Hopewell has been blending vintage fuzz pedal jams with their early space rock and shoegaze roots for over a decade. Their tumultuous canon is the perfect cinematic bridge between the psychedelia of ‘90s acts like Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev and the genre's new generation, including Dungen and Serena-Maneesh. 2010 finds Hopewell releasing their first live album to coincide with a North American tour alongside The Dandy Warhols. Using recordings culled from their epic three-night engagement at Truck Festival America in May 2010 and their 2009 performance at All Tomorrow's Parties NY, Hopewell Live Volume 1 is a snapshot of the present-day band: Atypically, Hopewell’s music becomes heavier and more abstract as the band gets older. The modern version has two drummers, often employs a choir and horns, and is infamous for bludgeoning audiences into stunned silence with its brilliantly strange and unpredictable psych-rock orchestration.
Live Volume 2, slated for early next year, is a retrospective gaze back to the joyful noise of yore. The long-time line-up of Jay Green, Tyson Lewis, Rich Meyer, Lyndon Roeller and Jason Russo revisits with apparent glee, its outsider pop songs perfected over years in dingy rehearsal spaces from Hopewell Junction, NY to Brooklyn. Hopewell Live Volume 1 celebrates a self-made career that exploded into collaboration with super-producer Dave Fridmann, a 2001 BBC Peel Session, touring the UK’s festival circuit, opening for My Bloody Valentine & being hand picked by the Flaming Lips for All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Hopewell Tour Dates
10/22 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY (Tee Pee Records CMJ Showcase)
all following dates with The Dandy Warhols:
11/06 Webster Hall - New York, NY
11/07 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/09 Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
11/10 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
11/11 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
11/13 Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
11/14 End Of An Ear Records - Austin, TX
11/14 La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX