“Wonderfully dark, hypnotic shoegaze from New Age Healers: The perfect soundtrack for the age of digital paranoia.”
-Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, WBEZ
“The concept is brilliant.”
-Primal Music Blog
`There is a great deal of New Wave synth and Echo and the Bunnymen mating with the Psychedelic Furs and Love and Rockets, particularly on “Have Some Fun (the Fall has Begun)” and the closing “Hey Hey Hey, Yeah Yeah Song” but “Shadows vs. Los Angeles” features a thicker, more bombastic bass riff that injects some punk angst in this concoction. Impactful through profound subtlety and overflowing with intellectual darkness, this one is required listening.'
-Rich Quinlan, Jersey Beat
“His playing style and vision is not compromised.”
`Building beautiful, luscious layers of driving guitars, synth washes and pulsing drums, his music bridges the styles of gothic rock, pop, new wave and post-punk. Gorgeous melodies are paired with lyrics of longing, making his latest release both exhilarating and heart-rendering.'
-Strawberry Tongue Radio & Music Magazine
`New Age Healers ... (toe) ... an intriguing line between pursuing a punk-ish grab for cheap thrills and a post-punk isolation ... (The album “Ghosts”) boast piles of neat-o guitar work and a stack of cool chorus’ that warrant a place on the radar.'
'"Ghosts" from New Age Healers feels like a glorious throwback to 80's chill-synth-goth rock, without sounding dated. I really like it!'
-Blow Up Radio
`This is also a really good and polished album. It reminds me a great deal of Jesus and Mary Chain, but they assured me J&MC were not a big influence...'
-On Pirate Satellite
`...a mix of shoegaze, and energetic post-punk, full of weight and at the same time highly cantarolável (translated: catchy, melodic).''
-The Blog That Celebrates Itself
released April 5, 2016
Owen Murphy: bass, drums, guitars, synth and vocals
Thanks to: Jack, Jen Travis, Mary Leir, Mike Hoffman, Peter Davis, Zac Damon, Sandy Greene, Dave Klein, Josh Kerns, Dan Haugh and Jim Testa for lending their ears and their smarts. Special thanks to Ben Weasel for advice, above and beyond.
New Age Healers is the brainchild of Seattle based, Brooklyn stewed, Minneapolis bred multi-instrumentalist Owen Murphy, and
features 2-line-ups. MPLS members Rob Graber (Arcwelder), Kari Tweiten Macdonald (900ibs), Greg Schaal (Sicbay), Dan Churilla (Chatham Rise). Seattle band features Scott Matthews (The Piniellas) and Aaron Sankin (Dubious Ranger) and Adam Vernick (Lemuria / Devotion)....more