Revelation (A Records)
release date: 5/19/2014
by Mike Delano
The music industry illuminati had seemingly declared The Brian Jonestown Massacre – and their supposed mad genius frontman Anton Newcombe – to be rock’s great saviors a few seconds after they formed the band. And considering how their profile blew up even further following Dig!, the excellent 2004 documentary about Newcombe’s fascinatingly prickly relationship with Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, it’s incredible that TBJM feels so under the radar in 2014, considering their history. But hey, strip away the contextual stuff and this band still delivers some great rock ‘n’ roll, as evidenced by the supremely confident slow burn of “What You Isn’t,” from their fourteenth (!) album, Revelation.
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