Heaven For Real – “Subliminal” (Stereogum Premiere)

Fraternal twins Mark and Scott Grundy (also of Monomyth and touring guitarist for Nap Eyes) are the principle songwriters of Halifax quartet Heaven For Real, joined by Cheryl Hann (Old and Weird/Picnicface) and Nathan Doucet (ex-Crosss). The group has spent the better part of the last two years fine-tuning their sound and working on songs that would become Kill Your Memory, their debut LP for Mint Records. On album-opener “Subliminal,” they echo lo-fi punk acts like Quarterbacks, but with a flare for electronics and off-kilter writing. The song’s lyrics (“Where’s the other set of headphones? / Am I running up the end zone?”) are indicative of the band’s somewhat unfocused, spastic, but still productive creative process; the track was written, as with any good song, “in the basement of the house that we’d always practice in, filled with my best friends.” Check it out below.

Tour dates:

06/11 Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse
06/13 Fredericton, NB @ ReNeu Boutique
06/14 Montreal, QC @ Drones Club
06/15 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Explosion Festival
06/16 Toronto, ON @ Double Double Land
06/17 Detroit, MI @ Kelly’s Bar
06/18 Chicago, IL @ Smoakdale House
06/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Reverie Cafe + Bar
06/20 Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
06/21 Saskatoon, SK @ Sound & Silence Collective House
06/22 Edmonton, AB @ The Buckingham
06/23-27 Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
06/28 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
06/29 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
07/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace
07/08 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock Tavern
07/11 Portland, OR @ The Know
07/13 Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl
07/14 Nanaimo, BC @ The Vault Cafe

Kill Your Memory is out 7/15 on Mint Records.