HEY HEY HEY HEY, HEY HEY HEY HEY, HEY HEY HEY! What am I saying? Why am I shouting? Where am I going? You may not know now, but you will find out soon enough. The journey has begun and you are cordially invited to hitch a ride in Bobb’s psychedelic car. Joining us are our four heroes: Trip Thompson, Xerox Feinberg, Doc Michaud, and Ned Egg. Together they are The Prefab Messiahs and their latest Maxi EP “Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive” is the newest addition to our KLYAM family. But, let’s peel back a few decades…
The Prefab Messiahs were an “80s left-field post-punk/garage/psych-pop” band, specifically roaming and roaring through the streets of Wormtown (Worcester, Massachusetts) from 1981-1983. Back then they raged against the Reaganite era of corporate greed and it isn’t hard to see why their music of youth rebellion and individualism is still relevant today. Indeed, the title “Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive” is to be taken literally as this band and their oddball pop sound is more alive than ever. These here 8 songs before you are the first soundz from The Prefab Messiahs in 32 years! They maintain the same weirdo psychedelic vibes that made them exceptional originally while producing a sound that is altogether 2015 ready.
Here we are. Today, March 10, 2015. Kids Like You & Me (KLYAM) Records joins hands with our own musical and entrepreneurial big brothers in Fullerton, California’s mega rock ‘n’ roll empire BURGER Records. We East Coast kids over here are putting the Prefabs’ work to wax via 10″ Vinyl whilst on the West Coast, those Burger dudes are releasing it on their classic cassette tape format.
If you want a piece of the vinyl, you know who to hit up: http://klyam.bigcartel.com/product/the-prefab-messiahs-keep-your-stupid-dreams-alive-10-inch-vinyl
“These tunes fucking rock,” you may say to your fellow school chums. “But, when can I see The Prefab Messiahs live?” Well youngster, you’re just in luck, because KLYAM is throwing a show in honor or the album’s release alongside Boston mastermind Illegally Blind. This magical event takes place on Thursday, March 19th at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA. Joining the Prefabs are some like minded, wild spirits in The Fagettes, Fedavees, and Secret Lover.
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/790345927703261/
In fact, it’s a whole release party weekend! Be sure to catch the following New England release shows as well:
Friday, March 20th @ Ralph’s Rock Diner (Worcester, MA) w/ Secret Lover, The Lights Out, Cuban Rebel Girls.
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/927758727257605/
Saturday, March 21st @ MODERN GYPSY (Manchester, NH) w/ Soft Eyes, S.S. Cretins, Pleasure Gap
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348102322048049/
Make way for The Prefab Messiahs! Blast the music, come out to the shows, and sing along to all eight of these manic pop gems.
THAT SCREAMING SOUND IS PROBABLY YOU…