From Internment to Obliteration: Jucifer's "It Can't Be Helped"

Those who follow Jucifer's twitter feed will know that they harbor some pretty strong political beliefs, but it's taken them until now to launch a full-scale assault on the very institution of democracy. District of Dystopia contains their shortest screeds to date, the duo's wall of amplifiers redirected towards grindcore instead of their usual filthy doom. Considering how grind started as a political statement, it makes sense. Of course, just because the songs may be shorter, it doesn't mean that they don't still have the careful, intelligent research the band is known for. "It Can't Be Helped," the second song off the record, tells the story of our nation's shameful internment of  Japanese Americans during World War II. You can hear it for yourself below with our exclusive premiere.

***Pre-sale bundles for District of Dystopia cds are now open at jucifer.net (order button is just below donation button on the homepage) and the gatefold digipaks will also be available at shows beginning December 6th in Little Rock.  Look out for both a cassette version via Handshake Inc and an LP courtesy of Alternative Tentacles in early 2015.

Here are the tour dates coming next in Jucifer's never-ending road war - shows get added often, so keep an eye on the website:

11/29 BIRMINGHAM, AL ... THE NICK 12/1 NASHVILLE, TN ... EXIT IN 12/2 MEMPHIS, TN ... HI-TONE 12/6 LITTLE ROCK, AR ... VINO'S 12/7 TEXARKANA, TX ... THE SILVER DOLLAR 12/11 FT WORTH, TX ... LOLA'S 12/13 MIDLAND, TX ... KAMIPOSI

2015 1/2 TUCSON, AZ ... FLYCATCHER 1/7 SAN BERNARDINO, CA ... BLACK FLAME COLLECTIVE 1/9 LOS ANGELES, CA (GLENDALE) ... COMPLEX LA 1/10 SAN DIEGO, CA ... BRICK BY BRICK 1/17 BAKERSFIELD, CA ... RILEY'S 1/22 SACRAMENTO, CA ... PRESS CLUB 1/24 OAKLAND, CA ... OAKLAND METRO OPERAHOUSE 2/5 EUGENE, OR ... WOW HALL (TBC) 2/7 SEATTLE, WA ... EL CORAZON

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