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Imagine a shoreline alone, carved from the continent, without land or water to border it,a rind of possibility, a moon-colored border between land and sea, knowing andunknowing. This is Conceptual Beach, a place John Rossiter, vocalist/guitarist of LosAngeles-based Young Jesus, describes as his long-time mental refuge, where heimagines himself living'like a medieval, stigmata-wrought hermit'all his needs forokay-ness finally met. Out this August on Saddle Creek, their new albumWelcome toConceptual Beachpries our sobs from parentheticals and wields them with a brutalbut tender force. They take these elements and translate them into a spacious groundfor growth, for ourselves, our communities, our world. They affirm that change startswith how we reckon with ourselves as individuals, that we are all magicians, as theclosing track suggests, 'making love and doing dishes,' capable of conjuring newworlds for ourselves, and to live in others'.