When I first heard the Metal Hearts album (which surprise surprise also came out Tuesday), I dismissed it. My first impression was that it’s too soft and sleepy. Then at their Moveable Hype show, a couple weeks ago, Rob who helps out with Slowlands, said to me that they reminded him of Pinback. Of course, if you know me, I love Pinback like a cuddly white Canadian baby seal. WHACK*!
Then Metal Hearts performed and really impressed me; I didn’t hate them like the scourge as I expected. I would exactly describe them as a more mellow Pinback.
Metal Hearts – Disappeared
Metal Hearts – Socialize (mp3)
Metal Hearts play Knitting Factory again on March 4th with Ester Drang. Many more dates across the US here.
(*) Please whack gophers and snakes, not baby seals. Just this one.