Released 12 July 2019
All songs written and recorded by Chaz Hearne
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Drago at 1809 Studios in Macedon, NY.
Drums and organ recorded at 1809 Studios
Album Cover Photo and Design By Jacqueline Goodman
Intelligence is rising (2019)
Chaz's newest album featuring The Dazzlers
Buy on Bandcamp / stream on Spotify or Soundcloud
Intelligence Is Rising is an optimistic mantra that came to me while on a trip visiting different national parks. Seeing this level of preserved majesty made me proud of our country and I found myself singing this melody while echoing the sentiment. Like 2016's The One Year EP, this album is a celebration of nature but it goes beyond that to reflect on dissent and the role it will play in the future of our planet.
"Chaz Hearne & The Dazzlers have created an instant classic you’ll want to add to your playlist for your next back-to-nature road trip, or for anytime you need a breath of fresh air in your life."
"Chaz Hearne's paper-thin, pitch-perfect tenor casts a dreamy haze over the music...and his ear for dynamic pop orchestration is keenly articulated by The Dazzlers."
-Rochester CITY Newspaper
"Chaz Hearne’s latest effort breaks the mold and requires you to listen again...There are good grooves, lyrics, and licks interwoven with peppy basslines in every song and the horns and piano add umami."
"Intelligence is Rising sounds like a bunch of astonishingly talented friends got together in an empty room and decided to just play. Hard work and serious effort are evident, but not at all at the expense of the spirit of folk – storytelling and the sheer love of playing music."
"...a mix of beautifully orchestrated banjo tracks with unbelievable backing vocals from Chaz and his pack of Dazzlers!"
-Upstate Music & Food