Mutants of the Monster, a newly formed label, will be releasing Jucifer’s new album on July 17.
It’s called за волгой для нас земли нет (yes, the title is in Russian, it means “beyond the Volga there is no land.”)
The band’s eighth album — or The Russian Album, as it should be called by those not fluent in Russian, like me — is a concept album dedicated to the people, events and geography of Volgograd, otherwise known as Stalingrad.
Lifelong history buffs of Russia and her people, nomadic duo Jucifer — Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar Livengood — visited and toured Russia for the first time in 2011 and again in 2012.
Though their album plans had been in place before (recording commenced immediately on return from that initial tour), first hand experience of Russia and Volgograd left an indelible mark on Valentine and Livengood, which can be heard and felt.
Here’s a teaser for the record.
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