Heavy Young Heathens is an American alternative indie rock duo made up of brothers Aron and Robert Mardo. Here are some essential Indie albums that they recommend:
5. “Head Trip in Every Key” by Superdrag
Sprawling harmonies, sweet and sometimes stolen melodies and pristine production make Superdrag’s second major-label album a favorite. We revisit it often when on the road traveling.
4. “From the Decker House E.P.” by Rosewood Thieves
This short introduction to the Rosewood Thieves is absolutely perfect. From start to finish you are suddenly sucked in to their world of Easterner’s Lament about Los Angeles, Shady Character’s in Harlem and the Cold of Up State.
3. “12 Songs” by Fig (Demo Cassette)
I admire this band and this album, which I still own on Cassette tape (remember those?). No releases after this one by Fig ever quite measured up. Funny thing is, There is actually more than 12 songs on the tape, and every one of them is excellent.
2. “Dear You” by Jawbreaker
I still own a copy of this treasure on limited colored blue swirl vinyl. Blake Schwarzenbach gets my vote. “24 hour Revenge Therapy” might be a better record as a whole, but there is something I cherish about “Dear You.”
1. “Escape from New York Soundtrack” by John Carpenter
Just the Main Title track is incredible. Every piece of music on this album sets a mood, no matter what room you put it on in. Both simple and complex all at the same time.