Episode 523: Anton Newcombe (of Brian Jonestown Massacre)
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Episode 523: Anton Newcombe (of Brian Jonestown Massacre)

Life off the road is a strange thing after 18 albums and 30 years , but Anton Newcombe is thriving. After decades in San Francisco, he settled in Berlin with a wife, kid and a dog – the whole deal. He calls me from Germany, giving me a makeshift tour of his home, as he holds his phone to his face. We speak mostly of world events. It’s kind of inevitable, these days – the pandemic, politics, the inevitability of encountering history walking down the street in Berlin. Things invariably turn to music, of course. Brian Jonestown Massacre’s 18 albums are about to turn to 19 with next month’s arrival of Fire Doesn’t Grow on Trees, following an extended U.S. tour with Mercury Rev.