Stoner doom band Witch has managed to turn quite a few heads. Their Sabbath styled sludge is top shelf and served up thick as molasses. Featuring members of psyche band Feathers and legendary Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J. Mascis behind the traps. Their star-studded pedigree only enhances the 70s riffing that marks their self-titled debut.
There can never be too much musical mind expansion, so if you dig clamping the headphones on and letting music take you on a little trip, then check out psychedelic band Oneida’s album The Wedding. From the Heads Vault, here is our 2005 interview with Fat Bobby, in which he shares his recipe for Albõndigas, retells the story of his most mind-altering acid trip, and praises the preeminence of Canadian weed.
Color Green’s deeply mellow vibe embodies the very essence of Stoned Americana music. With influences ranging from JJ Cale, the Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead to extended instrumental covers of 60s songs and hours-long recordings of thunder and rain on a tin roof, band mates Noah Kohll and Corey Madden are into some crazy shit. Keith Hadad of Record Crates United sat down with the boys for a rambling, wide-ranging, far-out chat.
Listen in as musicians Ethan Miller, frontman of Howlin Rain, and James Toth, member of One Eleven Heavy, discuss The Dharma Wheel, Howlin Rain’s latest pandemic album. They swap views on writing techniques, playing hide-and-seek with their muse, putting in the time, overcoming roadblocks, finding their authentic voice, and when the ideal time to light up is.
Steven Bernstein’s latest creative gift, Tinctures in Time, is a powerful expression of friendship and music making. Inspired by life and loss, Tinctures is the first of a four-record project of community music and offers a sense of otherworldliness. Backed by the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Tinctures’ influences include Jazz, funk, African traditions and Minimalism—all rolled up into what Bernstein calls cannabis music.