The Heavy Pets dropped their first full length LP in seven years, and . . . It. Sounds. DOPE. Featuring a healthy mix of fresh material and longtime favorites who hadn’t yet emerged from the studio, Strawberry Mansion gives a solid snapshot of the Pets experience. Tracking in three local studios (Power Station, Shade Tree and Love Potion) over the last year, this is arguably their most comfortable recording experience to date. In typical Pets fashion, the album is as diverse as the members’ influences. Guitarist Mike Garulli leads the way with four tracks including the first single “Higher,” “Second Sky,” “Carry The Man” and the third single “Invisible Coyotes.” Keyboardist Jim Wuest contributes the fresh “Shahryar’s Rage” which has had a nice run on Spotify’s All Funked Up playlist gaining it well over 100,000 plays before the album even dropped, a slick modernization of the college-era “Rainy Days” and the almighty “Holy Holy” with hammering horn lines provided by Rob Smiley of Fusik on sax and Mike McCleary of Surfer Blood on trombone. Guitarist Jeff Lloyd finally recorded “Real News” (formerly know as Eleanor B. Roosevelt) which has been a bleastly jam since his high school days and the more recent but road tested “The Ibis” which features sacred steel virtuoso and longtime THP collaborator Roosevelt Collier. And bassist Tony D’Amato, who recently released a collection of beats he created under the moniker Marcus Hook, added the smooth funk groove and title track “Strawberry Mansion.” The album is available NOW as double-LP vinyl and CD, digital download and all streaming services.

The Heavy Pets Tour Dates
FEB 23 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room w/ Guavatron
MAR 01 – Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole
MAR 02 – Asheville, NC – Funkatorium @ Wicked Weed Brewing
MAR 03 – Savannah, GA – Barrelhouse South
MAR 08 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note w/ The Steady Flow
MAR 09 – Denver, CO – Be On Key
MAR 10 – Denver, CO – Be On Key
MAR 21 – Jupiter, FL – Guanabanas
MAR 22 – Dunedin, FL – Spring Beer Jam @ Dunedin Brewery
MAR 23 – Key West, FL – Smokin’ Tuna
MAR 24 – Key West, FL – Smokin’ Tuna
MAR 25 – Key West, FL – Green Parrot
APR 07 – Davie, FL – David Posnack Jewish Community Center, Orlove Auditorium
APR 14 – Fort Pierce, FL – Sailfish Street Party
APR 25 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse
APR 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy w/ The Clock Reads
APR 27 – Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
APR 28 – New Haven, CT – Pacific Standard Tavern
APR 29 – Allston, MA – Wonder Bar
MAY 02 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
MAY 03 – Manchester, NH – Jewel Music Venue w/ Goose
MAY 04 – Norwalk, CT – Wall Street Theater w/ Goose
MAY 05 – Albany, NY – The Hollow w/ Goose
JUN 06 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
JUN 07 – Nevada City, CA – Crazy Horse Saloon
JUN 08 – San Francisco, CA – Boom Boom Room

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