Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Prefab Messiahs - Peace Love & Alienation | Album Feature

The Prefab Messiahs come at you like a gritty inside joke leftover from a college acid trip. You were either there or are trying to catch up. A strange brew that mixes together sarcastic 60's counter culture rhetoric, new wave goofiness, and some of the best lo fi Casio drum machine rhythm tracks you're likely to hear. The group's music has been lovingly resurrected for contemporary ears via Gary War & Taylor Richardson's Fixed Identity label. 

It's easy to place an "outsider" label on The Prefab Messiahs and there is some ample evidence pointing  to why.  The group formed in the college town of Worcester, MA 1 hour outside of Boston, it's a town not exactly known for a fertile music scene. When you combine this with the total weirdo nature of the group, their ties to other musical freaks of the scene, & the fact that their work from the time has essentially existed outside of any mainstream or fringe circles for near 30 years. Though this is due in no small part to the lack of available recordings of the band. It's now time to dig in and there's no time time like the right time which is now. 

The group are preparing for their 30 year reunion and in celebration have planned, a Massachusetts heavy, "micro-tour" around their home in the north east US. New England psych-folk legend Bobb Trimble, a occasional producer of the group, will be coming along for the ride too making these dates a little extra special. Last Nights has been fortunate to present the New York concert at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, which should be a spectacular night. You can find more info and dates for the tour below.

6/6 - Cambridge, MA @ Middlesex Lounge w/ Jesse Gallager
6/7 - Northampton, MA @ The Sierra Grille  w/ Sore Eros
6/8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Spectre Folk, Weyes Blood and the Dark Juices
6/9 - Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse w/ Secret Lover

The Prefab Messiahs Peace Love & Alienation is available now via Fixed Identity.

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