| October 12, 2011 | Calendar
On Saturday, October 22nd, The Heavy Pets return home from their east coast tour to release their third studio album, Swim Out Past the Sun, at a celebratory record release party at The Stage in Miami’s Design District.
Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun, THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. Showcasing the intricate unplugged guitar interplay offered on the new album, guests at the record release party will be treated to a Stop Making Sense-style performance that begins with Jeff Lloyd and Mike Garulli on acoustic guitars and builds to the full electric band including keyboard player Jim Wuest, bassist Justin Carney and drummer Jamie Newitt. Skillfully blending rhythm and blues, jazz-funk and reggae fusion with rock and roll, THP are masters at creating an infectious dance party and October 22nd is sure to be one of their finest powerhouse live performances.
Famed American painter, Mark T. Smith, who contributed Swim Out Past the Sun’s album artwork, will be signing a series of limited-edition screen printed posters commissioned for the occasion and the band will be available to sign posters and CDs. Terry Newitt (drummer Jamie Newitt’s father) will be painting live during the performance, and Original MOONSHINE® Clear Corn Whiskey will provide complimentary cocktails for a portion of the evening.
Inspired by the efforts of Positive Legacy, the non-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures, THP will donate a portion of proceeds from Swim Out Past The Sun sales between its release and the band's inaugural voyage upon Jam Cruise in support of Positive Legacy's community outreach projects in Haiti. For more information, please visit www.TheStageMiami.com or www.TheHeavyPets.com