My Jerusalem - "Mono" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

13 September 2012

"Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul" at its best from Austin's My Jerusalem.

My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein describes the Austin band’s latest album—Preachers releasing 9 October via the End Records— as “a darker record. So much had changed since Gone For Good. We’d all kind of been through hell and back again in different ways, and this was the natural artistic result of all of that.  But I think it’s a beautiful, comforting darkness. It’s real, but not selfish.”

The band has done well in the last two years with an appearance on BBC Radio 6, many festival appearances and a “Song of the Day” selection by Spinner. Klein says that My Jerusalem is “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul” and there really couldn’t be a more perfect description for the haunting, jaggedy edge of their tunes. Case in point is “Mono”, which we premiere today, the fourth track on the upcoming record.

09.21 - Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS
09.23 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
09.24 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
09.25 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
09.26 - Township - Chicago, IL
09.27 - Club Garibaldi - Milwaukee, WI
09.28 - Smalls - Detroit, MI      
10.05 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
10.06 - Hot Water Hills Festival - Hot Springs, AR      
10.07 - The High Watt - Nashville, TN
10.09 - Glasslands - New York, NY
10.11 - Thursdays - Beaver, PA      
10.12 - Slims - Raleigh, NC      
10.13 - Tin Roof - Charleston, SC      
10.15 - The EARL - Atlanta, GA      
10.18 - The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK      
10.19 - Holy Mountain - Austin, TX

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