“The album is like a wet-dream for fans of classic fuzzed-out, reverb-soaked riffs and slick songwriting with a sprinkle of early Kyuss and Danzig tossed in for good measure! Spark up, purchase, and jam this album now!” — Ghost Cult
Ghost Cult is currently streaming Love Like Machines, the forthcoming full-length from Memphis-based psychedelic stoner rock veterans, THE HEAVY EYES, in its kaleidoscopic entirety! The premiere comes on the eve of its release Friday, March 27th via Kozmik Artifactz.
Their fourth full-length and first new offering since 2015’s critically lauded He Dreams Of Lions, THE HEAVY EYES continues to deliver their fuzzed out, bluesy, hypnotic riffs, this time with the addition of long-time recording engineer, Matthew Qualls, as second guitarist. Adding a new layer of depth to their groove, Qualls enabled the band to collaborate in a different way exploring new song structures, tones, and attaining a bigger sound overall without stripping any of the grittiness and love of ‘60s and ‘70s rock that has shaped their sound since inception.
Writes Ghost Cult of the release, “The album is like a wet-dream for fans of classic fuzzed-out, reverb-soaked riffs and slick songwriting with a sprinkle of early Kyuss and Danzig tossed in for good measure! Spark up, purchase, and jam this album now!”
Stream THE HEAVY EYES’ Love Like Machines exclusively at Ghost Cult at THIS LOCATION.
The ten-track Love Like Machines was produced by Qualls in New Mexico and Memphis and comes shrouded in the hallucinogenic cover art of Emil Orth. The record will be released digitally by the band with Kozmik Artifactz handling the vinyl edition.
Find Love Like Machines preorders HERE.
Despite the rabid reception of their first three albums, Love Like Machines almost never existed. In 2017, the band was put on pause, with each member living in a different state. Spread across the Southwest and Midwest, there were new jobs, new cities, a marriage, and even kidney disease. In short, there was every indication that the pause might become permanent. But by 2019, THE HEAVY EYES had found a second wind and was actively working on new material, exchanging beats, licks, and lyrics long-distance. Picking back up on their signature sound — riffs that interlock like clockwork, rollicking drums and bass, and a Southern drawl that floats above it all like a ghost lost at sea — while also venturing into virgin territory, after two bouts of recording, Love Like Machines is finally here, five years in the making. The songs sing of doomed armies, of lost loves, and of course, of that damn meddling Wolfman. In short, there is something here for everyone: the bellicose, the poignant, the absurd.
THE HEAVY EYES is currently booking a European tour for early October 2020 and will appear at Keep It Low Festival in München, Germany with more dates to be announced in the weeks to come.
THE HEAVY EYES Live:
10/09-10/2020 Keep It Low Festival – München, DE
“The grooves swing and aren’t shy about it, and Shumake’s vocals and Southern-tinged lyrical patterns can call to mind Clutch, All Them Witches, and Valley Of The Sun at any given moment… but if THE HEAVY EYES are sending a message in this sharp-dressed ten-track/thirty four-minute outing, it’s that they’re getting down to business.” — The Obelisk
“Love Like Machines serves another round of THE HEAVY EYES’ heady brew of tight riffs and Southern croon.” — Rock Reloaded Radio
“Blues rock the way you like to hear it.” — Rockportaal.nl
“I have a tendency to think of anything remotely doomy as desert music, but I can hear the river in this, and I can smell the swamp from here. Love Like Machines is the band’s fourth full-length studio album, and they get stronger with every new set.” — Flying Fiddlesticks
“‘Late Night’ has a juicy stoner heavy blues delivery. There’s the explosive, crunchy guitar move and tone of higher density, where the main riff knocks you down like the mutant Rhino. THE HEAVY EYES are clearly not averse to nimble headbanging finds. In the verses, the swaying, driving rhythm unexpectedly changes its course a bit, which allows the track to strengthen the pressure even more. And along with Tripp Shumake’s vivid vocal melodies, the energy is squeezed out to the last drop.” – Grotesqualizer on “Late Night”
“Low-key mastery of the stoner arts… Memphian stoners THE HEAVY EYES have been quiet these past five years, with a series of setbacks and lifestyle changes keeping the act on the back burner for a while. Thankfully they are back in 2020 in fighting fit shape, with a new album that’s sure to re-ignite the ardor of long-term fans with its slew of groove-laden fuzz-metal and low slung reefer rock.” — Sentinel Daily