INDIE ROCK COLLECTIVE
RELEASE NEW EP
My Body Your Mind
Celebratory Show @ Pianos In New York City TONIGHT
“Featuring a sound that would fit in perfectly alongside the likes R.E.M., The Cure, and Radiohead, My Body Your Mind is an intelligent rock EP worthy of repeat listens.”
Indie art rock project herMajesty released their new EP My Body Your Mind to digital stores worldwide today, January, 6, 2016. Listen to My Body Your Mind here.
The opening track “Mariana (I’ll Find You)” features loops of field recordings of rooms in an abandoned home and sounds of a dilapidated front door that were processed in unique ways to create a post-apocalyptic Giorgio Moroder symphonic. The song, like all of the EP, touches on existential issues of an immigrant man’s journey. “Mariana” asserts that perseverance, faith and love in times of chaos, transition and loss lead to redemption and salvation.
Poetry to a wall of textured sound fashions the EP from start to finish. Track two, “My Body Your Mind” incorporates an ancient Middle Eastern instrument called the oud to amplify the immigrant son’s blues. At once specific and ambiguous, explicit and implicit, the themes of survival, loss, memory and desire resonate in the aching middle eastern melodies that capture the universal and timeless wish to be loved despite the damage done.
“Fashion Trance and “Days Turn to Nights” take the listener through more layers of sound and metaphor integrating psych rock, new wave and world influences. Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter contributes to the closing track “Crystals.”
herMajesty has been putting out music consistently since forming in NYC several years ago. They’ve shared the stage with acts like B-52s, Tom Tom Club, Boxer Rebellion, Say Hi To Your Mom, and received airplay on tastemaker stations like KEXP-FM in Seattle and WFUV-FM in NYC.
herMajesty consists of JP (vocals, rhythm guitars, programming), David Leather wood (guitars, backup vocals), Joan Chew (bass), Dov Manski (keyboards) and Konrad Meissner (drums, percussion). Keyboards on “Crystals” were handled by Dayle Raymond Jellyman.
Photo by Larufoto
“You may have heard ambient rock group herMajesty’s on KEXP in Seattle and WFUV in NYC. If not, the NYC-based band will hook you with their haunting lyrics and vocals, as well as pulsating guitar riffs and keyboard lines.”
“herMajesty immerses themselves into each song fully, which in turn creates a dynamic sound highlighted by sizzling guitar work and J.P’s distinct vocals. Add in the perfectly timed keyboards, bass and percussion and it becomes a monster sound which can fill any room, small or large.”
Pancakes & Whiskey
1/6/2016: New York, NY @ Piano’s
1/24/2016: Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
3/5/2016: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
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