Long Time

Long Time

Valleyheart, Pray for Sound

Fri, January 26, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:15 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$12

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: Great Scott box office is cash only.

Long Time
Long Time
Sometimes the dreams of our youth are not fully realized until we embrace the reality of adulthood. We may know what we want, but we cannot will ourselves into that existence. For the members of Long Time, the journey to being the men they became involved numerous bands, jobs, and relationships, all of which transformed members Thomas John Cadrin, Colin Dinnie, and Andrew Nault in ways too numerous to count. Each success and failure helped to refine their individual worldview, and the combination of those unique perspectives has helped to create one of the most engaging and unique rock bands of the modern era.



Long Time was forged in a studio session that was never intended to be more than a one-off event. Since that time the band has worked tirelessly to craft an infectious sound that toes the line between modern rock and punk with a ferocity rarely found in artists today. With each song the New England based trio grapples with the pains of growing up and all the turmoil that such personal evolution entails without worrying about of how it will be received. Their music is their truth, and it speaks to a generation of people that fears they may be the only ones who have no idea what they’re doing. It isn’t about knowing exactly where you’re going in life, but rather being open to the boundless possibilities of the path you are on. Long Time encourage exploration in whatever form it may take and aim to provide a soundtrack for those seeking life’s next big journey.
Valleyheart
Valleyheart
Salem, MA
Pray for Sound
Pray for Sound
Pray for Sound started as a solo studio project by Bruce Malley in late 2011. Earlier in Bruce's life, doctors discovered a large destructive cyst called a cholesteatoma growing inside his left ear. After repeated surgical removal of the cyst and reconstruction of his ear, he was left with severe hearing loss, tinnitus, and reoccurring pain. Inspired by this struggle, Bruce translated these emotional experiences into the music and artwork that make up Pray for Sound's debut album, Monophonic.

Shortly after releasing Monophonic, in September of 2012, Joe Aylward, Chris LaRocque, Nick Stewart, and Steve Aliperta were added to the mix to create an intense live experience with a monstrous sound and an intricate light show. After immediately meshing as band and playing a handful of successful shows in the greater Boston area, the new members began bringing unique song ideas to the table. "With three guitarists and all five band members contributing, we have the opportunity to create huge, atmospheric songs that really push boundaries", Malley explains. 23:55, the band's first single written by all five members, tells the story of the end of the world. The song features heavy riffs, melodic leads, and dueling drums that create an eerie tension throughout.

Less than a year after becoming a band, Pray for Sound set out on their first DIY tour, playing 11 shows in 12 days throughout the North East United States. After returning from the tour, the band collectively decided to focus on writing new material for their second major release, Dreamer. Dreamer is a seven song full length clocking in at just over 33 minutes, with each track representing a different dream state. This time around, Pray for Sound took an ambitious approach by experimenting with more synth and keyboard sounds, as well as working with additional musicians to add vocals, violin, and viola. With influences all over the map, Pray for Sound created an eclectic set of songs that express a roller coaster of emotions. Dreamer was originally released digitally, on CD, and on cassette (via Flesh and Bone Records) on July 9th, 2014.

Shortly after Dreamer's release, Pray for Sound inked a deal with Science of Silence records joining bands such as Set and Setting, If These Trees Could Talk, Junius, and more to release Dreamer on vinyl. The limited-edition vinyl will be available in three color variants: white (200), purple/clear swirl (150), and magenta/clear swirl (150) on November 18th, 2014.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/