Life is very strange. One day everything can be going fine and the next, you wake up and itís all changed. Haven guitarist Nat Wason was recently diagnosed with a rare form of facial paralysis called Bell's Palsy, which has him out of action for the foreseeable future. His band has just released their first single since 2001ís Between The Senses LP and ìTell Meî is suffering from no maladies whatsoever. The guitars have been turned up, the effects pedals minimized a bit and this version of Haven ROCKS. Wasonís partner-in-crime, Gary Briggs, still brings the soul-stirring vocals by the songload, thereís just a new found energy and vision. Haven is all-revved up and ready to go on ìTell Meî and hereís to hoping they continue the oratory greatness on the upcoming long-player.
JEREMY P. GOLDSTEIN