Abronia Premiere “Half Hail” Video from The Whole of Each Eye

Posted in Bootleg Theater on March 12th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

abronia (Photo by Joey Binhammer)

With their big drum and pedal steel guitar reverberating out over the ancient treetops of the Pacific Northwest, Portland’s Abronia released their second album, The Whole of Each Eye, last Fall through Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records. As the follow-up to their 2017 debut, Obsidian Visions / Shadowed Lands (review here), the richly atmospheric and periodically sax’ed up six-song/35-minute long-player brims with a heavy Americana ambience, its percussive presence both simple — indeed, centered around beating a very large single drum — and intricate, with tabourine and shakers and cymbals and other beat-keeping whathaveyou.

A few years of lineup changes find half of the six-piece newly arrived, with Rick Pedrosa on pedal steel, Shaun Lyvers on bass and Paul Michael Schaefer on guitar joining original members Keelin Mayer (vocals and saxophone), Eric Crespo (guitar, backing vocals) and Shaver (percussion and melodica), but the songwriting is likewise coherent and avant garde, with Mayer out front in post-Grace Slick form on resonant early pieces like leadoff “Wound Site” and the subsequent “Rope of Fire,” on which her repetitions of “defender!” give way to a wash of pedal steel and melodica at the end, moving smoothly into the more straightforward guitar-led progression of “Cross the Hill,” like the opening credits of a Morricone score translated into a pop progression, something of a respite from the starker atmosphere of the first two cuts, but still definitely a ceremony.

Nalin Silva and Eric Crespo recorded analog at Type Foundry in Portland, while Billy Anderson mixed,Abronia The Whole of Each Eye and neither would seem to have been a minor task — getting the material down or putting it in some semblance of order in a way that captures both the variety of arrangement elements in play at any given moment (usually, but not always) behind Mayer‘s strong voice and the sense of space essential to Abronia‘s atmospheric goals. The Whole of Each Eye succeeds in this, however, and whether it’s the sax freakout in the second half of side B’s “New Winds for the Warming Sands” mirroring the louder stretches of “Wound Site” or the album’s longest piece, “Half Hail,” which follows at 6:49, taking its time unfolding through shimmering guitar into a sense of forest ritualism and near-tribal urgency in a midsection drone/percussion solo built up Wovenhand-style as the song moves into its second half to a glorious instrumental return and shouting finish.

This leaves “Cauldron’s Gold,” which begins in more subdued fashion, to close out, which it does with a nod to folkish intent in Mayer‘s gentle delivery and the slow cymbal march taking place with the patient guitar. As the track moves into its second half, it finds more volume and tonal fullness, but cuts and recedes again before making its actual last push, hitting the record’s noisiest mark before cutting quickly to silence right about at the six-minute mark, seeming to leave the meditation almost in mid-mantra, instrumentally speaking, and no doubt purposefully. The diversity of Abronia‘s approach, even as relates to hearing The Whole of Each Eye in terms of the record they put out before it, speaks to the overarching creative depth and progressive intention, as well as to the clearheaded sense of who they are that underscores the gorgeous and sometimes threatening portrayal of nature in their material.

Drawing from as vast a landscape as they do, musically and in terms of the actual landscape(s) they’re evoking, Abronia‘s will to craft actual songs is all the more admirable. Even in their wildest stretches, they never seem entirely lost any more than they want to be in the ritualism they’ve casted, and at both their most minimal and lushest reaches, they safely guide their audience across the relatively brief but memorable journey that The Whole of Each Eye becomes.

It is my pleasure to host the premiere of the video for “Half Hail” — floating orb and all — which you can find below. Abronia currently have a European tour in the works that will culminate with an appearance at Yellowstock Festival XII in Belgium early in August. More on that to come.

Until then, please enjoy:

Abronia, “Half Hail” official video premiere

The follow up to their debut, The Whole of Each Eye sees Abronia cementing its very singular place in the canon of the broader psych rock universe. A six piece consisting of two guitars, electric bass, tenor saxophone, pedal steel, and one 32” inch bass drum (no drum set here), Abronia pulls from kraut rock, spaghetti Western soundtracks, doom, 60’s UK folk, spiritual jazz, ritualistic drone, and infuse it all with the arid haze of deserts near and far.

