If case you didn’t get the message in your pathetic Microsoft Outlook Action Item Blackberry Inbox List, The Brian Jonestown Massacre don’t have loser jobs. They are a cool, vintage-y, garage-psych band. They make their own luck with cool hands and hot sex. What I mean to say is: leather jackets are valuable status symbols in anarchist society. Sunglasses at night and all that shit. No, its cool to say “shit”; they swear a lot. They have attitudes and opinions and stuff. Like, about the Viet Nam War or something, I think.
Their new 4-track, 2-inch tape, cut-straight-to-vinyl-in-the-studio, heavily-Tibetan-influenced A-side radio single is called “Let’s Go Fucking Mental.” You can download it (whatever the FUCK that means, John F. Kennedy) over here. But you can’t download subversion. That’s in the air. That’s free. The song’s really repetitive, which is another way of saying that it has a really urgent social/socialist/Socialist message.
The band’s 10th album is called Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?, so you know it’s going to be at least as good as The Beatles were. It’s due on February 23 — at least according to the Capitalist Machine’s Commie Mind control Calendar — and their US tour kicks off May 28 in the most tuned-in and turned-on City on this existence plain: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fuck, man. The doors of perception and shit. You know what I’m saying. I mean, don’t you just hate your day job? Thanks, Anton.
05.28.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
05.29.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
05.30.10 - Chicago, IL - Metro
05.31.10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
06.02.10 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall
06.03.10 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
06.04.10 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
06.06.10 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
06.08.10 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
06.09.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06.10.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Mad Hatter
06.11.10 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway
06.13.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
06.14.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
06.15.10 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
06.17.10 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
06.18.10 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06.19.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
06.21.10 - -San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
06.22.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
Check here for European dates, which start in February.
• Brian Jonestown Massacre: http://brianjonestownmassacre.com