[photos courtesy of Jill Harrison and For the Love of Brooklyn]
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we last saw Heaven at Mercury Lounge; the dreamy reverb of 2013’s Telepathic Love LP frequently finds its way on to my turntable as a welcome old friend. On Monday night, the band took to the Rough Trade stage for a snowstorm-rescheduled set, opening for fellow NYC-band Dreamers and Oklahoma-based headliner Broncho.
Between Mikey Jones’ touring gig with Swervedriver and semi-regular shows in the New York area, Heaven has been hard at work in the studio over the last year writing and recording a new album of material they expect to release in the first half of this year. Though the show on Monday included a handful of highlights from Telepathic Love (“Mountains Move,” “Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes”), the band also played several new, as-yet-unknown songs from the forthcoming album. For the sample track we’ve chosen their closing jam, Darken Fields, a slow burner and one we can’t wait to hear on wax.
I recorded Heaven using a pairs of Schoeps MK41 hypercardioids mixed with an excellent soundboard feed graciously provided house engineer, Nic. We hope you enjoy!
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Brooklyn, New York
Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and Produced by hi and lo
Source: Soundboard (Engineer: Nic) + Schoeps MK41/CMC6 > Sonosax SX-M2 >> Sound Devices 744T @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
01. Telepathic Love
02. In Your Ruin
03. Mountains Move
04. (Unknown #1)
05. (Unknown #2)
06. Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes
07. Darken Fields
Running Time: 37:39