“Fans of the fuzzed-out, body-swaying stoner doom of Electric Wizard and Windhand may want to keep their ears peeled for the debut album by Ocean City, Maryland’s DIRT WOMAN, who are cut from that very same cloth and who do a fine job of churning out mammoth riffs and psychedelic haze.” — BrooklynVegan
BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Creator,” the newest track from Maryland psychedelic doom unit DIRT WOMAN. The hazy hymn comes off the band’s impending debut full-length, The Glass Cliff, set for release next month via Grimoire Records.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered in the fall of 2019 by Noel Mueller at the Tiny Castle in Baltimore, The Glass Cliff’s five tracks bulge with gargantuan riffs, thundering rhythms, and lyrics speaking directly to the cries of today’s youth; a fittingly titled record that’s equal parts enraged and dejected by a world whose once great promise has been decimated by the pursuit of power and material wealth.
Notes the band of their latest track on display, “‘Creator’ was a turning point for us regarding the songwriting process. Before ‘Creator,’ we didn’t have a clear vision of where exactly this album would take us but through writing, we found the characteristics that shape us as a collective and our individual strengths. Lyrically, it came from a place of discontent for mainstream religions and the oppressive nature of worshiping a singular male god.”
Adds BrooklynVegan, “Fans of the fuzzed-out, body-swaying stoner doom of Electric Wizard and Windhand may want to keep their ears peeled for the debut album by Ocean City, Maryland’s DIRT WOMAN, who are cut from that very same cloth and who do a fine job of churning out mammoth riffs and psychedelic haze.”
Stream “Creator,” courtesy of BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.
DIRT WOMAN’s The Glass Cliff comes swathed in the trippy cover renderings of Hayden Hall and will be released on limited edition CD and digital formats March 13th. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION where opening track “Lady Of The Dunes” ca be streamed.
Forged in Ocean City, Maryland in the summer of 2017 as a duo featuring vocalist/guitarist Zoe Koch and drummer Gabe Solomon, DIRT WOMAN is named in honor of the late Donnie Corker. Better known as Dirtwoman, Corker was a cross-dresser living in Richmond, Virginia known for involvement in Richmond politics, arts, music, and food banks as well as being the human floral arrangement of the annual Hamaganza holiday rock ‘n’ roll charity benefit show that, for twenty-years had paired Dirtwoman with a revolving cast of politicians, luminaries, and journalists. “His story was truly inspiring to us,” notes Koch. “His charitable work and activism make him forever an icon in our eyes.” Koch and Solomon wrote casually and played sporadic shows. By the spring of 2018, they expanded their lineup to include bassist Kearney Mallon and his twin brother, drummer Avery Mallon, shifting Solomon to guitar. With the twin rhythm section and a dual guitar attack, their thick, quaking sound had truly begun to shape itself into what would become The Glass Cliff.
“It’s like they live in a riffy valley between two riff mountains cut by a river of riffs where they subsist on riffy agriculture and have enough left over to make a tidy living exporting them to other, less riffy regions… “ — The Obelisk