It’s been interesting to watch The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus, once a group completely shrouded in mystery, slowly reveal more of themselves in recent years. Case in point, this recently posted video of three of the band members performing a haunting song titled “Prayer” in St. Luke’s Church this past Easter.
Considering that hardly any photos of the band could be found for nearly two decades, seeing them perform on YouTube is kind of weird. It might be tempting to say that it ruins the magic or something similar, but nothing could be further from the truth; the band’s simple, sparse performance is sublime.
An earlier version of “Prayer” appears on Twenty Years and Counting, the compilation that I released last year to celebrate two decades of writing online. Along with The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus, the compilation features new music from Sam Billen, Songs of Green Pheasant, The Declining Winter, Makeup and Vanity Set, and a host of other longtime Opus favorites.