Heavy Young Heathens (heavyyoungheathens.com) are my special guests this week on The Dirty Dozen. In case you've been living under a rock, Heavy Young Heathens are the brainchild of Robert & Aron Mardo. This dynamic duo is a force to be reckoned with.
Their self-titled debut hit the FMQB Top 5 on the album chart, and the single "Sha La La La La" charted at #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).
Two songs from the Heavy Young Heathens, "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Bass Makes Treble", have been included on MTV's Hit Show "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.