Today I’m proud to announce that The Maple Forum will be releasing the self-titled debut 7” from the latest project of T. Dallas Reed (Stone Axe, Mos Generator), HeavyPink. The vinyl single is limited to 300 and features two brand new cuts, “Flower and Song” and “There is a Light,” exploring a rarely-heard psychedelic side of the Port Orchard, Washington, native’s songwriting.
Reed, who is notoriously DIY, played all the instruments on HeavyPink, sang himself, and recorded the material at his own HeavyHead studio. Fans of Stone Axe will be thrilled to discover that although he is working in a different style, the signature elements of Reed’s work remain intact, most pivotally that there’s zero bullshit involved.
He explains the project’s origins thusly: “Before Mos Generator took our hiatus in 2009 we were working on an album to be called HeavyPink. When the band shelved the project I decided to pick up the concept and use it as a tool to try different recording and writing techniques. I look at it as an experiment in heavy and beautiful music, like Master of Reality meets Pet Sounds, meets Into the Pandemonium all in one and produced by Phil Spector.”
Just prior to posting this announcement, I sent the forms back to have the 7” pressed, and I hope to have 125 copies in my hands to sell starting no later than Oct. 11. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to be associated with Reed, of whose work I’ve been a great admirer, and even more excited to have The Maple Forum as the outlet for his first outing with HeavyPink, which you can ‘Like’ on Thee Facebooks here.
The front and back covers are posted above (the back featuring the lyrics to “Flower and Song” and “There is a Light”) and in the weeks coming, I’ll have much more on HeavyPink and The Maple Forum’s very first foray into vinyl!
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