Hey Marseilles plays the Neptune on Saturday night in support of its upcoming "Elegy" 7".
The new "Elegy" 7" from Hey Marseilles comes out on Tuesday, and to celebrate its first release since 2010's To Travels & Trunks, the band will perform Saturday night at the Neptune Theatre with Bryan John Appleby and Nick Jaina. In this week's Short List, Todd Hamm describes the band's upcoming release:
The title track from "Elegy," the new 7-inch by Seattle's orchestral, Mediterranean-tinged songsters Hey Marseilles begins with a poppy vocal "na-na-na-na, oh" intro and ends with an uncharacteristically spacey post-production blip. In between, though, frontman Matt Bishop is the valiant troubadour from the band's much-loved To Travels and Trunks, and he and the backing instrumental crew practice their traditionalist romp-style as well as ever. The B-side, entitled "Cafe Lights," is a heavier, more resolute number than the carefree jauntiness of the flip side. The contrast of style is a welcome innovation, and perhaps a sneak peak into their next full-length (which should be out early 2012).
Saturday's show begins at 9 p.m. and advance tickets cost $12.