“ALL SHALL FLOAT”: NEW JUNIUS VIDEO, TOUR
An extremely welcome surprise in 2011 was Reports From The Threshold Of Death, a throbbing, gauzy dream-rock record from Boston’s Junius (read here). One shitty major magazine described Reports as the intersection of Neurosis and The Smiths, but a sharper listen reveals Deftones-sized hooks and melancholic majesty more akin to Loveless by My Bloody Valentine and Cave-In epics like “Seafrost” and “Paranormal.” I love! U love!
Junius embarks on a busy US tour next month (with O’Brother, dates below), and then heads to Europe in April, so fans have not long to wait for a consciousness-muddying headline set. But in the meantime, Alternative Press has the exclusive on “All Shall Float” (here), an appropriately lovely video built from footage of the band’s last jaunt with Enslaved (when Junius stepped in for the red-tape bound Ghost). Smoke one, crank it, blast off!
Feb 16 Washington, DC @ DC9
Feb 17 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Feb 18 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
Feb 19 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Feb 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Feb 22 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Feb 23 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Feb 24 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Feb 25 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Feb 26 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Feb 28 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Feb 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar 02 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Mar 03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Mar 04 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Mar 06 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mar 07 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground
Mar 09 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Mar 10 Dallas, TX @ Bryan Street Tavern
Mar 11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Order Junius’ Reports From The Threshold Of Death and stuff here.