Hopewell Live Volume 1

by Hopewell




Using recordings culled from their epic 3-night engagement at Truck Festival America this May and their 2009 performance at All Tomorrow's Parties NY, this two-part live album spans Hopewell's rich and controversial history. Volume 1 is a snapshot of the present day band. Atypically, Hopewell’s music actually becomes heavier and more abstract as the band gets older, the modern version has two drummers, often employ’s a choir and horns and is infamous for bludgeoning audiences into stunned silence with its brilliantly strange and unpredictable, psych-rock orchestration. Volume 2, slated for early next year, is a retrospective [shoe]gaze back to the joyful noise of yore - the long-time lineup of Tyson Lewis, Jay Green, Rich Meyer, Lyndon Roeller and Jason Russo revisits, with apparent glee, its outsider pop songs perfected over years in dingy rehearsal spaces from Hopewell Junction, NY to Brooklyn. Celebrating a self-made career that exploded into collaboration with super-producer Dave Fridmann, a 2001 BBC Peel Session, touring the UK’s festival circuit, opening for My Bloody Valentine & being hand picked by the Flaming Lips for All Tomorrow’s Parties.


released November 2, 2010

South Cherry Entropy Records



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