WE ARE HERON.
Heron burned a path across the sky with the debut of their first full-length album in 2017, “You Are Here Now”. The record’s transcendent track, “Shores” has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and Spotify’s Deep Focus playlist. Its inflammatory counterpart, “Ender” is a musical alumnus of NPR’s All Things Considered, and the introspective “Archives” landed a leading role in Headlights: A Ride BMX Film.
The band was voted one of the Post-Rock Listener’s Choice “10 Best New Acts of 2017,” and “You Are Here Now” hailed among its “50 Best Releases of 2017.”
In their upcoming second full-length record, “Sun Release” – out 7/19/19, members Ben Blick (guitar), Eric Morelli (bass), Boyd Lewis (guitar), and Nate Blick (drums) have crafted a seamless musical narrative inspired by space exploration. Leaving behind the sweeping instrumental ballads of their 2017 debut, the band claws their way into a sound that is at once dark, visceral, spacious and lovely. Heron hails from the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Guitar, Benjamin Blick ● Bass, Eric Morelli ● Guitar, Boyd Lewis ● Drums, Nathaniel Blick
2.The Void 07:01
3.Moon Data 04:50
4.Shadow Phase 05:16
5.The Glow 04:16
6.Gravity Shift 03:55
8.Sun Release 04:38
released July 19, 2019
Recorded by Justin Rose at GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY
Mixed by Matt Bayles at Red Room Recording in Seattle, WA
Mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios in London, England
All songs Written and Produced by Heron
Ben Blick – Boyd Lewis – Eric Morelli – Nathaniel Blick
© 2019 – Heron
You Are Here Now
5.You Are Here Now 03:31
7.Before The War 11:47
released January 21, 2017
- Mixed by Matt Bayles(Minus the Bear, Pearl Jam, Caspian, Russian Circles) – Seattle, WA.
- Mastered by Ed Brooks(Fleet Foxes, REM, Heart, Death Cab For Cutie) – Seattle, WA.
- Recorded by Eric Morelli at The Kane Memorial Chapel in Kane, PA.
STATIONARY TRAVELS REVIEW:
“An uplifting, beautiful record that will leave your ears basking in the glow of its corona even after the music stops.” Read Review
ARCTIC DRONES REVIEW:
“YOU ARE HERE NOW”
“Of all the promising new bands to emerge in the past several months, Heron may have the most exciting potential, possessing a rare kind of chemistry that can’t be manufactured […] Within its seven songs, the album triumphantly surveys calming tranquility, swelling hopefulness, darkness and light, sadness and joy, and an evocation of the natural world’s crushing beauty.”
“YOU ARE HERE NOW”
“Their calming, introspective brand of instrumental rock effectively reduces the tumult of the outside world, as well as that of inner strife, to a dull whisper. Thanks in part to its glossy instrumentation, smooth pace and atmospheric fervor, You Are Here Now is a welcomed addition to the post-rock canon.”
Brilliant post rock instrumental band from Pensilvania, uses layered textures of progressive, melancholy, ambient, in an atmospheric background.
‘You Are Here Now’, his debut album, is immersed, intense, a masterpiece with complex, conceptual scenarios, full of creative melodies very well elaborated that burst into feelings and with exquisite refinement of immeasurable beauty.
“Sun Release” is immersive, conceptual, maintains the airy and expansive sound of its debut, with interconnected pieces, with each composition informing the next, focusing on narrower musical structures in immersive landscapes of extremely rich magnitude in sublime details and arrangements.
A stupendous refined and creative work.