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Heartbeater EP Release Show Slays; Body Count Unconfirmed

 

 

Heartbeater joined Powerbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd, and Bad Cop last night at the 5 Spot in performances celebrating Heartbearter's recent release of their new self titled EP, Heartbeater.

Powerbrrrd opened the show with a substantially more sober set than I expected. They blasted through songs that reminded me why I thought punk rock was cool, and bassist/guitarist/drummer Brandon Jazz's microphone stand beer holder, complete with straw, reminded me why I thought being drunk was cool.

Bad Cop followed with an energetic set that only came up for air in between songs, and then dove back in to groovy bass and drums, with fast guitar leads (and AMAZING guitar tone), complete with all the lead vocalist thrashing about that everyone has come to demand by the time they hit their third drink.

Last was Heartbeater, who slayed the house in record fashion. Their songs manage to be both completely fresh, yet hauntingly nostalgic. 

I just got done reading a music blogger saying that music reviewing is dead because no one ever tried to tell WHY bands are good.  Heartbeater is good because it is music that makes you feel cool. Listening to them play makes you feel like you are a modern day James Dean, and their music is your soundtrack. They make music that pays no attention to genre or music scene politics, and only concerns itself with music that they like, and it shows. Last night is by far the most comfortable, tightest, and all around best I have seen them ( I suppose there aren't too many shows that I have missed). Heartbeater is a band who is hitting their stride and falling into a sound that is their own. I highly recommend that you come and see what they are doing whenever you can. You won't be disappointed.

You can download a digital copy of Heartbeater's EP at your own price or purchase a CD for $5 here.

Heartbeater plays next with the Goldroom at the 5 Spot on December 4th. Hope to see you there.

 

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Reader Comments (1)

nice click! good words. goldroom show is actually the 4th of Dec. @ 5 Spot....

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershoe

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