Fatso Jetson and All Souls Announce UK Dates for ‘The Desertfest Tour’

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 7th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Since the shows are presented by Desertscene, which is the same group behind the festival from whence this run takes its name, I can hardly imagine it’s a coincidence that the upcoming run for Fatso Jetson and All Souls through the UK has been branded with the Desertfest name. Could it be the festival’s next forward step is to take the show on the road? If so, there’s nothing necessarily keeping it limited to the UK — there are Desertfests in Germany, Belgium and Greece; where wouldn’t a tour called Desertfest find welcome? — but even if Desertscene does keep it to the home territory for now, it’s an interesting proposition and outcrop from Desertfest London proper, which in the meantime is putting together its strongest lineup ever for 2018.

Fatso Jetson, who share drummer Tony Tornay with All Souls, head abroad in support of their excellent 2016 album, Idle Hands (review here). The self-titled debut from All Souls won’t be out until Feb. 9 (info here), so they’ll be heralding the release to come a couple weeks ahead of its arrival. Who knows, maybe they’ll have copies on the merch table. That’s always fun.

Desertscene posted the following:

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FATSO JETSON & ALL SOULS – The Desertfest UK Tour

Desertscene, in association with Brooklyn Brewery, are proud to announce The Desertfest Tour. The six date tour, featuring desert rock legends Fatso Jetson and their drummer, Tony Tornay’s new project, All Souls, will be criss-crossing the UK between the 23rd and 28th of January.

Founded in 1994 by Yawning Man’s Mario and Larry Lalli, alongside Tony Tornay, Fatso Jetson were one of those few special bands at the very epicentre of the desert and stoner rock movements. With Yawning Man having already laid the foundations years earlier, and bands such as Kyuss beginning to build upon them, Fatso Jetson couldn’t have been birthed at a more perfect time.

Forming their new band on those long after hours sessions in the Lalli cousins’ bar, Rhythm & Brews, Fatso Jetson came to life. Whilst a similar core with their previous work was undeniable, the band set themselves apart from the pure desert rock of what came before by injecting elements of punk and surf. The rough around the edges tradition carried over into their first release Stinky Little Gods, but the pure sunshine was partially obscured by hints of a more uneasy vibe; that bit heavier, that bit darker and that bit louder.

Over two decades later, Fatso Jetson’s place in stoner rock canon is earned via their impressive back catalogue, which includes the must listen Power of Three and 2016’s phenomenal Idle Hands. We couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with them for a UK tour.

They’ll be joined on all dates by All Souls, a relatively new project from FJ’s drummer Tony Tornay. With a self described mission statement of blending Pixies inspired hooks and QotSA style riffs with a reverence to 80’s darkwave, All Souls should be a perfect accompaniment for the tour. So make sure you don’t miss out when this tour rolls through your neck of the woods. Book your tickets today.

Jan. 23rd: Northern Guitars, Leeds
Jan. 24th: Nice And Sleezy, Glasgow
Jan. 25th: The Phoenix, Coventry
Jan. 26th: The Black Heart, London
Jan. 27th: Rebellion, Manchester
Jan. 28th: The Lanes, Bristol

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Fatso Jetson, Idle Hands (2016)

All Souls, “Never Know”

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audiObelisk Transmission 063

Posted in Podcasts on November 23rd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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I don’t do podcasts that often at this point. I figure between the radio stream — which runs 24/7 — and the sundry track streams and other media, video premieres, and so on, there’s not much need. But every now and then I feel completely overwhelmed by the onslaught of music and the chance to put together a compilation of tracks is just too good to pass up. Most of the time, nobody complains. It being the internet, I generally take that as a good sign. If it sucked or was a crappy idea, for sure someone would be telling me to screw off.

So is there a running theme for this latest podcast transmission? Nope, not really. If you’re looking for something to tie it all together, it’s just stuff that I’ve been listening to lately. Some of it has already been covered — Low Orbit, T.G. Olson, 3rd Ear Experience — and some of it has coverage pending — Bong Wish, The Discussion, Arcadian Child, Zong, etc. — but basically this is all what that might be coming out of my speakers over the last however long. Couldn’t be any simpler than that, but for what it’s worth, I think it came together really well, whether it’s Telescope moving into Bong Wish or the transition into the second hour, which is ultra-tripped out, as usual.

