STREAMING: Junius "Battle In The Sky"

I don't usually premiere tracks on here, but when I do, there are few bands I'd rather talk about than Junius. After spoiling us with excellent full-lengths in 2009 and 2011, these Massholes are finally returning with a collection of new recordings next month after a nearly two-and-a-half year break. Given that a few weeks still remain before you'll be able to hear the Days of the Fallen Sun EP in full, we're pretty pumped to introduce "Battle in the Sky"--one of the extended play's two brand new tracks that fit quite nicely alongside new versions of two tunes from past splits--to the listening public for the first time. The song may be the shortest of the non-interstitial variety on the EP, but there's still a lot going on over the course of its 212 seconds, highlighted by the melodic shift at 0:36 (reprised at 3:00) and the tension it releases after the build up of the main riff. Be sure to catch the quartet on its mini-US tour at the end of February if you can, particularly its FREE show at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar alongside the almighty Caspian, A Storm of Light and a glow-in-the-dark mini golf course. You can pre-order a copy of the EP, which hits shelves February 18th, here.

Tour dates:

2/6 Zoetermeer, NL - Boederjj ^ 2/7 Dortmund, DE - FZW (Visions Party) ^ 2/8 London, UK - Barfly ^ 2/9 Paris, FR - Glazart ^ 2/10 Bilbao, ES - Sonora ^ 2/11 Madrid, ES - Shoko ^ 2/12 Barcelona, ES - Apolo 2 ^ 2/13 Zurich, CH - Komplex ^ 2/14 Wien, AT - Szene ^ 2/15 Innsbruck, AT - Weekender ^ 2/16 Stuttgart, DE - Wagenhallen ^ 2/17 Munchen, DE - Backstage ^ 2/18 Berlin, DE - Lido ^ 2/19 Dresden, DE - Beatpol ^ 2/20 Luxemburg Esh Sur Alzette, DE - Rockhal ^ 2/25 York, PA - The Depot # 2/26 Columbus, OH - Kobo # 2/27 Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club# 2/28 Erie, PA - Crooked I # 3/1 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar #* 3/2 Cambridge, MA - Middle East*

^ w/ Long Distance Calling & Wolves Like Us # with A Storm of Light * with Caspian