The Heavy Minds
"SECOND MIND" Album Release Show with High Brian.
The Heavy Minds are a Garage-Psych – Band based in Upper Austria. Even though the idea of genre-boundaries is quite meaningless for the band themselves, it would probably be most appropriate to claim that the boys are influenced by a huge musical melting pot of sounds of the late 60's 'n 70's, Garage/Prog/Krautrock, Heavy Psych, Lo-Fi, Neo-Psychedelia and all sorts of underground rawness. In 2015, StoneFree Records released their debut LP “Treasure Coast” which was still more on the blues-y side. The new full length Minds record on the other hand is definitely a little bit more experimental in certain ways. “Second Mind” is finally going to be released on July 12th 2019, again via StoneFree. All of their material was recorded at Chris' small homestudio, mixed by Marco Kleebauer (Leyya, Karma Art, ...) and mastered by Alpha Mastering. Furthermore and from now on the group will be joined live by Benedikt Brands (My Friend Peter, High Brian,...) on bass and synths. The LP-slipcase reveals some more background information about the making of the album:
“This album was recorded between July and November 2018 somewhere in the outback of Upper Austria as well as in Vienna during some hot summer days. We tried to accomplish an honest, raw but also vital piece of music that speaks for itself and were lucky enough to have Marco's mixing expertise and wizardry on board again. Lyrically the intention was not only to leave enough space for interpretations, but also, at some points, it seemed appropriate to refer clearly to our highly complex and manipulative world dominated by elitist structures (/spheres), which are turning our societies into post-democracies. From this perspective, Second Mind gets a completely new meaning and is therefore the perfect title for our new record! Enjoy...!”
So which one is Brian? In the lifelong quest for the perfect sound, four musicians from Hamburg, Stockholm, Graz und Linz met in Austria 2013. In the glow of the lava lamps, they started wandering in new spheres, in search for their own special blend of psychedelic, stoner, the Beatles and Ludwig van. Suddenly, Brian was in the room.
Three years later, it was time for the release of their first LP on stonefree records. “Hi Brain” is a salutation to the world’s collective brain and an introduction to Brian’s music. The album and the subsequent live shows received very good reviews and gave rise to expectations about what was yet to come in the future.
What came first were numerous concerts with likeminded bands such as The Vintage Caravan, Kadavar, The Flying Eyes, Vidunder and many others. No matter if in basement clubs, at weddings or on festival stages, Brian was everywhere, cruzing around in his small yellow automobile. Very soon, it became obvious that new means of transportation were required: An airplane, or preferably a whole airline.
So one rainy day a pilot was found at the counter of Brian’s favorite pub, the plane was more or less ready to go and after a duly fanfare, Cpt. Zepp and the crew got airborne. Since this day, Brian Air is not only the best airline in the world, but also the name of Brian’s new album, which was released 2019 and is full of partly heavy, partly trippy and partly labyrinthine songs. Please come along and fly with him, but be careful as they warn you:
“Brian Air – not the safer, but the higher way to fly”
...are going to play an exclusive show with a vintage drum computer instead of actual drums. Straight from the woods, deep in your heart, dull guitars and soul in your ears. Be sure to check these guys out!