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Here’s an excerpt from their press release….

Mister Heavenly Out of Love out August 16th Mister Heavenly is… comprised of indie rock veterans Nick Thorburn (Islands/The Unicorns), Ryan Kattner (Man Man), and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse). The band is at the forefront of “doom wop,” which is a state of mind rather than a nitpicky micro-genre. It is born from a shared love of 1950s vocal-based R&B classics by ensembles like the Penguins, the Platters, and the Moonglows, and also a fascination with ill-fated romance. The album title, Out of Love, is both a nod to passion as a motivator (“I did it out of love”) and also the absence or dissolution of same (“She fell out of love with me”): two seminal lyrical themes in the annals of pop music. As it happens, the actual Mister Heavenly song “Doom Wop” owes as much to grunge and art-punk as it does ’50s pop. When you mint your own style you can take such liberties.

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Upcoming tour dates:

8/18            Portland, OR @ Branx
8/19            Vancouver, BC @ The Bilmore Cabaret
8/20            Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
8/22            San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
8/24            Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
8/25            Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
8/26            Omaha, NE @ Toyota Antics Block Party
8/27            Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
8/28            Norman, OK @ Opolis
8/29            Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
8/30            Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9/1            Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
9/2            San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
9/3            Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival

 

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