Austin rockers My Jerusalem premiered their new music video for current single “No One Gonna Give You Love” today on VEVO. Watch the video directed by Erica Silverman HERE. The song is from the band’s full-length album A Little Death released this past summer via Washington Square Music.
My Jerusalem are excited to hit the road as support to The Sounds on their tour celebrating the ten year anniversary of their classic debut album Dying To Say This To You. The tour kicks off on November 15th in Salt Lake City and makes stops nationwide including stops in Chicago (11/20 @ Metro), New York City (11/22 @ Brooklyn’s Warsaw and 11/23 at Irving Plaza), Austin, TX (12/7 at Emo’s) and two dates in Los Angeles (12/13 & 12/14 at The Belasco Theatre). My Jerusalem recently wrapped a string of dates with Eliot Sumner and will be heading back out on the road with The Psychedelic Furs this month. Full tour dates are below.
My Jerusalem will hit the road this fall with Eliot Sumner during a handful of her Midwest dates. Immediately following, the Austin-based rock band will join The Psychedelic Furs as direct support for a string of shows. Full tour dates below.
Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are excited to premiere the video for “Rabbit Rabbit” today via VEVO. The video is the first visual from the band’s recent full-length release, A Little Death. Watch the video for “Rabbit Rabbit” HERE.
My Jerusalem Release New Full-Length Studio Album, A Little Death, Today Via Washington Square Music
Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are proud to present the release of the band’s brand new studio album titled A Little Death. Out today, Friday, June 24, A Little Death is now available for purchase via Merch NOW, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. To celebrate the release, the band will be performing a 101X-sponsored show tomorrow, Saturday, June 25, in Austin, TX at 3TEN Austin City Limits to showcase songs from the new album that can be streamed in its entirety over at Noisey HERE.
Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are excited to present “Young Leather,” the band’s new track taken from its forthcoming studio album, A Little Death (Friday, June 24). Serving as the album’s opener and featuring a boozy, sexy swagger complimented by the distinct vocals of singer Elle King, “Young Leather” is now currently premiering with Brooklyn Vegan HERE. Pre-order for A Little Death is now live via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play where “Young Leather” and the album’s first single, “Rabbit Rabbit,” can be downloaded instantly with purchase.
“The little death,” or “la petite mort” in French, refers to, well, an orgasm, and somewhere between the literal definition and the slang is where frontman Jeff Klein situated the album. “Like any kid, I was obsessed with death and obsessed with sex. Some people grow out of it and start families and become normal people and some of us just stay the same,” Klein laughs. “I’m still obsessing about the psychology behind death and sex.” This duality bleeds through on the album, which flexes a lurid sexual energy, reminiscent of something between Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Echo and the Bunnymen.
MY JERUSALEM TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, A LITTLE DEATH, ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24. FIRST SINGLE, “RABBIT RABBIT,” NOW PREMIERING VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are pleased to announce the Friday, June 24 release of the band’s new album, A Little Death. “The little death,” or “la petite mort” in French, refers to, well, an orgasm, and somewhere between the literal definition and the slang is where frontman Jeff Klein situated the album. “Like any kid, I was obsessed with death and obsessed with sex. Some people grow out of it and start families and become normal people and some of us just stay the same,” Klein laughs. “I’m still obsessing about the psychology behind death and sex.” This duality bleeds through on the album, which flexes a lurid sexual energy, reminiscent of something between Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Echo and the Bunnymen. Stream the first single from A Little Death titled “Rabbit Rabbit” via Consequence of Sound HERE.
Though My Jerusalem has been kicking around in some capacity since 2010, A Little Death is the first album with a solidified lineup. Previously, the band had been more of a collective, with contributions from Klein’s revolving door of friends from previous projects, Gutter Twins and The Twilight Singers, and who had also played in bands like Cursive, Okkervil River, and the Polyphonic Spree. Now, with a full-time lineup of members including Grant Van Amburgh (drums), Kyle Robarge (bass), and Jon Merz (guitar, keys, horns), “My Jerusalem is a true band,” Klein says.
Alongside standout tracks like the high-energy “Rabbit Rabbit” and the slowed down banger “No One Gonna Give You Love,” Klein also enlisted the help of another friend on the album’s opener, “Young Leather,” singer Elle King, who contributes background vocals under the song’s raging saxophone. Her timeless voice is the perfect complement to the old-fashioned nature of A Little Death, an album which pays homage to a classic era of rock and roll, one that lacked pretension and focused on honesty in songwriting.
“The album has a throwback vibe to it,” says Klein, who spent many nights walking around the time capsule of an area around his rental home in Brooklyn, among the Russian immigrants and foreign culture of the New York blocks. This setting also provided him with the ability to reflect on the loss of his mother and deal with the family and personal issues he’d put on the backburner for years – another dynamic centerpiece that is largely present within the duration of the record. “There’s a recurring theme of fate, luck, desire, and consequence,” he says of it, “and also, how to be more accountable as a human.”
My Jerusalem will be on tour during April as part of the Communion Music Series and throughout May supporting Against Me! on select dates. Dates below with more to follow.
27 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
28 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn #
29 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa #
10 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar #
11 – Nashville, TN – The Basement #
12 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
14 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm *
15 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall *
17 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
# = Communion Music Series Tour
* = supporting Against Me!
A Little Death track-listing:
01. Young Leather
02. Rabbit Rabbit
03. It’s Torture!
04. No One Gonna Give You Love
05. Done and Dusted
08. Eyes Like A Diamond Mine
09. Candy Lions
10. Jive For Protection
11. Young And Worthless
Washington Square Music announces the signing of indie rockers My Jerusalem to a worldwide label and publishing deal. The Austin-based band will release their third full length record this summer, followed by extensive touring in the U.S. and abroad.
“We’re truly excited to work with Washington Square. We miss the feeling of mystery and danger in rock and roll. We want to make sure it doesn’t disappear,” says lead singer Jeff Klein. “Washington Square gets it. This album is a celebration. A really fucked up celebration.”
“We are very excited to have My Jerusalem join the Washington Square roster,” adds Washington Square Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld. “Jeff Klein and the band write innovative songs and it’s a pleasure to partner with an artist who gets plenty of love from both fans and fellow artists alike. My Jerusalem’s signing to Washington Square is a great example of the progress that we are making in attracting outstanding indie artists to the label.”
Jeff Klein founded My Jerusalem in 2010 after several years of being a touring musician in critically acclaimed bands The Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins. Originally conceived as a collective, My Jerusalem really hit their stride in 2013 with the release of Preachers, their second full length album (The End Records). Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno, Preachers fully encapsulates the sound of the band and was released to rave reviews. My Old Kentucky Blog premiered the album in its entirety, calling out Klein’s “smokey baritone vocals.” The Austin Chronicle said, “The band soaks romantic obsession in a cinematic pool of brooding rock.” My Jerusalem have toured extensively with a variety of artists including Courtney Love, Spoon, Peter Murphy, Heartless Bastards and The Lemonheads amongst many others.
My Jerusalem is Jeff Klein (lead vocals), Grant Van Amburgh (drums), Jon Merz (guitar, keys, horns) and Kyle Robarge (bass). My Jersualem is managed by Charlie Caplowe and Chris Trovero and represented for touring in North America by David Strunk at United Talent Agency.
My Jerusalem is the latest signing to Washington Square, the alternative-leaning imprint formed by Razor & Tie. The band joins label mates Austin Plaine, Soren Bryce and MOTHXR.