MFT is curating a local, summer concert series in Broad Ripple Park!
May 24 features: Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, Gentleman Caller, and Everything, Now! - Reserve Tickets
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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Corey Barnes, John Taylor, Eric Park
Formed in early 2008. Played a lot of shows, released full-length album Action Figures, and toured between in 2008 and 2009. Stopped playing shows in early 2010. Recorded second full-length album, Lowlife, and played a couple of shows in late 2011. A couple more damaged performances took place in 2012. Released Lowlife in the summer of 2013, which hasn't happened just yet. Highminded will come to us all in quite short order, post-Lowlife, to be famously released in early 2014.
...it’s based on a dark, gritty low-fi sound similar to Joy Division, the Velvet Underground or X. What Heavy Hometown does on this disc is pretty cool. They mix modern indie, post punk, '70s punk, lo-fi garage, and even Americana showing their ability to emulate their favorite sounds without giving in to the demands of the “in the box” thinkers who demand focus and carbon copy sonic cohesion. It’s not that Heavy Hometown is the first band to make an album like this (that would be the Velvet Underground), but they are among the few who do it well.
- Fracture Magazine (Aug 28, 2009)
Drawing favourable comparisons to Arcade Fire and The National won't do this Louisville / Indianapolis band any harm. Personally, I suspect their influences go back a little further to bands like Luna and, at a stretch, The Wedding Present. They seem to have that “polished shambolic” thing going on which, when combined with synths and brass, has charm in abundance. Lyrically, they maybe sharing the meaning of life, but the vocals are mixed low and distorted, so I remain ignorant of the details. It’s no big deal. Their songs are addictive and catchy, and the tunes stick.
- Leicester Bangs UK (Jul 14, 2009)
...(Action Figures) is beautiful and comforting in its familiarity. It is warm and surprisingly full with varying sounds and instrumentation-a remarkable feat considering that there are only three pairs of hands at its disposal.
- Delusions of Adequacy (Jul 22, 2009)
Heavy Hometown, a trio with members living in Louisville and Indianapolis, has worked up an excellent full-length that's remarkable more for its atmospherics than songcraft, achieving a dreamy, low-fi texture...
- NUVO Newsweekly (Jun 24, 2009)