Flowers of Hell are not a cult. (I’m looking at you, Polyphonic Spree. Step away from the ceremonial robes.) They are just one really large shoegazey band. One really large shoegazey band endorsed by ASTRONAUTS!!!
The 16-piece orchestral rock group was founded by Canadian Greg Jarvis in 2002 and currently boasts contributors from British Sea Power, Bat for Lashes, Broken Social Scene, Guided by Voices, Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, and Patti Smith’s band. Plus more! The group is releasing their sophomore album, Come Hell or High Water, June 15 on Unfamiliar Records. This latest effort features the work of 30 musicians in 40 sessions performed in London, Prague, Toronto, Detroit and Abilene.
The band is fully endorsed by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, who personally invited them to tour recently, and by NASA, the space scientist people, who set footage of Discovery’s 2009 mission to music by Flowers of Hell.