Hey there Elm Citizens! I’m going to be short and sweet on one of my favorite topics this week: music, and some New Haveners who do in really well.
By that, I mean a group of four folks who have consistently blown me away since my arrival in New Haven in July 2013. They are Dan Greene on vocals and guitar; Kryssi Battalene on lead guitar; Rick Omonte on bass and Ross Menze on drums, and togetherer they make up the Mountain Movers.
One doesn’t need a special occasion to post a photoessay on their work. The four play the kind of music that reaches up from the ground and grabs your whole body. It’s really that good. But there is an occasion to write on and photograph them: their newest LP, Death Magic, officially drops Friday. And my goodness, will it make a resounding thump when it does.
What you are looking at are a few photos from their release party, held earlier this week at Cafe Nine. If you find yourself wondering what kind of soundtrack to set the photos to, the band could answer that question for you. Just open your ears and listen.