Formed in San Francisco back in 1988, the Brian Jonestown Massacre have a long-held reputation for material that has spanned the gamut of psych rock, folk, acid rock, experimental rock, shoegaze and electronica, as well as being notorious for the band’s tumultuous working relationships and founder and sole consistent member Anton Newcomb’s struggles with drug addiction. But what seems to be forgotten in all of this is the fact that Newcomb and the Brian Jonestown Massacre have managed to be incredibly prolific. 

The band’s forthcoming Revelation which is slated for a May 20th release, is the first album that the band completely recorded at Newcombe’s Berlin-based recording studio. And interestingly, as you’ll hear on “What You Isn’t,” the first single off the new album, the band manages to refine their sound slightly – but in some way the track also manages to be reminiscent of the Psychedelic Furs, thanks to the seductive saxophone in the background but as always, incredibly trippy. 

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