Indianapolis band Everything, Now! dropped their fifth release this week. Do It on the Moon may not be the best play at the start of your day. Save this listen for your drive home from work. This album is a celebration.
The band screams dire warnings about the future over joyous romps of punchy guitars and choruses that sound like choirs of schoolchildren, as if testing the audience to see if they’ll get the joke.
On “Imagine 2040”, the lead singer offers a bleak outloook, saying: “In 2040, Russia owns the beaches where the ice caps used to be / And China has moved to the moon, with the fortunes from all those air factories / They’re fighting off the Mexicans in space stations made from trees.” This post-apocalyptic landscape that Everything, Now! has created is humorous but serves as a legitimate look into the concerns of the present.
This album is rock solid, both from a lyrical and musical standpoint. There is no weakest link. This is not a talentless garage band, mashing out harmonyless recording in their stoner uncle’s makeshift recording studio. This is good shit and the kind of album that Indy residents can be legitimately proud of. Listen below:
Written by Rob Peoni
From The Bonesetters:
“Muncie-bred and Indianapolis-raised, we make music in old duplexes and share them with all kinds of alternative environs. We breathe in quiet sounds, and exhale louder sounds. A good mixture of western swing, surf rock, blues and images meant for dreams. We like you!”
Any time I get the opportunity to promote one of my favorite local bands I will capture the moment. The Bonesetters have been nothing short of brilliant for those of us watching. Their ability to continually get gigs while being proactive in the social media community is extremely developed for a local indie band. Lead singer, Dan Snodgrass is not only extremely talented as a musician, but also admirably talented when it comes to engagement. Snodgrass promotes his band, shares video clips of songs he loves, and shares his opinions on certain local topics. He understands his ability to self-market with free tools and executes. He is a bonafide marketer who just happens to front a great band and has amazing writing skills coupled with a Jeff Buckleyesque inflection.
Thought on Tracks friends The Bonesetters will be on Indiana Public Radio’s The Scene on Saturday, December 3 at 10 p.m. with Chicago’s Santah. This performance was recorded live at the now defunct Vollrath Tavern in Indianapolis.
Congratulations to the Bonesetters on a flawless year of music from a local standpoint. Let’s hope 2012 gets you guys recognized on the national stage. You deserve it.
Written by Brett McGrath
Muncie band The Bonesetters released their Red Main EP back in April. We decided to stream it as a teaser before the release of their upcoming full-length debut SAVAGES! The release of their album has been delayed by the unexpected folding of The Bonesetters’ record label. Learn how you can help finance SAVAGES! with a small donation by clicking HERE.