It’s a good day for the band! This morning, our Sleepover Shows session went live, which I posted about earlier today. This evening, we were written up very kindly in TimeOut Boston, and I’m just loving some of these quotes.
Interview: The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
A local music impresario’s baroque-pop orchestra experiment
By Barry Thompson
…And although things preceded by the phrase “all-female” tend to pan out well, troubling omens arise from words like “inexperienced” and “nine-piece.”
In practice, the Memorial Library swiftly recorded Volume One, one of the best local albums in recent memory, and the greatest album by a library-themed baroque indie-pop band of all time…
MJEML on Sleepover Shows…
Screenshot from our Sleepover Shows session - that’s me in the purple wig on the right.
I’m SO excited to share this with you. A few months ago, we filmed a set for Sleepover Shows, a Boston-based music blog featuring three-song sets of bands, some touring through Boston and others, like us, who are based here. Back in the olden days of Sleepover Shows, they’d film friends who were crashing at their apartment while touring through the city, hence ‘sleepover’, so we got into the spirit by dressing up our normal librarian costumes with fuzzy animal slippers. (I wore koalas!)
We recorded Holy Ghost, Amylee, and Every Time I Visit You It Rains. Amylee is available for free download if you sign up for our mailing list here, and/or you can buy the whole album, Volume One, here. (Digital download is already available, or you can pre-order an actual CD. Yep, those still exist!)
Without further ado, I’d like to direct your attention to our Sleepover Shows set; follow this link to watch our three videos!
MJEML gets interviewed!
A reporter swung by rehearsal to chat with us for an upcoming story; I’ll post details and a link once it’s published. After professing our loves of fruit salad, space sharks, and tits (that one was all Lisa), it’s likely we’ll (a) never be interviewed again and/or (b) get a pretty awesome headline.
by Jonathan Perry, The Boston Globe
Mustachioed man-about-town Michael Epstein’s latest, mostly female nine-piece baroque-pop band, the Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, is set to release its debut LP with a Feb. 26 show at the Middle East Downstairs. Epstein, who has previously led the Motion Sick and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, says the impetus for launching the group was wanting “a fresh take on making music in Boston. I encouraged people who had never been in bands before, and with only a couple of exceptions, avoided including people that I knew in any previous capacity.’’