Video by Aubrey Nehring – https://aubreynehring.com

Abronia are:
Keelin Mayer – tenor saxophone and vocals
Rick Pedrosa – pedal steel
Eric Crespo – guitar and backing vocals
Paul Michael Schaefer – guitar
Shaun Lyvers – bass
Shaver – the big drum/percussion/melodica

Abronia, The Whole of Each Eye (2019)

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Hippie Death Cult Announce Spring & Summer Touring

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 2nd, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Heading out from their home base in Portland, Oregon, heavy rockers Hippie Death Cult will do a weekender this month headed into Washington for a couple dates that will serve as a precursor to broader ranging as Spring takes hold. They’re booked on consecutive April nights at Electric Highway Fest and Rocky Mountain Riff Fest in Calgary and Montana, respectively, and they’ll continue to peruse the West Coast later in May en route to Stoned and Dusted in Joshua Tree while they and the rest of the universe await the advent of 2020’s Psycho Las Vegas, which is sure to be the endtimes madness you and I and everyone we know have been craving all along. Certainly nice to seeing them do more than twiddle their thumbs until that arrives, however, as their Cursed Tongue Records-issued debut, 111 (review here), was both well received and a cause worthy of supporting.

So get out there, you crazy kids, and do that rock and roll thing. I think it’s gonna be big. Like Hula-Hoops big.

PR wire me ASAP:

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Portland Oregon’s heavy Rock N’ Roll outfit Hippie Death Cult have announced upcoming tour dates in western US and Canada for this spring and summer in support of their debut record “111” (Cursed Tongue Records).

As part of the trek, the band will be appearing at Calgary, Alberta’s The Electric Highway Festival, The Rocky Mountain Riff Fest in Kalispell, Montana, Stoned And Dusted in the Mojave Desert and Psycho Las Vegas 2020 this summer. The band will be joined by an array of local and touring bands city to city. More information regarding each line up will surface in the coming weeks and months.

Though there is no official release information at this time, the group has confirmed that they will be entering the studio intermittently between these dates to record a follow up to “111”. They have also confirmed that they will be peppering in new material during their live sets throughout the tour.

Guitarist Eddie Brnabic comments on the new music:

“We are extremely excited about this new material. Some of it is heavier and faster, some of it is more mellow and trippy … it’s definitely us, but it doesn’t sound like anything on “111”. I hope everyone else will dig it as much as we do. There’s certainly a lot of love and passion going into it and I personally couldn’t be happier with how the band is maturing and evolving together”

3.19 Chehalis, WA @ McFiler’s
3.20 Seattle WA @ Substation
3.21 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
3.22 Eugene, OR @ Sessions
4.5 Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room w/King Buffalo
4.15 Spokane, WA @ Big Dipper
4.16 Missoula, MT @ The Badlander
4.17 Calgary, AB @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 (Electric Highway Fest)
4.18 Kalispell, MT @ Eagles 234 (Rocky Mountain Riff Fest)
4.30 Seattle, WA @ El Corazón
5.1 Vancouver, BC @ East Van Live
5.2 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
5.8 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
5.9 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Psychic Hit
5.10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
5.21 Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
5.22 Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut
5.23 San Diego, CA @ Pour House
5.24 Joshua Tree, CA @ Stoned & Dusted Fest
8.7 Portland, OR @ Star Theater w/ Elder
8.14 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas 2020

Poster art by Eddie Brnabic
Photo Credit : Mick Olorsky

Hippie Death Cult is:
Eddie Brnabic – Guitar
Laura Phillips – Bass
Ryan Moore – Drums
Ben Jackson – Vocals & Keys

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Hippie Death Cult, “Treehugger” official video

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Witch Mountain Announce June Tour Dates Around Maryland Doom Fest 2020

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 27th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Witch Mountain released their latest single last Fall, and last I heard, they were going to set about writing new material to follow-up on 2018’s self-titled LP (review here). It seems that will show up later this year in the form of an EP, and they drop hints at more autumnal touring for 2020 as well — you might recall they were out with C.O.C. around the release of “Priceless Pain,” which you can stream below — that timing makes sense. Frankly, they’re one of those bands who, when it comes to new stuff from them, I’ll take it how it comes. If there’s trust to be earned in that regard, they’ve long since earned it.

