In January of 2013, Ides Of Gemini had the honor of opening for their labelmates (and label bosses) Neurosis at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. A month-long North American tour as sole support for the anonymous Swedes of Ghost B.C. followed in the spring. This incredibly successful journey across the continent coincided with two new Ides Of Gemini songs on Hexagram 45, a special Record Store Day 7-inch released via Magic Bullet Records that had to be repressed before it even came out due to overwhelming record shop demand. Upon their return to Los Angeles, Ides Of Gemini played shows with Boris, Deafheaven, and True Widow before hibernating to finish writing and rehearsing the material that would become Old World New Wave. ÒThe foundation for Old World New Wave was laid before Constantinople even came out,Ó Bennett reveals. ÒWe had the title, most of the guitar tracks and basic arrangements in place at that point. WeÕve been planning this record for a long time, so itÕs incredibly rewardingÑand a total reliefÑto finally have it out.Ó Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, CA, during the first week of February 2014. It was engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw, who did the same for Constantinople and is often noted for his work with Danzig. The album was mastered by Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde, renowned for his work with Slayer, among others. The artwork and design, including the striking hand-drawn cover, were executed by drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson.