Crypt Trip Announce European Tour for March/April

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 11th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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As regards Texan heavy rock, Crypt Trip are way more Beto O’Rourke than Ted Cruz, and by that I meant they don’t suck. Set to play Roadburn on April 11 after releasing their second album for Heavy Psych Sounds, Haze County, on March 8, they’ll begin a European tour on March 21 that will mark their first continental incursion. The trio continue to reap well-deserved praise for their 2018 label-debut, Rootstock — another one of those records I lost track of reviewing in that robbery last year, to my retroactive chagrin — but they’re already moving forward, and the track “Wordshot” can be streamed now in advance of the record’s arrival.

It doesn’t take long to get where they’re coming from in terms of vibe, with the pedal steel and swirling wah acting in concert to produce a classic Southern heavy that’s as much about drive as twang. There’s much to dig, and little doubt that Europe will dig it plenty when it comes to the shows. Don’t be surprised if at the end of 2019 way more people have heard of Crypt Trip than at the beginning of the year.

From the PR wire:

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Hard rock trio CRYPT TRIP to tour Europe this spring ; new album out March 8 on Heavy Psych Sounds

Texas-based heavy rock trio CRYPT TRIP return to Europe this spring with a 24-show leg, in support of their new album “Haze County” released March 8th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

CRYPT TRIP EUROPEAN TOUR 2019
21.03.2019 IT Pescara-Scumm
22.03.2019 IT Parma-Splinter
23.03.2019 IT Alessandria-Cascina Bellaria
24.03.2019 IT Verona-The Stoner Mafia
25.03.2019 IT Zerobranco-Altroquando
26.03.2019 AT Salzburg-Rockhouse
27.03.2019 SL Ljubljana-Channel Zero
28.03.2019 IT Udine-Backyardie
29.03.2019 AT Bludenz-Villa K
30.03.2019 CH Olten-Coq D’or
31.03.2019 DE Mannheim-7er
01.04.2019 DE Marburg-Cafè Trauma
02.04.2019 DE Leipzig-Black Label
03.04.2019 DE Oldenburg-MTS Record Shop
04.04.2019 DE Berlin-Zukunft
05.04.2019 DE Erfurt-Tiko
06.04.2019 DE Dresden-Eichenkranz
07.04.2019 AT Wien-Venster 99
08.04.2019 DE Tubingen Goldene Zeiten
09.04.2019 DE Augsburg-City Club
10.04.2019 DE Bielefeld-Potemkin
11.04.2019 NL Tilburg-Roadburn
12.04.2019 CH Muotathal-Earls Music Club
13.04.2019 IT Pisa-Albatross

CRYPT TRIP is a hard rock trio originally formed in Dallas in 2013. The first incarnation of the band had a heavy psychedelic sound that was reminiscent of a dark 70s underground. It wasn’t long before guitarist/singer Ryan Lee and bassist Sam Bryant relocated to Central Texas, where they met drummer Cameron Martin and began to solidify their sound. Taking their cue from aged rock records, jazz methodology and their cultural roots in the American South, their music presents you with a genuinely personal experience.

Following their debut album “Rootstock”, CRYPT TRIP once again deliver their typical country-tinged southern rock for your ears, mind, and soul. New album “Haze County” explores the intricacy of space and time through nine songs that can easily be defined as the band’s most focused and organic work to date. Blending elements of hard rock, psychedelia and folk music, each track has something different to say. Loud Fender amps and a pounding rhythm section deliver enticing grooves on some tracks, while dreamy guitars take you away on others. Staying true to their Texas tradition, the album features special guest Geoff Queen on pedal steel, adding an entirely different color to the tonal palette.

“Haze County” was recorded and mixed by James Campbell at Cibolo Studios in San Antonio, Texas. It was mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio in Austin, Texas. High quality analog equipment was used at every stage of production for the best possible “vintage” sound.

CRYPT TRIP is
Ryan Lee – Vocals, Guitar
Sam Bryant – Bass
Cameron Martin – Drums

https://www.facebook.com/CryptTrip/
https://crypttrip.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/heavypsychsounds_records/
https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com
www.heavypsychsounds.com

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Crypt Trip Announce Haze County out March 8; Stream New Song

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 23rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

crypt trip (Photo by Madison Somerville)

Heavy Psych Sounds isn’t wasting any time getting preorders out there for those who want to reserve their copy early of Crypt Trip‘s Haze County, and that’s probably a good idea. Seems like the buzz around the album will be considerable, what with the quick turnaround the San Marcos, Texas, three-piece are making from their Rootstock LP, the time they put in on the road earlier this year alongside Cloud Catcher, the traditionalist spirit of their vibe generally, and what’s presumed to be an impending European tour — they’ve already been announced for Roadburn, and I’d think a stretch of touring is set to either follow or lead up to that performance; did I see something to that effect? am I making it up? — all that buzz feels well-enough justified. The first song from the album has been unveiled, and yeah, ain’t gonna argue against it.

