There aren’t many words in the English language to describe a multisensory, musical experience.
But if lips, bodies and beats in sync had a name, it would be Home Body.
Hailing from Northampton, Massachusetts, Eric Hnatow and Haley Morgan have been playing music together for almost seven years.
Haley Morgan (vocals) and Eric Hnatow (drum machine, synthesizer, note sequencer) met at Hampshire College in 2005 in a secret hallway connecting the post-office and a school store, where they each worked respectively. After a lengthy infatuation and a lot of postage stamp and Swedish Fish purchases, the two began dating. It wasn’t long before they were making sweet music.
Haley describes her collaboration with Eric has a sort of evolutionary process, neither of whom are formally trained in music:
At the beginning of 2012, they garnered “Best Unsigned Band” from Verbicide Magazine pushing them to a whole new level of touring and recording, allowing them to quit their day jobs. In the past year, they’ve played over 100 shows and continually find ways to wow audiences with new innovations of sound and movement.
They return to Lowell on Friday with the momentum of a brand new album. The album features guitar, bass and drums with a strong, rock/pop feel and engineering from Justin Pizzoferrato of Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth fame.
The album won’t officially be available until February, but come out to this Friday to cop an advanced copy.
It’s a party, people! You don’t want to miss this.
Photo credit: Chattman Photography