Don’t miss out on the last Artspace Underground of the academic year, Saturday, June 27th, from 8-11pm. (Don’t worry we’ll be back in September!) Boston indiepop band The Hush Now will perform. New Haven pop quartet The Cavemen Go and Conn./California shoegaze act If Jesus Had Machine Guns will also play. The New Haven ArtSpace Underground will be at the ArtSpace Gallery, 50 Orange St., New Haven. $5 gets you in and drinks and “Art•2•Go” will be available.
The Hush Now will take the gallery by storm. The Boston indie-pop quintet has made an impression on music critics and fans by wedding the “lush sugar-spun melodies of shoegaze’s dreamy heyday” to “the hooky muscle of bands like Guided by Voices and Built To Spill.” The Indie Rock Cafe writes that “The Hush Now’s magical debut record is a boost for any band.” The band’s self-titled debut, released last October, climbed independent radio top 100 charts and drew comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, Guided By Voices, Poole, and The Ocean Blue, among others. Blog buzz and radio play by legendary BBC 6 DJ Steve Lamacq further fueled interest in the band, who had yet to even play their first gig. The Hush Now is currently touring and finishing a follow-up to their self-titled debut, available for free download at www.myspace.com/thehushnow.
If Jesus Had Machine Guns, fronted by Jimi Patterson, is an intensely personal experience. With no formal training in music, he experiments with electronic sounds and traditional instruments, recording tracks in isolation from the influences of conventional sound. He speaks about love and decay, reinterpreting age-old folk themes and bending them to fit the contours of the landscape of now. He is a man with a vision of the world that is at once informed by the history of American music and at the same time immersed in avant-garde expressions of individuality. The band sites such acts as John Maus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow, The Chills and Joy Division as influences.
For more information about If Jesus Had Machine Guns, point your mouse here: www.myspace.com/ifjesushadmachineguns
The Cavemen Go is an all-original New Haven/Boston-based indie-pop quartet. Following the recording and release of their self-titled debut EP in 2003 and their follow up EP, “Never part again,” in 2005, the band went to work on their debut full-length album, “New Lives.” Self-produced by the band in New Haven’s East Rock neighborhood, an area steeped in old houses and history, “New Lives” presents the culmination of three hard years of songwriting, rehearsing, performing and recording. “New Lives” will be released July 10, 2009.
The Cavemen Go site such bands as The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, The Cars and The Pixies as influences.
For more information on The Cavemen Go visit www.myspace.com/thecavemengo