Manic Productions Presents
A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Hospital Ships
254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
A Great Big Pile of Leaves
Brooklyn, NY-based trio, A Great Big Pile of Leaves got their start in 2007 when guitarist/singer Peter Weiland and drummer Tyler Soucy took time from their prior projects to start writing material of their own. The first six songs came together as the self-released EP The Fiery Works, which the duo put out as a free download on their Web site. As word spread online, the band’s fanbase grew along with Weiland and Soucy’s
excitement to get back to recording.
Continuing with the formula of self-producing, The Fiery Works II followed shortly afterward and was also released as a free download. Within the next year, the digital releases were downloaded over 12,000 times and the group prepared for a live setting with the addition of Tucker Yaro on bass. After playing several shows and writing a batch of new songs over the next few months, the newfound trio prepared themselves to record a full-length record Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?
Hospital Ships is set to release their new record, "Destruction In Yr Soul," on Graveface Records on May 21st, almost exactly 2 years after the release of "Lonely Twin," which garnered praise from music blogs in the US and Europe as well as NPR music, leading to a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. "Destruction In Yr Soul" is an all together weirder and more epic record, a collection of songs written collaboratively, influenced by spiritual noise and old weird folk music in equal parts. Hospital Ships is from Lawrence, Kansas, and features current and former members of Minus Story, Shearwater, and the Appleseed Cast.
Hanging Hills is a folk influenced indie-rock group with a tad of twang in their sound. They are based out of the artistically inclining Willimantic, CT, and becoming an integral part of the growing scene. Hanging Hills is one of the most talented up-and-coming groups in Connecticut, and they always put on a quality, passionate performance. “This is a band that is really going places, so keep y[ou]r eyes peeled!” –CT Indie.