NJC vs the World

Art, Ignorance and Civilization’s Last Gasp

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The deskilling of the arts is a symptom of a new dystopian era of ignorance and bliss (and probably the end of modern civilization) by Xerxes Praetorius Horde A recent buzzword in the world of fabricated news items designed to illicit inflammatory responses to generate traffic (aka – “clickbait”) has piqued my interest. It also […]

Privilege and the Fan

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A message from the NJC   The music industry has not always been kind to the New Jacobin Club, and in return we have chosen to stay on the outside of the system. But that has not prevented us from achieving what even some of our seemingly more successful peers could not. We are self […]

The Romance of Death and the Comedy of Terror

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Growing Up Goth…Growing Old Goth by Xerxes Praetorius Horde I recently read an article about how people who are allied with fringe social circles outgrow their “scene” as they age – punks get proper haircuts and jobs, metalheads go back to school to learn a trade, hardcore kids get married and have kids of their […]

The Shame of Sexuality and Praise of Violence

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Not long ago, the New Jacobin Club received this message from facebook when the band attempted to boost a post so that more of fans would see it: “Your Post wasn’t boosted because it violates Facebook’s ad guidelines by including a sexual image that shows excessive amounts of skin or focuses unnecessarily on body parts. […]

Parade of Innocents

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by Xerxes Praetorius Horde I think this song is always going to be extremely important and close to myself and the rest of the band. In a way, it was responsible for laying the groundwork for the rest of  “Soldiers of the Mark,” and proved to a lot of nay-sayers that we were not just using […]

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