released March 27, 2020
“Love Like Machines” serves another round of the Heavy Eyes’ heady brew of tight riffs and Southern croon.
MEMPHIS, TN – “Love Like Machines” is the newest album from stoner rock veterans the Heavy Eyes. This is the firs release of new material since 2015’s critically acclaimed “He Dreams of Lions”. The music was recorded in sessions in New Mexico and their hometown of Memphis and produced by Matt Qualls, who has also worked with Dirty Streets, Cold Stares, Hash Redactor, Joy, and many more.
Despite the rabid reception of their first three albums, “Love Like Machines” almost never existed. By 2017, the band was on pause, with each member living in a different state. Spread across the Southwest and Midwest, there were new jobs, new cities, a marriage, and even a diagnosis. In short, there was every indication that the pause might become permanent. But by 2019, the Heavy Eyes had found a second guitarist and a second wind. The band was actively working on new material, exchanging beats, licks, and lyrics over long-distance. After two bouts of recording the record is here, five years in the making.
The Heavy Eyes have not let the time go to waste. “Love Like Machines” continues their signature sound: riffs that… more
MUSICIANS & CONTRIBUTORS
TRIPP SHUMAKE – LEAD VOCALS, ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITAR
MATTHEW QUALLS – ELECTRIC GUITAR, PERCUSSION, BACKING VOCALS
WALLY ANDERSON – BASS GUITAR
ERIC GARCIA – DRUMS/PERCUSSION
JUSTIN TOLAND – GUITAR TRACKING & SOLO (GOD DAMN WOLF MAN)
JUSTIN TRACY – GUITAR SOLO (THE PROFESSION)
CARMEN FOWLKES – PIANO (VERA CRUZ)
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY THE HEAVY EYES
PRODUCED & ENGINEERED BY MATT QUALLS of THE HEAVY EYES
ASSOCIATE ENGINEER – KABBY KABAKOV
MIXED AND MASTERED BY MATT QUALLS
TRACKS RECORDED AT KABBY SOUND STUDIOS IN SANTA FE, NM & YOUNG AVE SOUND IN MEMPHIS, TN
COVER ARTWORK BY EMIL ORTH
GATEFOLD PHOTOS TAKEN BY GREG STOTTS
PACKAGE AND DESIGN BY KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ
SPECIAL THANKS TO ANDY OTHLING, LUZ ALLISON, AND ALL OUR FRIENDS & FAMILY FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT