The Heavy Eyes: The Return of Stoner Rock Veterans with "Love Like Machines"
Stoner rock veterans, The Heavy Eyes, are back with their latest album, "Love Like Machines," their first release since 2015's "He Dreams of Lions." The new album almost never saw the light of day, as the band members were scattered across different states with new jobs, a marriage, and even a diagnosis. However, after finding a second wind and a new guitarist, the band created something special, with riffs that interlock like clockwork, rollicking drums and bass, and a Southern drawl that floats above it all like a ghost lost in a storm.
Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2010, The Heavy Eyes draw inspiration from a wide range of bands, including Cactus, Fu Manchu, Sir Lord Baltimore, and Junior Kimbrough. They have released four studio albums, two with German label Kozmik Artifactz, and several EPs, splits, digital singles, and a live album. The band's signature sound mixes delta blues and psychedelic rock, and "Love Like Machines" continues to deliver that sound while also venturing into new territory.
The Heavy Eyes are currently booking an EU tour for early October 2020, with their first show at Keep it Low Festival in München, Germany. The band members include Tripp Shumake on lead vocals and guitar, Matthew Qualls on guitar and percussion, Wally Anderson on bass guitar, Eric Garcia on drums and percussion, Justin Toland on guitar tracking and solo, Justin Tracy on guitar solo, and Carmen Fowlkes on piano. With their return to the stage and new album, The Heavy Eyes are ready to show the world why they are one of the best stoner rock bands around.