ABOUT

Hawk and Dove is a post-Americana rock band with a calm-before-the-storm approach, a contemporary yet classic sound that's like the psychedelic country David Bowie never wrote. “Hawk and Dove channel a 60’s pop band and a modern alternative outfit,” The Deli says. Supajam muses, “it's almost like an alt act doing the seventies."

Singer Elijah Miller and guitarist John Kleber met at summer camp when they were 13 years old. 12 years later, they met again in New York, where they discovered they shared a vision for the music they played. Together with AJ Sausville (drums), Joan Chew (violin and bass), Max Hodes (tenor guitar and vocals), and Caitlin Becker (keys and vocals), they created an album deeply rooted in rock, country, and psychedelia. This Yesterday Will Never End (2014) juxtaposes haunting ballads with thunderous stoner grooves, crafting a unique rock experience. This Yesterday is “…an album that transcends the boundaries created by different genres of music," The Aquarian says. "Hawk and Dove transition… effortlessly, and take the listener on a journey guided by Miller’s tender singing.”

2014 was the most exciting year yet for Hawk and Dove. The band toured to and from SXSW, playing 19 shows in 21 days. They received rave reviews, both for their recordings and for their live performances. The Denton Chronicle declares, “Hawk & Dove makes quiet music. Except that Hawk & Dove makes loud, intense rock music. If ever two conflicting things were true, the Brooklyn sextet’s music hits that mark with conviction.” They shared the stage with Okkervil River, The Whigs, Jason Anderson, and other accomplished musicians. Back at home again (jiggity-jig), they are poised to begin 2015 with a month long residency at one of their favorite local venues, Arlene’s Grocery.

Hawk and Dove never does what you expect them to. Their songs ramp up with enormous energy to what would normally break into some bombastic chug-a-long, then scale back with restraint to relish small moments of sonic delight. Guitar, violin, and banjo drone like slow-moving glaciers. Ballads bounce with off-kilter rhythms. Keyboards tumble down the scale just when it seems they'll ascend. Their disarming inventiveness is what makes Hawk and Dove's sound so beguiling. With their steadily growing following—and a killer live show—Hawk and Dove is proving to be the loudest quiet band you have ever heard.

MUSIC

VIDEO

Send Your Blood to War

Things We Lost So Far

Indian Oil

Electricity

Oxygen Underground

Boy on the Moon

The Space Between

Song For him

Iowa Bird Story

Grey Parade Official Video

LYRICS

SEND YOUR BLOOD TO WAR

try to bury what came before you,
so that less is left behind to,
piece together the expectations
of some person, on some jury.
are they waiting? are they ready?
are they worried? do they know me?

i have had true friends who would not leave me,
if i told them i was an army.
but you who've been there, who tried to know me,
truly believe that i'd burn my country -
in a fury,
in a fury,
in a fury,
this is a fury.

just a hurried exploration,
of this broken way of chasing down the meaning,
of what happens,
when its time to lay down these weapons.
it's the worry, and the fury,
that writes the letters,
that sends the armies home.

SONG FOR HIM

so you want to be a child of mine.
so you want to be a child of mine.
do you think i need something in you?
do you know what you're getting yourself into?
now all i want is a single memory i can understand,
without the smoke and the mirrors that turn it all to sand.
sand on the shores of the bloody oceans and the money sea,
sand in the bedrock of the paper mountains and the concrete trees.

father abraham you should have followed through.
father abraham you should have stopped because you wanted to,
father abraham should have left me up on the mountain top -
i could have spared my own son, he never forgot how i looked at you.

now maybe we're too close together in a city where we can barely see the sky.
maybe we're too close together in a city where we can't even look into each others eyes.
so leonard cohen says please “please don't pass me by –
for i am blind, but you, you can see.”

now i still smoke my grandpa's cigarettes from world war 2.
i still wear the hood that hung the cross folks was burned on to.
now as far as i walk it feels like someone else's shoes -
and i'm sick, and i'm tired, of living in everybody else's shoes.

MUSCLE BREAKS

muscle breaks and changes with the paint chips on the wall.
you said we were successful but you still regret the fall.
a drought in the house since you realized your age,
and goddamn if you're asking me to write another page.

and what else has the wind ripped off and, taken away?
running like fire, with the rain still begging you to stay.
begging you to turn off the tv, begging you to recollect the fall,
begging you to tell me that you want me to do, anything at all.

