Iron Chic, Dead Heavens, MakeWar, Earworms
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Melodic, anthemic punk from Long Island, NY featuring some of the folks that brought you Small Arms Dealer, Latterman, Capital & Jonesin', only this time with a more heavy Satanic influence. Iron Chic are not real. Dead Broke Records.
“Dead Heavens came to me while watching a film called An American Hippie In Israel,” says frontman and guitarist Walter Schreifels. “In the film the aforementioned American Hippie collects a group of like minded flower children from around Tel Aviv. They cram into a convertible for a drive to the sea and pick out an uninhabited island to begin a new “free” society. They lose their raft, the waters around the island are shark infested, there’s no drinkable water or food save a single lamb which the hippies ultimately fight to the death for--their heaven dead yet the lamb survives. Our band is like the lamb, a lamb that grows into a goat, with horns.”
The early sparks of the Dead Heavens’ sound began on a Schreifels solo, with Thomas and Aguilar as the backing band. They were obsessing over Cream’s first album Fresh Cream and MBV, My Bloody Valentine’s both miasmic yet blissful follow up to Loveless. Aguilar also introduced them to the psych beauty of White Fence on that tour, which resonated with Schreifels, who was in the mood for heavier music, guitar solos, and a big rock feeling after a recent Quicksand tour.
Upon returning to NYC, Aguilar reacquainted Thomas and Schreifels with musician, painter, engineer and dude who came up with the title Use Your Illusion, Paul Kostabi, who had previously played in White Zombie and Psychotica.
“I knew Paul from his days with White Zombie, but hadn’t seen him in years and didn’t know he was recording,” Schreifels said. “Turns out he was in possession of the same 16-track reel-to-reel I had recorded Gorilla Biscuits’ Start Today on back in ’89, so it was a perfect fit.”
They began recording at Kostabi’s home studio in Piermont, New York with his massive collection of ‘70s recording reels from The James Gang, Sabbath, and Hendrix, spinning in between takes.
“Those recordings really inspired our sound,” Schreifels said of Kostabi’s analog archive. “we began to see ourselves in the context of the Vietnam War.”
Eventually Kostabi joined Dead Heavens, which had morphed mid-recording from a project into an actual band, changing the sound dramatically. Heavier and dual guitar leads, more sonic possibilities. Whether they’re connecting the sounds of the psychedelic ‘70s or channelling the now, Dead Heavens are soundtracking their exploration and as drummer Drew Thomas mentions, “What the world needs now is for more people to take psychedelic drugs.”
Dead Heavens will be releasing their first slab of vinyl, “36 Chambers” b/w “History In My Hands” on San Diego’s Thrill Me record this TKK. With denim inspired artwork by San Diego’s own Dusty Dirtweed, Dead Heavens is launched into the world to succeed where the hippies failed.
MakeWar is about a fight.
A fight against ignorance. And laziness.
A fight against your inner demons.
A fight to stay conscious. So you can have one more drink with your friends.
A fight to do what you want instead of what you're suppose to.
A fight that isn't violent. Or full of hate.
This fight is about knocking down what's holding you back.
That's why MakeWar sounds like letting go.
It's fighting depression by embracing aggression.
And embracing everyone around you who's doing that too.
MakeWar is Jose, Greg and Edwin. Welcome to our fight.
$13.00 - $15.00
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