Thursday, January 28, 2010

"I don't mind going down, into the dirt underground..."

The recently named Boston Music Awards' New Act of the Year, Mean Creek, has unveiled a new song off 2009's The Sky (Or The Underground) as the band gears up to tour with the indie-rocking Destry before making a pit stop in Austin for this little festival we call SXSW.

"It's Good To Be Back Again" poses the big questions. "Where do I go when I die/ why am I here/ who am I?" Yet, the sound of keys jangling in the background implies, "I know I don't have all the answers, babe, but let's get in the car and drive!" It's clear that Mean Creek ponders the unknown but doesn't fear it.

Furthermore, this track made me realize that I'm clearly addicted to boy-girl harmonies (think: The Dutchess and the Duke and The New Pornographers). And as I've already stated before, I'm a sucker for hand claps.

Mean Creek - It's Good To Be Back Again

Tour Dates:
Feb 3 - TT the Bear's - Boston, MA
Feb 4 - Jerky's - Providence, RI
Feb 8 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
Feb 9 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
Feb 10 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Feb 11 - Khyber Upstairs - Philadelphia, PA
Feb 12 - Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY
Feb 13 - Garfield Artworks - Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 14 - Eleanor Rigby's - Jermyn, PA
Feb 15 - the Space - Hamden, CT
Feb 16 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON

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