Ides Of Gemini Inks Deal With Neurot Records
Neurot Records has announced the signing of Ides of Gemini. Consisting of singer/bassist Sera Timms of Black Math Horseman and established film and music journalist, J. Bennett (guitar/backing vocals) of Terrorizer and Revolver Magazine, the Los Angeles-based group is tough to categorize, but a member of the press described it as "dream doom."
Ides of Gemini recorded and self-released a four-song EP, "The Disruption Writ" in 2010. The group plans to release its full-length debut via Neurot in 2012.
“It’s all about that moment—that moment when a piece of music comes seemingly from nowhere and is exactly what you were looking for, but you didn’t know it,” says Neurot boss and Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Steve Von Till. “I remember the moment when Ides of Gemini warped my brain. I received an email from Scott Kelly in May. The subject heading was simply, ‘J. Bennett’s band is killer!’ and had a link. I had known J. for a while as a stalwart supporter of all that is good and heavy out there, but I had no idea he made music. I clicked the link and was completely hypnotized for the duration of the demo. As soon as it ended and I realized I had been completely captivated, I replied to Scott’s email: ‘Totally fucking killer.’ Then I immediately emailed J. and told him how awesome I thought it was. A few conversations later, and we were working together. It was beautiful and meant to be. Ides of Gemini is amazing!”
“We’re not religious people, but getting the nod from Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly is like getting onstage only to find Moses and John The Baptist in the front row, wearing your band’s t-shirts,” Bennett enthuses. “And we don’t even have shirts yet, which makes it all the more incredible. The point, though, is this: The impact Neurosis has had on our psyches over the years is immeasurable. ‘Honored’ doesn’t quite cover it. But before anyone gets too excited, I should also probably mention that we sound nothing like Neurosis.”
Ides of Gemini plays its first show in Northern California at the Oakland Metropolitan Opera House on October 15th. The performance will be part of the Blood, Sweat + Vinyl Music and Film Festival.
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