Due to a serious medical injury sustained by drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson, West Coast atmospheric sound conjurors, Ides Of Gemini, who were in the midst of a trek with acclaimed indie rock unit, the Mountain Goats, regret to announce their withdrawal from the tour as well as the cancellation of their scheduled post tour headlining shows. The announcement follows the cancellation of their New York City shows this past weekend.
In an official statement from the band: “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.”
Ides Of Gemini features Bennett, drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson and the haunting vocal prowess of singer/bassist Sera Timms, also of West Coast dark-psych conjurors Black Mare. The trio’s Old World New Wave full-length was released in September via Neurot Recordings.
Captured at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig) and mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer), Old World New Wave offers up nine tracks of dark, mesmerizing soundscrapes.
Old World New Wave is out now on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records.