Entries tagged with: The Band in Heaven
Florida psych outfit The Band in Heaven have a new single, "The Boys of Summer of Sam," out on November 18 via HoZac. Inspired by police-related shootings of the past year, it's about how "it felt like the serial killers to be afraid of were actually the police." The tracks were given a finishing touch by Pete Kember, aka onetime Spacemen 3 member Sonic Boom:
This is the second time we've worked with Pete on a release, the first was the Psych For Sore Eyes release on Sonic Cathedral where he mastered all the bands on the compilation. That's how we met. It was always kind of nerve wracking talking to him because we are such huge fans of Spacemen 3 and always had this feeling that if we said the wrong thing there could be grave results, always heard wild stories about those guys. We angered him just one time, and it was an intense fury we faced. But he's awesome, and walked us through so many steps of recording techniques he's learned over the years. One issue for us, however, is he kind of types phonetically, maybe in a dialect native to where he's from in England... we'd have to decipher the help he'd be giving us for a while before we could use it.Sounds like it came out all right, and there's definitely a big of Sonic Boom's drone-n-gaze here. You can listen for yourself as the A-side makes its premiere in this post.
Pre-order your copy of "The Boys of Summer of Sam" at HoZac. Stream it below...
by Bill Pearis
Florida's The Band in Heaven released their debut album, Caught in a Summer Swell, today (9/17). It's a lovely collection of dreampop that should interest fans of late '80s Creation records, '90s-era Slumberland Records and jangly, effects-laden guitars in general. You can stream the album below. We've also got the premiere of the video for "Fairweather Friends" which you can watch in this post as well.
With the album out, The Band in Heaven will be heading back to NYC for CMJ including shows at Parkside Lounge on October 17 with Ski Lodge and Wake Up, and October 18 at ping pong club Spin with Wake Up, Germans, Memoryy, Silverbird and The Dewars. Look for more CMJ dates as we get closer to the fest.
All tour dates are listed, along with the album and video streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
Florida's The Band in Heaven will release their debut album, Caught in a Summer Swell, via Decades Records on September 17. Where earlier singles were in the JAMC fuzzpop mold, the new record is shiny and bright, with ringing guitars and sunny melodies. You can stream "Dandelion Wine" from the album, below.
Before the record comes out, The Band in Heaven will be in NYC for a couple shows: Cameo Gallery on August 2 with Black Taxi (tickets); and a second, TBA show on August 3. They've got a couple Florida dates too, and all dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Nashville time travellers The Paperhead are on tour right now with their Tennessee neighbors D Watusi with two stops in NYC this week: Thursday (7/12) at Death by Audio and Friday (7/13) at Cake Shop. All tour dates are listed below.
Though barely old enough to vote, these teenagers make music that sounds like vintage '60s psychedelic pop, straight out of Nuggets. The band's debut album on Trouble in Mind from last year is very good, but their new single, "Pictures of Her Demise," is flat-out great, like a lost side by the Electric Prunes or Syd-era Pink Floyd. You can download it above.
The Death By Audio show also features Strip Mall, Turnip King and "The ? in ? (cant say who it is but they are on a label called _ozac)." We're not sure exactly what that last bit means.
The Band in Heaven
In completely unrelated news, Florida's trippy The Band in Heaven is in town this weekend, playing Skippers on Pier 17 at South St. Seaport on Friday night (7/13) immediately after the 4Knots Fest pre-party with Eleanor Friedberger / Ex Cops / Zambri show on the big Pier 16 stage (also the Seaport). The Friday Skipper's show also has Zambri on DJ duties and "special guests." The Band in Heaven will also open the Skipper's stage at the 4Knots Fest on Saturday (7/14) at the Seaport around noon.
You may remember we profiled them back in January when their 7" was about to drop on HoZac records. If you like fuzz bass, drone-outs, flower-power psych, '90s shoegaze, and the letters J, A, M and C, you'll definitely want to check them out. "Summer Bummer" from that HoZac 7" is downloadable above and you can stream all four of its tracks below.
Paperhead tour dates are listed below along with The Band in Heaven stream.
Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.
(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)
Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...
by Bill Pearis
As we hit the heart of winter in New York, the sunny climes of Florida sound pretty good right now. As does some of the music coming out of there, even if on the dark and moody side like West Palm Beach's The Band in Heaven. The group's debut 7" was just released on HoZac: four hits of fuzzy psych rock of varying prescriptions, from the driving lead track "Sleazy Dreams" to the tabla/sitar-fueled "If You Only Knew."
The EP ends with a methadone rework of "Sleazy Dreams" called "Sludgy Dreams" for which the band have just released a trippy music video, animated with cutouts a la Terry Gilliam. We're premiering said video and you can watch it at the bottom of this post, along with a stream of the entire HoZac EP. 2012 should be a busy one for these Floridians, with a second 7" due on Sympathy for the Record Industry later this year.
The Band in Heaven will also be headed to Austin for SXSW, where they'll play showcases/parties for HoZac, Austin Psych Fest, Cherry Sustainable, Get Bent and others. Look for details -- as well as more tour dates -- as March approaches.
Check out The Band in Heaven's "Sludgy Dreams" video below, as well as audio streams and cover art to the Hozac 7".