The Heavy Pets
with Def Step
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
12th & Porter, Nashville, TN
18 years and over
The Heavy Pets (THP) are a rock band that blends rhythm and blues, jazz-funk, nu-disco and reggae fusion with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, THP are known for their soulful song-craft and powerhouse live performances of their infectious dance songs.
The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks “Operation of Flight” and “Sleep.” First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their cross-over sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach.
In November 2012, The Heavy Pets released the Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 EP for FREE download. Recorded at the AURA Music Events studio in Boca Raton, FL, the three-song EP features “Chew,” “Help Me Help You” and “The Day the Sun Forgot to Rise.” It is available for free at http://bit.ly/THP_ES_Vol1.
Major festival darlings, THP have taken the stage at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Gathering of the Vibes, moe.down, Summer Camp, All Good, Wakarusa, Bear Creek, Catskill Chill, AURA, Mountain Jam and their namesake PetZoo.