When most people think of the band Heatmiser (assuming they’ve heard of them, that is), the first thought that pops into their head is “Elliott Smith was a member.” However, two other members of the now-defunct band are in bands of their own: drummer Sam Coomes is the driving force behind Quasi and co-leader/singer Neil Gust is the singer for No. 2.
While Quasi sounds entirely different than Heatmiser, No. 2 could almost be called Heatmiser 2. They sound like what Heatmiser was progressing towards when they split up: melodic, non-grunge rock. That’s rather non-descript, so I guess I’ll just say that if you appreciate melodies in your rock, No. 2’s the band for you. Seriously, just listen.