Brooklyn based Hearing Things plays instrumental music recalling an era where instrumental hits were a part of popular culture. Through the creative lens of saxophonist and composer Matt Bauder, their material channels early rock & roll, surf rock, jump blues and north african soul while retaining a modern surrealist approach. Bauder’s unique perspective comes partly form working with such free jazz luminaries as Anthony Braxton, Rob Mazurek and Taylor Ho Bynum as well as indy rock icons Arcade Fire and Iron & Wine. Vinnie Sperrazza (drums) and JP Schlegelmich (organ) are mainstays in the Brooklyn jazz scene and separate the band from the garden variety garage rock throwback. Hearing Things has become a regular in the rotation at the staple Brooklyn jazz haunt Barbes, has toured opening for Will Butler (of Arcade Fire) and Nick Waterhouse and was a featured band at the 2016 True/False film festival.
Hearing Things will be releasing its first LP on Yeggs Records in early 2019.