10.09.13 — “She’s a Fucking Angel (From Fucking Heaven)” by The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries

The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries

If you only listen to one song today, make it “She’s a Fucking Angel (From Fucking Heaven)” by The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries (2013, from the forthcoming album Mass. Grave).

The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries is an indie rock trio from all over the United States. They’re sort of a supergroup. Made up of guys who played in indie rock bands in the 1980s and 90s. Elisha Wiesner (guitar) is a native of Martha’s Vineyard and used to be in a band called Kahoots. That band rarely played anywhere other than on the island. They released a couple of records, but I’ve never heard of them. Bob Weston (bass) was in the Boston indie band Volcano Suns before joining the legendary Mission of Burma when they reunited in 2002. He is also in the well-known Chicago math-rock band Shellac. Chris Brokaw (drums) was in the slowcore band Codeine, the indie band Come, and has made a handful of solo records. He’s currently living in Seattle.
They all have connections to Martha’s Vineyard either by living there, or by visiting. They know that the band name is awful, and they did it on purpose. In fact, the band itself, was started on a lark. One day, while they were sitting around talking about starting a hypothetical band together, Wiesner and Weston started throwing around ridiculous band names, and that’s the one that stuck.

Since they started the joke, MVF have released an EP in 2010, and their album Mass. Grave will be out next week.

Wiesner has described their sound as “something like Minor Threat crossed with ‘Eight Miles High’ by The Byrds”.

Brokaw wrote today’s song, and he says that it’s one of the best songs he’s ever written.

This is that song.
“She’s a Fucking Angel (From Fucking Heaven)” by The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries

It’s a fantastic song that makes me think just a little bit of The Replacements. So, so, catchy, but obviously not radio friendly. The first line is so great, if not absurd:

I had sex with the devil
To match wits with an angel

You can pre-order Mass. Grave from the bandcamp page.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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