Exclusive: Jucifer Stream New Song, “White Lies-Winter Is Coming”

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Veteran sludge duo Jucifer recently released their eighth studio album, за волгой для нас земли нет, which translates to “Beyond the Volga there is no land.”

‘The Russian Album,” as it is being referred to by those not fluent in the Russian tongue, is a concept record dedicated to the people, events, and geography of Volgograd–more famously known as Stalingrad.

Lifelong history buffs of Russia, 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 on the new record.

The album is released in a limited-edition 6-panel digipak, and digitally via Nomadic Fortress (Jucifer’s own imprint) and Mutants of the Monster–the label run by C.T. Farris of Rwake, and David Hall of Handshake Inc. A vinyl version of the record and North American retail CDs will be unleashed in October 2013.

Check out the song “Winter Is Coming” below and let us know what you think in the comments.

ЛОЖЬ ВО СПАСЕНИЕ  ::  WHITE LIE

THEY COME AS WATER THAT SOAKS THROUGH SILENTLY
A GLEAM AMONG THE BRANCHES
A SUNDERED TREE
WHERE ONCE WAS NARROW
A FLOOD PLAIN SWOLLEN WIDE
WHERE STEALTH AVENGES GREED, THE SLOW RED TIDE
LIES GATHER LIKE FLIES
LIGHT EYES TRAINED ON THEIR PRIZE
WHITE LIES WHERE THE BLOOD DRIES
WHITE LIES GATHER LIKE FLIES
A SYSTEM BROKEN BY MASS INSANITY
A CRAZED RESOLVE FOR TOTAL SUPREMACY
SUCH BLIGHTED WISDOM ROOTED IN SOPHISTRY
FROM HEARTS IN DARKNESS CRIES A BOUNDLESS NEED
LIVES SQUANDERED UNPRIZED
BRIGHT EYES DARKENED INSIDE
WHITE LIES GATHER LIKE FLIES
WHITE LIES WHERE THE BLOOD DRIES

The Land: My winter is coming to steal fingers. Noses. Feet. Lives. As my snow falls it buries the dead.

My citizens, and yours, huddle together in terrible conflict. The milk of war is blood. The meat of war is loss.

For the stomach there is no milk, no meat. Hunger burns like fire, presses like the heaviest stone. You invaders have come to bring siege but the siege is upon you as well.

The shadow of death respects no insignia.

But my people will not fail.

 

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  • kay

    this band rules. such nice people

  • Terence

    amazing

  • jstags

    Interesting