Young Jesus Share New Song ‘Ocean’ Featuring Tomberlin, Announce New Album

Young Jesus – the Los Angeles-based project led by John Rossiter – have announced a new album called Shepherd Head. The follow-up to 2020’s Welcome to Conceptual Beach lands on September 16 via Saddle Creek.  Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Ocean’, which features vocals from Sarah Beth Tomberlin. Check it out and find the album’s cover art and tracklist below.

For the new LP, Rossiter experimented with using found sounds and voice memoes to piece together songs. “I would pitch things down an octave and add strange reverb,” he explained in a statement. “If a dog barked, I would isolate it and make it part of a beat. I recorded a voice singing on the street just walking by a storefront and autotuned it. Some guitar parts are just mistakes from voice memos that I chopped, stitched, and looped. I used sounds of rivers, people walking, friends talking. It was a lot of fun. I didn’t care about the fidelity of the recording. Whatever wanted to be in came in.”

Shepherd Head Cover Artwork:

Shepherd Head Tracklist:

1. Rose Eater
2. Ocean [feat. Tomberlin]
3. Johno
4. Shepherd Head
5. Gold Line Awe
6. Satsuma
7. Believer [feat. Arswain]
8. A Lake