Review: Wired Mind – mindstate:dreamscape

I'm no stranger to psychedelic stoner rock. I've been known to obsess over a good heavy psychedelic album drenched in fuzz. It shouldn't be any surprise, then, that I'm always looking to find the next band that can satisfy the itch.

It's always nice when that comes to you, however. That's what happened with Wired Mind, a 3 piece from Germany. It's always the Germans, isn't it?
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Hump Day Freebie: HighGüey – HighGüey

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You’ve made it through half of the work week! For that reason, you deserve a reward. What better way to reward yourself than with a new album? Better yet, a FREE album. That ought to make up for your week so far. Okay, maybe not, but it does make the pill easier to swallow, even if only slightly.

Today’s freebie is: HighGüey's self-titled debut, HighGüey.

HighGüey is an instrumental, heavy psych, stoner, doom band from Columbia. Their EP (well, LP, depending on your definition) is a showcase of the band's chops as they go to fuzzy and psychedelic stoner rock to doom metal, and then to a jammy, fuzzy psychedelic track that takes you on a 17 minute bender.

Yet another one of the albums that I was fortunate enough to stumble upon earlier this year. The EP satisfies a lot of tastes, and it gives you a great idea of what the band is capable of, and it's far from disappointing.

Dig in; after all, it's a completely free download. Though, they do you have you sign up for the mailing list to get the album.

Review: Band of Spice – Economic Dancers

band of spice - 2015 - economic dancersI find it hard to believe that at this point, the main man behind Band of Spice, Spice, needs any introduction. After all, he's been in multiple bands, many/all being very notable. After seeming to disappear from the stoner rock scene for a few years, he's back with a brand new rendition.

Contrary to common belief that this is the first album under the new band name (changed from Spice and the RJ Band) it's actually a follow up to 2011's Feel Like Coming Home. If you haven't checked that album out, you should.
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Review: The Devil and the Almighty Blues – The Devil and the Almighty Blues

I sold my soul to the devil. Seemingly coming from nowhere, Norwegian rockers The Devil and the Almighty Blues has hit the scene hard with the release of their debut album. The hype for this album was big. I'm always a little skeptical about new albums meeting the hype.

Apparently, the band has been around since 2010, so they've been crafting their sound for about 5 years. What is the result? Continue reading Review: The Devil and the Almighty Blues – The Devil and the Almighty Blues

Grusom are signing with Kozmik Artifactz, Debut in July

GrusomJust one month after releasing their demo on Bandcamp, Grusom signed with the German record label Kozmik Artifactz – November 2014. Jacob Bredahl from Dead Rat Studio did the recording of their debut album. Grusom wanted to keep the feel of the actual recording as true and authentic as possible. Jacob caught Grusom's sound and soul by recording all music in one room at the same time. Grusom's debut album is expected to hit the street and shelves sometime during July 2015 (vinyl, CD and digital).

The first single from the album called "The Journey" is to be released the 16th. of March 2015. Continue reading Grusom are signing with Kozmik Artifactz, Debut in July

Hump Day Freebie: Twin Speak – Twin Speak

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You've made it through half of the work week! For that reason, you deserve a reward. What better way to reward yourself than with a new album? Better yet, a FREE album. That ought to make up for your week so far. Okay, maybe not, but it does make the pill easier to swallow, even if only slightly.

Today’s freebie is: Twin Speak's debut album, Twin Speak.

This was one of my better discoveries during my binge earlier this year. Twin Speak describes themselves as "[w]aves of noise, doomy riffs; tube amplifiers on the verge of destruction give way to a flood of toms give way to the smashing of cymbals gives way to wah-wah guitar solo gives way to sparking Fender tones and reverb for days." I'd say that's accurate. The album is a great one to veg out to, relax, and take a load off. Best served with a comfy chair and a beer in hand.

Review: Entierro – Entierro

Who says there's not any uniqueness in music left? Yeah, I have been one to say this on more than one occasion. What there is to be done has to be done, right? Right. Well, Entierro challenge this claim with their eponymous EP.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this EP. Giving the music a listen didn't really help either, at first. It took a minute before I could wrap my head around what I was hearing. Continue reading Review: Entierro – Entierro

Review: Kegan DeBoheme – Songs of Woe

Every now and then you just need something that's not heavy. My usual go to for that is something psychedelic. Sometimes that trend just gets completely discarded, and something different catches my attention. This time it just happened to be in some folk rock.

Kegan DeBoheme is a relative unknown, although he's been around for a few years and getting some press along the way. He's just released his first full-length earlier this year. Continue reading Review: Kegan DeBoheme – Songs of Woe

Review: Superchief – Trophy Room

Nearly 3 1/2 years after they released their debut album, Corporate DynamiteSuperchief is set to see the release of their sophomore effort, Trophy Room. This release comes nearly a year after the original planned release of the album in summer of 2014.

Being a fan of their first album that was on heavy rotation for some time, I am relieved to know that the album is finally getting a release. Will the album from the Iowan hard rockers be worth your time and mine after relatively long wait? Well…

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Review: Spidergawd – Spidergawd II

Apparently, not ones to sit still for any period of time, Norwegian psychedelic and progressive rock outfit, Spidergawd, has released their 2nd album less than year from their debut being released. The band has quickly developed a following if the fact that both albums have been sold out of their vinyl pressings. It didn't long for me understand the appeal of this band. It's little wonder that I've found their releases have become a mainstay in my rotation.

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