Tankcrimes is beyond baked to break out their latest stash of riff-smokers, CONNOISSEUR, with the release of the Oakland stoner violence trio’s debut EP, Stoner Justice.
Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz,” bongclobbering Smokeland, California-based CONNOISSEUR burns through hemp field sized riffage with each of the six jacked-up tracks on Stoner Justice. Raging upbeat/d-beat surges of West Bay powerviolence packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and disgustingly brutal cheeba-charged vocal exhalations consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze, all recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil). Those who burn down society’s morals and its weed to gutter-crusted pillagers Plutocracy, Spazz, Crossed Out, Dystopia, and of course, Earth Crisis, don’t pass a chance to blaze up with this Smokeland ganja squad.
CONNOISSEUR is offering a hit of the new stuff via Revolver, with the opening rip from Stoner Justice, “Circle Of Heads.” Get vaporized HERE.
An earlier version of EP-closer “I Am The Weed,” was previously released on Tankcrimes’ Have You Seen My Mind? Brainsqueeze 2 compilation (available for free HERE). The band leveled Eli’s Mile High Club on day three of Brainsqueeze (not-so-coincidentally, April 20th) consequently leading to a handshake deal with the Tankcrimes.
The Stoner Justice EP will be available on cassette from your local dealer and via free download, from Tankcrimes on July 8th, 2014.
Stoner Justice Track Listing:
1. Circle Of Heads
2. Pot Hole
3. The Camper
4. No Dice
5. Full Blown Marijuana Addict
6. I Am The Weed
Before that drum circle pit goes down, CONNOISSEUR has a live tokes firing up this week and onward; the blunt-a-thon will continue habitually through the Summer.
CONNOISSEUR: Live Tokes 2014:
6/20/2014 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
6/27/2014 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
7/25/2014 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
7/26/2014 Ground Control – Reno, NV
7/29/2014 Basement Of Frustration – Chico, CA
7/30/2014 The Ink Annex – Eureka, CA
7/31/2014 ESAP – Eugene, OR
8/01/2014 Megaton House – Portland, OR
8/02/2014 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
8/03/2014 Alf House – Vancouver, BC
8/04/2014 TBA – Kamloops, BC
8/05/2014 House Show TBA – Squamish, BC
8/06/2014 Third St. Pub – Bend, OR
8/08/2014 TBA – Pacoima, CA
8/09/2014 Rumpshaker Fest 2 – Los Angeles, CA
8/10/2014 C.A.F.E. Infoshop – Fresno, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil, Ghoul