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Dave Hause

Heavy Heart

Of all of Dave Hause’s 7-inch’s for this series, this was the one I was most excited about. Jade Tree is one of my favorite labels with an amazing catalog., including The Loved Ones’, “Keep Your Heart.” There’s no surprise Hause went with this one. I was stoked to see he’d be covering The Promise Ring and Jets to Brazil for this one. Great choices Dave!

The two originals are “Heavy Heart” and “Rankers & Rotters.“. Hause gives “Heavy Heart” the solo-electric treatment and sings it more like a Loved Ones song. One of his better alternate takes thus far. “Rankers and Rotters” is the opposite as an acoustic take, however maintaining the aggressive vocals. The first of the covers is of The Promise Ring’s, “Skips a Beat.” He keeps it as catchy and upbeat as the original, while successfully making it his own. I wasn’t as enthusiastic with his cover of Jets to Brazil’s, “Psalm.” He didn’t attempt much with it. He kept it on the piano and makes it a little more intimate. Regardless, it was still good and locks this in for my favorite in the series. 

8.7 / 10Aaron H
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