Friday, October 30, 2009

Heartbeater EP Release Tonight at The 5 Spot

Posted By on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 10:08 AM

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Not into awesome free parties with seasonally appropriate entertainment and alcoholic whip cream? Seriously? You're not? Well then what the hell's wrong with you? Anyway, point is you can still hear some worthy rock 'n' roll over on the East Side if the Hallo-Cream party isn't your style. Locals Heartbeater are releasing their new EP at The 5 Spot, and that's something I approve of heartily:
Newcomers Heartbeater might not realize it, but they've Frankensteined themselves up a pretty sweet little genre-combo with their brand-new self-titled EP. The four tracks on Heartbeater's eponymous debut are a gritty style of pensive rock 'n' roll that meshes the stout rhythmic backbone of Pixies and other gnarly early grunge and college-rock acts with a wet, Southern-tinged wall of surfy guitars. Though these riffs might just be nicked from J. Mascis' private backlog, frontman Greg Mabry's no-foolin' vocals and Jon Shoemaker's loping bass lines recall heartland rockers like Springsteen and Petty.
I might just have to hide out on the East Side for a bit if the couple's costumes I got for my girlfriend and me don't go over well. Hammertorch are no longer on the bill, but Bad Cop and Powerbrrrd open. Go support the locals.

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