They’ll be on the Eastern Seaboard around their appearance at Maryland Doom Fest 2020 in Frederick this June, and if you’re wondering why Heavy Temple and Gozu are listed at the Brooklyn show and no other bands are it’s because I transcribed the dates from the poster myself and someone already sent me an invite to go to the show. So there. Happened like five minutes ago. I’m sure whoever is playing Shrunken Head is also killer, but I have no idea who that might be at this present time. [Edit: it’s Pale Grey Lore, so yes, killer as suspected.]

Here’s word from the band and those dates:

witch mountain east coast tour

We are psyched to announce a limited headlining tour surrounding our appearance at Maryland Doom Fest in June. All tickets should be on sale right now.

Two of the classic Witch Mountain albums – Cauldron of the Wild (2012), and Mobile of Angels (2014) – have been unavailable on digital platforms for quite a while.

But as of today, both are back via our favorite site Bandcamp.

2020 sees the band writing new music in guitarist Rob’s Wrong Way Recording studio, and preparing to hit the road for a series of tours in the US and Europe, where fans will get another heavy dose of the band’s patented and ever-unfurling traditional American doom/blues.

Please help us spread the word… and we’ll see you on the road! \wm/

Witch Mountain live:
06.12 Chicago IL Sleeping Village
06.13 Columbus OH Shrunken Head
06.14 Buffalo NY Mohawk
06.15 Toronto ON Hard Luck
06.16 Ottawa ON House of Targ
06.17 Montreal QC L’Esco
06.18 Boston MA Great Scott
06.19 Brooklyn NY Saint Vitus Bar w/ Heavy Temple & Gozu
06.20 Maryland Doom Fest 2020
06.21 Pittsburgh PA Brillobox

Witch Mountain is:
Kayla Dixon: vocals
Rob Wrong: guitar
Justin Brown: bass
Nathan Carson: drums

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Witch Mountain, “Priceless Pain” lyric video

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All Them Witches and Blackwater Holylight Touring this Spring

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 25th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

Yes, All Them Witches had previously announced these dates for the Spring mostly-East Coast US tour that runs into May 1 at Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, but I feel like the fact that they’ll be joined for the run by Portland’s Blackwater Holylight makes it worth another look at the dates. April 23 in NJ, you say? Well, I’ll have gotten back from Roadburn earlier that week, but if anything’s worth a trip to Asbury Park, it’s a show like this at The Lanes, with open bowling surrounding the bandstand on either side.

It’s been many, many years since the last time I was there, and but for the aforementioned travel plans, I actually think Hamden would have fewer people even on a Saturday, so a somewhat less anxious experience, but still, I’ll take it as it comes. We’ll see how dead on my feet I am when we get there, but you bet your ass it’s going on the calendar.

All Them Witches live dates follow. Note the beginning of an August European tour already starting to take shape. I assume there will be more to come there, and honestly, they’re kind of coming up on due for a new album too, so if that emerges around September, I wouldn’t be surprised, especially given their penchant for sometimes recording in secret.

Shows with the asterisk are with Blackwater Holylight:

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ALL THEM WITCHES: APRIL=TOUR

INFO/TICKETS: http://www.allthemwitches.org/tour

MAR 14 SAT Vive Latino Mexico, Mexico
FRI. APRIL 17 – BALTIMORE MD – Ottobar*
SAT. APRIL 18 – HAMDEN CT – Space Ballroom*
SUN. APRIL 19 – PROVIDENCE RI – THE MET*
TUE. APRIL 21 – PORTSMOUTH NH – 3S Artspace*
WED. APRIL 22 – NORTHAMPTON MA – Gateway City Arts*
THU. APRIL 23 – ASBURY PARK NJ – Asbury Lanes*
FRI. APRIL 24 – PITTSBURGH PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre*
SAT. APRIL 25 – ANN ARBOR MI – The Blind Pig A2*
SUN. APRIL 26 – CINCINNATI OH – The Woodward Theater*
TUE. APRIL 28 – COLUMBUS OH – Skully’s Music-Diner*
WED. APRIL 29 – LEXINGTON KY – The Burl*
FRI. MAY 1 – ATLANTA GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival*
JUL 22-26 WED FloydFest Floyd, VA
AUG 7 FRI Krach Am Bach Beelen, Germany
AUG 8 SAT Re-Generation Fest Leipzig, Germany
AUG 17 MON Mascotte Zurich, Switzerland
*w/ Blackwater Holylight

