Heavy Young Heathens
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|Heavy Young Heathens|
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Heavy Young Heathens is an American alternative indie rock duo made up of brothers Aron and Robert Mardo, who have been compared to UK rock band Primal Scream, as well as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Libertines. Looking for a change in direction, the pair quickly started recording as just a duo of Bass and Drums after the dissolution of their last band. Out of necessity, the band was “Forced to forge the Do-it-Yourself path of record making, touring and merchandising”. The duo claims the name Heavy Young Heathens comes from a neighbor’s description of the brothers to the arresting police officer during a childhood run-in with the law.
Their self-titled debut hit the FMQB Top 5 on the album chart, and the single "Sha La La La La" charted at No. 16 on FMQB. They released their self-titled debut on September 1, 2009, and their new EP, "Make Room For The Youth" was released April 2010, and the 5-song EP debuted Top 5 on the FMQB Specialty Radio Charts and Top 20 on the Mediaguide Radio Charts. The album was produced with the band by JP Bowersock (The Strokes/Ryan Adams/Julian Casablancas) and mixed by Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers/Johnny Cash).
Heavy Young Heathens have supported live: Born Ruffians, Local Natives, Dead Confederate, Ben Kenney (Incubus (band), The Roots), R.E.M. (as Aron and Robert Mardo), Violent Femmes (as Aron and Robert Mardo), The Raveonettes (as Aron and Robert Mardo), and Autolux (as Aron and Robert Mardo).
Several songs from the Heavy Young Heathens, "Who Do You Think You Are," "Bass Makes Treble," "Drawn From Memory," "Gone Stamos," "Shine," "She Thinks She Knows," "Make Room For The Youth," "Daylight Breaks," "Mulholland Drive," and "Like A Serenade" have been included on MTV's "Jersey Shore (TV series)".
Heavy Young Heathens' song "Jackie Come Lately", was recently selected to be the theme song for the MTV show "Ultimate Parkour Challenge", and was used by Kawasaki for their in-store advertisements.
The songs "Tall Order" and "Fly Curious" appear on the Teen Wolf (2011 TV series) episode "Battlefield" (season 2, episode 11).
In 2012, Heavy Young Heathens composed theatrical, Internet & television trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film), (which was featured in theaters before The Avengers (film series),) The Expendables 2, Real Steel, Johnny English Reborn, Underground Comedy, TNT (TV channel)'s Dallas (2012 TV series), Footloose (2011 film), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and The Treasure of Kasban Lake.
Heavy Young Heathens composed "Really Big Stars" for Bacardi's Oak Heart Rum North American commercial campaign. The track was also used for Action Shot Camera's commercial campaign. In addition, they have composed music for commercial campaigns by Land Rover, Chrysler, Vans shoes and more.
Also in 2012 the band were music composers for Season 9 of MTV's Punk'd and Season 1 of Fuse (TV channel)'s Warped Tour Roadies and have composed theme songs for Buckwild (TV series), Punk'd, Warped Tour Roadies, along with composing tracks for television shows like 90210 (TV series), CSI (franchise), Ringer (TV series), The Mindy Project, Do No Harm (TV series), Shameless (U.S. TV series), Ridiculousness (TV series), Loiter Squad, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant, Repo Games, World of Jenks, The Inbetweeners (U.S. TV series), Good Vibes (U.S. TV series), Underemployed (TV series), Zach Stone is Going to Be Famous, Death Valley (TV series), Revenge (TV series), Fantasy Factory, Friendzone (MTV series), American Broadcasting Company's The Emmys and more.
In 2013, Heavy Young Heathens composed the theme and additional music for E! Channel's first season of The Wanted Life. The show's debut episode drew 1.7 Million viewers over the course of its first night's three airings.
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