Hopewell Premiere New Song "The King & The Canary"

posted October 8, 2012

Hopewell Premiere New Song "The King & The Canary"

Celebrated New York rock band Hopewell have just released an EP of new material titled Another Music. The first single released from the new effort was a cover of Brian Eno's "Needle In The Camel's Eye" featuring Mark Gardener of eternally cool, seminal shoegaze band Ride on lead vocals.  Now, Hopewell releases a second track from Another Music -- the infectious new song "The King & the Canary" -- which makes its premiere via RCRD LBL, who calls the song "a swoopy mid-tempo number that marries prancing instrumentation with a fuzzed-out melody and singer Jason Russo's high-pitched croon."

Self-titled magazine recently premiered "Needle in the Camel's Eye", calling the track "a faithful, frenetic cover."  Check out Hopewell featuring Ride's Mark Gardener and the artists' take on the Brian Eno classic now! A music video for "Needle In The Camel's Eye" directed by Art Boonparn (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cold Cave) is in the works and will premiere soon. Check out additional still shots from the forthcoming video!

Blending "vintage fuzz pedal jams with early space rock and shoegaze" for over a decade, Hopewell's tumultuous canon is the perfect cinematic bridge between the psychedelia of nineties acts like Spiritualized and Mercury Rev and the genre's newer generation (read: Black Mountain, Serena-Maneesh). Hopewell was founded by Jason Russo of Hopewell Junction, NY who -- at 19 -- joined Mercury Rev before setting out on his own with a band named after his hometown. In 1995, seminal Detroit-based space rock label Burnt Hair Records released the band's first single. Hopewell's debut full-length, Contact, came out on Burnt Hair in 1997 and its second release, 2001's The Curved Glass, led to European distribution, festival appearances and a John Peel session. After a transition period of line-up and stylistic changes, the band signed to Tee Pee Records and released Hopewell & The Birds Of Appetite, produced by Dave Fridmann of Flaming Lips fame at Tarbox Road Studios. Its follow-up, Beautiful Targets, produced by Fridmann protégé Bill Racine, was released in 2007 and the band's 2009 release, Good Good Desperation was aligned by critics with Pink Floyd's Meddle and Can's Tago Mago. An active live act, Hopewell has performed or toured with artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Dandy Warhols, Nicole Atkins, British Sea Power, The Black Angels Mike Watt and The Posies, among others. Hopewell's music has appeared on the soundtracks for films including "Tarnation" and "PsychoGuru" (Tribeca Film Festival selection 2011) and on television shows including "One Tree Hill" and "Greek". The long-time line-up of Jay Green, Tyson Lewis, Rich Meyer, Lyndon Roeller and Russo is currently living in Brooklyn, NY and writing for their sixth studio album.