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, 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, Buffalo Tom, Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s, Bishop Allen, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, and they made their first trip to South By Southwest this past spring.
On October 13, 2009, Mean Creek will release 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 are ready to make you notice Boston once again. Catch them on tour with the Whigs and the Features this Winter.
Mean Creek’s “The Sky (Or The Underground)” available on Old Flame Records October 13, 2009
Upcoming Tour Dates:
10/9/09 NY, NY @ Pianos w/The Everyday Visuals
10/10/09 Boston, MA @ The Paradise w/The Everyday Visuals/Magic Magic
10/28/09 Boston, MA @ The Middle East w/The Whigs/The Features/Dead Trees
12/5/09 Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews w/The Whigs/The Features
12/8/09 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite w/The Whigs/The Features
12/10/09 Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/The Whigs/The Features
12/11/09 NY, NY @ The Fillmore (Irving Plaza) w/The Whigs/The Features
12/12/09 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star w/The Whigs/The Features
12/14/09 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/The Whigs/The Features
12/15/09 Charleston, SC @ Pour House w/The Whigs/The Features