we also put up this unofficial video for a new song made by our friends at Unit 1
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. “
High Low music video, premiered on Vice! http://www.vice.com/read/the-band-in-heaven-have-a-new-video-watch-it-first-here-
So these are our first batch of shirts. We aren’t setting up a proper online store because we are lazy, but you can order shirts from us, just email us. We have sizes Youth Large (for girls and children), Small, Medium, Large, and XL. $10 plus shipping (which will vary) so please just email us and tell us what you’d like, and your address, and we’ll tell you how much it’ll be and you can pay us through Paypal or some other form you prefer. EMAIL STRANGEWAVERECORDS@GMAIL.COM
help raise some money to do a video with the extremely talented Alice Cohen (http://vimeo.com/alicecohen/videos ) for the song Sludgy Dreams ( http://thebandinheaven.bandcamp.com/album/hozac-7 ) out on a HoZac 7” in January
Backers have a chance to be in the music video. Check out her work and see what we mean. We set the goal of this campaign very low so that we can reach it, but we need to raise well over $50. Support if you can and be a part of something strange