That long-awaited and long-ago-completed new BON SAVANTS record -- the follow-up to 2006's Post-Rock Defends The Nation -- is finally starting to see the light of day. The Boston indie rock quintet, which has been kinda-sorta-maybe on hiatus the past few years after frontman Thom Moran escaped to the West Coast for grad school, today unveiled two new songs, "Motion Sick" and "Song The Destroyer." The pair are the band's first since release of new material since August 2010's one-off single "Tidal Waves."
The dual offering comes a few days before Bon Savants return to the stage Sunday at Great Scott in Allston.
The two new tracks (available for exclusive download below) were originally part of the band's sophomore record, slated for release via a label in Austin, Moran tells the Phoenix. "But my scholarly duties got in the way of a proper tour and such, so we're putting them out there individually so they don't get stale while I'm wrapping up school," he adds. "They'll be packaged up as a bootleg for the show on Sunday."
The bootleg will be roughly 100 or so burned CDs containing ten new songs, given away on Sunday.
In the meantime, "Motion Sick" and "Song The Destroyer" are both accompanied by "total hack job" music videos, which Moran created in less than four hours work time total. "What can I
say, Hooray for Earth are the ones who figured out how to get real
videos made," he says.
Sunday's show at Great Scott also features Marconi, Eldridge Rodriguez, and DJs sets by Bon Savants dudes Kevin Haley and frequent Penguin Club guest David Wessel, and 10 percent of the night's proceeds will be donated to Zumix in East Boston.
DOWNLOAD: Bon Savants "Motion Sick" [mp3]
DOWNLOAD: Bon Savants "Song The Destroyer" [mp3]