- Bab(a/ y)lon Rising
- Artist: The Saint James Society
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 3/12/2013
Vinyl LP pressing. Austin, TX psych rock gang The Saint James Society plays electrifying rock music that brilliantly connects the dots between dark 60s blues-based garage rock and early 80s post punk resulting in a hypnotically powerful sound the fabulous four-piece calls 'Pentecostal Desert Glam.' TSJS's full length debut the mystically-titled Bab(a/y)lon Rising pulses through the speakers like punk rock gypsies on a rampage, perfectly capturing the band's apocalyptic nomad-rock as it drips with dark fuzz and acid drone that will surely find favor with restless sinners everywhere. Equal parts style and sound, The Saint James Society blends sex, rebellion and mysticism with a fascination for western mystic traditions and secret societies, creating modern music that aims to awaken something deep and wonderfully dangerous within the listener. It has been said that The Saint James Society sounds as good as any band on the planet at full volume, a point to which the band's bustling fan network of artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, creeps and thieves would most assuredly agree. When the heavy swagger of vocalist/bassist Brandon Burkart and golden guitars of Dahveed Dubois align with the band's heavy-footed rhythms, ticking-time-bomb beat and stunning twin vocal tandem of rebel queens Elza Burkart and Candice Bertalan, the resulting musical statement mainlines the thrill of defiance straight to the listener's heart. Fire up Bab(a/y)lon Rising and find out for yourself what the buzz is all about; you just might discover your new favorite band.