Heat Speak heating up winter with album release party
A genre-bending indie ensemble band is inviting the community to come along as it heats up winter at its Saturday album release party.
Heat Speak, led by singer-songwriter, artist and producer Dario Ré, the band took off in March 2023 when the Spokane Public Library granted Heat Speak 40 hours of studio time in the downtown branch's newly remodeled state-of-the-art recording facilities with Andy Rumsey acting as lead engineer.
Ré invited 11 other players to record sessions throughout the week and then spent the remainder of the year off-grid in his mountain home above Sandpoint, arranging and mixing the record with Nashville’s Wilson Harwood of Elevated Music.
The release party, complete with a show by Heat Speak Sandpoint's album release show for Heat Speak's forthcoming full-length record, will be held Saturday at the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Spokane's quirky and brilliant band, Mama Llama, will also perform.
The album, "de bouquet ok" marks Heat Speak’s fifth record since 2017 and is easily their most sonically breathtaking music to date, featuring electric vocal performances by Andie Daisley; dreamy lap steel by Lane King; textural guitar by Shawn Duffy; dynamic sting parts by Phil Pintor, Caroline Bickford and Tim Gales; djembe and congas by Zack Zuniga; keyboards and percussion by Terri Parrish; guitars and percussion by Jules Smith; drums by Ariana Colts; and piano, guitars, accordion, vocals and percussion by Dario Ré.
While several of the 10 new songs will be making their live debut at the release shows, diehard fans are already getting a taste of Heat Speak’s new music via a CD only prerelease exclusively for patrons of the band. Early access to their record(s) is one of many perks to those who choose to donate a monthly contribution to the project.