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Brian Jonestown Massacre – new album & 2010 tour dates

Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Brian Jonestown Massacre is back and set to release their tenth studio album, Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? on February 23rd. The 13-track album was recorded throughout 2009 in Iceland and Berlin and features Spaceman 3 legend Will Carruthers on bass, vocalist Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir and a variety of international musicians contributing textures not previously heard on a BJM album. It is to be released on bandleader Anton Newcombe’s own label, “a recordings LTD”, distributed though Red Eye.

With this album, BJM‘s revolving door lineup now includes guitarist/vocalist and “Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth” songwriter Matt Hollywood, who previously left the group (other ex-member & Dig! scene-stealer, master tambourinist Joel Gion, has been back for a few years). The band’s current lineup is posted below.

Brian Jonestown Massacre plays shows in Australia and New Zealand this February/March, Europe in April and May, and then a North American tour in late May and June. They’ll play a show at NYC’s Webster Hall on Sunday, June 6th. Tickets are now on AmEx presale. General sale starts Friday, January 22nd at noon.

Songs from the new album are featured below in videos put out by the band. In one, a stop-motion Lego zombie invasion is soundtracked by new song “Let’s Go Fucking Mental.” In another, public doman animation from China follows the band’s “Dekta! Dekta! Dekta!” Both are well worth a look. Those, more album info, and all tour dates are below…

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Brian Jonestown Massacre – Detka! Detka! Detka!

Rehearsal Space: Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) 2008

Brian Jonestown Massacre

‘Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?’ tracklist
1. Tempo 116.7 (Reaching For Dangerous Levels Of Sobriety)
2. Tunger Hnifur
3. Lets Go Fucking Mental
4. White Music
5. This Is The First Of Your Last Warning (Icelandic)
6. This Is The One Thing We Did Not Want To Have Happen
7. The One
8. Someplace Else Unknown
9. Dekta! Dekta! Dekta!
10. Super Fucked
11. Our Time
12. Feel It
13. Felt Tipped Pictures Of Ufos

BJM lineup

Anton Newcombe – Guitar/Vocals
Matt Hollywood – Guitar/Vocals
Frankie Teardrop – Guitar
Ricky Rene Maymi – Guitar/Feedback
Collin Hegna – Bass
Daniel Allaire – Drums
Rob Campanella – Organ/Guitar/Percussion
Joel Gion – Tamborine/Maraca

Brian Jonestown Massacre – 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 18 The Zoo Brisbane, Queensland
Feb 19 PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER FESTIVAL Wiseman’s Ferry, New South Wales
Feb 20 HiFi Bar Melbourne, Victoria
Feb 21 Billboards Melbourne, Victoria
Feb 23 Fowlers Adelaide, South Australia
Feb 25 The Capital Theatre Perth, Western Australia
Feb 28 The Metro Sydney, New South Wales
Mar 03 The Factory Theatre (ALL AGES) Sydney, New South Wales
Mar 04 The Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, New South Wales
Mar 06 LOST WEEKEND FESTIVAL Brisbane, Queensland
Mar 08 Transmission Room Auckland, Auckland
Mar 09 Bodega Wellington, Wellington
Apr 16 Artefacts Festival Strasbourg, Alsace
Apr 18 La Vapeur Dijon, Bourgogne
Apr 20 CCO Lyon, Rhône-Alpes
Apr 21 Cabaret Aleatoire Marseilles, PACA
Apr 22 Bikini Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées
Apr 23 Apolo Barcelona, Barcelona
Apr 24 Espace Tatry Bordeaux, Aquitaine
Apr 25 Olympic Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Apr 27 Bataclan Paris, Ile-de-France
Apr 28 Aeronef Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Apr 29 Abart Zurich, Zurich
May 01 Covo Club Bologna, Bologna
May 02 Bad Bonn Dudingen, Friburg
May 04 59 to 1 München, Bayern
May 05 Flex Vienna, Wien
May 06 Magnet Berlin, Berlin
May 07 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
May 08 Debaser Stockholm, Stockholms län
May 09 Rockerfeller Oslo, Oslo
May 11 Knust Hamburg, Hamburg
May 12 Luxor Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen
May 13 elkweg Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
May 14 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, London and South East
May 16 02 Academy Birmingham, Midlands
May 17 Academy 3 Manchester, Northwest
May 18 ABC Glasgow, Scotland
May 19 Spring & Airbrake Belfast, Northern Ireland
May 20 The Academy Dublin, Dublin
May 28 Cabooze Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 29 Turner Hall Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 30 The Metro Chicago, Illinois
May 31 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 02 Phoenix Concert Hall Toronto, Ontario
Jun 03 La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
Jun 04 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 06 Webster Hall Manhattan, New York
Jun 08 TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 09 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Jun 10 Mad Hatter Cincinnati, Ohio
Jun 11 Off Broadway St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 13 Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado
Jun 14 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 15 Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho
Jun 17 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Jun 18 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
Jun 19 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Jun 21 The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Jun 22 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California

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