One Eleven Heavy 'Desire Path' LP
One Eleven Heavy on this recording are Nick Mitchell Maiato, James Toth
(Wooden Wand), Dan Brown (Royal Trux) and Hans Chew.
Naming their band after a short story about a plane crash might have been a
mistake. Because, for transatlantic, country-infused rockers One Eleven Heavy,
it’s been two years of trials and near-death experiences. One Eleven Heavy is
lucky to be alive.
And you only need to listen to the music on this, their brilliant second album
“Desire Path” to understand that’s how the band feels. Because it’s a wry, occa-
sionally biting, but always joyful celebration of human endurance and the ability
to overcome. The musicianship is a step up from their raggedy, but already
accomplished, debut, too.
The album is laced with lush three-part vocal harmonies and two-part harmo-
nized guitar licks, recalling those classic Allman Bros runs at the same time as
it brings to mind timeless classics by Hendrix, the Stones and, of course, the
Dead. For One Eleven Heavy, being miraculous is a goal worth striving for. And
the only route to it is by the “Desire Path.” Take it.
Catalogue number: LBBIB058LE
Label: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond