In this summer encore podcast of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," Indianapolis rock band Hero Jr. strip down their sound for an intimate, acoustic set.
Download the podcast, originally aired on November 8, 2014, to hear "Java Blend" host Ben Kieffer learn about the band's then-brand new record, "Mixed Race Indiana Marriage."
It's not every band that has the ability to set up a few microphones in the living room, hit record, and finish up a half day later with a new record. Hero Jr.'s fourth studio recordingMixed Race Indiana Marriage is the result. Indianapolis, IN four-piece rock band Hero Jr. has picked up where they left off with their Tower 18 record. The new MRIM tunes are louder and a lot closer to how the band is on stage. Rehearsed and road tested over the last few months MRIM documents a classic rock band doing their thing. Hero Jr. has spent the last two years touring the country with over 200 shows a year at clubs, festivals and as support for Tom Petty, Offspring, Saliva… Hero Jr. is in their element when they are on stage performing where no two adventures are the same. Hero Jr. continues to combine the tradition of Midwestern hard hitting rock music with a twist of 70s Brit and have been described as comfortably familiar yet completely unique. Hero Jr. is in it for the long haul.