THINGS WE LOST SO FAR

there was a table in the middle of the street,
and neither side sat down at the same time to eat –
and no one ever meant to point out the disguises that we slept inside,
but their fingers were guided by the rocks you kept in your eyes.

(and walking through) the grass would grow high to our knees,
where we were lost until your dad fixed his machine.
and every wall inside the house was leaking from the paint,
and every drop, was practicing, amnesia on its way.

you shined a light in through my window,
we danced across each other's ceilings,
we slept outside in the yard, next to the bushes that were bleeding.
and then i could not remember whether
my dear friend did you ever have a mother?
when underneath the waterfalling water –
the rocks fell out of your eyes.

STAIN

half smoked cigarettes and fire escapes,
and the dried old paint where lovers have laid,
leave a mark on the city's face
like love and blood leave permanent stains.

now if you see me and i'm naked,
just don't tell me that i'm shamed,
i could eat any fruit, i would take any blame,
if the serpent or the god would just change my name
to one that leaves a permanent stain.

so we lay on the bed sheets, i might laugh you might cry –
but who are we kidding we both know that we've lied,
like as close as we get we're still empty inside
but we tried and realized that we can't say goodbye.

and now i'm standing in the shadows
of better writers and falling towers,
and a love like yours that has refused to disarm.
now i'm posing for a picture because i hope that there is something
that will one day be seen as more, than this neverending blurry nothing.
like drowning in a wishing well
that's filled with ways we want to change ourselves,
all this desire and no way to tell which secrets are worth fighting for.

now we've been boiling frogs just to see if it's true,
and we watch to make sure that they're like me and you,
they just sit there and don't seem to mind what we do
like the pot that they're in, holds more truth than they do.

there's red in the sky seeping into the night,
if you believe what they tell you it will all be alright -
but the truth is i'm jealous and though i might act polite,
i'm not giving up, i'm not finished, not quite.

so give me a half smoked cigarette on the fire escape,
and you can stain what you want if it means i can stay.
if you please, if you love me don't send me away,
and i promise i'll try to make up a stain.

while i've been noticing more symptoms everyday that's filled with boredom,
so i'll try anything you've got or maybe all i need is sleep,
because i've heard your innocent in dreamland
and since I can't remember when the last time i was i've been there,
i'll follow you into the deep end -
and we'll go swimming in a wishing well,
it's filled with ways we want to change ourselves,
take all of the copper desire to melt a stain. i will give. just to you.

SOME HOTEL

crazy horse was just my age when he died.
i think i'm all set to go for a faux suicide.
how much would they cry, how much would they cry?
how long would it take to figure out i had died?
how long would it take to figure out i had lied?

my grandma she goes bananas for her pretty little pills.
she takes them in the morning right before she reads the mail.
one time her best friend told me that her body's unfulfilled,
and that they love each other well, when the boys are out of town.

so i heard they figured out a way to live forever above the ground.

now crazy horse was just my age when he died.
it might be too late for me, but at least i tried.
i think i will fake my suicide in a hotel,
it's a damn fine place to fake a farewell.

so i heard they figured out a way to live forever above the ground.

a fake farewell, a fake farewell -
a damn fine place, for a fake farewell.
a fake farewell, a fake farewell -
and who would show up to my fake funeral?

HOW SHE BECAME A TREE

"it's good to be alone" you said to me on the telephone,
and then i crawled on through the wire and melted into your mouth.
i said, "now we are together together here my love, forever i'm yours -
now you can leave, when you live underground."
you said "now you can finally write those words that you promised,
now you can write them a song about me."
i said "you must be mistaking me for some other artist,
you must believe i could carve faces for you."

then someone would be falling, and with never a winner,
she begged with her shoulders hung down to her feet.
so i rolled on down, as close to the ground
as my stomach could bear and i planted the seeds.

it took all of the fall with her slow rising chest
and her hair on concrete, as she lay there to sleep.
it took all of the winter for teething and fire, disguised as a glacier.
it took all of the spring, as she's getting undressed, leaving her clothes in a pile on the floor,
she might be a lover of cowards, i think she might be a swallower of swords.
and as you reach through the bottom, through the dirt on the floor,
as you reach through the roots with me -
with your head in the sky and your feet underground,
you were forced to believe that others could see.
you were forced to believe there were others like me –
that could write, that could sing, and carve faces for thee.
so you grew and stood still as your fingers spread out,
and your nails turned to buds, with the blood running out.

