RIYL: Warpaint

Label: Riding Easy Records

Riding Easy Records released my favorite album of 2017 and they consistently put out interesting music. It looks like they have lot more great releases planned for this year. A few days ago, the label announced the release of Blackwater Holylight’s debut album. The all-female quartet hails from Oregon and are creating an interesting mix of psych and grunge. The lead single starts off with a super catchy riff that has sort of grunge rock sound. The song continues building until around the two minute mark when the band unleashes some fierce distorted guitar. Head over to Riding Easy to grab limited clear variant.

The Details

The notion of “heavy music” is continuing to expand of late, with many intrepid artists finding new ways to incorporate the power of traditional metal into new music, but without all of its trappings. Enter Portland, OR quartet BlackWater HolyLight to further swirl musical elements into a captivating hybrid of emotional intensity. Heavy psych riffs, gothic drama, folk-rock vibes, garage-sludge and soaring melodies all collide into a satisfying whole with as much contrast as the band’s name itself.

BlackWater HolyLight was recorded by Cameron Speice at Gold Brick Studios and The Greenhouse, and with Eric Crespo at Touch Tourcher Recording in Portland. The album will be available on LP, CD and download on April 6th, 2018 via RidingEasy Records.

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