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Jesu / Sun Kil Moon Announce New Album 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth For May 2017 Release

Jesu / Sun Kil Moon will release their highly anticipated sophomore album 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth on May 5th, 2017. The collaboration between Justin Broadrick’s and Mark Kozelek’s main gigs was recorded in the United Kingdom, United States and Europe in November of 2016.

The album has already had one single “He’s Bad” which was released in July. The partnership then embarked on a autumn tour of the States that concluded late last month in Seattle . The two respected musicians came together to release their self-titled debut on January 21st of this year. The collaboration was hinted at way back in 2015 by Kozelek in an issue of Uncut Magazine and officially announced via Twitter a few months later.

Though Kozelek’s Sun Kil Moon operates within the indie folk spectrum and Broadrick has a long history in the metal, industrial and experimental genres, the pairing was a natural one.

Mark Kozelek spoke about the track recorded for the 30 Songs 30 Days Project, The Greatest Conversation Ever In the History Of The Universe ,

I wrote the words to this one in the early morning hours of August 2nd in a New York hotel room, a few nights after I played a Lou Reed tribute concert at The Lincoln Center. A lot of things were happening at once. I remember turning on the TV and seeing that two 12 year old girls were being tried as adults for something to do with a video game, and I had a dinner with friends where the subject of Pokemon came up. Trump wasn’t just all over USA television at the time. I’d spent June and July in Europe and his face was on news stands all across Europe (not Hillary’s). I don’t like Trump, but it’s my opinion that we all have to look inward and ask ourselves how we got here in the first place. We’re all in this together, we all took part in the platform he’s been given, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then YOU’RE FIRED!

To combat apathy, entertain the citizenry, and provide a soundtrack to resistance, over the next four years, the producers of 30 Days, 30 Songs will assemble a playlist of 1,000 songs. One song every day to get us through what promises to be a tumultuous and frequently dispiriting and certainly bizarre presidency. The playlist will feature original tracks, unreleased live versions, remixes, covers, and previously released but relevant songs that will inspire and amuse and channel the outrage of a nation.

Despite the results of the election, we still believe it’s possible to build a more inclusive, equal, and just America. The world will not end on January 20th. It will continue to move forward, and it is up to us to chart its course. In the coming weeks, we plan to raise money for this endeavor through a crowdfunding campaign. If you enjoyed the work we did during election season

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