Kick your weekend off with some bonged-out, psychedelic-tinged stoner rock courtesy of GREENLEAF and ‘Ocean Deep‘.
The latest number comes by way of the Swedish unit’s upcoming new long player, Trails & Passes, set for release via Small Stone Recordings later this month. Recorded by former GREENLEAF/Demon Cleaner/Dozer drummer Karl Daniel Lidén at Studio Gröndahl and mixed and mastered by Lidén at Tri-Lamb Studios, Trails & Passes’ nine tracks draws out the best talents of each individual member, resulting in a modern rock amalgam that’s as impossible to simplify as it is futile to want to.
Sink ‘Ocean Deep‘ with GREENLEAF, now playing at Doomed And Stoned blog at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, check out opening track, ‘Our Mother Ash‘ HERE.
GREENLEAF has weathered a revolving cast of characters since their arrival on the scene, but the one constant bond that has repeatedly drawn them together, every few years, like an irresistible gravitational force, is a shared musical vision, straddling the realms of stoner and alternative rock. Such was the case when GREENLEAF first assembled behind Lowrider vocalist Peter Bergstrand for their eponymous 2000 debut EP, welcomed Dozer frontman Fredrik Nordin for is 2001 follow-up, Revolution Rock, added Demon Cleanerguitarist Daniel Jansson for 2003’s Secret Alphabets, integrated Truckfighters vocalist Oskar Cedermalm in time for 2007’s Agents Of Ahriman, and powered ahead behind reliable mainstay, guitarist Tommi Holappa for 2012’s Nest Of Vipers. And now GREENLEAF is again on the move, bidding Cedermalm farewell and welcoming new recruits in frontman Arvid Jonsson and drummer Sebastian Olsson, who joined Holappa and long-serving bassist Bengt Bäcke in time to record (incidentally, with no outside help, guest musicians, or other additives) what would become GREENLEAF’s next and fifth long-player, Trails & Passes.
With a long, winding career that now sees GREENLEAF categorically divesting itself of any lingering “side project” associations, GREENLEAF has officially be elevated to the proverbial next level with the abundant strengths of Trails & Passes. Recommended for adherents of Dozer, Brain Police, Sasquatch, Graveyard, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Roadsaw, Truckfighters, Lowrider and The Socks.
In related news, GREENLEAF will spread their hypnotic rock requiems across European stages this Spring on a seventeen-date journey that will take the band through Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark with additional live performances being arranged for the Fall. See confirmed dates below.
GREENLEAF Live 2014:
5/22/2014 Schaubude – Kiel, DE w/ S.N.O.
5/23/2014 Vinyl Groove Music Fest @ Musicon – The Hague, NL
5/24/2014 Ostbunker – Osnabruck, DE
5/25/2014 Jägerklause – Berlin, DE w/ S.N.O.
5/26/2014 Ostpol – Dresden, DE w/S.N.O.
5/27/2014 KuBa – Jena, DE
5/28/2014 Komune – Offenbach, DE
5/29/2014 Alte Hackerei – Karlsruhe, DE w/ S.N.O.
5/30/2014 7er Club – Mannheim, DE
5/31/2014 Coq d’or – Olten, CH
6/02/2014 Gibus Cafe – Paris, FR
6/03/2014 Sojo – Leuven, BE
6/04/2014 Waldmeister – Solingen, DE
6/05/2014 The Bruch Brothers – Luzern, CH
6/07/2014 PulPub – Nijmegen, NL w/ Tank 86
6/08/2014 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
9/04/2014 Moon Club – Cardiff, UK w/ Steak
9/05/2014 Kraak – Manchester, UK w/ Steak
9/06/2014 The Borderline – London, UK w/ Steak, Sedulus
10/04/2014 Up In Smoke Festival – Pratteln, CH w/ Dozer, Kadavar, Ufomammut etc.
10/01/2014 Blue Moon Festival – Cottbus, DE
11/28/2014 Rocksound – Barcelona, SP
11/29/2014 Wurlitzer Ballroom – Madrid, SP
Source: Earsplit PR