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Interview: Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Gion discusses his new solo record, the past and present of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Trump and more on the Culture Creature podcast

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Today on the Culture Creature podcast, an interview with Joel Gion of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Listen to the Joel Gion interview via the audio player above or in your podcast provider of choice.

Joel Gion is best known as a member of the seminal and prolific psychedelic indie rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Joel is also a solo artist; his new track ‘Tomorrow’ is streaming below. ‘Tomorrow’ finds Gion getting his kicks despite the turbulent modern era: “Nothing is here to stay / so I’m gonna get down every single day.” You can also find Joel Gion on Facebook.

About Joel Gion

Joel Gion’s single ‘Tomorrow’ is a reflection of 2016’s complex political landscape. “I wrote and recorded it earlier this year while the Democratic party campaigns were the big topic,” Joel said in a press release. “So the tune does some BS-calling out of the rising classism in the USA and at the same time sending a message out to not let things get you down too hard – but then nobody in the free-thinking world have ever dreamed things would wind up going this far south in the end. Still, having said that, this is the only life you have, so you have to enjoy it no matter how stupid things get, ‘cause we always have each other and you always have yourself.” The song was written by Joel and also includes Collin Hegna (bass, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Gardner (drums) and Paul Dillon (guitars).

Joel Gion said that The Brian Jonestown Massacre tours “are so much fun these days. We have such a blast out there and the people coming to the shows are just so cool on the whole. I’ve got most of the BJM boys on my record as well, along with some other groovy friends from the music scene.”

Joel Gion released his self-titled sophomore album in 2017.

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