The Heavy Hours Release New Album ‘Gardens’ Out Today



Today, Cincinnati-based alternative rock quartet The Heavy Hours return to release their new studio album Gardens via BMG.

On the heels of releasing their acclaimed Simone Felice produced Wildfire EP (2021) in the midst of a global pandemic, The Heavy Hours are back with Gardens, a full-length album that further exemplifies their distinctive strain of warm-hearted, open-armed alternative rock.

The group recorded Gardens several years ago, long before the group had management, an agent or a record label in their corner. With money they had collectively saved up, each of the members took a week off of work and set out to record a pocket full of songs at Montrose Recording located on remote farmland in Richmond, Virginia with producer Adrian Olsen (Nate Smith, Foxygen, Futurebirds).

Somehow these early studio recordings found their way into the hands of multi GRAMMY award-winning producer/songwriter and Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach who immediately took a shine to the band and in turn led to organizing a writing session in Nashville, TN, which crafted tracks released on the Wildfire EP.

With songs such as “Back Porch” and “Take My Heart (I’ll Take Yours Too),” Gardens packs an emotional punch from the very first chord, fusing larger-than-life melodies and epic choruses with soulful, sophisticated songcraft and remarkably universal lyrical spirit.

The band states, “We’ve been busy as a band the past few years promoting our ‘Wildfire’ EP and now we’re excited that our fans finally get a chance to hear the record that started the journey. ‘Gardens’ is the result of four different people; friends united by life’s hardships and the desire to respond loudly. We found answers to our questions after writing songs and then recording them on that small farm in Richmond. ‘Gardens’ is our small plot of land, our garden of songs.”

Gardens Tracklisting
Too Scared To Know
Take My Heart (I’ll Take Yours Too)
Back Porch
Wasting All Our Time
To My End
Distant State
Waste Away
Skinny Heart
Spend My Money
The Runaway
When I Fall In Love

The band is currently on the road supporting Brett Dennen with more shows to come. For more info:

Feb 18 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
Feb 19 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall
Feb 20 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Feb 22 – Rockmount, VA – Harvesters Performing Center
Feb 23 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Center for the Arts
Feb 24 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Feb 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse
Feb 26 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
Feb 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
March 2 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
March 3 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Civic Theatre
March 4 – Chicago, IL – Park West
March 5 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue