In response to the showing of American military dead on TV (TED KOPELL -ABC) and to the atrocities carried out in Iraq since the war began the names of the civilian dead have been recorded for posterity.
The dead of all nationalities. American, British, Iraqi and all the other nations who have died are included in a recording entitled "Monument" which was made available to delegates and the public at the convention, will be made available through the bands website and here at Amazon. Proceeds of which will be donated to Moveon.org
Rising from a single voice reading a single name to a crescendo of sound as the names of more and more murdered people are read it is synonymous with the TOWER OF BABEL, where all the languages of the world were once spoken. - Legend has it that the Tower of Babel was in Iraq.
The CD which was as a direct challenge to the Republican party leadership and will be released worldwide on Sept 28th.
"Its smart, aggressive guitar pop, but its much, much more at the same time" -- Bullseye - 4 stars
"The Heavenly States blew my ass out live" -- The Alt - Australia
"a well-written, thickly textured album that slowly reveals its merits like a time-release capsule." -- synthesis.net - Maurice S. Teilmann
"destined to be considered an underground classic." -- Pop Matters - Gary Glauber
"you've played the New Pornographers to death and need fresh melodies, you can't go wrong with this gem." -- Pop Matters - Jason MacNeil