Pearls & Swine And Everything Fine
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Heavy Glow from Austin, Texas are a classic rock trio and they deliver their rock with a fresh and modern vibe. Heavy Glow constructs Pearls & Swine on a foundation of fuzz-fueled hard rock, appointed with psychedelically-tinted blues and beautifully textured washes of Motown/Memphis soul. Simultaneously, a punkish verve cattle prods the retro rock vibe squarely into right now.
Pearls & Swine and Everything Fine features Joe’s exquisite bass runs while Jared plugs his guitar into rock’s heavy history with nods to Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore and Tony Iommi. At the same time, melodic pop subtlety underpins the album’s heaviest chord stomp moments; witness the swinging soul delicacy of “Fat Cat.”
It’s all welded together by Jared’s totally now perspective, his innate ability to focus his love of rock/soul/psychedelia through a contemporary lens to create Heavy Glow’s modern classicism. Heavy and melodic, raucous & guitar-driven: That’s Heavy Glow!
- A1. 45 Shakedown
- A2. Look What You’re Doing To Me
- A3. Mine All Mine
- A4. Fat Cat
- A5. Love Ghost
- B1. Domino (Black Flowers)
- B2. Hello September (Goodbye April)
- B3. Got My Eye On You
- B4. Nerve Endings
- B5. Headhunter
The press wrote.
Steeped in psyche-soaked proto-metal, gutbucket garage rock and bone-deep 70s blooze.
Heavy Glow delivers a compelling, tuneful sound that mixes elements of head-nodding blues, swirling psychedelia and guitar heft.
…straddles the line between Soundgarden rumble and the sandblasted psychedelics of the Queens of the Stone Age…
Shades of Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, and The Guess Who abound, particularly in Mullins’ trebly, echo-and-wah drenched leads. But we also hear a bit of retro-rock, a la Matthew Sweet, and modern guitar histrionics and unpredictable rhythmic stop-starts not unlike Smashing Pumpkins or Queens of the Stone Age (witness that dreamy, Josh Hommes-like falsetto).