Mysterious Powers

by Royal Wedding

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Boston Hassle, James Moore

Boston-based time travellers ROYAL WEDDING have new material emanating from Roxbury collective studios ’Berwick Research Institute’. This collection of 5 tracks titled MYSTERIOUS POWERS follows in much the same vein as critically acclaimed earlier releases recorded there, reel-to-reel style, with reverb and rockabilly rhythms haunted by the ghosts of musical revolutions of yore.

No-Wave, Rockabilly and Garage Rock all leave paw-prints on the beach, but RW is angling for deep fish, recombining these older elements into postmodern alloy. Jangly surf-tones rule opener ‘Illusion’ reverberating over spare rockabilly drum patterning. ‘Stacks’ follows in no-wave fashion as the trio lays down a base of anxiety-fueled repetition from which to veer up into tightrope walking guitar sprints. ‘Resistance’ could be a lost track from the movie REPO MAN rife with Joy Division-y depressed punk aesthetic. Artsy Arabic tones invest track 4 ‘Radiation’ with a militarized Eastern vibe. Finisher ‘Castle’ returns to rockabilly rhythms while trying to tune in a short-wave broadcast of old U2 guitar riffage bouncing off a turbulent ionosphere. These fellas are veterans of the Boston scene, having formed and reformed in various incarnations over the years, so be on the look out for them on local lineups.


released February 7, 2014

Eric Boomhower > guitar, vocals
Colin Asquith > bass
Andy Abrahamson > drums, electronic drums, drum effects

Recorded at the Berwick in Roxbury MA on reel to reel.



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Royal Wedding Boston, Massachusetts

Echoey, lo-fi rock that’d make the perfect soundtrack for a drug fueled road trip through the desert. -

Garage rock turned inside out. Acoustic drums trigger electronic drums feeding a pair of upended Roland Jazz Chorus amps. Guitars & vocals echo while the bass rumbles along. They sound like the house band in my imaginary post-apocalyptic rock & roll film. -
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