Talk about a triple threat! Hopewell is teaming up with Mark Gardener of Ride to cover Brian Eno‘s “Needle In The Camel’s Eye.” And this is only the first song off of the Brooklyn rock band’s new EP, Another Music, coming out on September 11th via Tee Pee Records.
Another Music is a collection of 5 songs that started from an endless recording project for the band during a 2009 tour. Hopewell recorded a handful of covers intended to feature David Baker (Mercury Rev’s original singer, who had disappeared from music 15 years earlier), but Baker bailed at the last minute. Determined to work with one of their shoegaze heros, Hopewell reached out to Mark Gardener, and we could not be more excited for the result! To top it all off, the music video for “Needle In The Camel’s Eye” will be directed by Art Boonparn.
According to their Facebook bio, Hopewell spans “time, exploring the outer/inner reaches so you don’t have to.” Their EP will definitely be doing just that by exploring their music sound, combining their noisy ’90s roots and their psychedelic dreamy pop sounds.
“Another Music is designed to draw you in with a couple of catchy songs then lead you out past the buoys into deeper water,” Jason Russo of Hopewell states. And after a decade of continuous releases, we can’t wait to hear where Hopewell’s new material will lead us.