|📅 Released||December 2014|
|🤑 Producer||Erik Kase Romero|
|Deal Casino chronology|
Heck is the third studio EP from the American rock band Deal Casino.
The four-track EP was self-released in December 2014. It was tracked live, and produced by Erik Kase Romero. The title is named after the road in Asbury Park, Heck Street. On the recording, Parella says Heck "is what we actually sound like, live at a show." It is a melody heavy, alternative surf rock record, and it draws comparison to the music of U2, Coldplay, and early Foo Fighters, and the Bruce Springsteen album, Tunnel of Love. The song "FortyFive" is about a relationship between a young man and an old woman.
NJ.com calls the EP a "confident four-track [that] best reflects the group's buoyant stage performances." Speak Into My Good Eye says it "brilliantly displays the band's abilities to incorporate scenes of specific moments in time[,] which is something that doesn't seem easily attainable in a genre that is commonly flooded with vague references and generalities." A review by The Aquarian Weekly describes the song "Flying Cars" as having "finger-picked guitars [that] trill melodically under lyrical ministrations. Intimacy builds as guitars swell and recede under cocktail drums and single-note bass work [and] the backing vocals two-step like grey shadows of isolated bliss while far way salvos of slide guitar rises and fades into the soundscape."
|1.||"Bang Bang Bang"||4:11|
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