There’s a kind of joy you can only get from a One Eleven Heavy album. Their bouncy boogie rhythms, squirmy guitar noodling and cheeky lyrics never fail to put a smile on my face. All of these qualities and then some are present on their latest single, “Tyrant King,” from Poolside, their upcoming LP on Kith & Kin Records.
Nick Mitchell Maiato and James Toth have never sounded so loose and so on fire at the same time (especially when the band launches into a rollicking jam towards the later half of the track). The world may look grim right now, but at least we can turn to little doses of pure fun like this one to keep us smiling on these cloudy days.
Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine.
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