Jarboe Announces New York Performance

Jarboe (formerly of THE SWANS) has announced that she will be performing at Santos Party House in New York on Saturday, June 27th.

Jarboe‘s return to New York comes at the end of a full European tour and marks Jarboe‘s first time performing music from her latest album, Mahakali, live in the US.

Also on the bill, June 27 at Santos, are: I.U.D. (members of GANG GANG DANCE and GROWING), BLOODY PANDA, and CULT OF YOUTH.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show. Advance tickets are available through TicketWeb, at the Santos Party House box office (96 Lafayette St, Manhattan), and at Other Music (15 East 4th St, Manhattan).

JARBOE – Mahakali

Legendary vocalist/avant garde rock pioneer Jarboe brings her ethereal voice and vision to her latest album, Mahakali. It takes only a few seconds for the album to take your take hold of your spirit and mind as Jarboe‘s hypnotic siren call glide through opening track, “Mahakali, of Terrifying Countenance.” Atmospheric, emotional, and powerful, the band quickly traverses much terrain shifting from the brooding, the dark, the desolate, and the sobering. There are just enough layers of instrumentation and musical darkness to set the mood without overloading the listener. Particularly, there is plenty of tasty percussion work to be found.

There are plenty of guest appearances from Attila Csihar (MAYHEM), Colin Marston (DYSRHYTHMIA, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS), Josh Graham (NEUROSIS, A STORM OF LIGHT), and Phil Anselmo (DOWN). “The Soul Continues” is an absolutely fantastic track combining the black and sinister, low-end vocals of Attila Csihar with absolutely haunting vocal lines by Jarboe. The song is a great juxtaposition of different vocals stylings coming together to create a very powerful single expression. If there was ever a song that perfectly captured the sounds of a nightmare, “A Sea of Blood and Hollow Screaming…” would be it. The sheer power of the song is undeniable. Phil Anselmo‘s lead vocal contribution on the melancholic, acoustic song, “Overthrown,” is a great showcase of his creativity and ability to bear his soul in pure honesty.

Before you realize it, the album is over and the silence really resonates within your mind after being taken on such a trip. Mahakali is perfect for those seeking something more and something that is true and powerful. Many rewards await the listener. (The End Records)

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The End Records Signs Collaboration Between Jarboe & Justin K. Broadrick

The End Records has signed the new project entitled: J2, featuring enigmatic singer/songwriter/performer Jarboe (SWANS) and Justin K. Broadrick, frontman for ambient/progressive noise project JESU (ex-GODFLESH).

J2 is the symbol for current density. The symbol is also short for “Joule” which means: Pronunciation Key: joule (jôôl, joul) The International System unit of electrical, mechanical and thermal energy.

Jarboe is known for her 14 years work with the legendary NYC East Village Art Rock band SWANS, as well as her recent musical collaborations with such bands as JESU, NEUROSIS and A PERFECT CIRCLE. Broadrick, who joined pioneering U.K. grind band NAPALM DEATH at the age of 15, formed the influential metal/industrial act GODFLESH in the late-80′s and in 2003 started up his current band JESU.

“..When I met Justin, he commented upon the impact and influence of Swans upon his music. We did a concert together in London in 2005 and began discussing working together. I had also been drawn to the unique energy of JESU and so this was exciting to explore.”

The J2 album will be released in the spring of 2008 on The End Records.

JESU Announce Lifeline EP and World Tour

JESU have announced yet another release this year in the form of their Lifeline EP. One song features a guest appearance by former SWANS vocalist Jarboe.

The band will embark on a world tour starting in early October in the U.S., which visit Europe and Japan.

Lifeline tracklist”
1. “Lifeline” [5.17]
2. “You Wear Their Masks” [6.18]
3. “Storm Comin’ On” [5.58]
4. “End of the Road” [5.34]

Tour dates:
North America
Oct 4 2007 Casbah San Diego, California
Oct 5 2007 Amoeba In-Store Los Angeles, California
Oct 6 2007 The Sets Tempe, Arizona
Oct 7 2007 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 9 2007 Hailey’s Denton, Texas
Oct 10 2007 The Mohawk Austin, Texas
Oct 11 2007 Walters Houston, Texas
Oct 12 2007 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 13 2007 Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
Oct 15 2007 The Social Orlando, Florida
Oct 16 2007 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 17 2007 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Oct 18 2007 Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
Oct 19 2007 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 20 2007 Grammercy Theatre New York, New York
Oct 21 2007 The Polish Club Poughkeepsie, New York
Oct 22 2007 Trinity On Main New Britain, Connecticut
Oct 23 2007 The Middle East – Downstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 24 2007 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Oct 25 2007 Lees Palace Toronto, Ontario
Oct 26 2007 Showplace Theatre Buffalo, New York
Oct 27 2007 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Oct 28 2007 The Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Oct 29 2007 Pops Sauget, Illinois
Oct 30 2007 Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Oct 31 2007 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado
Nov 2 2007 Neumo’s Crystal Ball Seattle, Washington
Nov 3 2007 Hawthorne Theatre Portland
Nov 5 2007 Harlow’s Sacramento, California
Nov 6 2007 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
Nov 7 2007 Viper Room (Vice / Scion Private Party) Los Angeles, California
Nov 9 2007 Ex Plex Los Angeles, California

UK w/ MONO
Nov 15 2007 Corporation Sheffield
Nov 16 2007 Oran Mor Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 17 2007 Cockpit Leeds
Nov 18 2007 Medicine Bar Birmingham
Nov 19 2007 Cooler Bristol
Nov 20 2007 Scala London

Japan
Nov 25 2007 Shibuya Club Quattro Tokyo
Nov 27 2007 Nagoya Club Quattro Nagoya
Nov 28 2007 Shinsaibashi Club Quattro Osaka

Europe w/ FEAR FALLS BURNING
Dec 3 2007 La Locomotive Paris
Dec 4 2007 De Kreun Kortrijk
Dec 5 2007 Paradiso Amsterdam
Dec 6 2007 Werkstatt Cologne
Dec 7 2007 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin
Dec 8 2007 B Dresden
Dec 9 2007 Palac Akropolis Prague
Dec 10 2007 Arena Vienna
Dec 12 2007 The Garage Milan
Dec 13 2007 Ndie Lausanne
Dec 14 2007 Le Romandie Strasbourg
Dec 15 2007 State X New Forms Festival Den Haag
Dec 16 2007 La Cartonnerie Reims