"can you please?" you ask me, "just write what you see,
with your face bent right over the truth.
so i whispered as soft, as the wind would allow,
i whispered as soft as i knew how to do,
that “everything all along has been about you.

GREY PARADE

the grey parade goes by, from sick beds into town.
all our plans were painted red, and then watered down to dead
and you say, all i ask is that you would like to try them once again.

a red dress in the wind pinned all along the wire.
i tried to kiss her mouth, now the dress is on the ground.
all the red is marching south, and i know it won't be found.

now the sky she knows just one reflection of the sea.
and she knows just what she's worth, she's just a mirror for –
but she rains down from above, what it is she wants to be,
on the grey parade.

while the familiar noise turns daylight into grey.
no don't stay in bed for me, no don't rest inside a frame –
cause the rain will come she always comes, to wash the red away

THE SPACE BETWEEN

i do not know how to speak but i can talk to you all night.
you are the space between the lines that spin around with all their might.
i am the trace, up in the sky where the ocean meets with the light.

i do not know how to see but i can watch you in my mind.
i am not sure of what is there only shadows in the light.
only shadows that remind me, of what it is that you might be.

i do not know how to move but you are closer than before.
you are near the air i breathe you can warm the coming breeze.
if i ask you, to think about me will you promise not to leave?

RIVER GIRL

your hands are in the river to lift her head above the river’ s edge.
she sees a city now that’ s moving, where she remembers just her house had been.
can you pick her like a flower from the water where she stands?
can you tell her that she’s normal, that there’s no need for her to shiver.

i ’ ll take you from the river, follow me on to the land.
ill introduce you to some people, to some buildings and to some plants.
does she have her head down? do you understand the words i say?
i believe you may be stupid, does it even matter what i say?

i hold her hand by the river, she doesn’t look like she knows me.
she’ s just staring at the city, she doesn’t care what she’ s been missing.
there’s a girl by the river, if she would only look like me.
in fact she doesn’t even shiver, it's just the water going by.

BOY ON THE MOON

so much time i don't know what to do. tell me mister are we leaving soon?
yes mother could you start me a bath, i just took out the trash and i'm ready to go.
now look at all the space out in the rain. looking past the potential pain.
your watching over me like i was to blame –
like if i do what you say, that you will make it ok.

and you say, how long can you can hold?
how long can you hold your breath?
how many people know?
and do you think you could come back?

and you say, the boy on the moon must be sterile and clean, but so very lonely i think.
help me sail rocket to go and see how the boy on the moon is so very clean.
he says, i been waiting along time for you –
been looking down at the things that you do,
and i don't know how you're not so much more dizzy from
the speed that the earth moves all around... all around the sun.
and i say, how long can you can hold?
how long can you hold your breath?
how many people know?
and do you think you could come back?

SHOWS

12-06-2014
The Rock Shop
9:00pm
Brooklyn, New York
249 4th Avenue

We'll be playing with our good Philly friends the Divers tonight! They're going on right after us so stick around and check them out, they're GREAT!

12-11-2014
Iron Horse
7pm
Northampton, Massachusetts
20 Center St, Northampton

Opening up for the Ballroom Thieves at our favorite Massachusetts venue!

CONTACT

Management:
Big Round Music, LLC
Paul Hodes
ph: 603.496.2693

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COMMUNITY

Band Photography by Pieter M. van Hattem
http://www.pmvhphoto.com

Decoupage Productions
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http://www.andyvernonjones.com

