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Jesu releasing ‘Ascension’ (song premiere)

by BBG

Justin Broadrick w/ Godflesh @ Roadburn 2011 (more by Stefan Raduta)
Justin Broadrick

Justin Broadrick‘s label is called Avalanche Inc, and it couldn’t be more appropo. The moniker aptly describes Broadrick’s prolific nature, dropping release after release as part of Final, Greymachine, Pale Sketcher, and his pensive and powerful solo project Jesu.

Jesu has released digital singles, EPs and compilations in recent months, but will now release a new LP called Ascension, his first proper album of new material since 2007, and his Calo Verde Records debut. The effort, due on May 10th, will be released on CD/digital and features the alternately crushing and shoegaze-y beauty known as “Small Wonder” which premieres in this post. Stream it below, and stream another track, “Birth Day”, at the Calo Verde site, who is currently hosting a pre-order.

Justin Broadrick was also one of the early members of Napalm Death (who is still active without him) and a founding member of Godflesh, who played a full album at Roadburn 2011 over the weekend.

The song stream and some Jesu and Godflesh videos, below…


Jesu – Small Wonder

Jesu “We all faulter” live in San Francisco

Jesu “Silver” live in San Luis Obispo

Godflesh – ‘Like Rats’ Live@Roadburn Festival Tilburg 14/04/2011

Godflesh – Christbait? Rising || live @ Roadburn / 013 Tilburg || 14-04-2011

Godflesh:Streetcleaner:Like Rats, Live NJ ’91

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