Friday, September 04, 2009

Junius - The Martrydom of A Catastrophist (2009)



This just dropped on Gimmesound, courtesy of the band and Mylene Sheath, and I just have to exclaim:

Holy Fucking Shit.. This is SOOOOOOOO GOOOOD!!!

Seriously, this band is amazing recorded. They are amazing live. Mylene Sheath is amazing and is easily one of the best record labels in existence right now.

If you know what the deal is with Junius then let me just tell you that this is going to floor you. The songwriting is so top notch and the vocals and lyrics (from what I can make out) are awesome and this works as a wonderful progression from the Fires of Antediluvia 7" that came out a year or two ago.

If you dont know Junius, well now is the time to get on board. Junius strikes some crazy balance between The Cure, The Chameleons, Depeche Mode (without the electronics), Mogwai, Caspian, and even, though some may see it as a stretch, Quicksand and other progressive hardcore bands of that ilk.

Simply put, they have a number of disparate influences that as a whole work to become something much greater. Visceral and real, haunting and illuminating, The Martyrdom of the Catastrophist is going to be a record to be remembered for years.

Mylene Sheath is pre-ordering the vinyl as of now, and I'll let their blurb speak for itself, as this package looks to be mighty intense. As soon as the funds free up I am grabbing one of these suckers and rest assured it will not be leaving my turntable without a fight.

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We're insanely proud to announce that we can begin taking preorders for the incredible new full length by Boston, MA's JUNIUS entitled "The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist". After two critically acclaimed EP's (later combined on a self titled reissue), the band can finally be experienced in true full length form and the results are nothing short of stunning! We've wanted to work with these guys since the humble beginnings of the label, so to finally be able to to work with them is a dream come true for us. Throughout the past few weeks we've laughed, we've cried, we've faught, we've healed, we've slept little and hugged lots - and the end result is something that not even we could have imagined =) The packaging is, quite simply, going to drop jaws. You'd definitely be hard pressed to find a harder working, more dedicated band. Constantly pushing themselves to the next level, both artistically and functionally as a band, Junius believes in what they're doing with all their hearts... and so do we. And it is with that mutual belief in one another that we announce the preorder for "The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist"!!

PREORDER HERE: Junius - The Martyrdom of the Catastrophist Preorder

We went all out for this monster - the vinyl will have 5mm spine, super thick 350gsm jackets with spot gloss and include a massive 11" x 11" 16 page paperback book in which the cover is on heavy, upgraded 250gsm stock w/spot gloss and the inner pages are on 200gsm uncoated paper featuring art by Drew Speziale (Circle Takes The Square) and illustrator Matt Gauck. The CD comes housed in a 300gsm cardboard gatefold CD jacket and includes massive 24 page booklet on thick uncoated paper featuring art by Drew Speziale and Matt Gauck as well. The album was recorded by Kevin Mills and Tom Syrowski (Weezer, AFI) and mastered by Dave Collins (Danny Elfman, Black Sabbath). There's also a tote bag edition of the vinyl, the record will come snuggled up inside a limited edition, preorder only, Junius tote bag! These will be hand screened by the band themselves in a very limited run of 25, exclusive to this preorder =)

Pressing info for the vinyl will break down like this:
-100 on clear vinyl with bronze haze
-100 black and bronze vinyl swirled
-700 bronze vinyl

All preorders will ship out in late October and as always, don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

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So thats that!! Get on this shit!! If you like vinyl, it sounds like you cant lose out with this presentation and if you arent in the market for LPz than please support the artist by getting it for free at Gimmesound.com

30 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks so much for posting this, im into gimmesound, its frustrating to organize because you have to do it individually but its still way worth it! this album is so amazing i've been listening to it non stop since you posted this, please keep this up

5:19 AM  
Blogger j.roadkill said...

can some friendly guy upload this record somewhere so regular europeans can check out this record? some stupid record company from germany doesn't allow any downloads. pretty pretty please?

6:04 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

i'm not sure what you mean. does Gimme Sound not work for you?

let me know. also, j.roadkill.. i am going to be in Munich on the 25th of this month, any chance you are around there?

and yeah, i agree that i wish gimmesound was a bit more organized, but i think it has something to do with the way the pay structure works.. they get paid per song. some one will come up with a better version of it eventually. i'm just psyched that someone decided to try this out in the first place. definitely the next wave of music downloading..

^_^

8:23 AM  
Blogger j.roadkill said...

well, in general, gimmesound works pretty fine, even in the old world, but it's just that there's this one label which distributes bands like Junius or Caspian in Europe and which isn't too keen on the whole business idea of gimmesound. because it's still 2005 in their heads or whatever. so when you click on the link you provided you get the notice that you should get junius' records through this stupid label. and what really is the worst part: i know from personal experience how well-ressourced this label is in the asshole-department.

bummer.

and no, sadly, I'll be enjoy some family days at the sea at the opposite end of Germany around the 25th. too bad, i'd have really appreciated to have a little chat with you!

9:27 AM  
Blogger mightyscoop said...

The same for us in the UK.

the bands european distribution people don't seem to like gimmesound.

a wasted opportunity on thier part I feel' don't see Junius bothering the UK charts...

Excited about this record, so will just buy a copy or check emusic.

Thanks for putting me onto gimmesound. A great concept.

Rob

4:38 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

i must say the people that run Mylene Sheath are some of the coolest record label owners ever. I will make them aware of this and see if they even know that this is happening... until then, i'll work something out when i have a chance. thanks for reading and maybe email me your emails and we can fix this problem soon ^_^

blend77 (at) gmail (dot) com

2:33 PM  
Blogger Saucy said...

I'm having a problem downloading too, albeit a different one. I went to download the first track and it came up on my computer without a format extension and I couldn't play it. Do I have to download it in Internet Exploder or something?

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