The musical heydays of the ‘60s and ‘70s have found their way into Grand Rapids as fellow psychedelic rock bands have successfully revolutionized an era of music into something of a modern-day rising trend. The mind-altering hypnotic rhythms of guitar, vocal and organ effects has psychedelic rock grabbing a lot of attention lately, and a lot of that attention can be due in part to Michigan Psych Night, a “mini-festival” that has showcased fellow psychedelic rockers like the Heaters.
Ultimately, psych rock has become more of a classification of all things considered garage music-esque; something the guys of Heaters fully embrace, as they decided to ditch the traditional recording studio and make an album in an attic. Their newly released five-track album Brown Sugar features a track list that embraces in a heavy use of reverb to successfully replicate the sounds of psychedelic culture’s past.
This rocker-trio will be making a second appearance at another installment of Michigan Psych Night, where you can catch a whiff of their psychedelic vibes at Mulligan’s Pub on April 24. If you’d rather mellow out at home, press play and listen to our featured track of the week “Titanoboa.”