Ages and Ages

Ages and Ages

Covey

Fri, July 21, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$10 advance / $12 day of show

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Ages and Ages
Ages and Ages
If Ages and Ages’ debut album Alright You Restless declared independence from the cynicism and self-consciousness plaguing a generation; and the follow-up Divisionary was an exercise in confronting change, conflict, and loss; Something to Ruin addresses the debris of our collective failures and asks whether we might be better off letting go and starting over. Recorded at Isaac Brock’s studio (Ice Cream Party), this album still has plenty of the infectious and joyful melodies the band is known for, without shying away from some serious subject matter.

Early on in the writing process of this record, band leaders Tim Perry and Rob Oberdorfer traveled to Central America, visiting indigenous ruins, partly engulfed by the surrounding forests – a tangible reminder of the impermanence of human civilization and the resilience of nature. In the meantime, their hometown of Portland, Oregon was being engulfed by something entirely different. Like so many other cities around the country, rapid growth and development were changing both landscape and culture.

In part, Something to Ruin is an exploration of what it’s like to watch your surroundings implode in a frenzy of real estate development and lifestyle branding. Songs like “Kick Me Out” and “My Cold Reflection” describe an existence where almost everything is monetized and loses it’s meaning. The album’s first track “They Want More,” deals with the struggle to live an honest life in this type of superficial cultural landscape.
Covey
Covey
Covey is an indie folk project fronted by guitarist and vocalist Tom Freeman. With raspy, yet delicate vocals and ambient textures, Tom formed Covey in February 2013. A songwriter for 9 years, Freeman's musical influences range from Nick Drake, to Fleet Foxes, and Mumford and Sons. Covey's music has been featured on the BIRN radio network, Under the Gun Review, and has won BostInno's "Song of the Week," as well as the "New England Band of the Month" on the Deli Magazine. Expected to release his debut EP Haggarty (named after Freeman's high school teacher) in the Fall of 2015, Covey has opened for artists the likes of The Last Bison, High As A Kite, Gabriel Kahane, and Hozier.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/