Central California quartet Slow Season announce a revamped version of their 2012 self-titled debut album to be released on RidingEasy Records. The band's unpretentious throwback full length has been remixed and remastered with new artwork for proper release on the same label that issued their popular 2014 sophomore album Mountains. Consequence of Sound premieres the first track "Heavy" today, available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE.)
The completely renewed Slow Season will be released on LP, CD and download on December 4th, 2015.
The band's sound effortlessly nods to greats of the 60s-70s like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath, et al, without sounding like a caricature. Rather, as one can immediately hear, this is hypnotic, heavy, and howling rock 'n' roll that defies both musical and temporal categorization.
The Visalia, CA band -- Daniel Rice (vocals, guitar), David Kent (guitar), Hayden Doyel (bass), and Cody Tarbell (drums) -- scale new heights, while recognising where it all began. Having recorded both of their albums live on reel-to-reel at Tarbell's home studio, the band eschews the digital trappings of music today to give their analog sound its crackling, kinetic energy.
"Working with the limitations of tape really pushed us to play our best," Rice says. "You have to prioritize your ideas. You can't layer too much on there. You also have to nail the takes. You don't get to go back and cut 'n' paste. You have to feel it when you're playing it. When everything comes together, it really shines because we're all playing together on tape."
The hard-touring band most recently shared the stage on Summer 2015's extensive RidingEasy Records Tour with labelmates Mondo Drag and Electric Citizen.
SLOW SEASON LIVE:
10/22 San Diego, CA @ Til Two
10/25 Las Vegas, NV @ National Hotel
10/26 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic
Artist: Slow Season
Album: Slow Season
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: December 4th, 2015
01. Heavy (STREAM)
02. DayGlo Sunrise
03. Evil Words
04. Deep Forest
06. Coco A Gogo
07. No Bridge Rag
08. Bars & Bars
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