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By SARAH EARLE For the Monitor Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (Published in print: Thursday, September 19, 2013) Don’t be fooled by their darkly pensive lyrics and vaporous sounds. Things are looking pretty rosy for the band Hawk and Dove right now. The Brooklyn-based musicians, who will perform at the Spotlight Café tomorrow night, are quickly filling up their calendar with gigs big and small, working feverishly on their second record, enjoying widespread radio airplay and negotiating a tour and record release in Europe. The formula for their success is as complex as any of their melodies, but it’s owed at least in part to the alchemy of local musician and former U.S. representative Paul Hodes – who has a special interest in the band. His son, Max, who grew up in the Concord area, is a member. “Max called me and told me about these guys he was working with, and he said, ‘This is something special,’ ” said Hodes, who signed on as the band’s manager about a year ago and is involved in everything from polishing their stage presence to putting legal matters in order. “It’s a band on the rise. We’re at the beginning of what could be a long and successful and satisfying career.” The band traces its roots back to the days when Max was running around the studio where Hodes and his wife, Peggo, were writing and recording kids’ songs. Max and two other band members, Elijah Miller and John Kleber, all attended the same summer camp in Massachusetts. Many years later, Kleber and Miller ran into each other at a bar in Brooklyn. “At the time I was working on my stage fright and songwriting skills at open mics,” recalled Miller, lyricist and lead vocalist for the band. “I invited (Kleber) to an open mic . . . and not long after that we started playing together.” Max Hodes came into the picture a few years later, after Miller and Kleber had put a band together and were ready to record an album. A graduate of the sound engineering program at Berklee, Hodes was working as a freelance recording engineer and had become fairly well known in the Brooklyn area for his skills. But while working with Hawk and Dove on the album, Hodes somehow became part of the band. “He kind of just made himself indispensable,” Miller said. “There was a funny middle time where he was doing our sound for us and also doing some back-up singing . . . which was kind of ridiculous but somehow worked really well for us.” As it turned out, Hodes had even more to offer the band: a dad with the connections, experience and enthusiasm to take them beyond the Brooklyn bar scene. “It’s wonderful to relinquish control. Paul’s doing a really great job with it,” Miller said. “We’re playing a lot more.” But if Hodes is bringing a father’s zeal to the job, he says he didn’t get involved merely to help his son with a pet project. He truly believes in the band. “One of the intriguing things for me was listening to the aural conceptions behind this music,” Hodes said. “It’s a really extraordinary sonic experience. This is a record you can really sink into. The songs are not light and frothy. It’s passionate and it’s intense.” Miller describes the music as a study in contrasts. “One critic described us as the ‘loudest quiet band’ they’d ever heard,” he said. “We really try to incorporate aural and emotional dichotomies in our songs. Our sound is aggressive and restrained at the same time.” The lyrics, too, are redolent with a resigned melancholy that is somehow liberating. Most of the songs have a specific story behind them, Miller said. “A Song for Him,” for instance, was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song “The Story of Isaac,” and the symbolism of the well-known Bible story. “I was really intrigued by the kind of universal idea of the way that all parents kind of sacrifice their own children,” he said. “It’s something that I feel all children have an experience with, and everyone can relate to.” Dark and complex though their music may be, the band has an uplifting energy on stage. And they’ll have plenty of help getting the energy flowing: They’ll be joined tomorrow night by the band Darlingside, an up-and-coming New England band known for its authentic sound and passionate stage presence. Hodes heard Darlingside perform at the Concord Community Music School last spring and thought their music would be a perfect complement to Hawk and Dove’s. “There’s territory they’re both exploring in terms of music that is dynamic and smart,” said Hodes, who worked with the Capitol Center for the Arts to arrange the double bill. “I think it’s going to be a really, really exciting show.” The two bands have deep connections too. Max Hodes and Darlingside drummer/vocalist Sam Kapala grew up together at the Canterbury Children’s Center and the Concord Community Music School. “We’re really excited to be playing together,” Miller said. (Hawk and Dove and Darlingside will perform tomorrow night at 8 at the Spotlight Café at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at 225-1111 or ccanh.com. )

NEWS

Great article from Concord NH!

Posted On September 23, 2013 12:06 pm

By SARAH EARLE
For the Monitor
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
(Published in print: Thursday, September 19, 2013)
Email

Don’t be fooled by their darkly pensive lyrics and vaporous sounds. Things are looking pretty rosy for the band Hawk and Dove right now. The Brooklyn-based musicians, who will perform at the Spotlight Café tomorrow night, are quickly filling up their calendar with gigs big and small, working feverishly on their second record, enjoying widespread radio airplay and negotiating a tour and record release in Europe.

