Saturday, October 20, 2007


ARTIST / BAND: Hopewell
SONG (MP3): All Angels Road
ALBUM: Beautiful Targets

FILE UNDER: Indie / Soul
Label: Tee Pee Records

INFO: A brief scan of heraldic press clippings from CMJ, the Village Voice, NME, Time Out, Wire and Magnet divulges a clear journalistic pattern of describing Hopewell in terms of opposition: delicate & visceral, sublime & stabbing, crushing & romantic, immense & fragile. Those who follow the group recognize volatility as an immediate and clear touchstone of both its music and history. With their new album Beautiful Targets being released July 2007 on Tee Pee Records, Hopewell have come full circle; not only recognizing, but exploring and ultimately embracing this tension to mature and stunning conclusions.

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