All Them Witches is:
Charles Michael Parks, Jr – bass, vocals
Ben McLeod – guitar, vocals
Robby Staebler – drums, vocals

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All Them Witches, “1×1” official video

Blackwater Holylight, Veils of Winter (2019)

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Holy Grove Touring to Psycho Smokeout with Andy Patterson (ex-SubRosa) on Drums

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 21st, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Okay. Holy Grove doing a couple shows en route from their native Portland to play Psycho Smokeout in Los Angeles on April 18 is cool. It’s not the only US touring they’re going to do this year, reportedly, which is certainly good news as far as I’m concerned. But I feel like the real news here is that Andy Patterson will be drumming for them on the run. Patterson, formerly of Iota and SubRosa in Salt Lake City (as well as numerous others) and currently also in New York-based Insect Ark and SLC’s Døne, as well as SubRosa offshoot The Otolith — all in addition to recording bands — may or may not be permanent in the drummer role, I don’t really know, but what in life is permanent anyway? If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to watch him play, you know he brings a significant presence and creative pulse to the drums and the fact that that’s going to be a part of Holy Grove only makes me want to FINALLY see them live all the more.

I won’t on this brief West Coast run, which is a bummer as ever, but have my fingers crossed the opportunity will come sometime before the end of this year, one way or the other.

Either way, these shows, somewhat unsurprisingly, look killer:

holy grove tour

Holy Grove is hittin’ the ol’ dusty trail this April to support our invitation to Psycho Smokeout 2020. We’re also welcoming Andy Patterson to fold, who will be holding it down for us behind the kit. He’s best known as the drummer of the now defunct Subrosa of SLC, and more recently his work with Insect Ark of NYC.

Thursday 4/16 Eugene, OR at Old Nicks Pub w/ Gaythiest and Red Cloud
Friday 4/17 Oakland, CA at Jack London Elbo Room w/ Brume and Squalus
Saturday 4/18 Los Angeles, CA at Catch One for Psycho Smokeout w/Acid King, The Obsessed, Cough etc.

Artwork for the tour flyer was done by Dylan Garrett Smith (@dylanxvx on IG), lettering by Josh Yelle (@pencilmancer on IG) and layout by Eric Powers (@_punt_ on IG).

Holy Grove is:
Andrea Vidal – Vocals
Trent Jacobs – Guitar
Gregg Emley – Bass
Andy Patterson – Drums

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http://holygrove.bandcamp.com/
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Holy Grove, II (2018)

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YOB Announce West Coast US and European Tours

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 27th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

yob (Photo by JJ Koczan)

Eugene, Oregon’s YOB doing pretty much anything is good news as far as I’m concerned. “YOB are a band on this planet” continues to be something to have in your existential back pocket on hard days. Thus it is that even though they’re not hitting the East Coast on the newly announced stints they’ve lined up for March and May — they’ll be on the West Coast and in Europe, respectively, ahead of an appearance at Fire in the Mountains in Wyoming this July — I’m not going to complain. I saw YOB in Brooklyn last Spring (review here) and it was glorious. Maybe they’ll be back this way in the Fall, or maybe some other time. Once again, YOB are a band on this planet. Realizing this is only ever a positive feeling.

2018’s Our Raw Heart (review here) is streaming at the bottom of this post. Take a few minutes out of your day and rejoice. It’s a long week ahead.

From the PR wire:

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YOB: Announce 2020 US & European Tour Dates

Critically acclaimed cosmic trio YOB have announced 2020 US & EU tour dates launching this Spring. US dates kick off on March 19 in Sacramento, CA and ends March 28 in Boise, ID. Beginning May 20, YOB returns to Europe in Dresden, DE and ends May 30 in Karlsruhe, DE at Dudefest.

Additionally, YOB will perform at Fire in the Mountains as part of the ‘On Wings Over Utgard’ showcase, curated by Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved. Tickets are available at https://www.yobislove.com/tour.