The formula for their success is as complex as any of their melodies, but it’s owed at least in part to the alchemy of local musician and former U.S. representative Paul Hodes – who has a special interest in the band. His son, Max, who grew up in the Concord area, is a member.

“Max called me and told me about these guys he was working with, and he said, ‘This is something special,’ ” said Hodes, who signed on as the band’s manager about a year ago and is involved in everything from polishing their stage presence to putting legal matters in order. “It’s a band on the rise. We’re at the beginning of what could be a long and successful and satisfying career.”

The band traces its roots back to the days when Max was running around the studio where Hodes and his wife, Peggo, were writing and recording kids’ songs. Max and two other band members, Elijah Miller and John Kleber, all attended the same summer camp in Massachusetts. Many years later, Kleber and Miller ran into each other at a bar in Brooklyn.

“At the time I was working on my stage fright and songwriting skills at open mics,” recalled Miller, lyricist and lead vocalist for the band. “I invited (Kleber) to an open mic . . . and not long after that we started playing together.”

Max Hodes came into the picture a few years later, after Miller and Kleber had put a band together and were ready to record an album. A graduate of the sound engineering program at Berklee, Hodes was working as a freelance recording engineer and had become fairly well known in the Brooklyn area for his skills. But while working with Hawk and Dove on the album, Hodes somehow became part of the band.

“He kind of just made himself indispensable,” Miller said. “There was a funny middle time where he was doing our sound for us and also doing some back-up singing . . . which was kind of ridiculous but somehow worked really well for us.”

As it turned out, Hodes had even more to offer the band: a dad with the connections, experience and enthusiasm to take them beyond the Brooklyn bar scene.

“It’s wonderful to relinquish control. Paul’s doing a really great job with it,” Miller said. “We’re playing a lot more.”

But if Hodes is bringing a father’s zeal to the job, he says he didn’t get involved merely to help his son with a pet project. He truly believes in the band. “One of the intriguing things for me was listening to the aural conceptions behind this music,” Hodes said. “It’s a really extraordinary sonic experience. This is a record you can really sink into. The songs are not light and frothy. It’s passionate and it’s intense.”

Miller describes the music as a study in contrasts. “One critic described us as the ‘loudest quiet band’ they’d ever heard,” he said. “We really try to incorporate aural and emotional dichotomies in our songs. Our sound is aggressive and restrained at the same time.”

The lyrics, too, are redolent with a resigned melancholy that is somehow liberating. Most of the songs have a specific story behind them, Miller said. “A Song for Him,” for instance, was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song “The Story of Isaac,” and the symbolism of the well-known Bible story. “I was really intrigued by the kind of universal idea of the way that all parents kind of sacrifice their own children,” he said. “It’s something that I feel all children have an experience with, and everyone can relate to.”

Dark and complex though their music may be, the band has an uplifting energy on stage. And they’ll have plenty of help getting the energy flowing: They’ll be joined tomorrow night by the band Darlingside, an up-and-coming New England band known for its authentic sound and passionate stage presence.

Hodes heard Darlingside perform at the Concord Community Music School last spring and thought their music would be a perfect complement to Hawk and Dove’s. “There’s territory they’re both exploring in terms of music that is dynamic and smart,” said Hodes, who worked with the Capitol Center for the Arts to arrange the double bill. “I think it’s going to be a really, really exciting show.”

The two bands have deep connections too. Max Hodes and Darlingside drummer/vocalist Sam Kapala grew up together at the Canterbury Children’s Center and the Concord Community Music School.

“We’re really excited to be playing together,” Miller said.

(Hawk and Dove and Darlingside will perform tomorrow night at 8 at the Spotlight Café at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at 225-1111 or ccanh.com. )

Great Review from the UK!

Posted On April 25, 2013 11:57 am

What a great review from music-news.com! Check it out, they say This Yesterday Will Never End is a "brilliant album" ... and that "this album doesn't make sense." Whatever you say british friends! Thank you music-news!

http://www.music-news.com/showreview.asp?H=Hawk-and-Doves&nReviewID=9099

our recent Philly show reviewed!

