The Sleeping Shaman is offering up “God Damn Wolf Man” from Memphis-based psychedelic blues rock veterans, THE HEAVY EYES, for public feasting. The latest burner comes by way of the band’s Love Like Machines full-length, set for release March 27th via Kozmik Artifactz.
Their fourth full-length and first new offering since 2015’s critically adored 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 — who’s worked with the band for many years and has performed with them live in the past — 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.
Issues the band their latest single, “Halloween comes early as we offer up a monster mash for the new millennium. No tricks. No treats. Just a voracious take-down on the fiends we call friends.”
Stream “God Damn Wolf Man” at The Sleeping Shaman at THIS LOCATION.
Stream previously released tracks, “Late Night” and “The Profession” at THIS LOCATION.
The ten-track Love Like Machines was produced by Qualls in New Mexico and Memphis and comes shrouded in the kaleidoscopic cover art of Emil Orth. The record will be released digitally by the band with Kozmik Artifactz handling the vinyl edition this spring. 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. After two bouts of recording, Love Like Machines is finally here, five years in the making.
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
“Love Like Machines serves another round of THE HEAVY EYES’ heady brew of tight riffs and Southern croon.” — Rock Reloaded Radio
“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