Heavy Reverie is out on May 13. It was recorded in Cleveland with producer Jim Wirt, and is the follow-up to last year’s Ohio Grass EP. The album takes the monster riffing of bands like Mountain and Blue Cheer and tempers the volume with melodic hooks that could have been written by Alex Chilton’s Big Star.
Bass guitarist and vocalist Zachary Gabbard says, “Making Heavy Reverie was a new experience for us. We recorded in Cleveland at Crushtone Studios on THE Neve Console that recorded Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” demos.
“Some of the songs that I wrote for this album came to me so effortlessly that I sat on them. I felt like they came too easy, but as Andy and I starting sharing songs for the record, those songs rose to the top of the list.
“We rehearsed for this album on my farm. We really like an organic sound and I’m sure a lot of that comes from creating in the country. We are surrounded by the trees, the birds, the frogs, the flowers… our families. We build all of our albums on those things. On our experiences – past and present.
“Like all of our previous efforts, we recorded the album live. This one happened to be the fastest – totally completed in 5 days. Also, with the addition of Sven, Andy was able to record all the guitar solos live. The only overdubs were on vocals. We worked with producer Jim Wirt who let us do our own thing, but really pushed us to get good takes. For all of our other efforts, we only answered to ourselves, so it was nice to have someone who would push us to the next level.”
Sun Pedal Recordings still has some of the limited edition Heavy Reverie bundles available via their online store. Packages include vinyl test pressings, hand drawn artwork, a T-shirt, and more. Purchase a bundle and get an immediate download of the new album here.
May 16 : Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
May 17 : Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Music Hall
May 19 : Scottsdale, AZ @ The Western
May 20 : San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Howlin Rain
May 21 : Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Howlin Rain
May 23 : Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Howlin Rain
May 24 : Pioneertown, CA @ Freaks for the Festival
May 25 : San Francisco, CA @ the Chapel w/ Howlin Rain
May 28 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
May 29 : Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
May 30 : Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
May 31 : Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
June 27 : Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ
June 28 : Chicago,IL @ Double Door
July 12 : Cleveland, OH @ Gotta Groove Records