The Heavy Pets have released Stolen Smile, the third in a series of self-produced EPs the band has been working on amidst their rigorous tour schedule, which recently surpassed 1,000 performances after their show at Hulaween in Live Oak, Florida. Following the success of the first two in the series, Two Horses and Rags and Aces, the Pets stuck to the same formula of tracking and mixing close to home at South Florida’s Power Station Recording Studios. The release again showcases the work of multiple contributors.
The two-track recording features another fresh tune penned by Mike Garulli in the down-tempo atmospheric “Giant Birds,” first heard live in the Fall of 2013. “Sigismondi” is a dynamic Jim Wuest dance number that has matured over a longer road life but developed into the unique sonic journey captured in a fresh light for this release. Stolen Smile is available as a Limited Edition 7” vinyl record (pre-order), CD and through all digital download and streaming sites as of November 18, 2014.
The Heavy Pets have also announced their Third Annual Florida Holiday Run which makes stops at the Crowbar in Tampa on Thursday 12/18, 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville on Friday 12/19 and Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday 12/20. Each night will feature the one-and-only Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys) on pedal steel guitar and top regional acts Greenhouse Lounge, Squeedlepuss and The Funky Nuggets as well as a local charity raising money and collecting toys for the holidays.
Winter tour dates:
11/19: Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works w/ Skypilot ***POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER***
11/20: Syracuse, NY Wescott Theater w/ EOTO, Conspirator
11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ The Motet
11/22: Alston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Motet
11/25: Fairfield, CT @ FTC StageOne w/ The Nth Power
11/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Montoj
11/28: Albany, NY @ The Hollow w/ Formula 5, Gowanus
11/29: Providence, RI @ Spot Underground w/ Spogga, Sgt Baker & The Clones, Daybreakers
11/30: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry w/ Silo Effect
12/18: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar w/ Roosevelt Collier, Greenhouse Lounge
12/19: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall w/ Roosevelt Collier, Squeedlepuss
12/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room w/ Roosevelt Collier, Greenhouse Lounge, The Funky Nuggets
12/31: Miami, FL @ Will Call (Post Phish > Sunrise)
01/03: Atlanta, GA @ Cotton Club in The Tabernacle (Post Umphrey’s McGee)
3/6-8: Live Oak, FL for AURA Music & Arts Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park