Hurricane Bells will release a new EP, Down Comes The Rain, on September 7th, 2010. Down Comes The Rain was recorded by band architect Steve Schiltz in his Brooklyn, NY, apartment and Queens, NY, studio over the past six months, during breaks from touring in support of the band’s debut album, Tonight Is The Ghost. As with that album, Schiltz entirely wrote, recorded, played, and produced the EP himself, this time with backing vocals from Hurricane Bells touring mainstay Ashen Keilyn (of Scout). Down Comes The Rain includes two new songs from the band, “The Waiting Song” and “The Deep End.” The EP also features three cover songs: “Make A Deal With The City” by East River Pipe; “Into The Ocean” by Blue October (with whom Hurricane Bells toured in April); “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” The latter, made popular by The Shirelles, is here sung with Keilyn in a duet that has become a staple at Hurricane Bells’ live shows. September headlining dates surrounding the EP’s release will be announced soon.
Down Comes The Rain track listing:
Make A Deal With The City
The Waiting Song
Into The Ocean
The Deep End
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The EP follows Tonight Is The Ghost, which was released first digitally last fall by Vagrant. Schiltz, also frontman for Longwave, had planned to release the album himself until a b-side, “Monsters,” was chosen for The Twilight Saga: New Moons oundtrack. The album is also now available in stores, as is a Hallmark card featuring “Monsters.”
Hurricane Bells recently released a new video for Tonight Is The Ghost track “Freezing Rain,” created by Schiltz and which can be seen here. This new video follows previous clips for “This Year” (directed by Bill Moldt and Christopher Bean); “Monsters” (directed by Bill Moldt); “This Is A Test” (created by Schiltz); and “The Winters In New York” (directed by Bill Moldt and Christopher Bean).