Heaters – “Mean Green” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Mean Green” initiates with the kind of hollow drumbeat that takes you back to spontaneous band practices in a high school friend’s garage. The song sculpts a convex, echoing sound that hints at greater things to come, its simplicity stifled by a sense of anticipation. The Grand Rapids psych trio Heaters refuse to fit into their genre persuasion neatly. For starters, they don’t hail from California, and their particular breed of noise doesn’t ride on surf-inspired riff spirals. By skirting stereotypes, Heaters sound like a band that, with a little more attention, could incite a riot live. “Mean Green” is the A-Side to the band’s forthcoming 7″, which is due out in late April on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records. The B-Side includes the as-yet-unheard track “Levitate Thigh.” Stream “Mean Green” and check out Heaters’ tour dates below.

04/03 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar (w/ Wand)
04/04 Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog (w/ Wand)
04/05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ Wand)
04/06 Madison, WI @ The Frequency (w/ Ultimate Painting)
04/07 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue & 7th St. Entry (w/ Wand)
05/04 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail (w/ Heaven’s Gateway Drugs)
05/05 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop Bar (w/ Heaven’s Gateway Drugs)
05/06 Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s
05/09 Austin, TX @ Carson Creek Ranch – Austin Psych Fest presents: Levitation
05/11 Norman, OK @ Opolis (w/ Psychotic Reaction)
05/12 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
05/13 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room (w/ Holy Wave)
05/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Death House (w/ Holy Wave)
05/25 Detroit, MI @ UFA Factory

The Mean Green 7″ is out 4/28 via Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records.

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