Elison Jackson, Head With Wings, Ports of Spain
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Elison Jackson is a garage-folk/stoner-soul band from New Haven, CT that has self-released two records. The band's 2011 release, "Spectral Evidence", was praised as having a "dark, almost supernatural vibe (CT.com)" with "songs like half-remembered memories or stories from a distant lifetime (Symbiotic Reviews)". The band plans to release an EP on 12" vinyl in summer 2012.
"I believe that this may be one of the next great bands to emerge literally out of nowhere...they may have captured their own genre." -From Under The Basement
Head With Wings
The sudden appearance of Head with Wings within their geographical area, ironically resembles something of a “falling from the sky” phenomenon.
Four gentlemen, born and raised on a diet of anthemic 90’s rock and artistic British gloom, seemingly came out of nowhere in 2012 to very quickly prove themselves as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking alternative music outlets in their region.
It has never been a simple task, marrying emotional weight, sophistication, accessibility, and hunger for innovation in one’s art form—and Head with Wings do not scramble to rise to this challenge—it just happens.
Dark and thoughtful enough to earn the approval of the most self-righteous music fanatics, but universal and heartfelt in a way that renders genre constriction meaningless—Head with Wings could appeal to anyone with a set of ears and an open mind.
Worlds apart from the trends of the moment, and defiantly unique on even a world stage, the quartet brings their engrossing sound to life in a way that is unmissable on their debut EP, Living with the Loss.
The four tracks comprising the short, but poignant work, produced by rising New Haven-area production talent, Frank Sacramone, capture a band, hardly a year into their existence, standing atop their own creative island…and the view is stunning.
Ports of Spain
"Ports of Spain present the listener with a sound standing firmly on the cutting edge, but with a feeling so natural one wonders why no ones done it before."
- Dirigible Press
"Winter's Teeth — a plinky, reverb drenched, airy, indie-rock song, replete with washes of background vocals tribal drums. The musical proficiency and layers of high quality production apparent on this track mark Ports of Spain as a band to watch."
- The Noise (Boston)
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