New England Art (Progressive) Rock Society - New England's Ear on Progressive (Prog) Rock Music
What is NewEARS? A not-for-profit organization of progressive music lovers. The primary goal of NewEARS is to create a community of music enthusiasts dedicated to sharing and promoting progressive rock in the New England area.

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NewEARS Album Of The Month

Lifesigns - Cardington

"Lifesigns have effectively entrenched themselves as torch-bearers for British melodic prog, and yet the band somehow seem to defy any standard categorization. Fiercely independent, their music is indeed prog, it is at times pop, it is always melodic, it is rock, it is filled with feeling and emotion, and it is keyboard-driven. It is, indeed, all that you would expect from a band led by keyboard wizard and singer John Young. Yet it is somehow unpredictable and indeed unique - it is a specific and customized alcove of prog that does not sound quite like anything else. " PN - TPR

"'Cardington', above all else, is a joy to hear. 'Joy' is definitely what I feel when I listen to it. This is partly because of the maturity of performances that are presented. John Young's voice is pure and clean in a way that few other singers possess, and his lyrics are quite poetic and mature. His keys are absolutely mind-blowing, also. They could be the best I've heard all year. Huge waves of synths wash over this whole album, whether used as an accent or as the primary melody. The keys are one of the primary movers and shakers in each song, presenting lush soundscapes or rhythms that are categorically stunning." TPM



Essential Track: "Title track 'Cardington' is the epic song that ventilates the much-vaunted concept of this album - the legendary story of an airship that crashed in France after taking off from the Cardington Sheds in 1930. If there is a particular reason why you love prog, that reason is to be found in this song. Thematic concept, infinite melodic gratification, rhythmic complexity, startling instrumental chops, grandeur - it's all there. Beedle is in full flight again, driving a complex, sometimes jazzy but always prog experience that proves the credentials of these veterans once again. The song channels Young's aviation-related concept, and it is just remarkable how the music reflects that concept. It levitates, glides and floats through the air, before swooping in a mercurial way into an almost aerial instrumental swoop. It then travels on a frantic trajectory, through Bainbridge's guitar solo, into a climactic and frenzied collision." PN - TPR



Read the reviews at The Prog Report and The Prog Mind.

Buy the CD directly from the band at www.lifesigns.me or www.discogs.com or wherever fine Prog Rock CDs are sold.


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New England Events

  • 2017-12-15
    Wizards of Winter at Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH at 08:00 PM
    $40 - $55

  • 2017-12-15
    ELP “Birth and Rebirth of a Band” A Film & Stage Celebration at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Eruption - ELP tribute band
    $18 - $28

  • 2018-01-20
    Lotus Land - American Rush Tribute with Dirty Deeds - ACDC Tribute at Stadium Theatre - Woonsocket, RI at 08:00 PM
    With Special Guests Dirty Deeds
    $26 - $36

  • 2018-01-30
    Emancipator Ensemble at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $20 adv, $23 door

  • 2018-01-31
    Emancipator Ensemble at Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
    $18 adv, $25 door

  • 2018-02-02
    The Mark Stein Project (Vanilla Fudge, Carl Palmer Experience, Tommy Bolin & more) at Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM
    $32

  • 2018-02-08
    G3, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Phil Collen at Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 07:00 PM
    $49 - $65

  • 2018-02-10
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT at 08:00 PM
    $45

  • 2018-02-15
    G3, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Phil Collen at Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    $39.50-$89.50

  • 2018-02-20
    An Evening with Neal Morse - Solo Acoustic at Club Passim - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $23 & $25

  • 2018-02-23
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at The Cabot - Beverly, MA at 08:00 PM
    $22.50 - $32.50

  • 2018-02-24
    The Machine Performs Pink Floyd with the Interstellar Light Show at Stadium Theatre - Woonsocket, RI at 08:00 PM
    $29 - $36

  • 2018-03-03
    The Noise Presents Sabaton & Kreator at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:30 PM
    With Special Guests Kreator
    $27 & $28

  • 2018-03-05
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT at 08:00 PM
    $25 adv, $28 day of show

  • 2018-03-06
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME at 08:00 PM
    $25 - $50 (Preferred Seating)

  • 2018-03-07
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR at The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA at 08:00 PM
    $35

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