Old Time Relijun share exclusive single “El Naranjo Gritando” ahead of new EP and 23rd anniversary shows

Old Time Relijun share exclusive single “El Naranjo Gritando" ahead of new EP and 23rd anniversary shows
Photo: Jason Quigley

Religion? You can have it. Old Time Relijun? That’s good enough for me.

Old Time Relijun had been a fixture on the K Records/Olympia scene for years before what turned out to be a mysterious decade-long hiatus. But now, the band’s Catharsis in Crisis lineup — bandleader Arrington de Dionyso, Germaine Baca (drums), Aaron Hartman (upright bass), and Benjamin Hartman (saxophone and percussion) — is back to play its Trump card with musical proof that none of its signature sardonic style has been eroded by time. Their story so far suggests that if anyone can pull of the unexpected, it’s them.

Ahead of OTR’s forthcoming See Now and Know EP — out December 8 on K Records — have a taste of what’s in store via TMT’s exclusive stream of OTR’s charged “El Naranjo Gritando,” streaming down below. With an opening line that translates from Spanish to “The Big Orange is screaming in the House,” it doesn’t take divine contemplation to figure out what inspired this follow up to “Dragon Juice.” Still pugnacious and caustic, wallowing in nostalgia has never been Old Time Relijun’s forte, and this exclusive torture-device-cum-soul-stirrer finds the band of street corner preachers with their dander rightfully ruffled.

Before the EP’s release, however, the band will continue its west coast “23rd anniversary” grandstanding with two previously-announced California shows, along with a newly-added surprise date in Santa Rosa in Early November.

Meanwhile, pre-orders for the digital and soon-to-be-gone 12-inch vinyl of See Now and Know are available here, and you can find all the album details and anniversary dates down below the stream. And I won’t even ask you for an “amen!”

See Now and Know EP tracklisting:

01. Jeremiad
02. Dragon Juice
03. I Know I’m Alive
04. Crows in a Row
05. El Naranjo Gritando
06. Danau Lindu
07. In This World

Old Time Relijun shows:

11.02.18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
11.03.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel $
11.04.18 - Santa Rosa, CA - The Chop Shop %

# SISU and LunchLady
$ Turqouiz Noiz
% The Archaris and Gender Trash

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