MP3: A Million Billion Dying Suns – “Hey Man”
A Million Billion Dying Suns Release Dreamy New Single “Hey Man”
Critical Praise for AMBDS:
“A Million Billion Dying Suns is raw as f*ck. And it’s not just the whiskey talking.” – Boots Riley (The Coup & Street Sweeper Social Club)
“…washes of beautiful, unrelenting, but reigned in noise; glorious noise.” – Impose
“…a pulsing rush of dance-floor beats, bubbling hot like a sun flare. Mercereau’s voice floats out into the ether like a stranded astronaut as the song spirals towards oblivion, only to be pulled back down in the gravity swell of a massive, soundscape-altering guitar solo.” – Consequence of Sound
“A Million Billion Dying Suns sound as dramatic as their name implies, with long, lush textures within pulsing noise pop.” – Best New Bands
“A Million Billion Dying Suns have created a swirling ball of gasses that leave me spent yet rejuvenated after every listen…Strawberry is filled with atmosphere like a muthaf*cker…” – SYFFAL
“…a hurricane of good vibes…with a rich beat that makes you want to dance…AMBDS certainly transcends earthly limitations.” – The Deli Magazine
For a band that formed just this year, the last few months must have been a wild ride for A Million Billion Dying Suns. Having recently released their debut effort Strawberry EP, the band has received rave write-ups in publications such as Impose, SYFFAL, and Consequence of Sound. Then again, we should expect no less from frontman Nate Mercereau and his bandmates, who in past projects have collaborated with notable artists from Lauryn Hill to Chaka Khan.
With their single “Hey Man,“ A Million Billion Dying Suns blend their trademark screaming guitars and atmospheric energy with melancholy vocals and a taste of ’90s-style alt-rock. The song halts us in our tracks and makes us want to dive into the band’s fluorescent pool of reverberating madness. As the excitement of the final chorus fades, a sparse, erie epilogue emerges and reminds us that while “Hey Man” may be ending, we can only guess at what supernatural creations AMBDS are cooking up next.
Stream “Hey Man”: https://soundcloud.com/ambds/hey-man?in=ambds/sets/strawberry-ep
A Million Billion Dying Suns Background:
A Million Billion Dying Suns is the project and child of Nate Mercereau, guitarist, singer and principal songwriter. Formed in San Francisco, the band is a transcendental wall of sound that lives up to it’s own name. Band members include Steve Wyreman (guitar), Josh Lippi (bass), Derek Taylor (drums) and Ben Schwier (keys). Members of the band have performed and recorded with artists across the musical spectrum. Nate Mercereau with Sheila E and Chaka Khan and Steve Wyreman with Richard Ashcroft, Lauryn Hill and NO ID. As a band they have backed Darondo, Alice Russell, Wallpaper., and Chuck Prophet. Despite their affiliations, AMBDS chooses to transcend musically through the raging chaos of the infinite universes, channeled through the wailing and ruling of their guitars. This fall, AMBDS is set to release a 3 song EP entitled the Strawberry EP.
Strawberry EP: https://soundcloud.com/ambds/sets/strawberry-ep
“Strawberry Letter 23”: https://soundcloud.com/ambds/strawberry
KX 93.5 Radio Interview: http://www.kx935.com/podcast/tylerrussellspodcast/10.22.2013.0900
Bio, pics, and more here: http://www.audibletreats.com/ambds