Arrowhead, Au Revoir, Pray for Sound, HarborLights

NEHMP Presents

Arrowhead

Au Revoir

Pray for Sound

HarborLights

Thu 4.26.18

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Arrowhead
Arrowhead
Experimental / Ambient Hardcore from Boston, MA
Au Revoir
Au Revoir
Au Revoir are a heavy expansive instrumental doom rock five piece from New Jersey.
Pray for Sound
Pray for Sound
Pray for Sound started as a solo studio project by Bruce Malley in late 2011. Earlier in Bruce's life, doctors discovered a large destructive cyst called a cholesteatoma growing inside his left ear. After repeated surgical removal of the cyst and reconstruction of his ear, he was left with severe hearing loss, tinnitus, and reoccurring pain. Inspired by this struggle, Bruce translated these emotional experiences into the music and artwork that make up Pray for Sound's debut album, Monophonic.

Shortly after releasing Monophonic, in September of 2012, Joe Aylward, Chris LaRocque, Nick Stewart, and Steve Aliperta were added to the mix to create an intense live experience with a monstrous sound and an intricate light show. After immediately meshing as band and playing a handful of successful shows in the greater Boston area, the new members began bringing unique song ideas to the table. "With three guitarists and all five band members contributing, we have the opportunity to create huge, atmospheric songs that really push boundaries", Malley explains. 23:55, the band's first single written by all five members, tells the story of the end of the world. The song features heavy riffs, melodic leads, and dueling drums that create an eerie tension throughout.

Less than a year after becoming a band, Pray for Sound set out on their first DIY tour, playing 11 shows in 12 days throughout the North East United States. After returning from the tour, the band collectively decided to focus on writing new material for their second major release, Dreamer. Dreamer is a seven song full length clocking in at just over 33 minutes, with each track representing a different dream state. This time around, Pray for Sound took an ambitious approach by experimenting with more synth and keyboard sounds, as well as working with additional musicians to add vocals, violin, and viola. With influences all over the map, Pray for Sound created an eclectic set of songs that express a roller coaster of emotions. Dreamer was originally released digitally, on CD, and on cassette (via Flesh and Bone Records) on July 9th, 2014.

Shortly after Dreamer's release, Pray for Sound inked a deal with Science of Silence records joining bands such as Set and Setting, If These Trees Could Talk, Junius, and more to release Dreamer on vinyl. The limited-edition vinyl will be available in three color variants: white (200), purple/clear swirl (150), and magenta/clear swirl (150) on November 18th, 2014.
HarborLights
Post-rock from the North Shore, Massachusetts.

HarborLights is:
Matthew Wright - guitars/vocals/samples
Matt Ellsworth - drums
Andrew Diaz - guitar
Christine Smith - bass
Venue Information:
O'Brien's Pub
3 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA, 02134
http://obrienspubboston.com/