The Janitors is just one of those random bands I cam across and I fell in love with. Dark, booming guitars snarl with fuzz with amazing vocals. A band I wish I had known about years ago.
Favorite track: Neon Times.
Hey, your favorite Swedish peddlers of heavy drones and fuzzed nightmares are finally back again! Did you miss us? Since our start in 2004 we have done our best to fight nihilism with fuzz. We think that now we finally got to the point where our music and our Idea of what the world should be, could merge.
This record is a statement of sorts. It's a call of arms from our side. It's a tiny piece of protest. Be it against faith in religious misdoings from false self-acclaimed prophets or high almighty untouchable clergy, capitalist selfishness, racist idiocrasy or blunt fascism hidden in ignorance.
In this world focused on ego stimulation we feel the need to use our small platform to at least induce someone with the courage and inspiration to stand up and take the fight, and hopefully inspire the unveiled masses of non-doers to think for one second, in one moment, that someone needs something more than yourself.
Discard all thoughts of borders, gender, race or origin, we are all the same. Leave this place to our children with the knowledge that you did all you could to help everyone. Don't let greed pollute your mind. Rid your fears. Solidarity will stand.
We made a concept album of sorts about these topics and we hope you listen to it because we are damn proud of it.
Love The janitors,
Horn ur Marken will be released by Cardinal Fuzz on April 24th.
released April 24, 2017
The Janitors are:
Jonas Erikssson: Vocals and guitars
Henric Herlenius: Guitars and drones
Anders Thorell: Drums
Jon Graffe: Percussion and drones
Andreas Bergman: Bass
All songs by Eriksson/Herlenius
Arrangements by The Janitors
Recorded in may to august 2016 in Helter Shelter, Stockholm
Produced and mixed by the Janitors
Additional mixing by Max-Måns Vikman in studio Dubious
Mastered by Chris Hardman
Artwork by Karolina Hedström
Janitors Logo by Anton Sebbfolk
Big love to past Janitors: Johan Risberg, Jejo Percovic and MArtin Eriksson. Thanks and love to our families and friends. Special thanks to Davce Cambridge, Lars Krogh, Keith Miller, Max-Måns Vikman, Fritz's Corner, Casper Dee, Karolina Hedström, Anton Sebbfolk, Traktor for the drum loan, Markus Videsäter for the microphone loan, Sammy Powell, Al Lover, Johan Toorell and cosmos Music.
Right now the world is experiencing a wave of political forces attempting to normalize fear oppression and exclusion of peoplle of other cultures, religions, skin tones, sexual preferences and in many cases, other genders than their own. Now is not the time to be silent, by beeing silent you take the siude of the oppressor. This band believes in equal rights for everyone. Make yourself heard.
supported by 29 fans who also own “Horn ur Marken”
Holy smoke. One of the finest contemporary psych albums I've heard. Like an acoustic Annexus Quam meets Popul Vuh circa Brüder des Schattens meets Amon Düül circa Paradieswärts Düül meets traditional musicians from rural Iran playing Fairport Convention's Matty Groves. Forward thinking heads from southern Arizona making music as authentic and transcendent as it comes. Mushroom Head
supported by 28 fans who also own “Horn ur Marken”
Really interesting flavors in a soundscapes of this album. An album that doesn't wear out by listening. You always find interesting new details in a rich texture of instruments. I have never been a big fan of sax but this album may change my opinions. Really surprising mix of traditional blue grass instruments but yet really exotic atmospheres. Definitely worth of listening. Leo Oskar