Bay Area’s The Heavenly States are crazy busy right now with releasing EPs, touring with indie (and My So-Called Life cameo) veterans Buffalo Tom, and a member judging the 2011 US Air Guitar Championships.
Their new single, “Berlin Wall” has Spoon leader Britt Daniel as a guest vocalist singing echoed and muffled wishes of living by the Berlin Wall along with prominent and pounding piano, hand claps and other percussion that together create a beautiful and triumphant composition. As if the music wasn’t charming enough, the video is an animated Humpty Dumpty interpretation with cartoon characters clapping with the song, complete with a Humpty electric guitar solo. Certainly a day-brightener.
“Berlin Wall” can be found on The Heavenly States’ Oui Camera Oui EP out now on Hippies Are Dead Records. The band will be touring the West Coast with Buffalo Tom May 17-20th, and don’t forget to stop by the Air Guitar Championships in San Francisco on June 24th where The States’ front man Ted Nesseth will be judging.