The Chicago-based punk/emo trio Heavy Seas release their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Distortion Days, on Rad Girlfriend Records on January 26. The album is a sonic journey that solidifies their standing in the alternative music scene, and not only showcases the band’s evolution but also cements their unique sonic identity.
One of the standout features of Distortion Days is the band’s lyrical depth. Exploring themes of self-discovery, existentialism, and the turbulence of modern life, the poignant lyrics resonate and invite listeners to reflect on their own experiences.
Musically, the album captures the essence of Chicago’s punk and emo heritage while pushing boundaries within both genres. Additionally, the production quality is pristine, courtesy of renowned producer J. Robbins of Jawbox. The album’s sound is both polished and raw, allowing the authenticity of Heavy Seas’ performance to shine through. Purchase the album here.
Today the band premieres the first single from the album, “Sunn.”
“It’s about being lost and feeling abandoned, and having someone try to be there and talk you through. It’s a conversation,” says Heavy Seas’ Jeff Dean.
Photo courtesy of Devon Ritter