The Heavy 'The Glorious Dead' (album stream)

The Heavy 'The Glorious Dead' (album stream)
British soul-rock combo the Heavy have been making a name for themselves in recent years, and they're about to get another boost of publicity when they release their album The Glorious Dead on August 21 via Counter Records/Ninja Tune. Now, you can stream the whole LP at Exclaim.ca.

A press release notes that this self-produced ten-track offering keeps the Heavy's "unique, raw eclecticism fully intact" by mixing "soul, hip-hop, rock, blues and funk into glorious, raucous party music that is equally full of heart." If you like the Black Keys, but wish they weren't so resolutely minimal, this one's for you.

The band have Canadian shows coming up in Toronto on September 23 and Montreal on September 25. See their full North American schedule here.