The Heavy Pets play Asheville’s The One Stop, Nov. 12

Fort Lauderdale’s The Heavy Pets just released their album Swim Out Past the Sun. With Florida, swimming and sun as themes here, it’s possible that their Saturday, Nov. 12 stop at The One Stop might be a chilly awakening. The band deserves a warm welcome.

It’s easy to call the Heavy Pets a jam band. They’re written up on and they’re scheduled to play Jam Cruise in January (FYI, so is Asheville’s Toubab Krewe). And they can stretch a song out to eight minutes or so (see the video beBut there’s plenty about the Heavy Pets that’s based on thoughtful songwriting, upbeat melodies and easily digestible sounds. Check out their new song “Bridge.”

Here’s what the band’s bio says:

“Called ‘a living, breathing, force of nature’ by Relix, THP are known for powerhouse live performances and catchy tunes. The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks ‘Operation of Flight’ and ‘Sleep.’ First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their cross-over sound that is showcased on their self-titled album and was voted a ‘Top 10 Album of 2010 by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music.”

The Heavy Pets perform with The Native Sway (from Boone) on Saturday, Nov. 12. 10 p.m., $7.

Here, the Heavy Pets performs “Girl You Make Me Stupid” (there are a couple f-bombs, FYI):

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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