The Heroic Enthusiasts Share "When The Deal Is Done" Track via Magnet | Self Titled Debut Album Set For October Release

The Heroic Enthusiasts Share "When The Deal Is Done" Track via Magnet | Self Titled Debut Album Set For October Release

THE HEROIC ENTHUSIASTS SHARE “WHEN THE DEAL IS DONE” TRACK VIA MAGNET

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT THIS OCTOBER ON BODAN KUMA LABEL

PRODUCED BY MERCURY REV’S ANTHONY MOLINA

Photo Credit Jessica Lehrman

LISTEN: The Heroic Enthusiasts – “When The Deal Is Done

You may not have had a chance to visit, but this town is as good as any when it comes to producing rock bands that actually mean something. Take The Heroic Enthusiasts, for example- a four piece whose commitment to compelling, dark indie pop is a common first impression epiphany.

In fact, listen to “When The Deal Is Done,” exclusively premiered, just yesterday, with Magnet, and you’ll know what we mean. The song itself, while not at all dated in sound, takes cues from post punk forerunners like Killing Joke, The Birthday Party, and The Church, among others.

Not surprisingly, drummer, Mike James recalls, “We all hit it off with a mutual love of bands like Japan and Cocteau Twins. I think we knew there was immediate chemistry, and I was indeed intrigued by the sound. It wasn’t forced or revivalist to me. It sounded honest.”

The band was formed by founding members James Tabbi and Thomas Ferrara in 2014, but the duo’s symbiotic relationship dates back to the early ‘90s. Tabbi, the former leader singer of darkwave stalwarts and critical darlings Eleven Pond, and later, The Artillerymen; and Ferrara, a founding member of New York City-based rock group Bullseye (Columbia Records) and new wave bands The Puppets and 2 Boy Cure, were kindred spirits.

Early shows inspired Rochester’s CITY NEWSPAPER to say, “Where every decade holds claim to specific musical ideas, artists like The Talking Heads, Lloyd Cole, Echo and the Bunnymen, REM, and The Cars borrowed from and simultaneously smashed these chronological restraints. It’s this maverick ideal that The Heroic Enthusiasts adhere to as well… full of a loosely harnessed energy and an abstract antagonism.”

A year after Ferrara and Tabbi cemented their musical union, the aforementioned, James, also known for work with notable outfits, Longwave, The Mercies, and Admirers, and Dexter Redic (Roots Collider) joined the band and the line-up was solidified. A number of shows followed thereafter, among them, opening for indie favorites Joywave and Caveman, not to mention the release of two celebrated EPs in 2016, Memory Wheel and The Second Three, which debuted at #34 on the FMQB top 200 sub-modern chart in July ‘16 and prompted AIDING AND ABETTING’s Jon Worley to describe the music as, “…off-handed gems [with] loose melodies, understated harmonies, tight rhythm sections and ringing chords — tightly-crafted songs played with just enough inattention to leave an entrancing haze.”

This coming October will see the release of The Heroic Enthusiasts self-titled debut album on the Bodan Kuma label, mixed by Anthony Molina. Molina brings the same lush, cinematic aesthetic to T.H.E. that we hear on the rest of his admirably growing canon of acclaimed musical goodness, ie: Mercury Rev, of which he is a member, NYC’s Dead Heart Bloom, Jesse Hale Moore and Sondre Lerche, among others.

The Heroic Enthusiasts will be doing shows in support of the October release. Watch this space.

 

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The Heroic Enthusiasts – Biography
With feet firmly planted in the ethos of ‘80s post-punk, and an eye and sound focused toward the future, The Heroic Enthusiasts deliver powerful, intoxicating hooks spiked with touches of sophistication and danger.

The band was formed by James Tabbi and Thomas Ferrara in 2014, but the duo’s symbiotic relationship dates back to the early ‘90s. Tabbi, the former leader singer of darkwave stalwarts and critical darlings Eleven Pond, and later, The Artillerymen; and Ferrara, a founding member of New York City-based rock group Bullseye (Columbia Records) and new wave bands The Puppets and 2 Boy Cure, were kindred spirits.
A year after Ferrara and Tabbi cemented their musical union, Mike James (Longwave, The Mercies, Admirers) and Dexter Redic (Roots Collider) joined the band and the line-up was solidified. For Mike James, it was a perfect fit: “We all hit it off with a mutual love of bands like Japan and Cocteau Twins. I think we knew there was immediate chemistry and I was indeed intrigued by the sound. It wasn’t forced or revivalist to me. It sounded honest. It made me want to help co-produce and further mold the approach.” This intrigue was felt by critics as well. John Worley of Aiding and Abetting hears “…off-handed gems [with] loose melodies, understated harmonies, tight rhythm sections and ringing chords — tightly-crafted songs played with just enough inattention to leave an entrancing haze.”
With the right pieces in place, The Heroic Enthusiasts hit the ground running and played a number of shows, despite not yet having a formal release. After opening for indie favorites Joywave and Caveman, they gained a loyal following of their own. Energized, they went into the studio and released two EPs in 2016 that left fans and critics spellbound (Memory Wheel and The Second Three, which debuted at #34 on the FMQB top 200 sub-modern chart in July 2016).
Recently, The Heroic Enthusiasts played their largest show to date—opening for former Ultravox and Visage singer and Live Aid creator, Midge Ure. Accompanying shows andideos are forthcoming in the second half of 2017, which will also see the long anticipated release of the band’s self-titled, self-produced, full-length debut. Mixed by Mercury Rev’s Anthony Molina, it promises to be nothing short of the driving, passionate and precise sound we’ve come to expect. Heroic, indeed. by Michelle Nati

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The Heroic Enthusiasts Share "When The Deal Is Done" Track via Magnet | Self Titled Debut Album Set For October Release