My Jerusalem @ 191 Toole

The Rialto Theatre Presents

My Jerusalem @ 191 Toole

Monsignor Wednesday's Guitar Mass, Miss Olivia Reardon

Jun 19 Mon

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

191 Toole


This event is 21 and over

My Jerusalem
My Jerusalem
Jeff Klein – Vocals, Guitar: Jon Merz – Guitar, Keyboards, Horns: Geena Spigarelli –
Bass: Grant Van Amburgh - Drums

“Nobody ever paid money to see Harry Houdini escape being buried alive” says My
Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein. “They wanted the small chance of seeing him
killed by the weight of the earth on top of him.”

Behold the concept behind Preachers, the second full-length release from Austin's My
Jerusalem. From the opening piano of the haunting title track, to the unexpected
pummeling guitar and drums on closer “I Left My Conscience In You”, Preachers leads
the listener on a cinematic journey through a reckless, jagged landscape of Raymond
Carver-esque stories, fueled by Klein’s persuasive baritone, ominous guitars, dream-like
keyboards and a deep rhythmic pulse.

Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica,
Black Joe Lewis) at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Preachers is the first My Jerusalem album
genuinely made by a band, not just performed by a group of musicians. Pushing aside
hard drives and laptops to make way for analog tape machines and vintage keyboards,
what Klein describes as the “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul” sounds of Preachers
were born from organic, live performances Eno carefully captured and tweaked.

Preachers is the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed debut, Gone For Good, an
album that earned the band performances on BBC Radio 6 and Daytrotter, as well as
notices from NPR's All Songs Considered, AOL/Spinner's Song of the Day, and the
iTunes Weekly Rewind. Along with European festival appearances at the Frequency
Festival, Musikfestwochen, and Rock Im Saal, the band toured and played shows with a
eclectic set of bands including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Har Mar
Superstar, Avett Brothers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and White Arrows.

Buoyed by the success of Gone For Good, Preachers showcases a band headed into the
studio with a renewed focus and confidence. Preachers contains equal parts swagger (the
swampy gospel of title track “Preachers”, the strutting intensity of “Born In The Belly”)
and groove (the spooky beauty of “Shatter Together”, the crescendoing, feral drive of
“Devoe”, the infectious crooner “Mono”); as much primal (“Death Valley”) as it is
humane ("Chameleon").

“It’s a darker record,” says Klein, who, before forming My Jerusalem in 2010, made 3
records under his own name. “So much had changed since Gone For Good. We’d all kind
of been through hell and back again in different ways, and this was the natural artistic
result of all of that. But I think it’s a beautiful, comforting darkness. It’s real, but not
“We finally have a shared collective vibe,” adds guitarist/keyboardist Jon Merz, “
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