Savannah live music fans are certain to have more chances to catch the Charleston-based trio Heyrocco.

And that’s really good news — at least for anyone who likes smart, energetic indie rock with beautiful vocals, a relentless beat, and a nod or two to New Wave sounds.

I loved Heyrocco’s set at this fall’s No Control Festival, and I would have likely gotten their followup gig at The Sparetime into one of my newspaper columns if the booking had been finalized in time. Local up-and-coming opener Deep Search spurred a good turnout.

And then Heyrocco did a tight, upbeat set in an increasingly hot and sweaty room.

A single track recorded in late 2011:

And here’s Heyrocco’s first LP Comfort:

“Rave Monks” is my favorite track on that album, btw, which the band also picked out as Comfort‘s most representative song in an interview with The Blue Indian.

It’s sort of a makeshift space on the second floor of The Sparetime, and I had one of the single incandescent bulbs moved from backlighting to frontlighting for Heyrocco’s set. I didn’t realize at the time that some of my shots of lead singer Nathan Jake Merli would include a large drawing of a naked hairy man, but there you have it.

Some shots from The Sparetime on October 25th:

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And a few shots that I took at No Control:

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You can find Heyrocco on Facebook, tumblr, Bandcamp, and Twitter.

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