Ages and Ages is more than a band.
It’s a collective of like-minded souls that believe in the power of music to change the world and elevate the spirit.
Their music is bright and uplifting, with lyrics, penned by bandleader Tim Perry, that deliver serious introspective messages full of insight and consideration for others.
The band recently announced Fall tour dates that you can check out below.
“When we made this album, we wanted a word to describe how we felt and what we were going through as individuals and a band,” Perry says, “so we made one up. Divisionary signifies a group whose vision of ‘right’ is upsetting to the existing power structure.”
“It includes a philosophical, spiritual, and physical ‘breaking off’ from the status quo. It also references the individual inner conflicts that arise as you struggle to make the right choices in life. Visionaries don’t always create conflict, but they challenge the establishment with new ideas and with the threat of change. Where there is change, there is usually resistance, controversy, division.”
Perry spent ten days on a silent meditation retreat, formulating the direction of Divisonary, and his calm, centered vision is at the core of the music. The intricate harmonies, celebratory choral vocals, churchical piano and organ, inventive counter melodies, bright acoustic guitars, and exciting, interlocking rhythms set off aural fireworks to frame the grounded emotions conveyed in the lyrics.
The title track, “Divisonary (Do The Right Thing),” is a secular gospel song with inspirational harmonies, sanctified piano and smooth violin adding muscle to a simple refrain: “Do the right thing, do the right thing….don’t you know you’re not the only one suffering.” A stomping, exuberant bass drum pushes the giddy pop vocals of “I See More,” as it reassures listeners that, “It’s all OK, I’ll be on your side.” ”
“We live in a country where a substantial amount of the population would rather discard science than admit climate change is happening. A culture which, more and more, considers higher education to be some kind of liberal indoctrination. A culture that does not value critical thinking and a power elite that perpetuates misinformation, apathy, and ignorance because it preserves the status quo. I don't blame people for feeling daunted, apathetic, powerless, and overwhelmed, but I believe that facing the darkness is a necessary step in overcoming it.”
“Ultimately I think the band all feels hopeful and blessed,” Perry concludes. “These songs reflect that optimism, but they don’t do so lightly or try to dodge the struggles we’re dealing with individually and as a band. It was an exceptionally long, hard road this time around but in the end, we’re all really proud and excited to share this record.”
Catch Ages And Ages On Tour This Fall:
8/20 - Sandy, OR - Sandy Summer Sounds 2014
8/23 - Tofino, BC - Otalith Festival
10/5 - Medford, OR - Imperial Event Center
10/8 - Grass Valley, CA - Main Stage
10/9 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/10 - Denver, CO - Forest Room 5
10/12 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
10/13 - Evanston, IL - Space
10/16 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi
10/17 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
10/18 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
10/19 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
10/20 - Portland, ME - Empire
10/21 - Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
10/25 - Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy
10/27 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
10/28 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10/29 - Athens, GA - Green Room
11/21 & 11/22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Find out more at www.agesandages.com.