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ARTIST
TITLE
III & IV
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
THR 382LP THR 382LP
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RELEASE DATE
10/21/2014

"Heat Leisure is a collective centered around the Carney brothers of Pontiak, Greg Fox and Alexandra Drewchin of Guardian Alien, Steve Strohmeier of Beach House, and Robert J. Otten III. Their music takes a freewheeling approach to psychedelia with obvious nods to Amon Duul II, Can and the Grateful Dead. For this, their second gathering and recording at the Carney's farm in Virginia, the group recruited the legendary Merry Prankster and Grateful Dead associate Ken Babbs, who emceed the Dead's mythical Veneta, OR gig in 1972 that became Sunshine Daydream, to contribute a shamanistic monologue to 'III,' which occupies the first side of this, their first full-length vinyl release. The Carneys approached Babbs about collaborating with Heat Leisure after staying at his Oregon farm on the last Pontiak tour. Heat Leisure's core principles are spontaneity, serendipity, and collaboration. The band employs frying amp distortion, a signature of Pontiak, as well as an array of drums, synthesizers, samplers, organs and a heavy dose of explorative improvisation by the musicians to create a highly lyrical album."