SPIN talks Heavens at CMJ!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2006

Heavens continued the love with smooth vocals and precise percussion, but wasted no time getting down to business. Rarely taking breaks during their hour-long set, the pace was fast and each song highly developed. Some had Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba receding from the microphone with an unblinking stare, while others saw him declaring melodic adoration. Imaginative playing from F-Minus's Joe Steinbrick was enough to conjure Skiba's thoughtful and impassioned lyrics: "Cut though miles of blood-red tape / Confessed a gaping mouthful / Too much too late" ("True Hate"). There was even a song dedicated to the stoners, but with such a hypnotic sound, it was clear Heavens were more than sky high.

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