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Mister Heavenly announce new album, Boxing the Moonlight, share “Beat Down”: Stream

Indie rock supergroup return with its first LP since 2011

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    This fall marks the triumphant return of Mister Heavenly, the indie rock supergroup comprised of Ryan Kattner (aka Honus Honus of Man Man), Nick Thorburn (Islands, The Unicorns) and Joe Plummer (Cold War Kids, Modest Mouse). On October 6th, the band will release its first album in six years, Boxing the Moonlight, via Polyvinyl.

    Spanning 11 tracks, it serves as Mister Heavenly’s second LP overall following 2011’s Out of Love. Compared to its predecessor, which dealt with love and affection, Boxing finds the group in “a scrappy mood as they embrace a tougher sound.”

    “It seemed like it was a good idea to pivot from the subject matter of the first record,” Thorburn shares in a press release. “That was maybe a more emotional thing, and I think this record is much more physical.” To help emphasize the LP’s physicality, the band incorporated sonic elements of Krautrock as well as the hip-hop production of the late ’80s and ’90s.

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    Also, with two of the three band members residing in SoCal, Boxing turned out to be very much a product of its environment. “I don’t know if it’s cliché or not these days to have an L.A. record, but this feels like an L.A. record,” adds Plummer.

    To preview the upcoming record, Mister Heavenly have shared opening track “Beat Down”. Below, check out the jaunty tune via its lyric video.

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    Boxing the Moonlight Artwork:

    boxing the moonlight Mister Heavenly announce new album, Boxing the Moonlight, share Beat Down: Stream

    Boxing The Moonlight Tracklist:
    01. Beat Down
    02. Blue Lines
    03. Makin’ Excuses
    04. Hammer Drop
    05. George’s Garden
    06. No Floor
    07. Magic Is Gone
    08. Pink Cloud Compression
    9. Crazy Love, Vol. III
    10. Dead Duck
    11. Out Of Time

    To coincide with the album news, Mister Heavenly have mapped out a North American fall tour.

    Mister Heavenly 2017 Tour Dates:
    10/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    10/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
    10/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
    10/24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    10/25 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    11/02 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    11/03 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
    11/04 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy
    11/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    11/06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    11/08 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
    11/09 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
    11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

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