Stream! The New Heathers, "Agatha"



Who are the New Heathers and why are we streaming them on this blog, you ask? Well, it just so happens to be a Ludo side project featuring Moogist Tim Convy, guitarist Tim Ferrell and drummer Matt Palermo. The forthcoming EP was recorded with Jason McEntire at Sawhorse Studios and features songs penned and vocalized by Ferrell. Although Convy's distinctive Moog and peppy tempos certainly resemble Ludo, the New Heathers are certainly its own thing -- thanks to Ferrell's pure, choir-boy vocals, blazing guitars, and classic-rock/prog flourishes (i.e., stacked choruses and harmonies). "Mr. Green Blades"might be the world's only sludge-rock power-pop song -- it veers from piano-sparkled choruses to hefty, metal-lite verses -- while "Start" sounds like the Dead Milkmen crossed with They Might Be Giants. (That's a good thing.) There's a lot more going on with Ludo I'll report on next week, as soon as I snag the entire EP and chat with Ferrell.

Stream: The New Heathers, "Agatha"

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