Historics are ready to reveal the swirling and dreamlike “Taverns,”
the first single and music video off their forthcoming debut album.
The hypnotic track stems from the combined forces of three veteran
musicians and their diverse backgrounds: Don Devore (Ink & Dagger;
Icarus Line), Mickey Madden (Maroon 5), and Josh Grubb (VietNam).
The song is a warm and bittersweet trip laced with Grubb’s narcotic,
eastern-tinged guitar licks. Madden’s steady bass lines provide a
subtle yet cathartic anchor, often maintaining the heart of the song
while the other instruments erupt into moments of chaos. Devore
speak-sings melancholy lyrics such as “breath that smoke, lose your
hope” in a beautifully weathered voice – one that sounds like it
belongs to a man who has seen and done it all.
The video, directed by Brendon Devore, features multiple planes of
footage draped on top of one another, mirroring the production of the
song and it’s layered sonic tapestry. Golden hues outline the band
members, giving them a spectral quality while cityscapes float across
the screen. Adding to the surreal atmosphere is ominous interspered
footage of a bat flying in slow motion as well as the spooky shots of
an owl that bookend the video.
Keep a lookout for Historics’ full-length album in early 2009, with
special guests including Kool Keith and other surprises.
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