March 8 is the release date, and I’d expect more to come, but as noted, the preorders are up now.

Here’s art and info from the PR wire:

crypt trip haze county

Heavy Psych Sounds Records & Booking is really stoked to start the presale of the album *** CRYPT TRIP – Haze County ***

CRYPT TRIP return with their sophomore album “Haze County” this March 8th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

CRYPT TRIP returns! Following their debut album “Rootstock”, the Texas trio once again deliver their typical country-tinged southern rock for your ears, mind, and soul. New album “Haze County” explores the intricacy of space and time through nine songs that can easily be defined as the band’s most focused and organic work to date.

CRYPT TRIP tell us more about this new taster: “As a first look into Haze County, we present to you “Wordshot”. There is deep history in Texas prog and psychedelic music that Crypt Trip is trying to carry on and this song is a shining example of that. Featuring Geoff Queen on pedal steel, we hope that you find it easy to drift away in the varying tones and emotions this track has to offer.”

Blending elements of hard rock, psychedelia and folk music, each track has something different to say. Loud Fender amps and a pounding rhythm section deliver enticing grooves on some tracks, while dreamy guitars take you away on others. Staying true to their Texas tradition, the album features special guest Geoff Queen on pedal steel, adding an entirely different color to the tonal palette.

“Haze County” was recorded and mixed by James Campbell at Cibolo Studios in San Antonio, Texas. It was mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio in Austin, Texas. High quality analog equipment was used at every stage of production for the best possible “vintage” sound.

“Haze County” will be issued on the following formats:
– 25 Test Press
– 250 LTD orange Fluo vinyl
– 500 Yellow Splatter vinyl
– Black vinyl
– CD and digital

CRYPT TRIP “Haze County”
Out March 8th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records
Preorder available now at this location

TRACKLIST
1. Forward
2. Hard Times
3. To Be Whole
4. Death After Life
5. Free Rain
6. Wordshot
7. 16 Ounce Blues
8. Pastures
9. Gotta Get Away

CRYPT TRIP is
Ryan Lee – Vocals, Guitar
Sam Bryant – Bass
Cameron Martin – Drums

https://www.facebook.com/CryptTrip/
https://crypttrip.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/heavypsychsounds_records/
https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com
www.heavypsychsounds.com

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Cloud Catcher & Crypt Trip Announce ‘Wheels of Fire 2018’ Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 3rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

I’m just going to assume ‘Wheels of Fire’ is like ‘Chariots of Fire’ but with a much, much, much better soundtrack. The tour will unite Denver headspinners Cloud Catcher with Texas heavy rockers Crypt Trip, whose debut on Heavy Psych Sounds, Rootstock, is out next week. Presented by Hi-Wattage Booking, it looks like a healthy run, covering a goodly portion of California from north to south before swinging back to Texas and letting Cloud Catcher — still supporting last year’s righteous Trails of Kozmic Dust (review here) on Totem Cat play a gig in Oklahoma City on their way back to Colorado.

A little surprising they’re not hitting up the Pacific Northwest — Seattle, Portland, etc. — this trip, but Cloud Catcher were there last Fall, so it’s not exactly like the ground hasn’t been covered. Still, this seems like it’ll be a good time and I can’t help but wonder at this point if Cloud Catcher don’t have some new material they might be trying out on the road. If you get to see them, let me know.

Here’s the poster and dates:

cloud catcher crypt trip tour

CLOUD CATCHER & CRYPT TRIP
WHEELS OF FIRE 2018 TOUR

May 19 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
May 21 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
May 23 Las Vegas, NV Bunkhouse
May 24 Reno, NV Jub Jubs
May 25 Nevada City, CA Coopers Ale House
May 26 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
May 27 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
May 28 Los Angeles, CA The Griffin
May 29 Long Beach, CA Que Sera
May 30 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
June 1 San Antonio, TX The Mix
June 2 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
June 3 Ft. Worth, TX Tin Panther
June 4 Oklahoma City, OK Blue Note (CC ONLY)

Presented by Hi-Wattage Booking

Poster by Christina Hunt http://www.heavymetaltalisman.com

CLOUD CATCHER is:
Rory Rummings – Guitar and Vocals
Kam Wentworth – Bass and Vocals
Jared Soloman Handman – Drums

CRYPT TRIP is
Ryan Lee: Guitar, Vocals, Elec. Piano
Cameron Martin: Drums, Vocals, Perc.
Sam Bryant: Bass

https://cloud-catcher.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/cloudcatcherco

https://www.facebook.com/CryptTrip/
https://crypttrip.bandcamp.com/

Cloud Catcher, Trails of Kozmic Dust (2017)

Crypt Trip, Rootsock (2018)

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Crypt Trip Announce Rootstock Album Details; Preorders Open Now

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 15th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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May 11 is the set release date for Crypt Trip‘s sophomore album and label debut for Heavy Psych SoundsRootstock. Preorders are open now as well, if you’re the set-it-and-forget-it type. In either case, the Texas trio have done naught the last several years but build a fervent buzz around them what with the kicking ass and all, and as they hit the half-decade mark, they do so looking to reach a new stage and a new audience as a group, so as we’re now inside the two-month mark on the May 11 IPO, seems like it would be pretty exciting times to be in the band.

