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Outer Space Heaters / Press

“Local Vantucky artists Outer Space Heaters have just dropped their debut EP and I would like to share it with you. As usual, it's disclosure time. I did attempt to be their keyboard player, but as I'm sure Adrienne Hatkin would be glad to tell you, I am a soulless critic and I could not hack it. So I was satisfied with writing a zeerust-y narration for them and remaining friend of the band. OSH specializes in a very specific blend of space rock and instrumental surf. No Jan-and-Dean-esque harmonies here- instead just blissfully reverbed ambient spaces and old school proggy surf shredding. It's easy to lose the concept of groove when dipping into that well- but I am pleased to say that guitarist Chad Van Dyke et al do not ever do so. Hooray for them, and hooray for us.”

“Blasting off to slip the surly bonds of Earth, The Outer Space Heaters are hot enough to warm our corner of the universe with their bombastic surf. Not of this world, surf is really just a diving board for this Portland quartet that is soon releasing their first EP. What? You mean these guys haven't been playing together for years? I know, I know, impossible to believe. Check out the rest of their killer EP "Desolate Surf" at outerspaceheaters.bandcamp.com.”

“ OSH specializes in a very specific blend of space rock and instrumental surf. No Jan-and-Dean-esque harmonies here- instead just blissfully reverbed ambient spaces and old school proggy surf shredding. It's easy to lose the concept of groove when dipping into that well- but I am pleased to say that guitarist Chad Van Dyke et al do not ever do so. Hooray for them, and hooray for us.”

“When guitars collide Portland’s Outer Space Heaters features Chad Van Dyke and Andy MacMillan on guitars, Auston Uh Huh on bass and Will Veale on drums. This clearly insane quartet plays cinematic, instrumental, progressive, sci-fi themed surf-space rock, which should excite fans of early Pink Floyd, Dick Dale, Man or Astro-Man and Explosions in the Sky. In other words, given we’re all about to be sucked into a giant black hole on Dec. 21 of this year (if you believe various interpretations of the Mayan calendar) this is EXACTLY the band you want playing as your atoms are ripped apart and you completely collapse into nothingness along with your foreclosed house and your latest marriage.”