cobra Studio in Berlin and is release on Anton Newcombe’s A Recordings.

      Recorded last year, the album features Sara Neidorf on drums, Heike Marie Radeker (LeVent) on bass, Hakon Adalsteinsson (BJM / Third Sound & Gunman & Holy Ghost) on guitar and Anton Newcombe on multiple instruments. Also making a guest vocal appearance on ‘Tombes Oubliées’ is Rike Bienert who has sung on previous BJM albums.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Mine says: You would think that after 17 studio albums fans might get a bit bored - or that a band might have lost its momentum - but the opposite is true on the aptly titled 'Brian Jonestown Massacre'. Despite sounding 100% like Anton Newcombe, the record feels fresh and relevant, much more so than the only recently released 'Something Else' if you ask me. Highly recommend!

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: 180 gram clear vinyl LP in superb deluxe packaging.

      Brian Jonestown Massacre

      Revelation (Reissue)

        Revelation was the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton’s recording studio in Berlin . It was the 14th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from late 2012 to early 2014. With Anton Newcombe refining the 13 tracks that appear on the album Featuring Ricky Maymi an original member of the band plays on this album. It also features Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrds) , Constatine Karlis (Dimmer), & Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4) . Plus vocal performance in Swedish by Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrds) on the opening track . This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years. Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media ), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe 

        Brian Jonestown Massacre

        And This Is Our Music

          Now repressed with bonus EP of the originally limited edition ‘If Love Is A Drug EP’ 

          The key moment on And This Is Our Music comes during "Prozac vs. Heroin", in the form of a righteously head-turning phrase from a rock 'n' roller who is desperately driven to turn heads. More than merely moving units, the song's title articulates the dilemma facing those who won't or can't surrender: What's a guy to do when life offers shitty choices, he seems to be asking, and in doing so, he exposes what may well be the band's first-ever moment of human fragility. Through a typically rich acoustic haze, the lyric "they will be done," comes floating to the surface; were it not so surprising, I'd describe it as blissful resignation.

          Brian Jonestown Massacre

          Who Killed Sgt. Pepper

            Recorded in 2009 between Iceland & Berlin. 13 tracks ranging from the ambient bhangra beats, rock, shoegazing eastern european gypsy folk & back again! 

            Brian Jonestown Massacre

            Forgotten Graves

              The first track is "Forgotten Graves" (which is exclusive to this release) & the second track is “Tombes Oubliées” with Rike (Friedrike) Bienert providing the vocals which is off the forthcoming self titled BJM album. With Sara Neidorf on drums , Hakon Adalsteinsson on guitar & Heike Marie Rädeker on bass supporting Anton Newcombe in these sessions that were recorded between December 2017 & January 2018 at Cobra Studios in Berlin . The band have just completed successful tours of the USA ,Canada , Australia , New Zealand & Europe . "Forgotten Graves" is released in the same month as the world commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the World War 1 (“the war to end all wars”) , this war never ended any other war & more forgotten graves are being added every day.

              This is first full length offering from the Brian Jonestown Massacre for 2018 , a second, self titled, album will be coming out in September. This is the 17th full length release from the band & the style is less experimental & more of a retracing back to the traditional sound of the band .Recorded between 2017 & 2018 , this 9 track album will please old & new fans alike. 

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: Being one of the most prolific men on the planet, it's always surprising when Anton Newcombe manages to, time and time again, come up with the goods. I shouldn't be surprised anymore really, and 'Something Else' may finally be the point at which I stop thinking BJM's winning streak will come to an end, it never will, this is as superb as anything we've heard from Newcombe, and will definitely be on the player this time next year. ANOTHER masterpiece.

              The Brian Jonestown Massacre

              Thank God For Mental Illness

                At the risk of further belabouring a rather obvious point, with "Thank God For Mental Illness", their third collection of absolutely stunning music in 1996, the Brian Jonestown Massacre parallels the prolific and effortless brilliance of the Rolling Stones at their fevered late-1960s peak; the sheer scope of their achievements is stunning — rarely are bands quite so productive, or quite so consistently amazing. "Thank God" is the BJM's down-and-dirty country-blues outing, all 13-odd tracks supposedly recorded on a single July day at a cost of just $17.36.

