Premiere: Smoke ‘Scavenger’ – New Single Of Fuzzy, Doomy Stoner Rock Drops This Friday
Lynchburg, Virginia’s Smoke has been making a bit of a name for themselves with their fuzzy doom and stoner rock after the release of their debut album Groupthink, which Shaman scribe Josh Schneider rated so highly, it grabbed the top spot for his albums of 2022, beating the likes of Russian Circles and King Buffalo to name a couple.
Now in 2023, and with a rejigged lineup as Stephen Tyree replaces the outgoing Braxton on bass, for a stop-gap, the band have laid down their new single Scavenger, which is also the first recording to feature Tyree. And today it’s The Shaman‘s absolute honour to be able to bring this fuzzed out doom and stoner anthem in its five-and-a-half minute entirety.
About the track, the band says, ‘Scavenger starts as a high velocity death rattle as vultures pick bones clean, screeching vocals and guitars carry the song, finishing with a slow grave-digging riff. An ode to consumers of carrion everywhere.’
What more is there to add except click play below to scavenge with Smoke…
More on Smoke & ‘Scavenger’
Smoke is a heavy psychedelic rock band from Lynchburg, Virginia. Dalton Huskin (vocals/guitar), Ben Gold (lead guitar), Alex Thurston (drums), and Stephen Tyree (bass) blend a heady mix of psychedelic rock, southern fuzz, and Sabbathian doom with ‘lyrical pearls of schizophrenic wisdom’ (Frazer Jones, Desert Psychlist).
They released their debut album Groupthink in February 2022, which reached number 65 on the Doom Charts Top 100 Albums of 2022 and number 1 on Josh Schneider’s Top Ten of 2022 on The Sleeping Shaman. Their new single Scavenger is due to release on March 10th, 2023.
Dalton Huskin – Vocals, Guitar
Ben Gold – Lead Guitar
Alex Thurston – Drums
Stephen Tyree – Bass
Credits for Scavenger:
Written by Smoke
Lyrics by Dalton Huskin
Artwork by Dalton Huskin
Recorded at Fainting Goat Studios in Bedford, VA
Mixed by Ben McLeod
Mastered by Mikey Allred
Scavenger, the new single from Lynchburg, Virginia’s Smoke releases this Friday, 10th March, and is available to purchase for the measly sum of $1 over on Bandcamp.
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