DOWNLOAD: Wheat, "Move = Move" (mp3)
By some freak occurrence in the musical time-warp that existed during the change of millenniums, one of Boston's most beloved abstractionist indie-pop bands ended up sharing a label with John Mayer and tours with Liz Phair. Unlike the Flaming Lips, with whom they shared a producer, WHEAT never found a way to fit in -- for that matter and to their credit, they never really tried. And while the experience nearly derailed the group following 2003's Per Second, Per Second . . . Every Second (Aware), they've returned with an album of substantial yet understated beauty, built around the evanescent tides of memory, love, and loss. Like most of the songs on Every Day I Said A Prayer For Kathy And Made A One Inch Square (Empyrean, out in May), "Move = Move" is not nearly as cryptic as its title suggests. "The things that you love should be set free," Scott Levesque murmurs in one breath, in the next cautioning that love "can get off track, 'cause everything don't come back."
Look for an interview with the band on the main site early next week, and get your tickets now for their gig March 31 at T.T. the Bear's Place.
DOWNLOAD: lots of live Wheat mp3s at this fan site