A little tease of The Receiving End of Sirens

Posted on October 8, 2010


It’s always a sad day when your favorite band breaks up. Was it the Spice Girls? Or maybe The Beach Boys? For me, it was The Receiving End of Sirens.

If you’ve never heard them, you’re missing out. The Receiving End of Sirens, or TREOS, a rock band from Massachusetts, is the soundtrack of my adolescent years. You could compare the obsessive girls screaming over The Beatles as me and my friends with TREOS. Attending (almost) every show in the area, creating artwork that centered on their albums, even some getting lyrical tattoos: you could say I was a little upset when they broke up in 2008.

Fans have been dying for any hints of the band’s reformation. In May 2010, the band surprised all and reunited to play at Skatefest in Worcester. After that incredible glimpse, we were all wondering what was going to happen next. They sold t-shits at the show that read “This shirt is a ticket to The Receiving End of Sirens reunion show in 2012.” And now what? Do we just wait, sitting in a pool of anticipation? What if the world ends in 2012?

Well, Christmas comes early this year in the music world. TREOS released a gift for their fans with 5 new recordings including “Bell, Book and Candle”-EP track from the Ben days, acoustic version of “The Salesmen, The Husband, The Lover,”The Superman Song” recorded for “The Return of Superman Soundtrack, TESMFM B-side “Weight Wait,” and “The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi” & “The Philological Arm” – TESMFM Site Background Loops.

TREOS may be up to something more. However, I am superstitious and I am afraid of  jinxing myself.  The gift is well appreciated, and although it is a tease, any music will keep the memories alive and create an immense amount of hope for the future.

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