DEEP HEAVEN NOW, our city’s resurrected bi-annual, two-day, two-stage ambient/whatever-gaze music festival, returns this weekend to Union Square in Somerville, its sixth installment taking over the Friday and Saturday slates at Precinct and P.A.’s Lounge in another sonic spin of noisy goodness.
British blogs are buzzing over SUN SISTER, a new noise-pop quartet from Fitchburg, whose 4-track EP Rich White American Kidz is soon to be released by a small Sheffield, England, tape label, Tye Die Tapes. Though “Growing Your Hair Out” is the track of choice for most bloggers, “Sore Eyes” is the one we’ve been jamming on repeat for weeks.
Earlier this week we invited former Mp3 of the Week'ers and current new favorite band THE NEW HIGHWAY HYMNAL up to the WFNX studio to perform live on The Breakfast Show. The psych rock quartet packed into a side room st the ungodly hour of 7am, blasted out a few jams and talked about their gig this weekend at DEEP HEAVEN NOW IV
There's a devil inside Jinsen Liu, and for once we're not talking about Jagermeister. The 28 DEGREES TAURUS guitarist/vocalist, kickstarter of the DEEP HEAVEN NOW parties, and man banned from most clubs around Boston today posted his band's Satantic EP, Ecstatic Black Static, available for free download via Bandcamp
Hey! Put on WFNX right now, we got Haverhill's THE NEW HIGHWAY HYMNAL live in the studio, acting as our gritty rock and roll house band for the morning show. Download their recent Phoenix Mp3 of the Week, catch them at Deep Heaven Now IV this weekend in Somerville, and keep it posted to OTD for a recording of this morning's rock and roll performance.
The strip of Interstate 495 that slices Haverhill in half is much like any other commuter stretch in eastern Massachusetts — tree-lined, suffocating, and a default motor speedway for angry locals. But take a musical ride with THE NEW HIGHWAY HYMNAL through their hometown and envision something else entirely: desert landscapes, sun-faded asphalt, and relaxed views into endless, hazy mountains.
It’s baaaaaaack. DEEP HEAVEN NOW returns for a fourth installment this summer, taking over Union Square August 5 and 6 for two days across two stages at PAs Lounge and Precinct. Because hey, that’s what it does.
But get in on this now, because word on the street is this will be the last Deep Heaven for 2011.
Because compact discs are just so '90s, the brains behind the upcoming third installment of the DEEP HEAVEN NOW festival have released a 25-track compilation to hype the April 15 & 16 psych-a-thon. Posted to Bandcamp as a free to download by organizer Jinsen Liu, it's a solid rep of the entire two-day fest, featuring new tracks from Asteroid #4 and The Sky Drops, as well as an unreleased 28 Degrees Taurus joint -- but hot damn we're still all about that Sunshine Factory band, and "My Sugar Cane" remains their standout effort.