In February we were lucky enough to play with Neurosis out here in Seattle. The times? They were good. Good times. Pret–tay pret–tay pret–tay good times. Neurosis blew me away. I've been a long time fan but had never seen the dragon beyond it's cave, never heard the bull roar from atop the mount, never felt the itchy kiss of that beard. Apparently, Neurosis had never seen us either (crazy!), but the smitten–ness was a two way street and the bards made merry.
AKIMBO (the good guys) will be releasing our first ever concept record on NEUROT RECORDINGS. The album is called "Jersey Shores", the concept is "nature will fuck you up", and the theme is "sharks, in particular, will totally fuck you up." The subject matter we have harvested and immersed in to forge this piece of music is actually much more robust and historical than I am letting on here, but in the interest of comedy I have decided to remain base and neanderthal. Ha.
The record is six songs, about 45 minutes long, and is an intergalactic portcullis that will unlock the secrets of time travel for the benefit of man. It was recorded in the same session as Navigating the Bronze (two albums in one session? oh yes we did) by master Chris Owens in dirty dirty dirty Louisville, KY.
Stay tuned for details. Currently we're looking at a mid – late 2008 release.
I told you we'd be dropping some serious shit.
In the wake of the death of one of the band's largest inspirations, they soldier on. Jersey Shores will be the band's sixth full length album in six years, and the follow up to the aforementioned Navigating the Bronze, which was released on Alternative Tentacles last year.