AATU OPENING FOR PAPER LIONS
We are happy to announce we will be opening for Canadian indie rock band Paper Lions at The Middle East Upstairs June 19th. Canada continues to rock the Boston music scene!
AATU PLAYING CHURCH OF BOSTON MAY 31
We will be joining The Deep North, Gene Dante, Muy Cansado & Garvy J and the Secret Pockets of Hope and Resistence May 31 at Church of Boston.
Tickets are available via ticketfly.com
BEING A DIY BAND, SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE INGENUITY AND ELBOW GREASE
Wire: $30 Lights: $75
Awesome homemade marquee backdrop: Priceless
OPENING FOR ARUM RAE TONIGHT AT TT AND THE BEAR'S
We've jumped on board tonight's Boston Bowery show at TT's, opening up for Arum Rae. Doors open at 8:30 pm, come check it out!
TOAD in CAMBRIDGE 10 pm THIS FRIDAY
DEAR FRIENDS AND LOVERS
This has been quite the week for all of us, and I know it's going to take some time to get back to a sense of "normal." When intense experiences like what happened in Boston take place there's often a gift of perspective that comes afterward. I feel I have been given new insight and gratitude into how rarely we come face to face with violent death and hateful killing. I think it's important to try and remember that in this way we are the lucky ones.
Just today news headlines stated that 185 people, many of them civilians, were killed in Nigeria from clashes with extremists. I often feel at a loss as to how I can contribute to the peace of this planet. Then I turn to teachings by others wiser than myself, which usually means going back to basics, starting with how I treat myself and the people around me.
I am determined not to let this event or others like it harden me against belief systems that are different than my own. I am determined to find a way to love even the darkest shadows among us, as difficult as that is. We each hold our own brand of hidden darkness, lord knows I do (we just released an entire album about it!), and it has been an ongoing struggle and source of creative inspiration for me to live more peacefully with my big bad shadow and find the power in its voice instead of the destruction in its actions. I hope, that instead of letting violence fuel anger, we can support each other to practice forgiveness and let in the light.
With all my love,
ps. Happy Earth Day!
TAKE ME HOME NOW UP ON YOUTUBE!
Our new music video is now online for your viewing pleasure
Ariel + the Undertow came to formation towards the end of the lead singer's battle with chronic fatigue syndrome. The illness caused Rubin to quit her job as a photographer and move home where she spent a year sleeping and writing music. "During this period, I was functioning very slowly and each day was a battle to complete the most basic tasks,” recalls Rubin. “I described this to a friend who told me the story of when she nearly drowned. Something about it felt so familiar. She relayed how the harder she fought the current, the quicker it pulled her under. It was only when she stopped struggling that she was raised back to the surface. There was something so beautiful and metaphoric about her description of that moment of letting go.”
This idea resulted in Ariel + the Undertow’s new musical energy and message. "The first lines on our recently released record (on the song titled “Kindness From Strangers”) are ‘Oh Marilyn, Virginia, and Sylvia too/ So bold with such beauty, so filled with the blues/ I’ve idolized and fantasized and got down there too/ But no matter what happens I won't follow you!’ The names reference Marilyn Monroe, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath and it’s both a statement of appreciation for the intense emotion so many artists struggle with and a triumphant refusal to step into darkness and death."