Artist: The Heavy Pets
Song: 3 AM
Album: Swim Out Past the Sun
This song showcases some of the different flavors of the genre-bending Heavy Pets. It starts with an alt. rock style intro, using acoustic guitar, bass, drums, bells, and even some wailing vocals in the background. Once the intro ends and the vocals pick it up, the guitar kicks into a dub strum rhythm to match the singer’s ska’d out style.
Auxillary percussion like chakras and shakers stand out adding to the reggae vibe of this clean and well arranged tune.
Known for their “powerhouse live performances”, these guys have been on a roll, kicking off 2012 with a coveted spot on Jam Cruise as well as two sets at Aura festival. They are currently kicking off a huge tour covering cities from Key West to Breckenridge. Check out the full tour here.