Posted On March 10, 2013 10:53 pm

http://215mag.com/hawk-and-dove-swoop-into-philly/

Over the weekend, Brooklyn-based band Hawk and Dove made a welcomed appearance at Underground Arts. Performing with local acts SunShowers, Ben O’Neil and Friends, and Shark Tape, it was an awesome night of regional talent. The bands that performed were all pretty new to the scene, it seemed. Not that the musicians themselves were new to making music, they’re just involved with projects that are still in the process of starting up and getting recognized, sharpened, settled, etc. In fact, Hawk and Dove, led by singer Elijah Miller and guitarist John Kleber, started getting the ball rolling back in 2009 via releasing an EP. Their current, soon-to-be-released album, This Yesterday Will Never End, actually was fully recorded back in 2011. It won’t officially be out until April 30th.

“We released an EP in 2009 and then recorded our current album that we’re promoting in 2011. The delay in releasing has really had a lot to do with getting all the bureaucratic matters taken care of,” Miller said.

“We’ve really been fine tuning this project. We’ve had a lot of professional musicians play with us who have had other conflicts with other projects and have had to leave,” Kleber said. “We also like to take our time with some songs, but some just come together instantaneously. I think we’re getting closer and closer to where we want to be.”

Their music has been described as “the psychedelic country music that David Bowie never wrote” or “the loudest quiet band you’ve ever heard.” It’s definitely a mix of psychedelic/stoner rock, country, folk, and pop (chamber pop at times). But, honestly, it’s hard to put a label on it. They’re just good. Great, really. One could argue they sound more like an alternative country/psychedelic version of the Decemberists.

Hawk and Dove does a fantastic job of creating complex arrangements that come across in a simple fashion. I say that only because they perform it so effortlessly; what they do is natural to them and it’s mighty pleasant to listen to. There are these great build ups that are played with such intensity and such power you can’t help but feel an electrical charge spark through you. They provide these layers of beautifully driven riffs that are aided through the use of harmonizing vocals (both male and female), tenor guitar, violin, fantastic keyboard playing, and, my favorite part, the Elliot Smith/Colin Meloy sounding vocals of Miller. Well, sounding and lyrically speaking. The lyrics are very much emphasized in the music played. I highly recommend taking a peek at them on their website.

Both guys are fans of more complex musical arrangements and I definitely think that shows. They are music nerds at heart but truly just want to make something beautiful and poignant.

“My top music influences are definitely Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Tom Waits, especially in terms of feel and energy and lyrically speaking. I also really love Nick Cave and Wilco, some noisier stuff, too,” Miller said.

“I’ll have these kicks where I get really into bands that are doing just this one tiny, little thing that I’m really interested in. I always like to incorporate that into what we’re doing in some way. Karen Dalton is someone who has really impressed both Elijah and I over the past year. We’ve been listening to a lot of Harry Nilsson, too, who is someone I’ve loved for a long time,” Kleber said.

“I really love complex arrangements that are super subtle. Like the way Brian Wilson would arrange things during the Smile record. A lot of Tom Waits arrangements I like, especially with the way Mark Ribot plays guitar. That really influenced me. That sound that the Fleet Foxes has really shaped some of the orchestral leanings that we have on this current record,” he said.

While they’re currently promoting their album and waiting for its official release, they have plenty of other music in the works. They both agree there will be some change in sound and to expect something a little different.

“Some of the stuff we’re working on now is a lot more influenced by some prog rock/droney stuff like Can or Earth, even some surf rock here and there,” Kleber said.

Miller and Kleber began playing music together after a random reunion at a bar in Brooklyn back in 2006. They had known each other from a summer camp they attended in the Berkshires of Massachusetts a handful of years before.

“Elijah told me he was playing music and convinced me to come see him play a few times. I had been playing music for years professionally and non-professionally — whatever that means — but, at that point, wasn’t really playing with anyone. Whenever I’d go see Elijah play he’d play in these really loud, big rooms that were packed with people. When he’d start playing everyone would just shut up for his whole set. I knew there was something there, something that drew me to actually want to play with someone who could alter the way a room would feel,” Kleber said.

The guys plan to be back in the studio after the official release and tour of This Yesterday Will Never End. They hope to bang a record out pretty quickly while also continuing to further explore different sounds and influences.

“We’re just trying to get out there and do something that is really honest to what we think is good music. While that’s a pretty low concept, we don’t have strong opinions about what we sound like. We just need to feel really strong about liking the music we play,” Kleber said.

