I would hope the name “Heaters” is something you recognize, because our boy Sindre has written about the Michigan band a couple of times on here; if you didn’t, you’ll know it now. You ever find yourself wanting to be careening through a desert with Kurt Russell and his jet black Chevy Nova he suped up in to a tank, while you look ahead, as you poke your head out of the window,Ā at a tequila sunrise with your long flowing locks flailing in the hurricane-like winds the Nova’s 350 v8 engine is creating… me too, children, me too. Heaters can accommodate you in the mean time (no pun intended) while you figure out how to make that dream a reality. “Levitate Thigh,” the B-side, is no-holds barred garage rock filled to the brim with sunny guitar riffs that roll along with a more-than lively pace – you can’t help but think of that scenario I just described above or a day at the beach back in the distant past. Listen to “Levitate Thigh” below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!
The song's called "Mean Green" so duh, what were we gonna do, blue vinyl?!
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If it takes any more than fifteen seconds to hear what āmeanā means to the Michigan men who make up Heaters, pick up the needle and start again. āMean Greenā is the A-side track of the bandās new seven-inch single from Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, presenting a surf-centric slab of sonic stomp that doubles as a definition of āmean.ā
In the case of Heaters, āmeanā is meant in the context that might be used to describe a 1970 GTO piloted by a jittery Warren Oates ā not belligerent, but aggressive, blank-eyes staring at the horizon, fueled by dread and ready to accelerate into the nearest dangerous curve. Whatās āgreenā about āMean Greenā then seems to be Heaters ability to glide into this path naturally, snaking absolutely without hesitation through the songās tight turns in a way thatās insistent and invigorating.
The flipside of the single, āLevitate Thigh,ā proves the band to be possessed by the power of rock and roll, initially bringing the tempo to a stuttering slow-roll, before Heaters are once again the willing captives of a Seeds-level web of sounds, guitar snarl, feedback and drums creating the trap in which the band has no chance ā and no desire ā to escape.
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