Boston-based shoegaze-rock phenoms Junius
have been causing a major stir in the past few months. Following the release of their critically acclaimed full-length album, “The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist,” and being heralded by some of the country’s largest press outlets, the band repeatedly impressed audiences at this year’s SXSW marathon, helping to land them on two upcoming US tours which begin next week (one this month with rock supergroup Orbs, and the other happening this Fall supporting Volcom rock heroes Valient Thorr and Relapse Records’ newest and most brutal signing, Howl).
Now, just as they prepare to set off on months of non-stop touring, Junius have announced appearances at two of the year’s most renowned music festivals, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest (sharing the stage w/ Devo, MGMT, Polvo, Man Man, Capn’ Jazz, The Hold Steady and more), and the other at Gainesville, Florida’s punk rock gathering, The Fest, where they’ll perform alongside some of the most worshipped acts in the underground punk scene including Frank Turner, High on Fire, Leatherface, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Teenage Bottlerocket, and countless others.
Check after the jump for tour dates!
Orbs was founded back in 2007 by Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me), Adam Fisher (Fear Before), Clayton Holyoak (Fear Before) and Ashely Ellyllon (Abigail Williams, Cradle Of Filth). With that being said you could call this an insanely amazing super group. Recently they signed with respectable indie label Equal Vision Records to release the groups first full length album “Asleep Next To Science”. It’s fair to say I am super pumped for this release and look forward to their first offering. Read past the break for the official press release as well as the album artwork and track list!