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Heaters, a Grand Rapids-based West Coast psych-rock band, has experienced a steady rise in success experienced by very few. From their humble beginnings in 2013, playing basement shows and churning out material directly onto Bandcamp. Heaters has grown to play the stage at SXSW and enjoyed high praise by independent music websites such as Pitchfork and Sterogum. Their washy guitar tones combined with kinetic drumming and distorted, distant vocals create a 60’s sound that is both familiar and enjoyable to all fans of psychedelic rock.
Heaters was formed by high-school friends Andrew Tamlyn and Nolan Krebs who moved to Grand Rapids to pursue their music career. There they quickly met Joshua Korf, their next door neighbor, and included them in their roster. The trio began jamming and recording in their home-studio, playing energetic house shows in the local neighbourhood and putting out an incredible amount of work. Their debut 10”, Solstice, was released by dizzybird records to critical acclaim, while Brooklyn-based label Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records will be releasing their first full length album.
Heaters will be bringing their surf-rock to the Local First Street Party stage on June 6.
(Photograph by Emily Jonker originally posted on cmj.com)