Album Review: Ides of Gemini – “Carthage / Strange Fruit (EP)”

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Tomorrow is Record Store Day, and to commemorate the occasion, Los Angeles trio Ides of Gemini will be releasing the 7″ EP, Carthage / Strange Fruit via Magic Bullet Records. For you vinyl junkies, the 7″ will be a limited edition, one-time-only run of clear and black vinyl—completely unavailable on any date other than April 18, 2015, so remember to get out and support your local vinylery (a word I just made up to mean “record store”). Continue reading

Daily Bang: Ides of Gemini cancel remaining tour dates with The Mountain Goats

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Los Angeles genre-defiers Ides of Gemini have canceled the rest of their live appearances with The Mountain Goats due to an injury to drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson—in this case, a herniated disc in her back. Ouch! The band released a statement earlier this afternoon:

“It is with great sadness that we will have to drop off the Mountain Goats tour. Kelly, our drummer, has suffered a herniated disc in her spine and cannot continue. The Mountain Goats and their crew have been super cool to us and we’re honored to have played with them. With some rest and healing, we plan to be in top form for our Summer tour dates.”

The band added on their Facebook page that support for the remaining Mountain Goats dates will instead be handled by Steve Brodsky (Cave In) and Mutoid Man. In the meantime, the band’s releasing the limited-edition Carthage / Strange Fruit 7″ on April 18 for Record Store Day 2015. Check back for our review later this week.

All best to Kelly for a speedy recovery.

-Manny-O-War

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