For the members of Boston's InAeona, the second half of 2011 is going to be a whirlwind. Wanderlust is striking again, so the band will be heading out for another national tour, this time in support of the recently recorded limited edition vinyl split with Seattle's He Whose Ox Is Gored. After returning from the tour, the band will hole up in drummer James Dunham's apartment to finish writing and recording the full-length followup to their fantastic 2010 EP Blue Sky All Day.
The band's debut EP showcases the kind of songwriting chops that only come with time. And that's for good reason. The band has been making music together for nearly a decade.
The songs on the album bounce back and forth between ethereal, crushing and hypnotizing, landing the band somewhere between Tool and M83. But comparisons like that don't do the band justice. Montreal music blog Hardtimes summed this up perfectly in their review of Blue Sky All Day: "...the thing I liked best about InAeona was the difficulty I had pinning down their sound into a neat, compartmentalized package."
The music hearkens to a time when writing big rock songs was an art form and not something meant to be packaged and marketed to sell beer and trucks.
The tour kicks off in Worcester and will take the band through the midwest and south, to the West Coast and back to the band's hometown of Boston, MA. Check the Concert section for more details.