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Providing vocals for legendary stoners Kyuss will probably always be John Garcia’s greatest merit, but that doesn’t mean the man sits still. He’s played with a bunch of bands that were a lot like Kyuss but just not as good, and also makes solo albums. The humbly titled John Garcia and his Band of Gold is his latest effort, and you’d be right to expect tasty licks and high-pitched vocal wails, but with a bit more bluesy twang than classic stoner rock.
The Smashing Pumpkins are so excited about the release of their brand new album that they’ve given it two or three titles! Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. (didn’t I tell you?) is the first Smashing Pumpkins album for four years, and it notably features founder members like James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin for the first time this millenium. Released by Napalm Records.
- Vinyl LP (NPR807VINYL)
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- Coloured vinyl
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Napalm Records (Skindred, Alestorm) release the fourth LP from Ukrainian group Stoned Jesus. If it wasn’t apparent from their name, this band deal primarily in stoner rock and they’re definitely very pleased that Pilgrims’ second track clocks in at exactly 4:20. Stoned Jesus’ sound is not as skull-shaking as genre titans like Sleep. A lot of their music is relatively lean by the conventions of the genre - moments here could pass for Deftones.
The existential void has a new guardian. Liverpool trio Conan resume channelling the bloodthirsty energy of your favourite Cimmerian barbarian on this new one for Napalm Records. Packing dual vocalists and an indefatigable fund of drop-tuned riffs, it’s quite the furious, simmering work of doomy sludge.
- Vinyl Double LP (NPR802VINYL)
God Is An Astronaut
Inching closer to their third decade, Irish three-piece God is an Astronaut continue to keep the post-rock dream alive on Epitaph. Dutiful and wilting piano motifs, crescendos of wailing guitar, synth and wordless vocals, atmospheric breakdowns leading to more crescendos - these are some of the expertly-crafted musical experiences that await you on this record. At its most aching and overdriven, Torsten Kinsella’s lead guitar tone is what steals the show.
New Jersey rockers Monster Magnet are back in demure form as ever, with their family-friendly tenth album 'Mindfucker'. Jokes, obvs. This record is as savage and raw as you'd expect from the stoner-rock five-piece, with seductive splices of proto-punk, neckbreaking guitar riffs and psych-laced solos.
- Vinyl Double LP (NPR757VINYL)
Liverpool’s Conan are one of the most consistently uncompromising doom bands to emerge in recent years. The trio’s austere brand of heaviness is in the Sleep tradition,with the battle fetish of High On Fire. In the wake of last year’s third album Revengeance, this compilation collects 2009 rehearsal recordings and studio material from 2012.
- Vinyl LP (NPR760VINYL)
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Stonery rock men Monster Magnet are having their debut or "objectively best album" (according to a youtuber who asked "a few fans") reissued on wax once more on Napalm Records ! Just imagine having that cover in big form in your hands. That's just the epitome of American psych right there. There will be riffs.
Revengeance is the third album by Merseyside doom metal three piece Conan. The songs are wrapped in warm, down-tuned fuzz, crust-covered doom and monumental drone. However, this fuzzy sludge does not conceal how pissed off the band remain. Pressed on limited edition transparent red vinyl which is exclusive to the UK. On Napalm Records.
Monster Magnet have re-imagined/re-vamped 2013's "Last Patrol" adding four brand new tracks, and some exclusive live ones. They have made the vocals sound even more like Eddie Vedder vomiting into a flask and have sandpapered off any edges to reveal a chugging, bluesy Hootie smoothie.
With VISTA CHINO, Garcia makes music very close to his Kyuss roots, but on this self-titled solo album, he ventures into first-class, very catchy rock songs that commute equally between classic rock and concise stoner elements.
Featuring legendary Robby Krieger (The Doors) on guitar duties in 'Her Bullets Energy' - John Garcia has delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the Californian desert. Danko Jones, Tom Brayton (Vista Chino), Mark Diamond (The Dwarves, Mondo Generator) and also Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Mondo Generator) shows up throughout the record as guest musicians.