Any idea this little corner of the Interuniverse was important enough to quote in a press release? Me neither. Then again, it’s not your SOTC narrator, it’s that Monday guy who’s press-release material. This from the inbox:
The Pacific Northwest’s beloved, esoteric uprooters of rock’s antecedents, Old Time Relijun has already received an impressive outpouring of premature critical praise months in advance of its K Records meisterwerk Catharsis In Crisis. Legendary music scribe Everett True — he who put Sub Pop and myriad others on the map with his writing in NME and Melody Maker, as well as current author and Plan B editor — rated Catharsis In Crisis #1 in his “Top 5 Antifolk Songs” column in the Village Voice. A couple of weeks later, True followed that article with a column raving yet again about Old Time Relijun. Read the entire colorful passage HERE.
Apparently, the Mountain Goats’s John Darnielle likes them too. From the same release:
Likewise, esteemed critic and musician John Darnielle (singer/songwriter of The Mountain Goats and Last Plane to Jakarta editor, et al.) writes one of the most eloquent and flowing prose pieces about the latest Old Time Relijun disc in his latest zine. The review must be read in its entirety to be fully appreciated. Read it HERE.
Both bands are playing New York in October.
OLD TIME RELIJUN NY-AREA DATES
10/13 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw (WFMU event w/ Oneida)
10/19 Brooklyn, NY Sound Fix Records (Fanatic CMJ Party)
10/19 New York, NY Knitting Factory (Panache CMJ Showcase)*
10/21 Annandale on Hudson, NY Bard College*
10/24 Hartford, CT Charter Oak Center*
10/25 Poughkeepsie, NY Vassar College*
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS IN NY
MON 10/1 @ The Bowery Ballroom
TUE 10/2 @ Studio B
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 23, 2007