As always, I hope you enjoy.

Track details follow:

First Hour:

0:00:00 Son of the Morning, “Left Hand Path” from Son of the Morning EP
0:05:08 All Souls, “Silence” from All Souls
0:09:15 Telescope, “With Your Truth” from Telescope EP
0:13:06 Bong Wish, “My Luv” from Bong Wish EP
0:15:29 Torso, “Mirror of My Mind” from Limbs
0:20:17 The Discussion, “Surf Jesus” from European Tour EP 2017
0:24:14 Arcadian Child, “Electric Red” from Afterglow
0:27:01 Comacozer, “Nystagmus” from Kalos Eidos Scopio
0:39:23 Deadly Vipers, “Dead Summer” from Fueltronaut
0:45:20 Low Orbit, “Dead Moon” from Spacecake
0:51:31 T.G. Olson, “On a High Like a Mountain” from Searching for the Ur-Plant
0:55:28 Jesus the Snake, “Karma” from Jesus the Snake

Second Hour:

1:03:31 Zong, “Cosmic Embryo” from Zong
1:16:18 Les Lekin, “Morph” from Died with Fear
1:29:50 3rd Ear Experience, “Infinite Unmanifest (Warm-up Jam Day One)” from Stoned Gold
1:46:34 Sleeping Pandora, “Sunrizer” from Quiet Pass

Total running time: 2:02:04

 

Thank you for listening.

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All Souls Self-Titled Debut Due Feb. 9; New Song Streaming

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 3rd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Oh I am very, very much looking forward to this one. I was always a big fan of Tony Aguilar and Meg Castellanos‘ work in the vastly underrated Totimoshi, who released their last album, Avenger (review here), in 2011, so to find them once again embracing a more heavy rock-style form in All Souls is only awesome news as far as I’m concerned. They’ve spent some time exploring textures of folk guitar and dance in Alma Sangre as well, but with Erik Trammel of Black Elk on second guitar and Fatso Jetson‘s own Tony Tornay on drums, All Souls take straight-ahead heavy rock to exciting and intricate places on tracks like “Silence,” “The Ghost is Flying Home” and “Party Night,” all of which are streaming now on their Bandcamp page.

The album, self-titled, was produced by Toshi Kasai and is set to release on Feb. 9 via Sunyata Records. I will very much hope to have more on it before then. Can’t wait to hear the full thing from the tracks posted so far.

From the PR wire:

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ALL SOULS (TOTIMOSHI, DESERT SESSIONS) RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM ON FEB. 9 VIA SUNYATA RECORDS

All Souls, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former members of Totimoshi (Meg Castellanos and Tony Aguilar) and The Desert Sessions (Tony Tornay), release their self-titled debut album on Feb. 9.

The band is streaming their new song, “Never Know” as an instant download with All Souls pre-orders, which are available now (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-souls/id1301659862). All Souls, who formed in 2015 and have since toured with friends and colleagues in Red Fang, The Sword, Kvelertak, Torche and more, release the 9-track album via Barrett Martin’s (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) Sunyata Records.

“We had been wanting to be in another rock band,” explains Aguilar. “All Souls also reunited us with Toshi Kasai who produced three of our Totimoshi records. He has his own approach. It’s almost like you enter into a different world with his production. Each song becomes like a journey, and nobody curtailed that. We were all on the same page.”

All Souls was recorded at Sounds of Sirens Studio. Tool drummer Danny Carey guests on “Sadist/Servant.”

All Souls tracklist:

Party Night
Never Know
Money Man
Silence
Rename The Room
The Ghost is Flying Home
Sadist/Servant
Reveille
Time Bomb

All Souls is Tony Aguilar (Totimoshi), Meg Castellanos (Totimoshi), Tony Tornay (The Desert Sessions, Fatso Jetson) and Erik Trammel (Black Elk).

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All Souls, “Silence”

All Souls, “Never Know”

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