Debut album Ashes out soon!
With a haunting sound and ominously reverb drenched melodies, Lower Heaven live up to their name which they've taken from an Echo and the Bunnymen lyric. Absorbing and reinterpreting influences like My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, the band has been able to defy constraints of genre classification by keeping the song writing, arrangement, instrumentation, and production of their work unconventional and innovative. Having finely tuned a sound that is very much their own, Lower Heaven have been turning the heads of their local peers, building a strong fan base, and creating a word of mouth buzz in Los Angeles for the past year.
They have recently finished their first full-length album titled “Ashes” recorded by friend and producer Rob Campanella (Brian Jonestown Massacre) along with Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club) mixing and mastering the final cuts. The final results are nothing short of extraordinary and will be the stepping stone for the next installment of what the band is approaching.
Marcos Chloka starts strumming his autoharp, introducing a new dimension to this genre and typically the first thing you will notice about this band. Christina Park’s driving bass lines are alongside as Stephen Swesey begins rhythmically shadowing her. Tommy Danbury’s electric guitar swells and the song dives into what feels like a lucid dream. Marcos’ lyrics start to tell what seems to be a bitter tale of pain; “Bring me down or lift me up / Clean me up inside / I have seen the ghost of me / I’ve been sick and dry”. Whichever the case may be, these dark themes of lost love, despair, and disarray are perfectly suited to fit Lower Heaven’s live enigma.
Having shared the stage with such bands as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Angels, Dead Meadow and Darker my Love, Lower Heaven’s members (whose musical backgrounds currently include; Spindrift, and Tristeza) have been steadily creating a buzz for themselves in the rapid current which is the Los Angeles art/music scene.