Haunting The Chapel

Weedeater – “Homecoming”

By brandon / March 2, 2011 - 12:36 pm

The ominous gnashing-of-teeth opening narration, tongue-in-bongwater track “Palms Of Opium,” and watery banjo/bass/cricket closer “Whiskey Creek” add a strong Southern flare to Weedeater’s fourth album Jason… The Dragon. These more overt nods to the longstanding NC trio’s local landscape is a beautiful move, introducing a restful dynamic to the usual crusty, sludgy, in-the-red Dixieland racket. The post-Buzzov*en stoners returned to Steve Albini’s Chicago lair to record/mix the collection, so outside those less-distorted excursions, the bass and guitar tones are especially thick. As you’ve come to expect from 2001’s …And Justice for Y’all through 2007’s God Luck And Good Speed, the doom tempos lurch in forbidding but catchy ways. Maybe none more than one of the collection’s bigger, slightly cleaner anthems, “Homecoming.”

Weedeater – “Homecoming”

Jason… The Dragon is out 3/15 via Southern Lord. Catch them on the road, sometimes with Zoroaster, sometimes with Kvelertak, and sometimes with Red Fang (whose new album Murder The Mountain has been on steady rotation over here). They’re also doing SXSW, playing shows with Zoroaster, the Body, Liturgy, Trash Talk, the Atlas Moth, Howl, Red Fang, Kylesa, Crowbar, St. Vitus, Helmet, etc. Here:

3/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #
3/03 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot #
3/04 – Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern #
3/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge #
3/06 – Boise, ID @ Shredder #
3/07 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse %
3/08 – Portland, OR @ Rotture %
3/10 – Chico, CA @ Monstros %
3/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside %
3/12 – San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room %
3/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex $
3/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room !!
3/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad %
3/17 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn (Converse and Thrasher’s Death Match [day show])
3/18 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog (SXSW Metalliance Tour SXSW stop [night show])
3/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova %
3/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia #
3/21 – Panama City Beach, FL @ Newby’s Too #
3/22 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum #
3/23 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth #
3/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
3/25 – Spartenburg, SC @ Ground Zero #
3/26 – Savannah, GA @ The Jinx  #

# w/ Zoroaster
% w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
$ w/ Zoroaster, Red Fang
!! w/ Zoroaster, Wildildlife, Kvelertak

Weedeater Promo 2011
[Photo by Markus Shaffer]