JEFFREY ALEXANDER + THE HEAVY LIDDERS


Jeffrey Alexander performing at Milwaukee Psych Fest 2023, photo by Megan Menzer, right click for hi-res


#BIO
#MUSIC
#INTERVIEWS + FEATURES
#REVIEWS
#PRESS PHOTOS
#CONTACT

BIO

Jeffrey Alexander + The Heavy Lidders takes the freaked improvisation of Alexander’s long-running instrumental band - DWLVS / Dire Wolves - into the world of song. Heady songwriting, ethereal jazz and Trad Gras-y blues stomps are all featured. The Lidders feature members of Elkhorn and Bardo Pond and are currently based in Philadelphia PA.

"Jeffrey Alexander + The Heavy Lidders is a refreshing take on familiar sounds. There are clear references to the hazy, glazey Crazy Horse days of Neil Young, as well as nods to the stylings of bands like the Meat Puppets and Dinosaur Jr. Alexander’s penchant for heady songwriting is pervasive yet subtle, a welcome shift that creates the kind of space necessary for the instrumentation to take focus and seep deep into the brain." - Mike Mannix, Psych Out! WXNA, Nashville

Alexander has been frittering around the edges of the psychedelic underground for several decades, having played in a host of groups like Jackie O Motherfucker, The Iditarod, and Black Forest/Black Sea. He has also been a concert promoter, record label owner, radio disc jockey, tour manager, and curator of several international music festivals such as Terrastock.

His new group, The Heavy Lidders, distills many of these disparate interests into a vibrant balmy stew. Recent recordings have featured a slew of special musical guests including Marissa Nadler, Geologist/Animal Collective, Kate Wright/Movietone, PG Six, Rosali Middleman, Chris Forsyth, and Jeff Tobias/Sunwatchers + Modern Nature. As well as artwork from Allison Filice, Brian Chippendale and Spencer Hicks.

Jeffrey finished 2023 with three Lidders releases that ended up on gobs of Year-End lists, completed a Heavy Lidders/Bhajan Bhoy tour with Ajay Saggar, and landed a bunch of heavy press in Uncut / Mojo / Aquarium Drunkard and more. The next record, Planet Lidders, is a hot one - all pristine multitracked studio jams, mastered by Andrew Weathers, even a groovy CSNY cover - Dig In !

MUSIC

coming soon:  Jeffrey Alexander + The Heavy Lidders: Spacious Minds
2xLP vinyl issue on Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Centripetal Force (USA) - October 2024 !

coming soon:  Jeffrey Alexander + The Heavy Lidders: Planet Lidders
Brand new album! Cassette/Digital issue on Worried Songs (UK) and LP on Pome Pome Tones (USA) - September 2024 !
private stream here, or click to download
direct soundcloud link with all the album credits is over here

Jeffrey Alexander + The Heavy Lidders · Planet Lidders

New Earth Seed - link, 2023 LP release on Arrowhawk Records, distributed by Redeye Worldwide

Appeared on a whole mess of BEST-OF-2023 year end lists including Raven Sings The Blues, New Commute, Merry Go Round, Record Crates United, Third Eye Psych, Timemazine and more

Spacioius Minds - link, 2023 cassette release on Arrowhawk Records

Jeffrey Alexander + The Heavy Lidders - link, 2021 LP release on Arrowhawk Records

On a bunch of BEST-OF-2021 lists including Aquarium Drunkard, Raven Sings The Blues, John Mulvey/MOJO editor, New Commute, Record Crates United, Petal Motel, and many others

Elixor Of Life - link, 2021 LP release on Cardinal Fuzz in UK/EU and Centripetal Force in US


INTERVIEWS + FEATURES


Jeffrey Alexander interview in UNCUT, January 2024 - link

LAGNIAPPE SESSION for Aquarium Drunkard, November 2023 - link

Heads Lifestyle interview and mixtape - link



Heavy Lidders as ALBUM OF THE MONTH in Spain's Ruta 66, October 2023 - link

Jeffrey Alexander round-up on NTS radio, hosted by Geologist (Animal Collective) - link

Merry Go Round Magazine interview - link



30 minute Heavy Lidders live video and interview on Aquarium Drunkard - link

Jeffrey Alexander interview in Primitive Man Soundz, April 2023 - link

Heavy Lidders feature in the May 2022 issue of Relix Magazine - link

Jeffrey Alexander primer in Record Crates United, Novmeber 2023 - link

Heavy Lidders live review + bootleg recording from Raven Sings The Blues' Deep In The Valley Festival - August 2022, NYC Taper - link



selfie in my 1987 Westfalia campervan, photo by Jeffrey Alexander, right click for hi-res

REVIEWS

“Extremely highhgrade psych” (MOJO, 2024)

“Immaculate sounding new psychedelia“ (Maggot Brain, 2024)

“Alexander succeeds in capturing the post-psych grandeur that he’s aiming for while also creating one of his headiest offerings yet” (Raven Sings The Blues)

“Psych lifer in a bloozy Americana mode. The whole thing hangs loose like a frayed rope tied to a river tube… essentially, a choogler’s dream.” (Viking’s Choice / NPR Music)

“Plug in and space your face” (Aquarium Drunkard)

"Relocated from San Francisco to Philadelphia – and hooking up with fellow travellers like Elkhorn, Marissa Nadler and Pat Gubler – hasn’t radically changed Alexander’s MO: mostly, he still favours strung-out guitar jams that evoke Crazy Horse or Dinosaur Jr at their most languid and frazzled. But there’s greater songcraft, economy and relative polish here." (MOJO)

"A longtime citizen of the New Weird America, Jeffrey Alexander has gathered an impressive cast of underground collaborators for his new Heavy Lidders project. More heady than heavy, but that’s no complaint." (Uncut)

"Playing with a ridiculously talented band of guys-you-should-know, including some great special guests, Alexander finds a sweet stoner motherlode.” (Jambase)

“One listen of Jeffrey Alexander and the Heavy Lidders self-titled new joint on Arrowhawk and I am swimming in a sea of psychedelic gold.” (Foxy Digitalis)

“These are languid, spectral grooves, anchored in folk and blues but allowed to spin off into the distance.” (Dusted)

“With the Lidders, Jeffrey’s brought together a potent, joyous, contemplative record that slides high on the list of 2021 highlights.” (Raven Sings The Blues)

“By the time it’s over, you might be wondering why no one bothered to fit your armchair with a seatbelt.” (Essential New Music, Magnet Magazine)

PRESS PHOTOS



photos by Christopher Bruno, right click for hi-res



photos by Jesse Sheppard, right click for hi-res


photo by Jeffrey Alexander, right click for hi-res

CONTACT

Jeffrey Alexander
email for direct WhatsApp phone number
Alyssa DeHayes, Arrowhawk Records label owner
JeffreyAlexanderLovesYou.com
JeffreyAlexander.Bandcamp.com