Static of the Gods tends a hothouse full of luminous, melody-infused indie rock songs with sweet vocals soaring over a seething rhythm section and expansive, reverb-drenched guitars. Planting the seed for this Boston-based trio long before the members actually met, drummer Mike Latulippe had a premonition surrounding the phrase 'Static of the Gods' while reading the satirical novel, 'Happiness'. Tucking it away as inspiration for an ideal musical project, the thought lay dormant until he connected with California native, Jen Johnson (voice, guitar, keyboard), in Boston pursuing a degree in classical voice. The two crossed paths with Ben Voskeritchian (bass, baritone guitar, voice); originally from Richmond, Virginia, and started life as Static of the Gods. Named 'Boston's hottest rising band' by Skope Magazine, the band released their well-received debut, Cycles Follow Signs, through recordhead in April 2007, where it debuted at #141 on CMJ Charts, peaking at #103 with 5 weeks in the Top 200. 'Our sound has really evolved in the past year. When we recorded 'Cycles', we'd only been playing together for a few months,'says Jen Johnson. 'Since then, all the touring and writing we've done has had a profound effect. Sometimes that means moving away from traditional pop structures, at other times that means creating a wall of sound.' Ben Voskeritchian adds, 'Our songs are very emotionally driven, they usually happen on a very impulsive, instinctive human level, and the melody is paramount.' This new-found clarity and innovation finds critics drawing comparisons from every end of the musical spectrum, from The Cure to Rainer Maria, Rilo Kiley to Silversun Pickups with a sound that refuses to be fenced in, tied down, or kept under wraps. 'Everyone hears something different,' says Latulippe, 'we love that people make our songs their own.' Reflecting on the human condition with exuberant takes on love, life, and what we're all doing here in their newest single, 'Peluche', Johnson sings 'All these questions, we'll never know the answers / because even the most enlightened among us someday will fade / into the darkness, can't run away.' The band collaborated with producer Matthew Ellard (Weezer, Radiohead, Tanya Donnelly), illustrator Alberto Cerriteno, and production company Curiosity Group (Disney, Paramount, Dreamworks) for the animated video of 'Peluche' off their upcoming full-length. As long-time fans of artist Alberto Cerrite?o, SOTG approached him to create the video. Johnson elaborates, 'We all fell in love with his amazing, whimsical-yet-dark illustrations.' Mirroring Static of the Gods' facility for creating airy melodies lined with sometimes somber lyrics, the band found Cerrite?o's illustrations provided the perfect backdrop for their style. 'Working with such talented people at the top of their game pushes us to become better, and elevates the whole project,' Johnson continues. 'And on a purely artistic level, it's very exciting and inspiring.' Given Static of the Gods' ability to innovate artistically while continually seizing musical opportunity when it knocks at their door, the possibilities are endless.