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“Nobody ever paid money to see Harry Houdini escape being buried alive” says My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein. “They wanted the small chance of seeing him killed by the weight of the earth on top of him.”

Behold the concept behind Preachers, the second full-length release from Austin’s My Jerusalem. From the opening piano of the haunting title track, to the unexpected pummeling guitar and drums on closer “I Left My Conscience In You” , Preachers leads the listener on a cinematic journey through a reckless, jagged landscape of Raymond Carver-esque stories, fueled by Klein’s persuasive baritone, ominous guitars, dream-like keyboards and a deep rhythmic pulse.

Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Preachers is the first My Jerusalem album genuinely made by a band, not just performed by a group of musicians. Pushing aside hard drives and laptops to make way for analog tape machines and vintage keyboards, what Klein describes as the “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul” sounds of Preachers were born from organic, live performances Eno carefully captured and tweaked.

Preachers is the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed debut, Gone For Good, an album that earned the band performances on BBC Radio 6 and Daytrotter, as well as notices from NPR’s All Songs Considered, AOL/Spinner’s Song of the Day, and the iTunes Weekly Rewind.

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  • Broodmunkee

    I approve of Preachers. Good album guys! Come back to Fargo if you get the opportunity, especially for a non-Monday show haha the turnout will be much better i swear

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • danilofloydiano

    Hit The Lights feat. Mark Lanegan

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dallashuggins

    Go My Jerusalem! One of my all-time favorite bands now. I found them through this new website deliradio.com. Here's a link to their profile and listening station to stream 'Gone for Good'. http://deliradio.com/s/87218d1 http://deliradio.com/my-jerusalem

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • OrangeRyan

    London on the 26th!

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Foz71

    Bury It Low digital EP out now!

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • col606

    going to see them in brum this satuirday

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • svehmeijer

    Great album! Thank you Spotify....

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • OhNoesImOnFire

    Damn, any chance that could get recorded? Love this band, but I live in the US.

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Foz71

    My Jeru will be on BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley show Thursday Jan 13 from 19:00GMT

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • OrangeRyan

    Who is going to see them live?

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Foz71

    Website back up! Now featuring lyrics and presumably the interesting new track listing for the US/Canada version which is out THIS TUESDAY: http://thisismyjerusalem.com/media/lyrics/

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • just_corn

    I can't believe I spent 44 days not listening to this album.

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Foz71

    http://www.tweetforatrack.com/MyJerusalem - kind of does what it says in the URL, spread the word and get a remix of Sleepwalking for your efforts!

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • miss_drivel

    That's great, I'll wait and order my CD version from them, I want another sticker with a handwritten message from Abe, whoever he is. Anybody got a physical copy already? Are there any other guests on the album? Lanegan and Arthur are the only two I managed to recognise. Anyway, the record's fantastic.

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Foz71

    US release date October 26, through the lovely 00:02:59 Records

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Foz71

    Amazon.co.uk mp3 downloads are available to UK IP addresses only, I'm afraid. Going through a proxy server should work, but not 100% sure

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • OhNoesImOnFire

    If you're in the US and don't want to wait, you can get the digital download of the album from amazon.co.uk when it comes out there, IIRC

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • miss_drivel

    Brilliant! Thanks a lot.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Foz71

    September 6 in the UK, late October for North America

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • miss_drivel

    Thanks for the link. So what's the release date?

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
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