"With droning guitars and jagged lyrics and melodies, Jesu's music is aggressive without being overbearing, metallic and heavy without being metal. The songs sigh and swell in movements, some changes occurring in a slip of a note and others growling to a halt or a breathtaking crescendo. It's chaotic but, at its core, cathartic." - Billboard Magazine
"Jesu, led by Justin Broadrick of the British industrial-metal pioneers Godflesh, soars on clouds of rumbling guitar noise that inevitably turn turbulent." - NY Times
"Conqueror casts 16-bpm doom through a psychedelic-pop lens, resulting in some of the most tuneful, heart wrenching, and - dare we say it - beautiful music of Broadrick's career." - Revolver Magazine
“4.5 out of 5- The First Essential Album of 2007” - Alternative Press
"Dripping heavy, cascading walls of sound, U.K. shoegazing trio Jesu -- helmed by Justin Broadrick, with Diarmuid Dalton and Ted Parsons in tow -- churn out static-edged mini-epics." - Spin.com
"As has come to be expected from Jesu, Conqueror obliterates everything in its path." - Pitchforkmedia.com
Upon the release of 'Conqueror', and for the first time ever, JESU has arrived in the US, touring the span of the country w/ the monsterous ISIS!
After missing the first two and a half weeks due to visa and passport issues, Justin Broadrick and JESU arrived in the US on March 14th, decending on New York City's Irving Plaza, to annhilate and mesmorize it's first American crowd ever, w/ the help of friends ISIS. Following their stellar debut performance (*note - 3 musicians playing new material together for the first time ever, on some random equipment bought in NYC @ Guitar Center), the band put sleep aside and boarded a plane to Austin's annual SXSW Marathon, where, w/ the help of labelmates Pelican, Big Business, Daughters, Oxbow, Steve Brodsky, and Hydra Head Records, JESU brought their glorious majesty to fans from all corners of the globe.
Now, after finishing their first week on the road, the band is headed for the capital of the mid-west, better known as Chicago, as part of their US tour w/ ISIS on Thursday March 22nd @ The Metro...
BUT WAIT! More Breaking News!
It has just been announced that JESU WILL BE PERFORMING A SECOND SHOW IN CHICAGO on FRIDAY MARCH 23rd @ The Subterranean (show starts @ 9pm) w/ These Arms Are Snakes, Zozobra, and MGR!
it's true! see the flier below:
More on Conqueror:
Justin K. Broadrick triumphantly returns with his second Jesu full-length (the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed Silver EP), Conqueror. Out February 20th, courtesy of Hydra Head, and packed with eight gorgeously hypnotic tracks in just over an hour, Conqueror exhales a dreamlike mist of weighty celestial ambience, underwater phantasms and slow-rolling nebulae, fomenting the kind of kaleidoscopic rapture—brimming with lush electronics, dulcet guitar textures, massive riffs, and lavish atmospheric hues—that makes us swear we’re on drugs.
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Also, CLICK HERE and read BILLBOARD MAGAZINE's interview w/ Justin Broadrick after Jesu debuts as #24 on Billboard's 'Heatseeker' Charts!
JESU Tour w/ ISIS:
3/22- Metro Chicago IL *
JUST ADDED ==> 3/23 - Subterranen Chicago, IL w/ THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, ZOZOBRA, MGR
3/25- Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN *
3/26- The Picador Iowa City IA *
3/27- Granada Theatre Lawrence KS *
3/28- Marquis Theater Denver CO *
3/30- In The Venue Salt Lake City UT *
4/1- The Big Easy Boise ID *
4/2- The Big Easy Spokane WA *
4/3- Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle WA *
4/4- Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR *
4/6- Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco CA *
4/7 - Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, CA *
4/8- Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles CA *
* = w/ Zozobra
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