Review – The Heavy Co. – The Heavy (Please Tune In…)
If you follow this blog on a regular basis or any big one on Facebook, there’s no doubt that you’ve come across The Heavy Company before. You may already have heard this album. If you have, awesome. If you haven’t well shame on you because you’re missing a of of good stuff. The Heavy (Please Tune In…) features The Soda Shop’s own Ian Gerber and Ryan Strawsma.
The album leads off with “Please Tune In…” which serves as a psychedelic instrumental intro of sorts for the next track “The Heavy.” “The Heavy” is a bit slow paced, mellow and mixed with a bit of southern rock. “Black Tuesday” picks it up a notch and switches to more of an early Allman Brothers vibe. Ian even reminds me a bit of Greg Allman. The addition of the keyboard makes for a real southern rock feel. “Wormweed” is another instrumental and has a more modern southern rock vibe to it with lots of heavy bass. “Monsignor Charlie Bird” is another instrumental with has a distinct Bridge of Sighs era Robin Trower sound. Short but great. The EP comes to an end with the track “Caged Bird.” “Caged Bird” mixes a little of both “Wormweed” and “Black Tuesday.” It feels a little short to me but it’s because I enjoy it a bit to much.
This is one of the best EPs released this year. The recording, the sound, the writing and the production is top notch. The whole southern vibe is very representative of what I’m into now. You owe it to your self to give this one a whirl. Please Tune In… can be downloaded for FREE!