HED: Exile Son

Psychedelic rockers, HED, emerged from the thriving and prolific scene in Danbury, Connecticut, during the early 1990s, ripping through local bars, clubs, and student centers with their noisy and vibrant take on psych-bent alternative rock. Some of their local contemporaries were the moderately more famed Monsterland and St Johnny, all of which included members of HED at some time. 

From 1988 to 1992, the band worked with acclaimed producer, Kramer, on a series of recordings in Noise NY, local basement studios in Connecticut, and finally at Hartford's Studio.45. Following iconic live gigs with Nirvana, These Immortal Souls, Live Skull, Alice Donut, and plenty of other bands in the early nineties, HED's music hasn't earned the admiration it deserves.

Psych rock dynamite, Exile Son, originally from the self-released Zonk, Screech, Yowl, Vavoom, Crunch seven-inch from Exploding Cow Records, is now included in the new reissue compilation Her Fix Today. The song is accompanied by archival film of the band's live performances during their prime.

HED's archive, including Her Fix Today, and DROOL EP, is now available through the Brooklyn label DECLARED GOODS, with more unreleased music to come.

HED are Ray Hofmiller (vocals), Ernest Lattanzio (bass, guitar, background vocals), James Roberto (guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals) and Christian Chemero (drums).





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