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Five Horse Johnson stream ‘Jake Leg Boogie’ via Echoes and Dust

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:52 PM (PST)

Toledo blues rockers Five Horse Johnson are streaming their latest full-length album Jake Leg Boogie over at Echoes and Dust.

Eric Oblander (vocals/harp) had this to say about the album:

“In many ways, making Jake Leg Boogie was one of the easiest albums to create, even though it took four years to make — sorry, Small Stone [laughs]. Our drummer Tim Gahagan is the engine that drives this band. Over the years, we have been very blessed to have a bevy of kick ass drummers sit in with us. I mean, it’s not every band who gets to make not one, buttwo albums with the great Jean Paul Gaster. But we all grew up with Tim, he was our very first drummer decades ago, and few people understand how we want to do this thing better than he does. That, along with Phil D taking a larger role in the writing process really opened up some fresh angles for us. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Steve or Brad play better on any of our albums to date, and Brad’s lyric and vocal performances are the best yet. I striped back my harp playing and vocals a bit and tried to find the juicy, primal center, and getting back to collaborating with Brad on lyrics really helped me find fresh, new ways to sing some of the thoughts that were rolling around in my head. Also, thanks to artist Mark Dancey’s understanding of the FIVE HORSE JOHNSON mission, the album art was, as usual, exactly what we wanted and needed. At the end of the day FIVE HORSE JOHNSON is just a group of guys who like to laugh at each other’s jokes, throw back a few beers, travel the world playing music together, and record the coolest albums we can along the way, to document our experiences. Sometimes, if you don’t over think it and just get to it, good things happen. And that’s what’s at the heart of our new album Jake Leg Boogie. We hope ya’ll dig listening to it as much as we dug making it.”

Head over to Echoes and Dust to stream Jake Leg Boogie in its entirety.

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Album Review: Lo-Pan “Colossus”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 7:02 AM (PST)

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Lo Pan‘s newest Colossus is sweet relief for the ears, opening with all the swagger they can muster via hard rocker “Regulus” and never looking back.

This record had my favorite cover art of the year as well (until I saw the new Krokodil art, which is just insane). But the bold image of 4 horses sort of looking like part of a bleeding skull peyote bud really grabbed me as awesome and matches the soulful and well constructed but searching grooves herein. Spare and real production about PERFORMANCE but nonetheless pretty high quality (though not as much of a glossy sheen as recent excellent Fireball Ministry that seemed to aim for a solo Ozzy kind of vibe, for example). Lo-Pan have indeed made a Colossus of ” an LP with time of our lives” melodies and songs like “Land Of The Blind” that possess enough desert and mental spark to please fans of everything from Floor to Tool to Vista Chino.

Click HERE for more!

Help a scene brutha out: Small Stone Records Flood Relief

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 4:41 AM (PST)

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Chances are if you like stoner rock, hard rock or great rock n roll, you own something Small Stone Records has released. From Acid King to Black Sleep Of Kali to Greenleaf to Wo Fat, there are many great moments in the label’s fuzzed out history. Now we can give them something back, and time is a factor.

Last week, debilitating storms dumped flood water throughout the Detroit area, including the offices of Small Stone Records. Gear and product were both destroyed and insurance is only going to go so far, so let’s come come together to help Scott Hamilton from Small Stone with some of the massive expense of cleaning up from this flood. Hamilton’s support for heavy music in the near two-decades that he’s run Small Stone has never wavered and this is a chance to help somebody who’s helped us by enriching our lives with great bands and great riffs.

 Donations are being taken through the middle of next month, but since it’s a water cleanup process and there’s the ever-present threat of mold, time’s a factor.

To help and donate click HERE.

 

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Lo-Pan and Black Cobra tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:32 AM (PST)
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Ohio volume squad, LO-PAN, is readying to take to the streets again on a mammoth live excursion alongside San Francisco’s Black Cobra. The journey will commence in Phoenix  on August 18th and wind through nearly three dozen cities, coming to a close in Oakland on October 2nd.

 

Comments the band, “LO-PAN is proud to be doing our part to support the oil and gas industry of America! Land of the Free home of the Brave. Seriously though anyone have an unlimited gas card they want to donate to our mission from god? Also, Black Cobra rules and we are very excited to support them on this trek.”

  See dates here.

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Lo-Pan cover art for “Colossus” is my favorite of 2014 so far

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM (PST)

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There have been some great album covers this year which defy the idea that an MP3 alone doesn’t need corresponding record art. Sure, digital is in some ways better for the environment (unless you start talking about mining issues worldwide to meet demands of technology, but I digress).

There has been some great shit out this year artistically, from Castle’s Russian symbolic painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin (who worked with Behemoth after first working with Castle, previously) painting for Under Siege to the very Zen/xistential San Francisco artist Seth Curcio’s Empress AD work for Still Life Moving Fast… but Lo-Pan’s Colossus art takes the cake thus far.

Maybe I just have a mutant boner for the upcoming X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse, but in that case you’d think the Lo-Pan record would be called “Archangel” instead if “Colossus”, though at this point I think Gambit and Wolverine were Horseman of Death as well, so I can’t fucking keep track. Point being, this art from the Ohio rockers next Small Stone release by Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black) is killer, bold, simple and apocalyptic. It would make a great tattoo and look great on an LP jacket…or a biker jacket.

Click Here to see the art and track listing.

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Wo Fat premiere new track “The Conjuring”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:08 PM (PST)

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Texas doom metallers Wo Fat are streaming their new song “The Conjuring”, the title track off of their new album, due out June 17.

The Conjuring will be released by Small Stone Records. Stream “The Conjuring via Revolver Magazine.

Check out Wo Fat’s European tour dates here.

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