by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Jarboe - "House Of Void" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Batillus - S/T EP (Zipped MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Batillus - "Tunguska" (MP3)


Ex-Swans dark goddess Jarboe is currently touring Europe until the end of June, but has scheduled a lone date in the US, June 27th at Santos Party House with IUD (mems-Gang Gang Dance), Bloody Panda, and Cult of Youth! Tickets are on sale.

Jarboe is currently touring with members of NYC's own Inswarm as well as Erik Wunder, half of the amazing Cobalt, on her current trek through Europe (and in NYC). So where is the other half of Cobalt? Serving in Iraq, according to Decibel:

The last time I talked to Erik, about a year ago, he mentioned that you had about a year left in your time with the Army. Are you indeed close to being finished, or will you be serving for longer?

I reenlisted for 5 more years. I fucking love the Army and I am an excellent Soldier. This is where I belong, in another country with a gun in my hand.

Just how dangerous has it been for you over there?

I will put it this way, 90% of people in Iraq are on huge camps called FOB's with huge intertwined security systems and people there don't have a thing in the world to be worried about. I, on the other hand, have spent 3 days on a FOB in the last few months and am living IN the population and gunfire and explosions are heard every day where I sleep. The threat is very real but we are prepared.


Fade Kainer of Inswarm, in addition to playing with Jarboe, recently joined local faves Batillus, contributing his shredded vox and fx. Batillus has only played one show in this configuration thus far, and will revert back to trio formation on June 27th (while Kainer is playing Santos Party House) and play a previously unreleased and comparatively minimalistic piece "Tunguska" (downloadable above) in Providence, RI. The June 27th show is part of a handful of Northeast dates that the band has scheduled with Elder and Riff Cannon.

Full Jarboe and Batillus tour dates, and a few vids are below...

Jarboe - "Surgical Saviour"

Neurosis & Jarboe - "Within"

Batillus @ Jungle, Apr 30 2009

May 26 2009 Turock Essen
May 27 2009 Tacheles Berlin
May 28 2009 Markthalle Hamburg
Jun 5 2009 No Mercy Warsaw
Jun 6 2009 Firlej Wroclaw
Jun 7 2009 Rock Cafe Prague
Jun 8 2009 tba Budapest
Jun 9 2009 Club Mochvara Zagreb
Jun 10 2009 Channel Zero Ljubljana
Jun 11 2009 Unwound Club Padova
Jun 12 2009 L' embobineuse Marseille
Jun 13 2009 tba Barcelona
Jun 14 2009 Ritmo & Compas Madrid
Jun 15 2009 Santiago Alquimista Lisbon
Jun 16 2009 Passos Manuel Porto
Jun 17 2009 Plateruena Bilbao
Jun 18 2009 tba Toulouse
Jun 19 2009 HELLFEST Clisson, Pays de la Loire
Jun 20 2009 UNDERWORLD London
Jun 27 2009 Santos Party House NYC, New York*
Jul 26 2009 SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL Birmingham U.K.
* w/ IUD, Bloody Panda, Cult of Youth

June 26 101 Hooker Street - Allston, MA
June 27 Sweatshop - Providence, RI
June 28 Bar - New Haven, CT

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