YOB Tour Dates:

Mar 19 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Mar 20 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
Mar 21 Oakland, CA @ Metro
Mar 22 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Mar 23 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar 24 Tucson, CA @ Club Congress
Mar 25 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Mar 26 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Mar 27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Mar 28 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

May 20 Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
May 21 Hannover, DE @ Cafe Glocksee
May 23 Rouen, FR @ Le 106
May 24 Esch-sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik
May 25 Munich, DE @ Strom
May 27 Groningen, NL @ Vera
May 28 Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
May 29 Dortmund, DE @ Junkyard
May 30 Karlsruhe, DE @ Dudefest

Jul 10-12 Moran, WY @ Fire In The Mountains

YOB’s Our Raw Heart is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services HERE.

YOB is:
Mike Scheidt – Guitar, Vocals
Aaron Rieseberg – Bass
Travis Foster – Drums

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YOB, Our Raw Heart (2018)

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Hippie Death Cult Premiere “Treehugger” Video; 111 Repress Preorders Available Today

Posted in Bootleg Theater on January 17th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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The riff that opens Hippie Death Cult‘s 111 (review here) sounds so much like Alice in Chains‘ “Junkhead” to my ears that I keep half-expecting Layne Staley to start in with the “yeah-yeah”s over the lumbering guitar of Eddie Brnabic. He doesn’t, of course, but the key word there is “keep” — as in, I keep listening. To that song, to the album in general, and to the rampant praise that’s flooded over 111 before and since its release on vinyl through Cursed Tongue Records.

Usually that kind of thing is an immediate turnoff for me, and indeed, all the “holy shit!” around the work of Brnabic (who also recorded, mixed and mastered the album initially; Tony Reed did vinyl mastering, as he will), vocalist/keyboardist Ben Jackson (also of the undervalued Sioux), bassist Laura Phillips and drummer Ryan Moore (who was also in Nether Regions) had me hesitant to really dig into the record. And I’m not saying my opinion means anything one way or the other, because it doesn’t, but the fact is there is a draw to 111 that not only holds attention in the immediate, but keeps the listener coming back, in part to figure out what that draw is.

Near as I can estimate, it’s the balance of Brnabic‘s tone, which is very much Hippie-Death-Cult-111at the forefront of the band’s sound and sets their range in terms of depth of mix, driving both their heaviest moments and the acoustic centerpiece interlude “Mrtyu,” etc., and Jackson‘s soulful, at times gruff, vocals. The singer brings a bluesy sensibility that, in a song like the penultimate “Treehugger,” for which you can see a video premiering below — if you didn’t already see it premiering on YouTube at midnight Pacific last night; always love getting the exclusive, thanks y’all — almost touches on country, as though Hippie Death Cult were filtering a Texas heavy rock mindset through Portland’s attention to detail when it comes to tones and riffy tradition. With subtle lyrics touching on issues of faith and politics in opener “Sanctimonious” and elsewhere, there’s all the more depth to explore for the audience.

You’ll note the rhythm section has gone yet-unmentioned. That’s because their work is an utter given. Phillips, who also did some of the camera work in the video, alongside Brnabic and Alice Kollinzas, and Moore nail down and fill out the grooves of 111 with an understated fluidity that is never overly showy but is also never anything less than it needs to be. The balance, in other words, is just right, and in the respective eight- and nine-minute side A and B finales, “Unborn” and “Black Snake,” the full band works to enhance each other’s contributions so that it’s not just about the guitar or the vocals or the bass, drums or keys. It’s all of it, together. Considering 111 is a first album as the title would seem to indicate, this accomplishment isn’t to be understated.

Preorders are up as of today for the Cursed Tongue repress of 111, and you’ll find that info under the video for “Treehugger” below, courtesy of the PR wire.

Please enjoy:

Hippie Death Cult, “Treehugger” official video premiere

CURSED TONGUE RECORDS IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE: PRE-ORDER AND OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR THE REPRESS OF GRUNGY STONER DOOM ALBUM ‘111’ BY HIPPIE DEATH CULT

REPRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 14TH 2020

PRE-ORDER STARTS JANUARY 17TH 6PM CET* ON:
http://cursedtonguerecords.bigcartel.com/

Stream/Buy: https://hippiedeathcult.bandcamp.com

hippie death cult 111 vinylDue to continued high demand for the vinyl release of HIPPIE DEATH CULT’s debut album ‘111’ that has sold out completely from the label and all distros, we are thrilled to announce the REPRESS of this belter of an album!

