It was love at first listen
When I was a kid I wanted to be in a three piece rock band (because of Nirvana) and live in Milwaukee (because of the TV show Happy Days). Surgeons In Heat are basically living my teenage dream. I first read about them only a couple of days ago in an article explaining that amongst other great benefits Milwaukee has a music scene that is „wonderfully DIY, song craft, excited, drunk, happening, stoned, new, [and] good“.
Said Surgeons have been releasing excellent music since 2011 without my knowledge, and when I first laid ears on one of their tracks I was immediately stuck. Their music is sunny, 70s R&B inspired guitar pop at its very very very best. The band’s dead-on tight execution along with their lighthearted melodies and down to earth sound immediately put a smile on your face. Check out the guitar solo on this one:
The really incredible thing about this music is that it instantly creates the feeling that it has been with you forever even though you might just be listening to it for the first time.
I am happy to report that the band’s first full length „Disaster“ will be out next Tuesday (April 14), it is 25 minutes of pure fun, and it is available for pre-ordering here.
While the album’s relaxed opener „May 28“ picks up where the previouss EPs left the first single „You never know“ is straightforward up-tempo rock. The record’s 10 numbers find the band meandering between their trademark smooth retro vibe, faster outbursts, and some more experimental tracks. My favorite so far is four-minute tearjerker „Another Time“ that lyrically closes the album before a spacey instrumental sends you off on your way. After what will feel like at least an hour’s worth of hooks, ideas and general musical deepness you are going to know that this music will stay with you for a long time. You are welcome!