Three gents from a variety of talented local acts, including Prissy Clerks, Hollow Boys, and S M M N R, have a beast of an atmospheric experimental outfit in Heaven on Howitzers. Guitarist Tim Leick Jr., drummer Cole Benson, and keyboardist Ali Jaafar aligned for a trippy new recording titled Hum "I" Eternally at the Heart of the Universe. Recorded locally at Ecstattic Studio, the release so far will be confined to a small number of tapes, but the epic soundscapes surge far beyond the cassette's plastic casing. Let their grandiose melodies — reminiscent of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Mogwai — be a gleaming entry into 2013. With Paragraphs and Falcon Arrow.
Sun., Jan. 6, 8 p.m., 2013