The New Christs have a long history running through possibly the most convoluted list of line-up changes any band has endured and still retained a moniker. This has meant new albums have held a certain fear factor. What will they sound like this time? Can anything they do compare to the towering peak of “Distemper”? Let’s face it. If that’s your five-star album, you have a lot to live up to.
“Incantation”, the first New Christs studio album in five years, hits the shelves on June 6. Recorded by Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) in his Sydney studio and mixed at the famed Alberts Studios by award winning engineer Wayne Connolly, you can see the cover artwork at right and can hear the first single, "Waves Form", by clicking More (if you're on the front page) or by scrolling down (if you landed direct.)
The Sydney date for the New Christs launch of "Incantations" has been announced. It's Saturday, August 2 at The Factory Floor (that'd be The Factory Theatre) at Marrickville. Tickets for the show are selling here or you can preach about it on Facebook here. More Aussie dates have been announcec following the band's well-received four-week tour of Europe:
Saturday August 2nd - Factory Floor, Sydneyw/ Johnny Casino + The Escarpment
Friday August 8th - Bridge Hotel, Castlemainew/ Don Fernando
Saturday August 9th - Cherry Bar, Melbournew/ Don Fernando + Grindhouse
Fri August 22nd - Beetle Bar, Brisbanew/ Hits + guests
Saturday August 23rd - Italo Australian Sports & Recreation Club, Lismorew/ special guests
Saturday August 30th - The Small Ballroom, Newcastlew/ special guests
The New Christs emerged from the recording studio to play a show at Thirroul Hotel south of Sydney last Sunday. Ace videographer Boris Zemljacenko of BZ Film Co was on hand to shoot some footage. This is "It's Not A Game" from the forthcoming album "Incantations."
BZ Films on YouTube