Memphis-based psychedelic blues rock veterans, THE HEAVY EYES, release their long-awaited fourth full-length, Love Like Machines, via Kozmik Artifactz.
Their first new offering since 2015's critically lauded He Dreams Of Lions 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 side-by-side with THE HEAVY EYES 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.
Despite the rabid reception of their first three albums however, 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 a kidney disease diagnosis. 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, the record is here, five years in the making.
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.
Love Like Machines will be released digitally by the band with Kozmik Artifactz handling the vinyl edition this spring. In advance of its release, the band is pleased to unveil first album teaser "The Profession." From the opening roll of the drums to the rip-roaring fuzz of the chorus, THE HEAVY EYES delivers a walloping testament to their take-no-prisoners ethos.
- 500 copies on 180g transparent blue vinyl
- 250 copies band edition: swamp green multicolour marbled
- 250 copies Kozmik mailorder edition: orange + white & red splatter & dark blob
- heavy high quality vinyl pressed by Pallas Group in Germany
- specially mastered for the vinyl release by Tony Reed (Mos Generator etc)
- deluxe 300gsm gatefold sleeve