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VIDEO PREMIERE: U.S. Psychedelic Rock Band Obscured By Clouds

Obscured By Clouds- Thermospheric

One of the best parts of being a music writer is rediscovering bands you wrote about years ago.  This is exactly what happened to me with Seattle’s Obscured By Clouds.  The group’s ‘Psycheclectic’ made a strong impression back in 2009 with its combination of Pink Floyd progressive rock alongside a range of other rock influences.  Eight years have gone by since then, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the band name pop up again in my inbox this past week.  This time around Obscured By Clouds has put together a live album titled ‘Thermospheric’ that will be released alongside a Blu-Ray of the performance.  Containing seven out of the eight songs that were on ‘Psycheclectic’ alongside two new tracks, it’s sure to serve as a great introduction to newcomers and a great way for established fans like me to hear these songs from a new angle.  With ‘Thermospheric’ set for release on October 27th via the band’s own label Psycheclectic Records, today we’re excited to premiere a music video for Consider This A Message.


SONG PREMIERE: U.S. Stoner Rock/Doom Band Season of Arrows

Season of Arrows- Give It to the Mountain

It has been a little over two years since Nashville’s Season of Arrows released their self-titled debut, showcasing their take on the sprawling stoner rock/doom genre.  They received quite a bit of acclaim for that effort, but are looking to take things to the next level on follow-up ‘Give It to the Mountain’, due out October 28th via their new record label Static Tension Recordings.  Having spent some time with the album over the past few days, it’s clear that this band has further refined their ideas and delivered an absorbing listening experience.  Today we’re excited to bring you a premiere of the album closer, the almost seven minute long From the Wilderness We Return.  It’s one of the pieces that is perhaps one of the best showcases of the merging of sweeping melodies and heavy grooves that Season of Arrows is capable of, and is sure to leave a lasting impression.