THE BROOKLYN-BASED BAND SHARES A FREE MP3 OF THEIR NEW TRACK “SEND YOUR BLOOD TO WAR”
HAWK AND DOVE KICK OFF SPRING TOUR MAY 25TH IN BALTIMORE!
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Hawk and Dove is an indie rock band whose calm-before-the-storm sound has been described as the “loudest quiet band you have ever heard” and “the psychedelic country David Bowie never wrote.” On their forthcoming debut album, This Yesterday Will Never End, the band mixes hauntingly beautiful ballads with thunderous stoner grooves to create a sound quite unlike anything else.
Though singer Elijah Miller and guitarist John Kleber met at summer camp when they were 13 years old, it wasn’t until they stumbled across each other 12 years later that they discovered their shared passion for music. Along with drummer AJ Sausville, and bass, keys and violin players Stephanie Sanders & Joan Chew, they’ve created a powerful sound that references multiple genres and histories of rock, Americana, psychedelia and indie music, yet, at the same time, it proves to be something altogether contemporary and unique.
Hawk And Dove – Send Your Blood To War’
After honing their material regularly in some of NYC’s most distinguished venues, Hawk and Dove have recently finished This Yesterday Will Never End, which was recorded and mixed by Max Hodes, who also contributed backing vocals. Truly a journey at 13 songs and over an hour in length, this record invites the listener to explore the middle place where we all reside. Elijah’s lyrics curl around memories shared and imagined as John’s angular guitar plays the shards of glass that simultaneously bind and repel us. All the while, the beautiful and surreal orchestral performances of Stephanie, Joan and AJ envelop the words with dynamic punches and strings of vibrant color.
With both the impressive success of their 2009 EP, Rocking Chair, and powerful, moving live performances, Hawk and Dove’s following has been steadily growing… something which should continue with the release of This Yesterday Will Never End and their spring/summer tour dates.
HAWK AND DOVE TOUR DATES
Sat. May 25 – Joe Squared North Station, Baltimore, MD
Sun. May 26 – Southgate Revival House, Cincinnati, OH
Tue. May 28 – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
Wed. May 29 – Wilbert’s, Cleveland, OH
Thu. May 30 – Quenchers, Chicago, IL
Fri. May 31 – Fletcher Place Arts & Books, Indianapolis, IN
Sat. June 1 – George’s, Canton, OH
Sun. June 2 – Arlene’s Grocery, Brooklyn, NY
(more dates to be announced)
Hawk and Dove’s This Yesterday Will Never End will be released on CD and digitally on April 30, 2013 through Big Round Records.
HAWK AND DOVE are John Kleber and Elijah Miller.
Hawk And Dove have sculpted an album that transcends the boundaries created by different genres of music. “This Yesterday Will Never End” has a curiously psychedelic effect on the listener, which can be attributed to the impact of the lead singer, Elijah Miller. His vocals are on the soothing side of the spectrum, but the message and tone in which he is singing adds so much hidden muscle to his voice. – THE AQUARIAN WEEKLY
Masterful…. A brilliant album. – MUSIC NEWS / UK
Their music has been described as “the psychedelic country music that David Bowie never wrote” or “the loudest quiet band you’ve ever heard.” It’s definitely a mix of psychedelic stoner rock, country, folk, and pop (chamber pop at times), but, honestly, it’s hard to put a label on it. They’re just good. Great, really. – TWO.ONE.FIVE. MAGAZINE
[On Hawk and Dove’s “This Yesterday Will Never End” the band travels] through subconscious, intergalactic pathways where the destination is unknown. There’s no need to bring a flashlight on your trip, though. It’s very bright. – ALAN CROSS: A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS
Like an alt. act doing the Seventies (in the good way). – SUPAJAM / UK
For fans of storytelling lyrics and expressive instrumentation. – THE DELI NYC
A psychedelic indie extravaganza…. It’s classical meets acoustic meets country. Hawk And Dove have plenty of promise as the next big hybrid group. – SHOW ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT / UK
Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: Hawk and Dove – “Things We Lost So Far” – MAD MACKEREL / UK
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