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STREAMING: Welcome summer with Heavy Blonde’s debut album ‘Heatwave’

STREAMING: Welcome summer with Heavy Blonde’s debut album ‘Heatwave’
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Ever since we saw Scranton “tropical psychedelic groove rock” band Heavy Blonde play at Arts on the Square last year, we’ve been eagerly awaiting a full-length album that incorporates all the unique sounds contained within that description.

Back in October, we got a taste of the new project by singer/songwriter Mike Williams when the group released their four-song “Sun” EP for free, but now with summer just around the corner, “Heatwave,” their debut full-length album, has been released. Listen to all 11 tracks below and purchase the album for only $5 on Bandcamp:

The songs and lyrics were written by Williams, with arrangement by him, Roy Williams, and Setty Hopkins. Additional arrangement and instrumentation was provided by JP Biondo, Pat Finnerty, Nick Driscoll, Brian Craig, and Nick Krill. Recorded and produced by Krill, the original recordings were made at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia, with additional recordings and overdubs at The Launchpad in Scranton and mastering by Carl Saff.

Formed in 2012, the band will celebrate the long-awaited release of “Heatwave” at The Keys in Scranton this Friday, June 5. The show starts at 9 p.m. with an opening set by Mike Quinn and a DJ set by Conor McGuigan before Heavy Blonde takes the stage. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Album artwork by Setty Hopkins