The air surrounding Generationals music can only be described as a utopia of bliss. With seemingly little effort, this duo from New Orleans combines contrasting areas of the indie soundscape into a mastery of uninhibited swoon. I’m not altogether clear on what that means but listen to the album and tell me I’m not right.
Heza is a pysch-pop trailblazer driven by airy guitar riffs crossed ever so pleasantly with genre bending synths. This album essentially achieves the opposite of heavy; resulting in an experience that literally leaves your mind tingling. You Got Me and Put a Light On pack a one-two punch that spreads energy throughout the entire album. Seriously. Watch this video and there’s no way you’re not dancing like the whitest person you know in seconds. Welcome to the shortlist for album of the year, Heza. Tell your friends.
Luckily, for my local readers, Generationals are playing shows in Richmond and DC this month. Catch them at Strange Matter (RVA) and Rock N Roll Hotel (DC) 4/16 & 4/17, respectfully. Heza is out now in the US via PolyVinyl. Get your copy here!