RIYL: Frankie and the Witch Fingers / Oh Sees / Ty Segall / King Gizzard/ Mind Meld / Hawkwind / Black Sabbath / NEU!

Label: Six Tonnes De Chair Records

LA’s Psych/Garage-outfit Hooveriii dropped their absolutely stunning S/T-album last year, which quickly peaked on my top albums of 2018. Marking a shift in direction from his 2 previus albums, Bert Hoover added the talents of a few skilled friends to push dynamics and managed to create a sound that blends decades of psychedelic greatness in into one highly potent shot of awesome. The ruff riffage of Sabbath, the ballsy kicks of MC5, the crafty songwriting of Roky and the krauty noodling of NEU!, this album has it all!

The new single Fathom will be released April 5th via French label Six Tonnes De Chair Records, and pre-orders went live yesterday. The available A-side keeps kicking out the jams while adding a tad of Lizzy goodness to the mix to further expand their sound. Following up on the previous album’s exciting arrangements and tight execution, this without a doubt makes Hooveriii’s next LP one of my most anticipated releases of 2019. Tune in folks, this is some real good sh*t.

Only 300 copies of this hits the decks, 100 on Gold Vinyl and 200 on Black. (+45 test-pressing advance copies, long gone by now..)

The Details

Limited Black Vinyl
200 copies. Heavy weight hand screen printed sleeve.

Limited Gold Vinyl
100 copies. Heavy weight hand screen printed sleeve.

1. Fathom
2. I Dream Of Mark Lee

Includes digital pre-order of Fathom. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
shipping out on or around April 5, 2019

Following up their excellent album of space-sliced psych from last year, L.A.’s Hoover III return with a new single on French enclave Six Tonnes De Chair. Starting with a riff that scratches the ol’ runes of Sabbath in the sand, the band proceeds to drive the track in a lighter direction, welding the heavy guitar chug to echo-dripped harmonies. The track doesn’t just troll for grooves, though. As they arc into the second half the band stompboxes the warp drive and takes “Fathom” through a few layers of cosmos. Hoover III have been working a particularly potent strain of Space Rock in their first couple of releases, and if this new single is an indicator of where they’re headed, then the next LP threatens to be one to watch out for. In the meantime, this is a good reminder to shake the earthly tether once in a while.

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