Comprised of Nick Thorburn (Islands/The Unicorns), Ryan
Kattner (Man Man) and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse),
Mister Heavenly is a threesome as charming and,
sometimes, as tricky to pin down as their name suggests.
At the very forefront of "doom wop” (more a state of mind
than a nitpicky micro-genre), Mister Heavenly draws
inspiration from a shared love of 1950s vocal-based R&B
classics by ensembles like the Penguins, the Platters, and
the Moonglows, and also a fascination with ill-fated
romance. The album title, Out of Love, is both a nod to
passion as a motivator ("I did it out of love") and also the
absence or dissolution of same ("She fell out of love with
me"): two seminal lyrical themes in the annals of pop music.
As it happens, the actual Mister Heavenly song "Doom Wop"
owes as much to grunge and art-punk as it does '50s pop.
When you mint your own style you can take such liberties.
Recorded live to tape at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville,
WA, Out of Love is Mister Heavenly’s debut full-length
album. With the August 2011 release of Out of Love, Mister
Heavenly will tour these United States.