Progress Ruins Everything But What Else Is There?
Hailing from Seattle, WA, The Heat Exchange play high-energy indie rock with a dissonant blues groove. Think Built to Spill, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Black Keys, and The White Stripes and you're getting close. Their self-released debut full-length CD, 'Progress ruins everything, but what else is there?' is a dynamic rocker that delves into politics, religion and introspection - balanced by self-deprecating humor and lively wordplay. Sliding chordal rhythms backed by driving bass and drums form the foundation for elements of dirty rock, Hendrix-y blues, playful romps, and unabashed pop interspersed with searing guitar solos and instrumental breakdowns. 'it's hard to find bands nowadays that actually sound like THEMSELVES... not so, with The Heat Exchange-- a cool blend of dischordant guitars, downplayed but highly political lyrics, and a kick ass rhythm section that conjures up images of No Means No playing beach volleyball with Dick Dale and the Deltones. I had the distinguished pleasure of recording them, and i'd definitely do it again!' -rob sharp, the playroom.