[Raihan went to Sasquatch and all I got was this lousy blog post.]
Day #5: “Mister Heavenly” – Mister Heavenly
Album: Out Of Love (August 2011)
A passion project/collaboration between Man Man frontman (man) Honus Honus and Vancouver Island’s Nicholas Thorburn that also features the drummer from Modest Mouse and occasionally Michael Cera on bass, Mister Heavenly is exactly what you want to hear, right now. All the time, in fact. Their sound is somewhere between Man Man’s Tom Waits-channalled mania and The Temptations’ dreamy Motown sound. What results is a genre affectionally labelled Doom Wop by the bandmates themselves as they attempt to mix sounds like “Mister Sandman” with “King Rat”. They’ve only released two songs so far (the above namesake and an equally catchy “Pineapple Girl”) but they’re already leading the race to become my favourite new band of the year.
Besides, they’ll have to do until the (hopefully) inevitable formation of a real Sex Bob-omb.