The Heavy Guilt
The Heavy Guilt
They had been writing material for almost as long that didn’t fit within the psychedelic funk stylings of the K23, but was more inspired by Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wilco, Rimbaud, Radiohead and infinite others. When they heard Erik’s voice, everything came together instantly, in a serendipitous moment that lies at the heart of really great music. Creative lightning struck and in a quick instant, the seeds were planted for a band to be formed. The band is rounded out by Sean Martin on the electric guitar and Jason Littlefield on upright and electric bass.
Both musicians have played hundreds of gigs together in Skirt Alert and various jazz ensembles in San Diego. They are virtuosos, teachers of students, aged 6 to 90, seasoned musicians who can glide over scales with terrifying speed and dexterity or hit that perfect note, sparse, chilling and precise. On the kit is Jason Smart, formerly of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and frequent collaborator with Fareed Haque, another brilliant musician who finds comfort in a drum throne behind any style. He laid down the framework for this album perfectly.
His drumming takes their music, at points, to a frenzied fevered pitch and can just as quickly drop down to a soulful “less is more” approach. This six-piece combo are hidden all-stars, disparate masters speaking through the common language of song. These bold players, not yet household names, are driving their stake hard into the soil of great American rock music. The Heavy Guilt has arrived.
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