Opiate Sun

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Opiate Sun
Opiate Sun.jpg
EP by
Released27 October 2009
RecordedMay–June 2009, Avalanche
GenrePost-metal, shoegazing
LabelCaldo Verde Records
ProducerJustin Broadrick
Jesu chronology
Opiate Sun
Heart Ache/ Dethroned
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(7.0/10)[2]

Opiate Sun is the fifth EP and tenth overall release by Jesu. It was released in America through Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde label on 27 October 2009.[4] Kozelek had been impressed by Justin Broadrick's performance when he saw him live in San Francisco in 2007, and approached Broadrick about putting a release out on Caldo Verde.[5] Daymare Recordings released the album in Japan on 6 November 2009. The Daymare version of the album contains an exclusive bonus track.

Broadrick had originally mentioned the EP in 2008 but a title and official release date had yet to be announced. It was later announced that Opiate Sun, would be released in July 2009, although that date was later rescheduled.

Initially, the EP was intended to be the first studio recording to include the lineup of Justin Broadrick, Dave Cochrane, and Phil Petrocelli. This lineup was to be featured on two of the four tracks, with the classic lineup of Broadrick, Ted Parsons, and Diarmuid Dalton performing the other two tracks. The released version of the album features Broadrick performing solo.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and performed by Justin K. Broadrick.

  1. "Losing Streak" – 6:15
  2. "Opiate Sun" – 7:09
  3. "Deflated" – 6:59
  4. "Morning Light" – 5:31
  5. "Deflated" (Demo Version) – 7:02 †

† indicates a track exclusive to the Japanese edition of the album.


Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue # Notes
United States 27 October 2009 Caldo Verde Records CD CDCV009 Released in a digipak
November 2009 Aural Exploits/Caldo Verde 12" vinyl AELP3002 Pressed on five colour variations: black, blue haze, red, red haze, and yellow haze[6]
Japan 6 November 2009 CD Daymare Recordings DYMC-110 Includes an exclusive bonus track


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Opiate Sun - Jesu". Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  2. ^ Harvell, Jess (30 October 2009). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Jesu: Opiate Sun". Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  3. ^ Bohannon, John (13 August 2009). "Jesu - Opiate Sun". Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  4. ^ Pitchfork: New Release: Jesu: Opiate Sun
  5. ^ NEWS: JESU release an Opiate Sun
  6. ^ Jesu - Opiate Sun at Discogs