Hailing from the south of Illinois, heavy rock band Tweak Bird release a headbangingly awesome new music video for their track 'The Weight' taken from their forthcoming 7-track EP 'Undercover Crops' which is due to be released on November 5th 2012 through Volcom Entertainment.
The video is spectacular montage of various bits of grainy footage from people smoking cannabis to weird dancing cartoon people to live show clips from their American Legion hall show in Highland Park, California on August 31st 2012 which truly captures the infectious essence of their performances. The track itself is nothing short of heavy with the most emphasis on the thumping bass lines and extra loud drum beats. The vocals, on the other hand, (or what there is of them) push the band out of the heavy metal genre due to the fairly indie style which gives them a touch of mainstream.
Tweak Bird is made up of brothers Ashton Bird and Caleb Bird who have moved from their hometown and made a home on the other side of the States in Los Angeles. The hav been making music for a good ten years at least and are currently touring with fellow metalheads the Melvins until October 22nd 2012.
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Sadly, it is not at all uncommon to hear some out of touch oik of a journalist declaring that 'rock' or even 'guitar music' is 'dead'. While I would certainly agree that guitar music does not feature quite so prominently in the charts as it did some ten years ago, to even think about suggesting that rock music is on its way out is a daft thing to do. Rock music is not dying; you just have to look in the right places for it. New Heavy Sounds Volume 2 is one such place.
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This album makes me wish I was about sixteen again. Not for any great ideological or philosophical reason, it's just that when I was sixteen years old I was a right little tearaway and wasn't exactly a stranger to the delights of what is carefully known nowadays as the 'jazz cigarette'. Sixteen year old me would have loved to whack this album on loud after an evening on the Devil's puff, and I think that's part of what 23 year old me likes so much about it.
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