STREAMING: Ides of Gemini’s Hexagram 7″

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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As you can tell from the giant picture there, our very own J Bennett has a band (he’s the one that isn’t wearing a dress)– along with drummer Kelly Johnston and Black Math Horseman’s Sera Timms – and they’re pretty awesome. Hell, Ghost picked them to be their sole opener on their current North American trek. Just imagine if Siouxsie Sioux had been signed to 4AD and listened to lots of Isis. They put out their full-length debut, Constantinople (not Istanbul), last year. Now they’ve followed that up with the Hexagram 7″. Two very different songs represent the breadth of their style. On the “A” side, you have “Spectral Queen,” a dark, heavy slice of postpunk hypnosis. Flip it over, and you’ve got”Darkness at Noon,” a creepy, ethereal piano piece. Obviously, the ideal way to hear these is on vinyl, but if you want a sneak preview, we have both tracks streaming exclusively below. Turn off the lights and enjoy!

See them on tour with Ghost this spring.

4/16/2013 — Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse +
4/18/2013 — Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
4/19/2013 — Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
4/20/2013 — Phoenix, AZ – Lost Leaf *
4/22/2013 — Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina *
4/23/2013 — Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
4/25/2013 — San Francisco, CA – The Regency
4/26/2013 — Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
4/27/2013 — Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
4/28/2013 — Bellingham, WA – Shakedown *
4/29/2013 — Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/30/2013 — Calgary, AB – Republik
5/01/2013 — Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
5/03/2013 — Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
5/04/2013 — Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
5/06/2013 — Toronto, ON – Opera House
5/07/2013 — Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
5/08/2013 — Quebec City, QC - Theatre Petit Champlain
5/10/2013 — Boston, MA – Royale
5/11/2013 — New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/12/2013 — Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
5/13/2013 — Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/15/2013 — Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
5/16/2013 — Bloomington, IN – The Bishop *
5/17/2013 — Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
5/18/2013 — Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
5/19/2013 — Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
5/20/2013 — Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge *
5/21/2013 — Lincoln, NB – Zoo Bar *
5/22/2013 — TBD *
5/24/2013 — Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex #

* IDES OF GEMINI only
” IDES OF GEMINI w/ Author & Punisher
+ IDES OF GEMINI w/ Demon Lung
# IDES OF GEMINI w/ Boris, Deafheaven

***Pick up Hexagram on Saturday, April 20 at your local Record Store Day event, courtesy of Magic Bullet records. You can get Constantinople here.