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In the hazy days of adolescence, the end of summer not only signals the return to school, but the end of a sort of worry-free gap in time, the inevitable awakening from a three-month dream. The Band In Heaven‘s “Farewell Summer” takes that reflective, longing feeling and sets it to the sounds of stirring riffs that take you right back to the beginning of 11th grade.
It’s the second release off Caught in a Summer Swell, the upcoming debut album from the Florida-bred indie-rock fivesome. Their previous release, the album-opening “Dandelion Wine,” is a cheerful nod to Ray Bradbury’s iconic coming-of-age novel and takes place in the delightful dead of summer when you could “stay up late getting drunk off that dandelion wine.”
The more subdued “Farewell,” however – a reference to Bradbury’s “Dandelion” sequel and the finale of the 10-track album – picks up at the tail end of that summer daze, when the haze starts to clear and the crisp fall air jolts us back into reality.
While Ates Isildak and Lauren Dwyer’s vocals are characteristically ethereal, the track’s chorus clearly signals the end of the dream: “So farewell, summer/Those summer rays/ Farewell to all those brighter days/There’s nothing left but sleep.”
And as Bradbury’s novel follows a war between the young and the old, the track also confronts the inevitable fact that the characters are getting older. (Isildak and Dwyer lament that “all my friends have been married, buried, or carried away/all my friends have forgotten the promises we made.”)
While the track is decidedly more somber than “Dandelion Wine,” it does take a turn for the more lively, signaling that perhaps there is something to look forward to when September ends.
“The band in Heaven’s latest single, “Dandelion Wine,” shares its title with a Ray Bradbury novel. Published in 1957, Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine distills the author’s childhood memories of summertime into a book-length meditation on mortality. Now, the band in Heaven have shared a music video for “Dandelion Wine” that channels the same sort of wondrous, sunlit imagery. Directed by Jacques de Beaufort, the new clip lingers on a surreal summer lovin’ party — flower children smoking, groping, and grooving — that takes a sinister turn. “
Psych for Sore Eyes is a double-7” EP showcasing six different artists with six different takes on the term “psychedelia”. It’s out February 18 via Sonic Cathedral, and every track was mastered by Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom. “High Low” is a dreamy shoegaze song by the West Palm Beach group the Band in Heaven. Sonically, there’s not a lot going on— two chords and a relatively plain vocal melody— but they still manage to establish a build with their percussion. There’s also an ethereal sense of hope in the song, which mimics the second half of the chorus’ lyrics: “Baby you got low while I got high.” http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14701-high-low/
digital pre-order - http://soniccathedral.bandcamp.com/
stream on soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/sonic-cathedral/the-band-in-heaven-high-low
story/info on s.c. website - http://www.soniccathedral.co.uk/2012/12/psych-for-sore-eyes-ep-out-february-pre-order-now
High Low music video - https://vimeo.com/37700974
the band in Heaven is going to play some shows in New York. Friday July 13th at 9pm at Seaport Pier 16 (Skipper Stage) (w/ Zambri DJ set) and opening 4Knots Fest on the Seaport Pier 16 (Skippter Stage) around noon Saturday July 14th.
Come to Death By Audio tonight, we’ll be there. And Cake Shop Saturday night, we’ll be hanging out there as well.
Brooklyn Vegan Post:
our friend Josh at BrokenMachineFilms made this video for our song Deep in the Dream Well. this is the last dark song we are putting out for a long time. come see us and a ton of other great band at Austin Psych Fest this weekend
we recorded Tom Petty’s Mary Jane’s Last Dance http://thebandinheaven.bandcamp.com/track/mary-janes-last-dance-tom-petty-cover for this 420 Compilation http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/countygrind/2012/04/tom_petty_mary_janes_last_dance_band_in_heaven.php