"Alan Cross: Professional Music Geek" says:

Posted On January 24, 2013 10:09 am

"...Sounds like: Elliott Smith singing The Flaming Lips without a road map..."

The indie genre has come so far from the days where instruments were minimal and the overall soundscape wasn't nearly as dynamic as the last decade has proved to be. Hawk and Dove are no exception to its progress. This band meanders through subconscious, intergalactic pathways where the destination is unknown. There's no need to bring a flashlight on your trip, It's very bright.

UK blog Show Me Something Different says:

Posted On January 8, 2013 5:25 pm

New Yorkers Hawk And Dove have announced an April release for their debut album This Yesterday Will Never End and have offered a free single from the
record. Things We Lost So Far is a psychadelic indie extravaganza, which is a great introduction to this up and coming six-piece. Take a break from the traditional, trendy indie we have in the UK and step into a little bit of its American cousin.

Dreamy “ah ah ahhhh”s combined with electrifying riffs and a jolly rhythm, which is later joined by trumpets, Things We Lost So Far is a hybrid tune with plenty
going on. A real hippy feel and upbeat festival vibe surrounds it and you can find yourself sinking into the extra long instrumentals, drifiting in and out like a river
on a cool summer day.

Folksy rural sounds are fast becoming the coolest sound to be listening to and it’s something that Hawk And Dove are masters at. Full of colour and life, they’re bringing a bunch of songs that are completely unlike any other we’ve heard. Guitarist John and singer Elijah are a match made in heaven and combined with the creative fusions from bass, keys and violinists Stephanie Sanders and Joan
Chew and drummer AJ Sausville, the band is an awesome orchestral group.

Things We Lost So Far is definitely one for those who love lengthy instrumentals and kooky twangs and tolls. It’s classical meets acoustic meets country and Hawk And Dove have plenty of promise as the next big hybrid group.

There is no video for Things We Lose So Far but you can listen to it on soundcloud.

http://showmesomethingdifferent.com/2012/12/23/song-review-hawk-and-dove-
things-we-lost-so-far/

Mad Mackerel's best of December 2012!

Posted On January 6, 2013 12:18 pm

Mad Mackerel has put our sample song from the new record on their best of December 2012 list! They say:

And lastly, hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Hawk and Dove is an indie rock band whose calm-before-the-storm sound has been described as the “loudest quiet band you have ever heard” and “the psychedelic country David Bowie never wrote.” On their forthcoming debut album, This Yesterday Will Never End, the band mixes hauntingly beautiful ballads with thunderous stoner grooves to create a sound quite unlike anything else. Download Things We Lost So Far.

Deli Magazine reviewed our early single release!

Posted On January 5, 2013 11:26 am

Brooklyn natives Hawk and Dove are giving fans a download of their latest release, “Things We Lost So Far,” off the debut full-length album “This Yesterday Will Never End,” to be released in the spring of 2013. The single, slightly more upbeat than the band's other material, bops along with poppy background vocals accompanying a raspy lead vocal. Hawk and Dove channel a 60’s pop band and a modern alternative outfit in one tune, for fans of storytelling lyrics and expressive instrumentation. The band will be playing at Arlene’s Grocery at 8 p.m. on January 30th alongside The Pine Hollows and Ludlow Thieves. -

Christine Cauthen

http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/node/12152

Deli Magazine reviewed our early single release!

Posted On January 5, 2013 11:25 am

Brooklyn natives Hawk and Dove are giving fans a download of their latest release, “Things We Lost So Far,” off the debut full-length album “This Yesterday Will Never End,” to be released in the spring of 2013. The single, slightly more upbeat than the band's other material, bops along with poppy background vocals accompanying a raspy lead vocal. Hawk and Dove channel a 60’s pop band and a modern alternative outfit in one tune, for fans of storytelling lyrics and expressive instrumentation. The band will be playing at Arlene’s Grocery
at 8 p.m. on January 30th alongside The Pine Hollows and Ludlow Thieves. -

Christine Cauthen

http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/node/12152

Coming Soon!

Posted On May 4, 2012 11:56 am

The blog section is on its way!

Coming Soon!

Posted On May 4, 2012 8:47 am

This blog section is on its way!