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A behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the basement.

Going Home - Stoner Rock for the 21st Century 

"All that's real is what's in our heads. Don't believe a word they say. And all our work won't mean a thing. Nothing matters anyway."

Going Home is out today. I’ve carried this song for a long time and I’m excited to share it with you. Back in college I was in a two-piece blues rock band with my friend Jack - one of the last songs we wrote was built around this huge riff with an off-kilter time signature. I was really proud of they lyrics, too - I had just started writing and this was the first time it felt like things clicked.

Jack is a great guitar player and I can't keep up, but I made it my own with a heavier, deliberate feel. The song sounds huge. Reworking Going Home is pointing us in a new direction, and I'm looking forward to what comes next. For now, blast this one, and watch for the video next week.

- Tyrus

Ruston - Crunchy Space Rock Single 

Our new track Ruston is all about space, change, and home. This is the last song written in our first home and features a CB-radio conversation I had with a 73 year old Tucson native who seemed to have fried his brain in the sun. I was listening to a lot of Hum and Death Cab when this was written and it shows.

Don 3:16 

"For God so loved America that he made it number one, and whosoever disagrees on this is a sad, nasty loser."

Six new songs from Heelers, with acoustic guitars, bleeps and bloops, and some features by old friends. Written during quarantine, Tyrus writes about the dangers of American exceptionalism, twisting of faith, and the changing of times. Out October 30th, just in time for Halloween and a much spookier Election Day.

We're Live! The Basement Series 

After two years of writing, recording, stalling, and getting it together, I'm happy to share The Basement Series with you. Twelve tracks, the most personal songs I've written and the best sounds we've ever gotten. Thank you to those that helped put this together, and to you for listening!

This collection reflects the highs and lows of the past few years, and I hope you find a track that resonates with wherever you're at on the ride. I can remember exactly where I was and what I was thinking while writing each part, and it'll serve as a little time capsule for me down the road.

If you're digging it, please share it with a friend and tag me - I'm grateful for the support of all my friends and family that preordered leading up to today. Enjoy!

Seven Days 

The Basement Series is right around the corner. All twelve tracks, plus a new video for Stars Are Out, coming 2/21. We've looking forward to sharing our work over the past two years with you - follow us on Spotify and click the video below so you don't miss out.

 

Won't You Help? New Merch 

Move over, Sarah McLachlan.

Every day, hundreds of pieces of band merch go to waste. Help us find a loving home for our new gear, and jam The Basement Series, out 2/21.

We've got posters, pin packs, and stickers. Order here and get Daisy to work packing your swag.

 

Basement Series - Out 2/21 

After two years of writing, collaboration, and tweaking, the full Basement Series goes live February 21st. Our heaviest rockers, lightest textures, and best songs round out the back half of our favorite release yet. These have been a long time coming and we're excited to share them with you. Preorder on Bandcamp or follow us on Spotify to hear them Day 1.

-Tyrus

PA Holiday 

Hey All,

Hope you've had a great holiday season. I took a break from the usual release schedule to spend time with family over Thanksgiving and Christmas. We got to take a trip to Philly to see Bucks County Drum Co's Chris Carr and take in the sights around town. 

Now that we're back and the batteries are recharged, we can get to work. In the meantime, our debut full-length has been added to Spotify and other platforms so you can take it for a spin if you haven't. These were some of our first songs, and I'm still proud of them.

Check back here next week for news!

 

Independence Hall

Left Out In The Cold 

We're dropping tracks like tress drop leaves this time of year - In the Cold/Double Negative is out Friday! These are our favorite songs so far from the bunch - In the Cold calls back to our favorite '00s pop punk mixtapes with singalong sections and weaving guitar lines. This was the first track written for the Basement Sessions and we can't wait for you to hear it.

We made the decision to shoot a video for the B-side this time around. Double Negative has grown on us a lot and we haven't been able to get the melody out of our heads. We tapped our old friend Grant K. to shoot something between a bad Halloween dream and the worst skate video you've seen in your life - the result fits the heavy, dreamy vibe so well.

This the halfway point for the Basement Series - if you haven't yet, pull us up on your streaming service of choice and check out what we've dropped so far. We'd love to hear what you think.