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Heaters from Grand Rapids, Michigan In the year 2015, it may be that only foolishness or forgetfulness can excuse being surprised by the pace and power of a rock and roll machine coming out of the holy state of Michigan. Yet such is the power of the perpetual energy expressed throughout “Holy Water Pool,” the new full-length album by Heaters on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records.

If there’s an offer of salvation within “Holy Water Pool,” its one that comes with a catch: you have to risk drowning. Drowning in this case brought on by the rapid-rush of these eleven songs over forty-one minutes, creating an album that consistently offers explosion while also always keeping its fuse lit. “Kamizake” is the suitably deadly opener, as much an invocation of the ghosts of reverb past as it is a song. Broken shards of the Bo Diddley beat, detritus left behind by the three-eyed men of the Elevators, the amplifier-abuse-turned-illumination of The Warlocks – all feed the rich soil from which “Holy Water Pool” emerges. And perhaps nowhere on “Holy Water Pool” is the fruit of that soil better served than on “Master Splinter,” an instantly-under-your-skin gallop of greatness that lays bare both the unbridled joy and teeth-gnashing distress of what we like to call rock and roll.


Moments of “Holy Water Pool” threaten to turn into a wave pool, holy or not, given Heaters almost incongruous surf-city leanings. Sonically, this is more than the sum of its parts (and more than the sum of second-hand Ventures records, too) in the way it colours the band’s sound, with their relatively defined palette expanding to a depth that’s deceptively broad and ultimately breathtaking. “Gum Drop” is perhaps the albums sweetest treat, here the pace slowed to a somnambulistic shuffle, with the band threatening to disintegrate completely into the sound that grows ever more cavernous at every turn, tethered to reality only by the siren sound of saxophone. On the album ending “Dune Ripper,” our eyes initially crossed and read the title as “Duane Ripper,” as in the million-dollar twang delivered by Duane Eddy. It’s a ripper, for sure, and leaves little doubt that this dose of “Holy Water,” delivered with chilling efficiency by Heaters, has had its intended impact on our ears.

Onward flows the “Holy Water Pool,” the rambunctious and replenished flow of rock and roll, inviting all for a cleansing, refreshing dip. Jump in.

Originally released September 25th, 2015


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With their European tour now kicking off, we’re so excited to reveal the second video from Heaters’ Fuzz Club Session – this time it’s a raw and scuzzy rendition of ‘Cap Gun’ from their 2015 LP “Holy Water Pool”.

‘Cap Gun’ is just under five minutes of hazy, sun-soaked garage-rock that oozes with a lysergic optimism. The reverb-coated vocals float effortlessly over jangling surf rock guitars and a spaced out psychedelic groove – it’s like an utterly cosmic take on Nuggets-era rock’n’roll. The live analogue recording of the Fuzz Club Sessions allow the track to transform into a completely insatiable new being.
The session is officially out now and the rest of the videos will be available over the next couple of week. Standard edition pre-orders have been shipped and the deluxe box-sets should be dispatched by the end of the week.

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Heaters Holy Water Pool album LP

From Grand Rapids, MI trio Heaters are getting ready to release their new platter of blazing psych, titled “Holy Water Pool”, September 25 via Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Recordings. The band haven’t shared any music from it yet but you can check out cover art and tracklist (and an older Heaters cut) below.
Heaters start their tour this weekend in NYC.
Heaters will also be back for 4 Knots Festival with Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Mikal Cronin, Screaming Females,

The guys of Heaters, you’d think the three lanky psych rockers resided in Sunny California where bands like The Growlers, Shannon and the Clams, the Ty Segall Band have made psychedelia cool again, but this three-piece was born and bred in the snowy beaches of Michigan.


Guitarist Andrew Tamlyn, bassist Nolan Krebs, and drummer Joshua Korf formed the band back in 2013, and since then, they’ve released a handful of EPs – self-recorded in their homes – and their studio debut “Solstice” (Dizzybird Records). Aside from constantly laying down recordings, Heaters has also been touring non-stop, including frequent shows in Chicago. And just this month, Heaters also played Austin Psych Fest. With all that touring, the band has definitely been giving their van a run for its money. On their way to the Windy City, the Midwesterners broke down in Kansas City, but luckily they managed to get the van running, making it just in time, pulling up to the venue minutes before they were set to take the stage.

Fans and friends seemed relieved to see the trio loading in, and once Heaters got started, people instantly began moving, swaying to the fuzzy melodies of “Shump” andSanctuary Blues.” Heaters played the single, “Mean Green,” off their recent 7” via Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records.



If you’re into reverb, spaced out garage rock, and not really understanding what a song is about because you can’t quite hear the lyrics but you’re definitely vibing on the groove, then “Kamikaze” by Grand Rapids-based trio Heaters will certainly make your nipples rather erect. I mean, doesn’t that happen to you when you hear a song you really dig? Either way, we’ve had our eye on Heaters for minute and now they’re set to release Holy Water Pool—their debut LP out on 9.25 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records