The Future Doesn’t Need Us – I Am The Heat
By: T. Mathenia
I Am The Heat’s EP “The Future Doesn’t Need Us” seems to be un-mixed and accidental. The album sounds like a bunch of high-school kids playing at being a band after school but good enough to pull off winning talent shows and being accepted by their peers as the “gonna make it” band.
After a couple of listens, I’m convinced the innocent lo-fi production and barely there vocals are on purpose. Hey guys…is this on purpose?!? I have to know because I like it. The one dimensional sound provides just the right amount of flatness to convince you of I Am The Heat’s sincerity and a promise of great things to come. By the time the second track ‘Your Monsters’ queues up and finishes you may as well forget it. You’re hooked. You’re dancing. You’re adding their songs to your…whatever you’re using to listen to music on these days.