SH*T THAT COMES OUT TODAY (TO GET STONED TO): JULY 24, 2012
Returning from a lovely week’s hiatus, I feel refreshed and free of traffic tickets to fight; in other words: READY TO FCUK SHIT UP on this week’s Shit That Comes Out Today! So let us explore a diverse little array (emphasis on little) of trippy, doobie-friendly metuhl releases, each sure to get you operating at peak inefficiency this slow, dreary Tuesday.
Advaitic Songs (Drag City)
On a playlist with: Electric Wizard, The Angelic Process, Tool
Listen “State of Non-Return” (here)
Some people ski, others fish — OM drones. It’s what they do. Advaitic Songs has doomy fuzz in no small quantity, but on the California stoner duo’s fifth album, one can hear the group getting a little artier. Otherworldly string leads and Justin Chancellor-y basslines now tango with the established lo-fi riffage and monotone chants. I can only imagine what this stuff sounds like when you’re on more than just a cup of a coffee.
Hallucinating In Resurrecture (Dark Descent)
On a playlist with: Entombed, Ulcerate, Laethora
Listen “Dissolution” (here)
Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives (Small Stone)
On a playlist with: Kyuss, Down, Crowbar
Listen Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives full stream (here)
This album’s “On a playlist with” tells all you need to know about whether Abrahma (fka Alcohsonic) will float your boat: slow and sludgy riffs, feel-gud grooves, and gravelly vocals like a smoky Josh Homme and a clean Phil Anselmo. It’s interesting that Abrahma hails from Paris, certainly not one of the first places we would associate with stoner metal.
Pasiflora (Mylene Sheath)
On a playlist with: Junius, Dredg’s Leitmotif, The Cure
Listen “Passenger” (here)
“Constants” sure sounds like the name of a pro-tooly tech band — hell, their song “Passenger” even shares a title with a Periphery song — but really these alternative-gazers are an unpretentious, uncomplicated rock band with some seriously stratospheric sounds. I feel like I’m in a glass case of emotion — and all I’ve taken today are Claritin and a daily multi!
Nature (Unicorn Digital)
On a playlist with: Liquid Tension Experiment, Chris Poland, Jeff Loomis
Listen “Time to Regenerate” (here)
It’s always funny when you put a lot of effort into something and people around you appreciate it — but for a completely different reason than what was intended. Like in high school when I played in a prog band, we thought we were such serious artists making a real statement! So one day, some kid told us we were his favorite band in the area — cuz we sounded GREAT when he was stoned! I imagine that kid having the same feelings about Venezuelan guitar whiz Santiago Rodriguez (SRod get it?) and his band. Srod plays proggy instrumental rock that isn’t overly flashy or technical; not a buzz kill, but still cool enough to make sure fans won’t have any pesky females bothering them any time soon!
The Flood reissue (Rise)
On a playlist with: BMTH, Axing Allessandra, Tasters
MORE SHIT THAT COMES OUT TODAY
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