                Brian Jonestown Massacre

                Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck)

                  Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) is the final & third of 3 singles from the forthcoming album “Don’t Get Lost” released in February 2017. The first track “Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) “ feature vocals by Tess Parks , this track gives an idea of the changing rhythms of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for the new album. Of a mellow flow of strings and keyboards , with smoky vocals provided by Tess Parks. “Geldenes Herz Menz” features Pete Fraser (The Pogues .New Young Pony Club) on saxophone , both Dan Alliare (drums & Ricky Maymi (guitar) from the Brian Jonestown Massacre play on both tracks . Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014. After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+-‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D'or winner at Cannes film festival 2015. In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of ‘I Declare Nothing’. Anton finished the 2015 with a BJM mini-album release entitled ‘Mini-Album Thingy Wingy’ . In 2016 The band released 2 singles and the critically acclaimed Third World Pyramid . 

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Ltd 10" Info: Pink Vinyl

                  Brian Jonestown Massacre

                  Open Minds Now Close

                    Open Minds Now Close is the second of 3 singles from the forthcoming album “Don’t Get Lost” released in February 2017. The first track Open Minds Now Close is on the album and features Dan Alliare on drums .The 2nd track Melody's Actual Echo Chamber features Ryan Van Kriedt & Dan Alliare this version of this mix is available on this single only & it is pitchshifting mind bending messy . The third track is a Swedish version of Open Minds Now Close called Öppna sinnen stängs nu featuring Jocke from Les Big Byrd on vocals which is also not available on the album .

                    These tracks give an idea of the changing rhythms of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for the new album. Heavy hypnotic beating drums , with very odd twists and pitchshifting at the extreme . The A side play at 45rpm & the B side plays at 33rpm . Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014. After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+-‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D'or winner at Cannes film festival 2015. In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of ‘I Declare Nothing’. Anton finished the 2015 with a BJM mini-album release entitled ‘Mini-Album Thingy Wingy’ . In 2016 The band released 2 singles and the critically acclaimed Third World Pyramid . 

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    12" Info: White 180gm Vinyl.

                    Brian Jonestown Massacre

                    The Sun Ship

                      This single is from the forthcoming album “Third World Pyramid” which will be released in October 2016 . The B side “Playtime” is exclusive to this release , recorded in March 2016 in Anton’s studio in Berlin .

                      The band start their 2nd part of their European Tour starting in August.

                      This single brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & brings it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media ), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe


                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      10" Info: Limited 10". Numbered, honey-coloured vinyl.

                      The Brian Jonestown Massacre

                      Mini Album Thingy Wingy

                      Mini Album Thingy Wingy are 7 brand new & exclusive tracks recorded by Anton Newcombe in is his studio in Berlin in 2014 & 2015. Running at over 34 minutes, the mini album is co produced, engineered & mixed by Fabien Leseure. This release contains four self written songs by Anton Newcombe, a co write of the band’s first Slovakian song (Prší Prší) with Vladimir Nosal, another co write (Pish) with Tess Parks and a cover of the 13th Floor Elevator’s track “Dust” which features Alex Maas from the Black Angels on jug.

                      Originally, Anton Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase, 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.

                      This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      2x10" LP Info: 1 COPY LEFT!
                      Double 10” is on red vinyl and numbered and limited to 1000 copies.

                      The Brian Jonestown Massacre

                      +/- EP

                        On the '+ - EP' are 3 brand new and exclusive tracks recorded by Anton Newcombe in his studio in August 2014 after the band’s successful European tour .

                        This release brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences and bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years. Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

                        Revelation is the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton’s recording studio in Berlin. It is the 14th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from late 2012 to early 2014. With Anton Newcombe refining the 13 tracks that appear on the album.

                        Featuring Ricky Maymi an original member of the band playing on this album. It also features Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrds), Constatine Karlis (Dimmer), & Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4). Plus vocal performance in Swedish by Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrds) on the opening track.

                        This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years. Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

                        The Brian Jonestown Massacre

                        My Bloody Underground

                          After spending time writing and recording in Liverpool, England and Reykjavik, Iceland; "My Bloody Underground" is the thirteenth full length album released by the band, and is released on Anton Newcombe's own record label A Recordings. Fans and critics of Brian Jonestown Massacre who have eagerly awaited a new album for a little over four years now will not be disappointed with its musical content, quality and controversy to follow. The opening track titled "Bring Me The Head Of Paul McCartney On Heather Mill's Wooden Peg (Dropping Bombs On The White House)" begins and soars into an echoing wave of tambourines and trancelike acoustics, that continues for 12 more tracks and 75.87 minutes, stirring visions of sunny Californian communes to New York City bars on the Lower East Side. From Rishikesh to Reykjavik, the entire album provides provocative glimpses into Anton Newcombe's head, both the darkness and the light, so clearly and so beautifully self produced.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xLP Info: 180 gram double vinyl.


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