The inevitable question that remains? Tour dates. As in, how many will they have, where will they go, and when will they be? I suspect we’ll find out soon enough — or, you know, at least before the tour actually starts — but until then, here are album details from the PR wire:

crypt trip rootstock

Texas hard rockers CRYPT TRIP share details of new album “Rootstock”, coming May 11th on Heavy Psych Sounds.

Take a trip with “Rootstock”, the new album from the Texas natives CRYPT TRIP. You’ll find that the use of mind-altering substances is not necessary to feel the raw psychedelic power of the band’s sophomore effort. With its many peaks and valleys, “Rootstock” will take you on a journey through musical dynamics and diverse musicianship. You will be confronted throughout with both high-energy rock and gentle moments of refined delicacy. No gimmicks. No strings attached. This is a simple and pure representation of three musicians in a collaborative effort to give you unfiltered Texas hard rock.

“Rootstock” will be issued on Limited Clear Transparent vinyl, Black vinyl, CD and digital on Heavy Psych Sounds .

CRYPT TRIP “Rootstock”
Out May 11th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records
Preorder start March 13th here

TRACKLIST
1. Heartslave
2. Boogie #6
3. Aquarena Daydream
4. Rio Vista
5. Natural Child
6. Tears of Gaia
7. Mabon Songs
8. Soul Games

CRYPT TRIP is a hard rock trio originally formed in Dallas in 2013. The first incarnation of the band had a heavy psychedelic sound that was reminiscent of a dark 70s underground. It wasn’t long before guitarist/singer Ryan Lee and bassist Sam Bryant relocated to Central Texas, where they met drummer Cameron Martin and began to solidify their sound. Taking their cue from aged rock records, jazz methodology and their cultural roots in the cosmic American South, their music presents you with a genuinely personal experience.

CRYPT TRIP are
Ryan Lee: Guitar, Vocals, Elec. Piano
Cameron Martin: Drums, Vocals, Perc.
Sam Bryant: Bass

https://www.facebook.com/CryptTrip/
https://crypttrip.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/heavypsychsounds_records/
www.heavypsychsounds.com

Crypt Trip, Rootsock (2018)

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Crypt Trip Sign to Heavy Psych Sounds to Release New Album

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 28th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

Texas-based heavy rock trio Crypt Trip self-released their latest full-length, Rootstock, in January. You’ll find it streaming at the bottom of this post, and I’d imagine that if you want to actually take a listen to it — no reason not to, what with the rock and roll and all — your time to do so is limited. Seems to me that in signing to Heavy Psych Sounds, Crypt Trip‘s situation is somewhat similar to that of Philly’s High Reeper, who’d also self-released a full-length before getting picked up by the Italian label.

Does that mean we’ll see a new version of Rootstock coming up, perhaps with revamped artwork like High Reeper‘s self-titled? Hell if I know, but if you didn’t already press play on album opener “Heartslave” and hear the scorching guitar solos that cap the track, you’ll just have to take my word for it that you won’t regret doing so either way. So yeah. As High Reeper‘s record got pulled from streaming ahead of its official release, so too might Crypt Trip‘s. Get while the getting is good.

Congrats to Crypt Trip as well. They join fellow Lone Star Staters Duel in working with the label, and it’s not at all difficult to imagine the two pairing up for a European tour presented by Heavy Psych Sounds‘ booking arm, though of course I’ve no concrete evidence that such a thing is in the works.

Maybe better to just turn it over to the PR wire. Yeah, let’s do that:

crypt trip

Crypt Trip – Heavy Psych Sounds

HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Records & Booking is really proud to present a new band *** CRYPT TRIP ***

We are stoked to announce the signing of the american hard rock band Crypt Trip !! More info coming soon .Crypt Trip is a group from Texas that plays hard rock music. Originally formed in Dallas in 2013, the first incarnation of the band had a heavy psychedelic sound that was reminiscent of a dark nineteen seventies underground.

It wasn’t long before guitarist/singer Ryan Lee and bassist Sam Bryant relocated to Central Texas where they met drummer Cameron Martin and began to solidify their sound. Taking influence from aged rock records, jazz methodology, and their cultural roots in the cosmic American South, their music presents you with a genuinely personal experience.

Their new album will be released on Heavy Psych Sounds this year.

CRYPT TRIP are
Ryan Lee: Guitar, Vocals, Elec. Piano
Cameron Martin: Drums, Vocals, Perc.
Sam Bryant: Bass

https://www.facebook.com/CryptTrip/
https://crypttrip.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/heavypsychsounds_records/
www.heavypsychsounds.com

Crypt Trip, Rootsock (2018)

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