Heise, a rock veteran, has been crafting music by that standard since long before reality television became a dominant star-making machine. As front man for Portland, Ore. stalwarts System and Station, he’s built a devoted audience through strong songwriting and an honest attention to craft. Early in 2014 though, Heise decided to make a daring move: to take on the recording process alone. What resulted was a hard rocking opus titled Heavy Habitatunder the moniker Last Giant. The album is slated for a late 2014 release with live support from Adam Shultz (bass) and Matt Wiles (drums).