Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording by Ian Harris, Words by Landon Kuhlmann
Heavy Looks' riff-heavy garage rock reminds us, as a species, why we ever made rock music, and why we made it loud. Their riffs are simple but entirely refreshing, and act as the raucous break from electronic music many of us have been secretly hoping for. The idea behind garage rock in America is that most people had a garage or some other empty space in which the youth of the day could plug in and bust up popular conventions, creating sounds that couldn't come from any other room in the house. Heavy Looks lives up to that idea and mixes their Midwest sensibilities with gut-punching West Coast energy, taking the listener to a place where they can think about skating or fast cars and still be mature, emotionally intelligent adults. Most snobs would revel in telling you that rock music is dead; as long as we have bands like Heavy Looks, we have nothing to worry about.
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