Posted by: will | March 27, 2007

Jena Berlin…

JENA BERLIN – Release Date / US Tour
* In Support of New Album Quo Vadimus
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Jena Berlin’s sophomore full-length Quo Vadimus will see an August 14th release date from Jump Start Records. Both the band and the label have posted new songs on their respective myspace pages. Go here for “Instruments” and “Motion Sickness,” and here for “I Swear We’re Leaving.”

Quo Vadimus (recorded by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Studios) is the follow up to Jena Berlin’s critically-acclaimed debut Passion Waits As The Program Keeps Going. Last year the band toured extensively, making stops at Macrock and The Fest in Gainesville. They were recently named one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2007.”

Jena Berlin will also be touring the US in April and May with Brooklyn, NY’s Nakatomi Plaza.

TOUR DATES
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APR 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Circle of Hope w/ Smoke or Fire, Tim Barry, Fifth Hour Hero
APR 26 – Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta, w/ Nakatomi Plaza
APR 27- Ithaca, NY @ No Radio Records w/ Nakatomi Plaza
APR 28- State College, PA @ The Basement w/ Giving Chase , Procession Came Opposite, Nakatomi Plaza
APR 30- Kalamazoo, MI @ The Dolphin House w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 01 – Chicago, IL @ The Note w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Rock Lobster, w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 05 – Louisville, KY @ TBA w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 06 – Birmingham, AL @ Cave9, w/ Nakatomi Plaza, The Ackleys
MAY 07 – Atlanta, GA @ House Show, w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 08 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic, w/ Young Livers, Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 09 – Jacksonville, FL @ TBA w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 10 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth w/ Nakatomi Plaza, History
MAY 11 – Tallahassee, FL @ OAF House, w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 12 – Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands, w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone, w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 14 – Richmond, VA @ The Bonezone, w/ Landmines, Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 15 – Washington, DC @ Warehouse Next Door, w/ Haram, Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Circle of Hope, w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 17 – New York City, NY @ Knitting Factory (Tap Bar) w/ Nakatomi Plaza
MAY 18 – Tamaqua, PA @ Loyalty Skateshop w/ Landmines
MAY 19 – Hamden, CT @ The Space

Discordant rhythms and strange time signature jumps remind this listener of Dischord days of yore.Punknews.org
Complex, beautiful melodies to raging aggression…Jena Berlin is unpredictable and imaginative.Big Cheese
The brazenly DIY act shows no sign of relenting… get ready to be blown away. The Riverfront Times
Shatters expectations and sets a standard for new rock artists trying to break through.Punkbands.com
The quality, sincerity and conviction make for a listen not to be forgotten. Mammoth Press

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You can read my review for Jena Berlin’s debut here. This new album is a monster. I will probably be at the Charlotte show. Come hang out!

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