The Heavy Pets have announced the release of their new single "Lantern" for FREE DOWNLOAD in support of their 21 show tour aptly named - "The Illumination Tour". The band will traverse the right coast with stops along the southeast and northeast before returning to their home stomping grounds in Florida at the end of March.
The Heavy Pets 2011 Single "Lantern" is an breezy 6+ minute song featuring haunting pedal steel guitar and sweeping vocals over a delicately woven fabric of harmonies, horns and soft phrasing. A bioluminescent horn arrangement by Michael Kammers seems to push through the earth and sprout to life, intertwining with the boughs of the tune and eventually blossoming into a crescendo of a "violent and beautiful epiphany" as described by guitarist, Jeff Lloyd. In short, it's a trip. A song about a child's firefly lantern - or the light you choose in your own life. "Lantern" is considered by the band as their "piece de resistance" from the California recording session. "We believe this piece to stand on its own - and are incredibly excited to be releasing it in this format as our first ever single." says Lloyd.
The track was recorded with multi-platinum award winning producer Scott Mathews and engineer Tom Luekens alongside a series of acoustic songs during the bands Mill Valley, CA session where they also produced their acclaimed self-titled 2010 release, The Heavy Pets. The 2010 self-titled release has shown considerable success for the Florida based project, and was just named by the as one of the top 10 albums of last year; a well-deserved nod to the band known best for their endless tour schedule.
"The Illumination Tour" takes the band from VT to Florida, with stops in nearly every state along the way. For more information about the tour or the free download, check out the band at www.theheavypets.com (A 102° Artist).
Tampa, FL - The Crowbar -
- Live Wire -
- Pour House -
Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger -
- Pour House - Raleigh, NC
- Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
- Jillian's - Albany, NY
- Java Barn - Canton, NY
- The Turtle Underground @ St. Michaels College - Colchester, VT
- Nectars - Burlington, VT
- Brighton - Allston, MA
- Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
- - Oswego, NY
- The Matterhorn -
- The M Room - Philadelphia, PA
- Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
Mojo on Main - Newark, DE -
- Jewish Mother - Norfolk, VA
- Roxy's - West Palm Beach, FL
26 - Green Parrot - Key West, FL &