|Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Every Friday, the Song of the Day podcast spotlights local musicians. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is Revolution by The Heavy Hearts from A Killer of Snakes on Selector Sound.
From the start, the bass heavy riffs on “Revolution” will have you rockin’ out. It can be found on the band’s first full length album, which was recorded entirely in the basement of Brian Burnside (vocals, guitar) & Denise Maupin (bass, guitar, vocals), a husband and wife who make up half of the group, along with Slice Kraft (bass, guitar, vocals) and Lee Taylor (drums). The band wanted to capture the energy and presence of their live show and with producer Johnny Sangster (The Valley, The Briefs, Mudhoney) mixing, they were well on their way.
The Heavy Hearts’ live set is totally rockin’ as much of the group take turns on guitar, bass, and vocals. Often both Maupin and fellow bassist Kraft will be on the bass at the same time (yay for double bass!). You can check them out when they play Noise for the Needy on June 13th with The Fucking Eagles at The Comet. More dates and information can be found on their Myspace page.
Here they are performing “The Long Road Home” during their recent in-studio at KEXP: