I don't know if you've heard but big Peter Hoslin NAILED his Heavy Hawaii Goosebumps LP- out 4/2 on San Diego's own Art Fag Recordings. Good music exists outside of time and fashion. Goosebumps is a record like that. I've listened to it a dozen times in the last month which is the first time I've listened to any record over 10 times since I got the completed Dirty Beaches Drifters/Love Is The Devil LP- which is an album of the year contender- FYI. Fuck it- so is Heavy Hawaii Goosebumps LP. Goosebumps isn't record that people will be embarrassed about liking six months ago.
The appeal of Goosebumps is not predicated on some alchemy that a normal person can't grasp. Heavy Hawaii wrote songs that are good and then did a great job recording those songs in a way that is appealing but not mundane. Well- I don''t want to tip my hand about my own review but I'm digging deep into my library of aesthetic theory and I'm going to drop a monster jam... After the release date of course.
Heavy Hawaii Goosebumps LP is nothing- NOTHING- bet legit hits from front to back. And TIMELESS. That means something that exists outside of the now. That is great art my friends- just ask John Dewey- Art as Experience.
Owl & Bear- Soundiego- Sd Dialed IN- you best represent on this album. Heavy Hawaii is that rare local band that is ready to elevate to a national level... and now.
(SAN DIEGO CITY BEAT PETER HOSLIN HEAVY HAWAII GOOSEBUMPS LP ALBUM REVIEW)