MANDATE OF HEAVEN
HUN IN THE SUN
The tenacious Mandate of Heaven returns with another batch of unsung multi-influenced indie rock in tow on HUN IN THE SUN. This 10-track recording marks the first time the project is officially a duo, as a full-time drummer has been added, shaping the songs in ways a one-man band usually lose in translation. Oodles of syrupy Jawbreaker versus Weezer riffs can be found stashed in tracks like "American Jet Fighters", while Foo Fighters and Hot Water Music fuel the burn of "Team Bird". Displaying a love for all types of rock from Smithereens to Ween, the quality of the songs attached to Mandate of Heaven's latest are declarative messages telling us there's something brewing in Upstate New York again.