Hailing from the wave-kissed charm of Seacoast, Maine, Hevvy Serve is a dynamic music outfit delivered by Will Jackson and Anna Powers, bolstered by their bond with a bevy of creative comrades. Their musical pursuit is a labour of love, dedicated to crafting resonant, earworm tunes with that are ensnaring with their dark undertow. Their latest opus is a lyrical lament paying tribute to a dearly departed friend, poignantly titled “4 Tylor.”
“Tylor had great taste in music and we wanted to honor him by keeping him a part of our musical journey,” says the band.
Crafting an album to honor someone in the next plane is a profoundly touching endeavor. It’s an intimate journey that intertwines the threads of loss, memory, and the healing power of music. It requires a careful excavation of emotions, an exploration of the depths of friendship, and the embodiment of the individual’s essence into the lyrics and melody. It is not just about celebrating the person they were, but also articulating the void they left behind. Every strum, every beat, and every word serves as a conduit to express unspoken feelings and unshed tears. The album becomes a resonant eulogy, a living, breathing monument to friendship that transcends the limitations of the physical world. 4 Tylor does this with aplomb, a wake in song, wading through complicated feelings.
Evoking the raw energy of the Pixies, the rebellious spirit of the Buzzcocks and Magazine, the poetic rhythms of The Church, and the brash honesty of the Violent Femmes, this compilation of vibrant post-punk anthems pays homage to the stalwarts of late 80s and early 90s alternative rock. It’s a cocktail of punk ideology blended with sophisticated lyricism. The tunes oscillate between an intriguing contrast of tranquil intensity (Karmen; Chasing Nothing) and silent introspection (Love Alive). Drive @ The Wall moves into shoegaze territory, distorted voices drowning in atmospheric guitar. Boomerang picks up the pace with a scratchy, raw guitar number peppered with electronic noodling.
The assortment is diverse and peculiar – in essence, the perfect tribute to commemorate a friend who personified this multifaceted intricacy.
Listen below and pick up the LP here.
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