Release Date: Mar 15, 2019
Record label: A Recordings
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
For all intents and purposes, The Brian Jonestown Massacre is not so much a band these days as it is a man. With the majority of its 40 or so previous members living in the US and Anton Newcombe now living in Berlin, it's been even more of a solo project of late. For live performances, Newcombe tends to call in his American compatriots such as the irreplaceable cult figure of Joel Gion on tambourine, but for studio recordings - at his own Cobra Studio - European artists tend to flesh out his sound.
A tight LP to summarize the core of their output… This is a fitting title for the band's latest LP, as it embodies the core of their sound. No matter how far he ventures, Anton bases most of his songs on a trademark, twangy set of chords. By now, the front man could easily craft a standard Brian Jonestown Massacre tune in a minute, plus there is always at least one on each album that blows us away.