Contemporary American soul band King Garbage have a lot to celebrate this week. Not only are they now Grammy Award-winners for their work on Jon Batiste’s album We Are, but they also released their highly-acclaimed sophomore album, Heavy Metal Greasy Love on Ipecac Recordings.
Longtime friends and Zach Cooper and Vic Dimotsis have quietly impacted pop, R&B, and hip-hop with production credits for everyone from The Weeknd and SZA to Ellie Goulding, Gallant and Billy Porter.
On April 1, King Garbage released their second full-length and Ipecac Records debut, Heavy Metal Greasy Love.
“It’s a taste of retro without being a reproduction,” observes Vic. “Love and life are very sweet, bitter, and heavy. You’re going to need big tires and a dense frame to cross the desert life can give you. The name felt right. The music is crispy, searing, spacious, sandy, and welded with perfect dimes at the seams. If you read anything about history, you can fall in love with its brutality. Nature is the most metal, always at war with itself and never asking ‘Why?’ when change comes. I believe if you live long enough, the crushing weight and terrible beauty begin to hold hands, and an appreciation is reached, or at least an understanding. This was the best way to describe the album as well as what we see in the world. Love, nature, past, present, and future.”