Dallas swampadelic fuzz faction, WO-FAT, today drops a brand new resin-coated canticle for your bong-ripping enjoyment. Titled “The Conjuring,” the smoke-fueled number comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length of the same name.
Much in the same vein as their last two offerings — 2012’s The Black Code and 2011’s Noche del Chupacabra – The Conjuring boasts big jams and brawny riffs, the sort of record that turns the vaguely interested into converts and makes the corners on squares look even sharper. Guitarist/vocalist Kent Stump, bassist Tim Wilson and drummer/backing vocalist Michael Walter are jazz-combo tight and their roll is easy and natural, much like Fu Manchu, but far bigger and in the case of The Conjuring, far darker.
There’s been a creature lurking in the woods since WO FAT’s 2006 debut, The Gathering Dark. Their second album, 2009’s Psychedelonaut, pulled back on the threat some to lighten the mood, but whether it’s the motor-driven rush of “Read The Omens” or the you’re-already-lost-in-it riff-exploration of seventeen-minute closer “Dreamwalker,” The Conjuring is indeed a backwoods ritual. Bluesmen have sold their souls for less. Topped off with a mastering job from Nolan Brett at Stump’s studio and an otherworldly cover courtesy of Alexander Von Wieding, the beast that WO FAT’s tectonic riffage calls to earth has never seemed more real or more alive than it does on The Conjuring.
Get down with the contact high of “The Conjuring,” now smoking out the airwaves of Revolver at THIS LOCATION.
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The Conjuring will drop via Small Stone Recordings on June 17th, 2014 on CD, vinyl, and digitally. The vinyl edition — 180 gram vinyl with deluxe jacket and poly-lined sleeves — comes in transparent red or black, each limited to 250 copies.
In related news, WO FAT is currently levying their stoner rituals overseas with MOTHERSHIP on a twelve-date trek that commenced on May 27th in London
WO-FAT Live 2014 [remaning dates]:
5/31/2014 Jagerklause – Berlin, DE
6/01/2014 Fonobar – Waraw, POL
6/02/2014 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
6/03/2014 Chemiefabrik – Munich, DE
6/04/2014 Kinski – Zurich, SW
6/05/2014 Le Volume – Nice, FR
6/06/2014 Rocksound – Barcelona, ESP
6/07/2014 Peyote Fest – Madrid, ESP
Preorder WO-FAT’s The Conjuring today via Small Stone Recordings at THIS LOCATION.
Source: Earsplit PR