Mister Heavenly / Out of Love - SP926
Comprised of Nick Thorburn (Islands/The Unicorns), Ryan Kattner (Man Man) and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse), Mister Heavenly is a threesome as charming and, sometimes, as tricky to pin down as their name suggests. At the very forefront of “doom wop” (more a state of mind than a nitpicky micro-genre), Mister Heavenly draws inspiration from a shared love of 1950s vocal-based R&B classics by ensembles like the Penguins, the Platters, and the Moonglows, and also a fascination with ill-fated romance. The album title, Out of Love, is both a nod to passion as a motivator (“I did it out of love”) and also the absence or dissolution of same (“She fell out of love with me”): two seminal lyrical themes in the annals of pop music. As it happens, the actual Mister Heavenly song “Doom Wop” owes as much to grunge and art-punk as it does ‘50s pop. When you mint your own style you can take such liberties. Recorded live to tape at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA, Out of Love is Mister Heavenly’s debut full-length album. With the August 2011 release of Out of Love, Mister Heavenly will tour these United States.
If you’re among the first 500 people to pre-order Out of Love on CD or LP, you’ll receive TWO really cool gifts from the guys of Mister Heavenly. First is a Nick Thorburn two-sided, signed/numbered print and second is a Mister Heavenly stencil! Also, if you’re among the first 350 people to order the album on vinyl, you’ll it on a limited edition mustard-colored LP!
Released: August 16, 2011