Sonic Jesus - Reich - Fuzz Club Live Session
Sonic Jesus blew away audiences earlier this year with their debut album of intense industrial darkness - Neither Virtue Nor Anger - and soul shattering live performances. The Reich live session gives a taste of the electric energy and talent of the Sonic Jesus live experience.
Shindig Magazine has called them “one of Psych’s best kept secrets”, Drowned In Sound compared them to Brian Jonestown Massacre combined with the sonic intensity of A Place To Bury Strangers. Sonic Jesus now present their debut album Neither Virtue Nor Anger, a double LP out on Fuzz Club Records, April 2015.
Vinyl availble at fuzzclub.com :
4 Sweet Suicide
6 Lost Reprise
7 Paranoid Palace
8 Drift 22
9 Monkey On My Back
10 Whore Is Death
11 My Lunacy
16 Kali Yuga
Last year Sonic Jesus grasped the attention of psych godfathers The Black Angels, with whom they shared a 10” split single, collecting astonishing reviews and premieres in Consequence Of Sound and Exclaim!
Shortly after getting together in 2012, the Italian band released their first self-titled EP and almost immediately sold-out, followed by their mind-blowing London live debut at The Shacklewell Arms. Since then, they have taken part in the Reverb Conspiracy compilation (curated by Fuzz Club and Austin Psych Fest) twice and toured intensively around Europe. They also shared stage with Damo Suzuki and collaborated with iconic Icelandic artist Jón Sæmundur aka Nonni Dead of Dead Skeletons, who did the cover art for the EP and joined them on stage at Eindhoven Psych Lab 2014.
Neither Virtue Nor Anger is something beyond the colourful blend of 60s Psychedelia, Folk, Krautrock, Shoegaze and Post-Punk anticipated by the band’s earlier EP Locomotive. The more it progresses, the more it turns into a desperate stomping Bacchanalia, spiced up with an hypnotic flavour and distorted atmosphere a la Faust.
The album features the artwork of prominent Italian artist Mirco Maracci. His work has been exhibited in Palazzo Taverna in Roma in 2014, along with Andy Warhol, Giorgio De Chirico, Keith Haring and Amedeo Modigliani.
The album is mixed by The Black Angel’s Brett Orrison at The Austin Recording Service, Neither Virtue Nor Anger is anticipated by the video of Lost Reprise, by Emanuele Manco.
FUZZ CLUB RECORDS
Fuzz Club Records is an independent label, online store and production company that focuses on raw, experimental rock and roll, influenced by psychedelia, shoegaze, noise, garage, blues, folk and experimentation.
Established in rural Norway during the 24 hour darkness of the Arctic winter, Fuzz Club entered the scene in 2012 with their compilation The Reverb Conspiracy – made in collaboration with Austin Psych Fest – a now annual release capturing the essence of the underground scene as it is today.
Today Fuzz Club has around 20 artists and over 30 releases featuring names like Anton Newcombe, Goat, Alan Vega, The Black Angels, Dead Skeletons, A Place to Bury Strangers and The Underground Youth.