HIPPIE DEATH CULT have been hitting it hard since laset summer both live on the stage and in the online spheres, where they have amazed many heavy heads across the globe as well as received an impressive amount of high ranking scores on a wide array of Best Of 2019 charts. Now a new year has begun and more new endavours lie at the feet of the death cult hippies in 2020.

The REPRESS of “111” on dark ‘Treehugger Green’ vinyl will see the light of day on February 14 2020 via Cursed Tongue Records with pre-orders starting later today!

This premium vinyl release boasts high quality 180 grams vinyl plated and pressed in Germany, housed in 6mm spine full colour gatefold cover with smoking hot artwork by the singer Ben Jackson in collaboration with guitarist Eddie Brnabic. This CTR Exclusive REPRESS is ltd. to just 300 copies and comes with a super rad A3 sized poster by Shane Horror Design (ltd. 100 copies) and digital download coupon for the full album plus two kickass stickers.

So if you missed out on the 1st pressing or simply want to add this sick REPRESS edition to your vinyl collection, now is time to start your engines!

Video produced, Shot & Edited By : Eddie Brnabic
Additional footage shot by Laura Phillips & Alice Kollinzas

Hippie Death Cult live:
Feb 07 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Mar 19 McFiler’s Chehalis, WA
Mar 20 Substation Seattle, WA
Mar 21 High Water Mark Lounge Portland, OR
Mar 22 Sessions Music Hall Eugene, OR
Apr 15 The Big Dipper Spokane, WA
Apr 16 Badlander Missoula, MT
Apr 17 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 Calgary, AB
Apr 17 Rocky Mountain Riff Fest Kalispell, MT

Hippie Death Cult are:
Eddie Brnabic : Guitar
Laura Phillips : Bass
Ryan Moore : Drums
Ben Jackson : Vocals/Keys

Hippie Death Cult, 111 (2019)

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Blackwater Holylight Announce West Coast Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 30th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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If I needed to tell you to listen to Blackwater Holylight before — and nope, I didn’t — I definitely don’t now, as you no doubt made your way out to see them on their Fall tour alongside Monolord. Or, perhaps you were fortunate enough to catch one of their nights with YOB and Earthless earlier this month. One way or the other, you probably picked up however many vinyl editions of their second album, Veils of Winter (review here), were at the merch table, and I’m sure by now you’ll agree it’s one of 2019’s best records. I think it’s nice to be so on the same page. Synergy and so forth.

Turns out Blackwater Holylight aren’t at all done supporting said record, and really, neither should they be, what with all the ass its eight tracks streaming at the bottom of this post so mightily kick. They were in Europe last Spring, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they made a return trip sometime in 2020, depending on how quickly they want to get to work on their third album — their second came on a quick turnaround from their 2018 self-titled debut (review here) — but before that either does or doesn’t happen, they’ll do a West Coast headlining run that, if I’m not mistaken, will be their first time at the top of the bill in the US. If I’m right about that, it’s a significant forward step, even though the tour set for March is nowhere near as long as the stint with Monolord, and one hopes that it will only add to the momentum already so much on the band’s side.

Shows are presented by Nanotear, who posted the dates thusly:

blackwater holylight west coast tour

Blackwater Holylight – West Coast Tour Dates

Happy new year: Blackwater Holylight will be doing a West Coast tour this upcoming March.

03/04 Seattle WA Substation
03/05 Vancouver BC Astoria
03/06 Portland OR Mississippi Studios
03/07 Eugene OR Old Nick’s
03/08 Sacramento CA Starlet
03/10 San Diego CA Soda Bar
03/11 Los Angeles CA Lodge Room
03/12 Palm Springs CA Ace Hotel
03/13 Santa Cruz CA Felton Music Hall
03/14 Oakland CA Eli’s Mile High

Presented by Nanotear: https://www.facebook.com/Nanotear/

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Blackwater Holylight, Veils of Winter (2019)

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