New Band: Historics

New Band Historics Offer "Taverns"

Historics are ready to reveal the swirling and dreamlike "Taverns," the first single and music video off their forthcoming debut album. The hypnotic track stems from the combined forces of three veteran musicians and their diverse backgrounds: Don Devore (Ink & Dagger; Icarus Line), Mickey Madden (Maroon 5), and Josh Grubb (VietNam).

The song is a warm and bittersweet trip laced with Grubb's narcotic, eastern-tinged guitar licks. Madden's steady basslines provide a subtle yet cathartic anchor, often maintaining the heart of the song while the other instruments erupt into moments of chaos. Devore speak-sings melancholy lyrics such as "breath that smoke, lose your hope" in a beautifully weathered voice – one that sounds like it belongs to a man who has seen and done it all.

The video, directed by Brendon Devore, features multiple planes of footage draped on top of one another, mirroring the production of the song and its layered sonic tapestry. Golden hues outline the band members, giving them a spectral quality while cityscapes float across the screen. Adding to the surreal atmosphere is ominous interspersed footage of a bat flying in slow motion as well as the spooky shots of an owl that bookend the video.

Historics - Taverns

Keep a lookout for Historics' full-length album in early 2009, with special guests including Kool Keith and other surprises.

Download "Taverns" here and check out all the other dope tracks at

[Published on: 10/2/08]

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Jeff Kash Thu 10/2/2008 09:44AM
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Conjugal Burning Thu 10/2/2008 09:54AM
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Conjugal Burning

this band sounds historic.... not

briank67 Thu 10/2/2008 10:09AM
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i like eastern-tinged guitar licks. has Crazy Legs ever been featured in a jambase write-up? i can't find anything on them, maybe i'm going 'Crazy'!

Lakai Thu 10/2/2008 10:14AM
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i saw vietnam for free once in central park, it was terrible.

Conjugal Burning Thu 10/2/2008 10:32AM
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Conjugal Burning

yea Brian good point, we need some maroon 5 connections or something

Hotchkiss starstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 10:34AM
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good band, bad write up.

pattyohallo Thu 10/2/2008 10:49AM
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doesn't really do much for me...

rainydaywomen420 starstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 11:05AM
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strange video, curious at to what there budget mightve been, okay song, hipters should eat this stuff up.

rainydaywomen420 Thu 10/2/2008 11:05AM
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as to what their* its early

linsbee314 starstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 11:28AM
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Not awful. I could dig it for background music at a dinner party over a glass of wine, but I'm not sure I'd pay to see it. His lyrics are a bit mumbled and could be clearer, but musically it isn't awful. Depeche Mode anyone?

gophish77 star Thu 10/2/2008 11:51AM
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why is jambase so nice to everyone? i have never seen them say anythng negative about anyone, and this band blows

lovemusicfood star Thu 10/2/2008 12:08PM
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"swirling and dreamlike", "hypnotic"????? Did they put the wrong video on there? Sounds like some boring stuff that will probably be on vh-1's video channel soon.

Matthew Jaworski starstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 06:15PM
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Matthew Jaworski

I'm kinda diggin in ... but I'm very drunk, right now, so ... blah blah blah

TheGreenKynd starstarstar Fri 10/3/2008 02:42PM
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I actually dig it. Not too bad at all, not amazing, but not bad.

Skunky Bomont star Fri 10/3/2008 03:52PM
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Skunky Bomont

this is just awful

and what a creepy music video