Following on from his critically recieved 14th album, Revelation, Anton Alfred Newcombe (to use his full name) is back in his guise of Brian Jonestown Massacre with a new EP, + – EP, released on his own a recordings label on November 10th. It features three band new (and unavailable elsewhere) tracks, recorded by Newcombe in his studio in August and showcases the typical Brian Jonestown Massacre sound, gritty psych with a tinge of shoegaze, but also a dollop of eastern influences brought up to date. From the EP Newcombe is streaming the lead track from the EP, Heat. It lights up straight from the off, rich textures created by the acoustic and electric guitar, soaked in reverb and echo though, with Newcombe’s vocal rich but somehow ravaged. Underneath, its a ponderous speed, but it doesn’t seem to matter as the guitar posts in this psych like guitar solo, and then it ends. Twenty years on from their first recorded output and Brian Jonestown Massacre is still able to make classic sounding records. That’s quite something. Get it on vinyl or download on November 10th.
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