Manic Productions in Association with Project Storefronts Present
Blessed State, Birth of Flower
756 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
This event is all ages
Northern California's WHIRR (formerly Whirl) make an effects-laden noise that is as blatantly loud and heavy as it is beautiful, giving the sounds of 90's shoegaze a widescreen update for the post-millennial era. The young sextet's wall of lush guitars, breathy vocals, dreamy synth and thunderous drumming propel listeners into a near-cinematic realm where instantly catchy melodies and emotional, enveloping atmospheres hang in perfect balance. The group's debut album, Pipe Dreams, was released by Tee Pee Records this past March.
Nothing has finished their much anticipated recording follow up to their 2010 demo "POSHLOST". The three song EP "Suns and Lovers" will be released in early May by Tokyo based label BIG LOVE RECORDS who have worked with such bands as Cold Cave, The XX, Young Prisms, and Ariel Pink. The EP will be released as a 12" and will be limited to 300 copies.
The EP will include two new tracks produced and engineered by Kyle 'Slick' Johnson of theJust Managing Group and a re-recording of the demo track, "Last Day In Bouville" produced by Wesley Eisold and Kris Lapke.
Johnson has been involved with numerous projects ranging from The Hives "Black and White", Fischerspooner - "Odyssey", Modest Mouse - "We Were Dead Before", Wavves - "King Of The Beach", and most recently the incredible Creepoid "Horse Heaven" LP.
Eisold is the front man for dark pop powerhouse Cold Cave and has been involved in an array of other groundbreaking projects including Heartworm Press, while Kris Lapkereleases raw power electronics under the Alberich moniker and works out of the infamousHospital Productions Studio in the Lower East Side section of New York City "
Blessed State are a 5 piece melodic punk/indie band from Western Massachusetts. Emerging as a DIY basement project to national touring entity over the course of their 4 year existence, they have also seen quick development in their sound. From the Revolution Summer-style post-punk of 2014's "Head Space" LP (recorded in Easthampton MA with Justin Pizzoferrato of Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, & Sonic Youth notoriety) to the tight rock melodies of 2015's "Slipstream EP", they have found balance in the bombastically harmonious. As they prepare in writing for their next full length release, the band continues their workmanlike persistence as a regional touring entity and host for touring bands making their way through the New England corridor.
Birth of Flower
Birth of Flower is a band from Bristol, Connecticut and play loud punk rock music. They released a 7 inch record, "All Our Masters in Suspicion," on Shitty Present Records, in 2013, and self-released an LP, "Deity," in 2014.