In terms of establishing charm in the eyes of a stoner rock loyalist, covering Lowrider goes a long way, and on their recorded-live debut, Polish trio Tres Perros not only take on “Caravan,” which opened Lowrider‘s 1999 riff-led epic, Ode to Io, but they make it the only song in their entire set with vocals. True, the singing is a little rough, so maybe that’s part of it, but you have to admire the effort, and anyone who’d incorporate a cut like that into what they do, you know their heart’s in the right place.
Ditto that sentiment for the rhythm section. Tres Perros comes from former members of desert-minded rockers Luna Negra, and while there are some commonalities in their fuzzy approach, Tres Perros seems altogether more jam-minded in their instrumentals, guitarist Mushroom leading the way through nine-minute Live at Jagerklause opener “Sonar/Echo Elephant” with wah-infused psychedelics while bassist Chris McDope and drummer KaVa hold down the Nebula-style grooves behind. True, by the time you get down to “Universal Leaf Land,” the band has tipped the vast majority of their plays, but the charm endures all the way through the finish of “Spacecraft (Groove),” aptly named in both its title proper and parenthetical.
It’s not groundbreaking stuff, but my fascination with the Polish stoner scene endures, and if Luna Negra wasn’t going to pan out, it’s good to know that some of those guys are still moving forward with Tres Perros, whose live demo is a brazen move for a first outing but enjoyable all the more for it. If you’re so inclined, you can check out the band on their Thee Facebooks or Bandcamp pages. You’ll find the entirety of Live at Jagerklause in the player below, courtesy of the latter:
Tags: Poland, Tres Perros, Unsigned bands, Warsaw