Boston’s Best New Act of the Year, Mean Creek
heads out on tour with Destry!
Download a new MP3 from their latest album The Sky (or the Underground),
“It’s Good To Be Back Again” HERE.
Mean Creek wrapped 2009 on tour with the Whigs as well as being named the
Boston Music Awards’ New Act of the Year.
The band continues to tour in support of their latest album The Sky (or the Underground),
heading out in February with indie rockers Destry (full tour dates below).
The folksy, roots-leaning band continues to receive rave reviews
and gear up to perform at this years’ SXSW!
Mean Creek Tour Dates
Feb 3 – TT the Bear’s – Boston, MA
Feb 4 – Jerky’s – Providence, RI
Feb 8 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 9 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Feb 10 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Feb 11 – Khyber Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 12 – Binghamton University – Binghamton, NY
Feb 13 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 14 – Eleanor Rigby’s – Jermyn, PA
Feb 15 – the Space – Hamden, CT
Feb 16 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
with Destry (ex-members of Straylight Run & The Format)
Press Hearts Mean Creek
The Boston Globe
The Sky (or the Underground) is destined to be one of the best local releases of the year. It’s an album of pathos and heartbreak, of big questions about life and mortality that go largely unanswered and unresolved.
“Mean Creek commence a sharp blend of country-core”
The Boston Herald
“A melodic tour de force”
“Mean Creek is not merely a great Boston Band; they’re a really great band period….everyone outside the 617 should be warned Boston has birthed it’s next prodigious band. Be prepared”
The Boston Globe
“Mean Creek’s folksy Simon & Garfunkel harmonies anchor a sound that alternates between jangling and overdriven guitars. This could be the best lineup in Boston.”
“Spackled floor-to-ceiling with tasty guitar reverb. And when bassist Aurore Ounjian steps up to the mic to harmonize, Mean Creek creates a pretty impressive Low-meets-Swervedriver thing for these four-minute meditations on all things natural and cosmic.”
“Let’s hope the rest of the country discovers what those crowds in Boston already know: Mean Creek is the genuine article.”
“It’s nice to hear a band reaching upward without resorting to overwrought clichés.”
“On The Sky (Or The Underground) the quartet tempers their hard rock with an earnest folk sensibility, harnessing that familiar American musicality to say something meaningful while making you want to bang your head at the same time.”
Ryan’s Smashing Life
“The very definition of a great cross-over band, Mean Creek are capable of rocking you to a restful sleep and rocking the ever loving hell of out you. Easily one of the most talented bands we have come across in the last few years…one of our favorite acts right now!”
“One of the top 10 bands you must hear right now!”
More about Mean Creek
Mean Creek’s new release,The Sky (Or The Underground), is a valiant, dynamic effort to resurrect Boston’s relevance back to a time when bands like the Pixies, Throwing Muses, the Lemonheads, and Buffalo Tom reigned supreme. Founded in May 2006 by singers/guitarists Chris Keene and Aurore Ounjian, who’d been preforming as a folk duo for a few years, Mean Creek’s debut album Around The Bend earned them critical praise throughout Boston and New England, and landed them on a UK tour with the Ting Tings and Straylight Run. When ex-Tulsa (Park the Van) members Mikey Holland and Erik Wormwood joined in the fall of 2008, the revolving rhythm section was laid to rest.
Over the course of the past three years, Mean Creek have shared stages with diverse national and international recording artists including Mew, the Whigs, Buffalo Tom, Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s, Bishop Allen, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, Cotton Jones, the Everyday Visuals and played at SXSW in 2009.
On October 13, 2009, Mean Creek released their second album, The Sky (Or The Underground), on Old Flame Records. Recorded by Chris McLaughlin (Aberdeen City) at 1867 Recording Studio in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the album combines the gritty, blue collar-rock of bands like The Replacements and Husker Du, the sonically adventurous aspects of the Pixies and Mission Of Burma, with boy-girl harmonies reminiscent of the Arcade Fire and New Pornographers.
Mean Creek’s “The Sky (Or The Underground)” available on Old Flame Records NOW!