By danbrightcliffe | July 2nd, 2012
Mister Heavenly is a three piece made up of indie rock veterans — guitarist/vocalist Nick Thornburg (Islands/ Unicorns), keyboardist/vocalist Ryan Kattner aka Honus Honus (Man Man), and drummer Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse/The Shins).
“Bronx Sniper” kicks off their debut LP Out Of Love with a bang, with the track that best represents each member’s other bands, as well as giving the listener an idea of who Mister Heavenly is. The off-kilter drum rhythm is reminiscent of both Modest Mouse and Man Man, the strange synth patterns are straight from Man Man, and the guitar stylings are reminiscent of Thorburn’s Islands/Unicorn. But the dueling vocals, dark lyrical themes and modern take on doo-wop song structures are uniquely Mister Heavenly.