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Blue Heron share new music video for the third single »Push The Sky« taken from their debut full-length album »Ephemeral«

Albuquerque, New Mexico based desert rockers Blue Heron share new music video for the third single »Push The Sky« taken from their debut full-length album, »Ephemeral«, which will be released on May 27th, 2022 via Seeing Red Records (US) and Kozmik Artifactz (EU).

»Push The Sky« is available now on all streaming services.

Says the band: “The video for our new song »Push The Sky« brings together threads of our connection to both the New Mexico desert and New York city, and we were incredibly fortunate to have an incredible group of creative and talented folks to help us create it. We’re proud as hell and hope folks dig it! You can pre-order our new album »Ephemeral« from Seeing Red Records and Kozmik Artifactz and on our Bandcamp (especially today for Bandcamp Friday), and it drops later this month on May 27th!”

Vocalist Jadd Shickler explains: “My dad spent the first 30 years of his life in New York. When he decided to leave, he was going to move to Los Angeles, but after a stop in Albuquerque, he was so taken with this place that he never left. Although I grew up in New Mexico, I was also born in New York, so because of my dad, I’ve always been connected to the desert but drawn to the East Coast. »Push The Sky« is one of the first songs Blue Heron finished as a band, and my dad was in his last few months as we were writing it. I loved and admired him more than I can ever express, but I also struggled with some of his final choices, and that came out in the lyrics. Making a video that juxtaposed the desert with the city that connected us was cathartic, a bit of both a relief and a release, and I’m lucky to have gotten to do that through what our band created.”

»Ephemeral«, Blue Heron’s debut full-length, is an 8-track, 47-minute exploration of heavy rock at its fullest. Excavating the far reaches and connected strata of stoner rock, sludge, doom, heavy psych and post-metal, Blue Heron transmute years of engagement with rock and metal’s profuse branches into a singular, sand-scorching epic. With lyrical threads ranging from mortality and failed civilizations to mythic fables and cinematic re-imaginations, Ephemeral is stylistically diverse, thematically ambitious and unassailably relentless in its raw, desert power.

Formed in 2018, Blue Heron is a heavy rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their firsthand relationship with the desert is inextricable from who they are and how they sound. Surrounded by endless horizons that spark a compulsion to fill the vastness with massive volume, Blue Heron saturate their piece of desert with rolling, thunderous riffs, drums that pummel and swing, deep, thrumming tones and vocals that rip and roar.

Blue Heron’s guitarist and singer were founding members of Spiritu, possibly Albuquerque’s first desert-style rock band, who burned briefly yet brightly with a Jack Endino-produced debut LP, a European tour with Clutch, Spiritual Beggars and Dozer, and a compilation slot next to Entombed and Mastodon.

On December 3rd, 2021, Blue Heron self-released their »Black Blood Of The Earth / A Sunken Place« single on 7-inch vinyl and digital formats. They also have a track on Magnetic Eye’s »Best Of AC/DC [Redux]« tribute album, alongside the likes of Supersuckers, Domkraft and Witchskull. Blue Heron’s debut album, »Ephemeral«, arrives in 2022.

Blue Heron are:
Jadd Shickler – Vocals
Mike Chavez – Guitar
Steve Schmidlapp – Bass
Ricardo Sanchez – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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