Opening for indie
supergroup Magnetic Morning.
By Fred Mills
The late, great Brooklyn trio Springhouse – singer/guitarist
Mitch Friedland, bassist Larry Heinemann and drummer Jack Rabid (who’s also
behind respected rock zine The Big
Takeover – have gotten back together to do an album and a short East Coast
tour. Titled From Now To Okay, the
self-released album drops in October. It will be available in a limited edition
run of 550 copies (featuring Bruce Licher’s letterpress artwork) as well as a
pay-what-you-want digital download.
The group hasn’t toured extensively since 1994 (they did a
handful of shows six years ago) but is fondly remembered by the indie rock
community for its high-energy brand of progressive shoegaze and distinctive
Anglo-pop melodies. Two records were released, 1991’s Land Falls and 1993’s Postcards
From The Arctic, and although the band reportedly had begun work on a
subsequent album, nothing much has been heard from the band over the years, so
by some estimations From Now To Okay has been in the works for nearly a decade and a half.
On the tour Springhouse will be opening for Magnetic Morning
(formed by Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin, Interpol’s Sam Fogarino and Album
Leaf’s Jimmy LaValle). Also on the bill will be Julie Ocean.
Confirmed dates are below with more tba.
16 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
October 17 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel
October 18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s
October 19-Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Sound Fix (From Now to OK
record release party, unplugged short set)
October 20 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott
October 21 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Southpaw (CMJ first night, but open
to the public)