Helicopter just keep recording and recording...
all their hard work is about to pay off with By
Starlight , the band's third
full length CD in four years for Lunch Records.
delivers 10 fresh tracks that make good on
the pop promise of H2's first two CDs, upping the ante with intelligent
lyrics, Phil Spector-esque arrangements and postmodern production.
boasts sledgehammer hooks, sing along harmonies and guitar noises that
originate from the bottom of the ocean and the cold depths of space. It
tastes good and it smells like rock.
Formed in Boston in the spring of 1998 by dueling guitarist/vocalists
Julie Chadwick and Chris Zerby, Helicopter Helicopter set out
on a mission and never looked back. After only a few shows, they caught
the eye of Lunch Records which immediately released the band's debut album,
Squid's and Other Fishes
in October of 1998. After months of
relentless touring, the band retreated to the studio once again, this
time with a thought of making more than just demos. Analog
and Electrical Fields was the
name of their second release. It was a success above expectations.
landed the band lots of critical accolades, and a west coast tour of the
In the harsh winter of 2000, the band starting cutting tracks at the infamous
Fort Apache and the now prestigious Q Division studio in Boston with producer
/ Engineer Mathew Ellard (Tanya Donelly /Juliana Hatfield). They also
added their third bassist, Shawn Setaro, to solidify the rhythm
section with longtime drummer Ned Gallacher.