Thieving Irons / Strange Changes / Bear Language
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Brooklyn dream rockers Thieving Irons are proud to announce the release of their second LP, Behold, This Dreamer!, an ethereal, lyrical exploration of texture and sound from a group of seasoned and acclaimed musicians. The songs and themes of Behold, This Dreamer! are a nuanced study in perspective; offering, at once, a bird’s-eye-view and telescopic lens. Rarely are the songs outright declarations, but rather multi-layered awakenings; true sonic translations of a sense of awe. Nate Martinez started Thieving Irons in late 2009. The first album, This Midnight Hum, released in 2010, was met with critical acclaim, named a “blissed-out alt-country epic” by Gothamist and an album of “beautifully textured indie folk, highlighted by Martinez’s distinctive voice” by KEXP. There is a sense of relief about Behold, This Dreamer!, a musical departure discovered in repositioning toward a new, directed path to joy. Daytrotter says, “Nate Martinez, the man behind the lush and beautiful Thieving Irons, has made a record of rustic gorgeousness that makes one feel as if they were stooping down with those hands cupped, reaching for that fresh body of mountain water—not tainted or tampered with—and drawing it up to the mouth, feeling quenched as you’ve never been quenched before.”
Strange Changes is an eclectic eight piece rock band comprised of musicians from the Boston music scene. Residing in Allston, they mix elements of American popular music with classical, jazz, metal, and more, in the tradition of the great American pop composers Frank Zappa and Charles Mingus.
In September of 2011 Bear Language released its self-titled debut EP, the first step in what will be a long journey. Always writing new material and playing to new audiences, word continues to spread, along with the question: “Are you speaking Bear Language yet?”