Rags and Aces

by The Heavy Pets

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    A: 1) Movie Star 2) Chew
    B: Dewpoint

    Rags and Aces, the second in a series of self-produced EPs The Heavy Pets have been working on amidst their rigorous tour schedule, is now available. Following the success of their first in the series, Two Horses, the Pets stuck to the same formula of tracking and mixing close to home at South Florida’s Power Station Recording Studios. Although the Pets attribute the writing credits of every song to the band as a whole, the three-track recording features one penned by each of the band’s principle songwriters. Mike Garulli’s “Movie Star” debuted live as a bluegrass/Americana number before getting shelved, reworked and recorded as a catchy indie pop tune with an abundance of witty lyricism. Jim Wuest’s double-headed “Dewpoint” commemorates a friend’s success in a poker tournament and kicks off with a serious funk groove paralleling the ups-and-downs of the game before taking off into a celebratory disco dance party. Jeff Lloyd’s “Chew” depicts a long night of indulgence that can only be set at a music festival.

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    1. Movie Star
    2. Dewpoint
    3. Chew

    Rags and Aces, the second in a series of self-produced EPs The Heavy Pets have been working on amidst their rigorous tour schedule, is now available. Following the success of their first in the series, Two Horses, the Pets stuck to the same formula of tracking and mixing close to home at South Florida’s Power Station Recording Studios. Although the Pets attribute the writing credits of every song to the band as a whole, the three-track recording features one penned by each of the band’s principle songwriters. Mike Garulli’s “Movie Star” debuted live as a bluegrass/Americana number before getting shelved, reworked and recorded as a catchy indie pop tune with an abundance of witty lyricism. Jim Wuest’s double-headed “Dewpoint” commemorates a friend’s success in a poker tournament and kicks off with a serious funk groove paralleling the ups-and-downs of the game before taking off into a celebratory disco dance party. Jeff Lloyd’s “Chew” depicts a long night of indulgence that can only be set at a music festival.

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Rags and Aces, the second in a series of self-produced EPs The Heavy Pets have been working on amidst their rigorous tour schedule, is now available. Following the success of their first in the series, Two Horses, the Pets stuck to the same formula of tracking and mixing close to home at South Florida’s Power Station Recording Studios. Although the Pets attribute the writing credits of every song to the band as a whole, the three-track recording features one penned by each of the band’s principle songwriters. Mike Garulli’s “Movie Star” debuted live as a bluegrass/Americana number before getting shelved, reworked and recorded as a catchy indie pop tune with an abundance of witty lyricism. Jim Wuest’s double-headed “Dewpoint” commemorates a friend’s success in a poker tournament and kicks off with a serious funk groove paralleling the ups-and-downs of the game before taking off into a celebratory disco dance party. Jeff Lloyd’s “Chew” depicts a long night of indulgence that can only be set at a music festival.

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released 06 May 2014

Produced by The Heavy Pets
Executive Produced by Brotherly Love Productions
Mixed by Paul Kronk at Power Station Recording Studios
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
Album Art by Nate Duval

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The Heavy Pets are an American rock band whose contagious vibe blends rhythm and blues, jazz-funk, nu-disco and reggae fusion with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful song-craft and the powerhouse live performances of their infectious dance songs.

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Track Name: Movie Star
"Movie Star" by Mike Garulli

I know just what they're gonna say,
I listen to them everyday
Yeah man I really know the kind
Basking in your lack of glory,
you never really had a story
Just a vantage point impossible to find
Everything in moderation
leaves us all broke at the station
Asking each other for a ride
She begged me for just one more kiss
but I knew that kiss was poisonous
So I left her and her kisses there to die

Crashed Into a star and became part of the movie
Scorsese directs it and the villain is yours truly

Love is a killer, a liar at best
I got the guns pointed straight at your chest

Confusion is what you love the most
So sing your songs to the Holy Ghost
And try to pay that man what you think he's owed
If I had all the money in the world
I'd still be singing to you my girl
I'd just be doing it in better clothes
Standing there you look so bright
like a shooting star in broad daylight
Smoking through your nose 'cause your daddy stole your mouth
the wind, it must have forgotten to explain
what it was that it brought to you
When you woke up with your toes pointing South

Crashed Into a star and became part of the movie
Scorsese directs it and the villain is yours truly

Love is a killer, a liar at best
I got the guns pointed straight at your chest
What are you gonna do now?
Track Name: Dewpoint
It's too early to call it midnight,
too late to be afternoon.
It's too hot to put my coat on,
but the blizzard's coming soon.
I'm stuck in a space before the end,
and I'm parked in place where I could spend my whole life.

There ain't no way for the sun to see
as it cries on the blades and leaves.
With a meal for a buck nintey-nine 'round the bend
there's no reason it should end.

I'm tired of rags and aces,
and my tells have all been told.
I haven't seen a clock in ages,
there's no choice left but to hold.
I need this flop to make this trip
down the parkway seem legit for one night.

There ain't no way for the sun to see
as it cries on the blades and leaves.
With a meal for a buck nintey-nine 'round the bend
there's no reason it should end.

We're gonna do it all night,
until the sunlight comes.
And when we're alright,
we're gonna do it again.
Track Name: Chew
Poking in the pantry in the morning
Dirty feet beneath that wrinkled skirt
The sky is falling everywhere
Or is that glitter in your hair?
I know

She looked at me as if she had a motive
Hidden deep behind those troubled eyes
Horizon pink and yellow flowing
Who are we and where are we going?

I think I took a little bit too much
I think I it off more than I can chew
Look at you

She asked me if I'd like to take her sailing
Seen the sun rise twice since last we slept
It ain't no foolish point of pride
I just don't want to leave her side
just yet

I think I took a little bit too much
I think I it off more than I can chew
Look at you