Rx Bandits Stream Gemini, Her Majesty
2014-07-22 by Thompson D. Gerhart STAFF | 46 Comments
Just over 5 years after the release of their highly acclaimed album Mandala, newly reunited progressive ska titans Rx Bandits have elected to stream their seventh
studio album, Gemini, Her Majesty, concurrent with its July 22nd release.

The eleven track album, which features singles 'Stargazer' and 'Meow! Meow! Space Tiger',
can be streamed at Consequence of Sound here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/stream-rx-bandits-new-album-gemini-her-majesty/

Gemini, Her Majesty is currently available in physical and digital formats from major outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.
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WatchItExplode
July 22nd 2014
3273 Comments


didn't realize this was coming up so quick, swee

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XingKing
July 22nd 2014
10859 Comments


Does it count as streaming that deserves an article when it's literally the release date?

Calc
July 22nd 2014
12251 Comments


why not? especially considering the first comment

Maize
July 22nd 2014
155 Comments


Fire to the ocean rules hard

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 22nd 2014
13341 Comments


AHHHH THIS CAME OUT TODAY AND I DIDNT KNOW IT


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Kris.
July 22nd 2014
12355 Comments


foxxy listen to it and tell me how good it is

YoYoMancuso
July 22nd 2014
11154 Comments


getting this now

XingKing
July 22nd 2014
10859 Comments


I guess quite a few people are just now realizing this is being released today. Fair enough

IronGiant
July 22nd 2014
856 Comments


not as good as mandala on first listen but still solid release

Feather
July 22nd 2014
1373 Comments


Hmmm I have never listened to these guys but I just bought tickets to their show the other day because they are on tour with The Dear Hunter.

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YoYoMancuso
July 22nd 2014
11154 Comments


Man they're gonna be here a week from tomorrow and I can't go :[

I love RxB and The Dear Hunter have 2 or 3 really good albums so i'm missing out hard

Feather
July 22nd 2014
1373 Comments


^ Where are you from? I plan on seeing them in Columbus.

Maize
July 22nd 2014
155 Comments


1995 is like the best song red hot chili peppers never wrote

XingKing
July 22nd 2014
10859 Comments


Feather, I highly recommend you listen to And the Battle Begun and Mandala right now

Feather
July 22nd 2014
1373 Comments


Thats what I have been doing all day. I really enjoy these guys. Glad I saw this news post or else the first time hearing them would have been live.

XingKing
July 22nd 2014
10859 Comments


That wouldn't have been so bad because they fucking kill it live

Athom
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2014
17222 Comments


This band is dead to me.

Tyrael
July 22nd 2014
20901 Comments


What a coincidence

you've also been dead to me since you butchered your username, adam :]

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 22nd 2014
13341 Comments


adam you suck this year go to sleep

Athom
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2014
17222 Comments


Happened last year. I saw their Resignation set and was bored to tears.

XingKing
July 22nd 2014
10859 Comments


Lies. Their Resignation tour was 10/10 one of the best shows I've ever seen

Athom
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2014
17222 Comments


I traded a record for my ticket and I still feel ripped off

XingKing
July 22nd 2014
10859 Comments


I traded money for my ticket and I would have paid more

Veldin
July 22nd 2014
1363 Comments


I don't know how I feel about this...Album cover's kinda cool, though.

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YoYoMancuso
July 22nd 2014
11154 Comments


I am blown away so far

skoopy48
July 22nd 2014
1536 Comments


Really like it so far, especially Wide Open.

YoYoMancuso
July 22nd 2014
11154 Comments


My one nitpick is that the cymbals are not mixed very well

FreddieDelaney31
July 22nd 2014
64 Comments


Haven't listened to the whole thing yet, and what I listened to was solid and fun, but the lack of variety was already starting to bore me. I was really hoping for something as great as Mandala.

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XingKing
July 22nd 2014
10859 Comments


There really don't seem to be many stand out tracks and it all sort of flies by. It's good but it's not what I've come to expect from these guys. I love their guitar tone though, always delicious

hiyabootchie
July 22nd 2014
358 Comments


It's pretty solid. Takes a couple spins to settle in. Not as in your face as their last two albums.

YoYoMancuso
July 22nd 2014
11154 Comments


I've loved every song so far even the intro is cool

and yeah i like the subtlety, the drumming in particular has mellowed a bit

hiyabootchie
July 22nd 2014
358 Comments


Embre has become one of my favorite vocalists. The guys got swag.

4N4LB34D5
July 22nd 2014
306 Comments


got this when i saw them live with The Dear Hunter on sunday. incredible show! i swear rxb played for like 2 1/2 hours. new album is fucking awesome, as expected

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YoYoMancuso
July 23rd 2014
11154 Comments


probably gonna review this

XingKing
July 23rd 2014
10859 Comments


Do it

Eldar777
July 23rd 2014
47 Comments


really great album! i'm just getting into this guys which records would you recommend?

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SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
4443 Comments


@Eldar

go with either The Resignation or and the Battle Begun, they're good starters.

then, if you really enjoyed songs like the more ska-sounding stuff (like "Apparition" or "Taking Chase As The Serpent Slithers")
go with Progress or Halfway bewteen there and here. that's their earlier more ska-based sound. for an idea of what that era
was like, try: "Babylon".

but if you enjoyed the heavier or proggier sounding stuff (like "1980", "Crushing Destroyer" or "Decrescendo") go with
Mandala. that was their last one before this album and kind of headed to a heavier, prog-influenced sound (if you liked The
Mars Volta but wished for less fluff, this is for you) try "Bled to be free" to get an idea.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
4443 Comments


*Halfway between here and there. sorry

Eldar777
July 23rd 2014
47 Comments


Thanks a lot!

I should probably go with their later stuff, not a big fun of ska, but their proggy side is awesome



SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
4443 Comments


Sounds like Mandala is your best bet. I would suggest working your way backwards from there and listening to And The Battle Begun, The Resignation, etc. so that you can acquire a taste for the ska-influenced stuff. They're a fantastic band, I hope you enjoy them!



Eldar777
July 23rd 2014
47 Comments


Already do!

autopilotoff
July 23rd 2014
9 Comments


album is really good! =)

XingKing
July 23rd 2014
10859 Comments


Anyone just getting into this band, I would recommend starting with Resignation or Battle and then moving to Mandala. The rest of their records might as well not exist, though Progress is arguable.

Taxt
July 23rd 2014
659 Comments


Will You Be Tomorrow is just great

YoYoMancuso
July 23rd 2014
11154 Comments


Yeah the middle section is the best part of the whole thing, Penguin Marlon Brando is really good too

elbaliem
July 23rd 2014
922 Comments


Great album but no stand out tracks



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