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Posted May 17, 2006 by Mike Mineo in Features
 
 

MUSIC DOWNLOADS: Iron Hero

Iron Hero, a rhythmic Athens dream-pop six piece (two drummers!) will self-release its debut album, Safe As Houses, on July 25, 2006! Engineered by Andy Baker (The Glands, Jucifer) and produced by Josh McKay of Macha fame, Iron Hero’s debut is a winner, an icy, atmospheric treat with head-bobbing backbeat.”

“Iron Hero seems brave enough. Seeing as each member of the Athens, GA band was born in the early 1980’s, they have been forced to confront a period of rapid technological development. That the band hails from small to midsize Georgia towns is irrelevant; the boys have seen the size of cell phones shrink alongside the rest of the world, and they were well aware that there is no sense in hiding from the change. Becoming drunk on new and old music as fast as the Internet could transmit bios and sound samples to their homes, they took advantage of easy access to every note within their electronic grasp. Iron Hero is informed by disparate sounds and notions: reggae, Americana, new-wave, rock classicists, and any sub genre before which one could attach or remove the word “post-“. So where would that leave their music? It’s decidedly not what you have decided to be southern rock. No, because their perception of the South isn’t covered in mud and blues scales. Though fiercely cold, Iron Hero’s rock music is draped in severed live wires; it is a pessimist’s convincing prediction that efficiency will soon replace intimacy. As a result, there will be few readily available references from the Dixon side of the line. Safe As Houses is the result of these intense sessions; it’s a dark, paranoid record that beats with an unknowing, humble heart.”

-Press Release

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Iron Hero – Wearing A Wire

[audio:http://www.ironhero.net/mp3/ironhero_wearingawire.mp3]

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Iron Hero – Pilot

[audio:http://www.ironhero.net/mp3/ironhero_pilot.mp3]

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Mike Mineo

 
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