Monster Truck Sittin' Heavy on LP
Juno-Award winning rock crew Monster Truck return with their highly anticipated sophomore album, Sittin' Heavy. Produced by Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats), Sittin' Heavy was recorded at Vespa Studios, Revolution Recording in Toronto and Monster Truck's new jam-space studio. The 11-song collection is a glorious hard rocking statement, retaining all of the ingredients that enabled Monster Truck to break out of the box whilst continuing a gradual evolution expanding upon ideas established at the quartet's inception.
Month after month spent on the road has served to improve them as a band, just as it should, fundamentally because they looked around and learned. "Touring the last record we've been privileged to play with a lot of great headlining acts," says guitarist Jeremy Widerman. "For instance, when we opened for Slash we would pick up on how accurately he controls the Wah pedal, and we wanted to include some of that in our own songs. Or touring with Alice In Chains and watching their vocal harmonies and realizing that we needed to strengthen up in that area – so we did. There are so many little ways to hone our sound."
Don't be alarmed. Monster Truck haven't undergone a massive transformation. They sound exactly as their name suggests. They're still irrepressible. And their music has the power to tackle all manner of subjects, including the day to day drudgery that's served up by the world, and turn them into something positive. "Rock ‘n' roll should be a celebration," believes singer and bassist Jon Harvey. "We try to do that as much as we can. Everything in life should be a celebration."