A photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine
Last night, we were at Raia rehearsal spaces on an assignment for the new-and-improved Dispatch. Our job was to take photos of a new, as-yet-unnamed band for an upcoming series by Nick Schroeder, but, after the shoot, we were lured like sailors onto the rocks by the siren songs of Covered in Bees and, later, Sylvia — two awesome bands who rehearse in the same complex.
So, we figured, why not awaken the corpse of Post Mortem for a brief installment.
Covered in Bees’ rehearsals are every bit as lively as their stage performances, and their practice space is just as you would imagine it: wall-to-wall worship of cult movies and pop-culture heroes.
The band busted out a song they haven’t played in years — “(George A. Romero’s) Song of the Dead” — which they will unleash tonight during their show at Geno’s. It’s a doozy. See this show.
Then, we wandered over to Sylvia’s practice space — a vast example of squalor-meets-museum. It’s like the self-storage unit in Silence of the Lambs — we were almost certain we’d find a lipstick-smeared head in a jar.
Sylvia was rehearsing for their upcoming show with Full of Hell, Conifer, and Eastern Spell later this month. Be sure to follow Last Mercy Emissions for more info on that show and many others.