Label: Purge Records (U.S)
Track listing: 'Mine all Mine'/' Headhunter'
Californian psyche-blues trio Heavy Glow have been busy as bunnies in heat it seems.A mammoth US tour which kicks off in less than two days and now a brand new single, showcasing ,it has to be said, a softer side to the San Diego outfit than heard on most recent full length 'Midnight Moan' .And while that may sound slightly dismissive , it's actually quite a welcome new direction.Lead track 'Mine All Mine' is a propulsive ,poppy garage rock number that showcases frontman Jared Mullins' honey dipped vocals perfectly, the band leaning,it seems, more towards the classic sounds of Motown and there's even a nod to some of the Beach Boys' more straightforwardly rockin' moments, albeit only subtly.
The psuedo-Motown vibe becomes slightly more apparent on B-Side 'Headhunter', actually the stronger track here as it turns out.Some fantastic lead playing by Mullins is complimented by a ballsy, solid turn from the bassist Joe Brooks and Michael Amster.Imagine, if you will , the Black Keys jamming with Ike and Tina's rhythm section,and that might sum up 'Headhunter'. A welcome injection of sex into a dull,cold January night, and possibly the most addictive thing you'll hear this year to boot.
For fans of: The Black Keys, The Bellrays ,The Raconteurs, The Bonnevilles
Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/heavyglowmusic/mine-all-mine
Stephen O' Connor
Those tour dates:
Jan 10 The Rogue Bar----------Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 11 Hotel Monte Vista------Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 13 The Cheyenne Saloon----Las Vegas, NV
Jan 15 Johnny B's-------------Medford, OR
Jan 16 The Nectar Lounge------Seattle, WA
Jan 17 East End---------------Portland, OR
Jan 18 Cloud and Kelly's------Corvallis, OR
Jan 19 The Alibi--------------Arcata, CA
Jan 23 Hotel Utah Saloon------San Francisco, CA
Jan 24 Audie's Olympic--------Fresno, CA
Jan 25 Shea's Tavern----------Reno, NV
Jan 26 Whiskey Dick's Saloon--South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jan 27 Sandrini's-------------
Jan 28 The Roxy---------------Los Angeles, CAJan 29 The Soda Bar-----------San Diego, CA