CONNOISSEUR: California Stoner Violence Unit Celebrates 4/20 With A Taste Of “New Amsterdam” Now Playing At Cvlt Nation; Stoner Justice Preorder Bundles Available

Following a solid year of blunt rolling and live perversions, glassy-eyed, California smoke goliaths, CONNOISSEUR, will unleash the weedian fruits of their Stoner Justice offering this June via Tankcrimes Records.

Initially released in EP form last year and captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil), Stoner Justice redux is remastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering (Abscess, Toxic Holocaust, Voetsek etc.) and has been expanded to fourteen blunted ragers, including a live set professionally recorded at the Tankcrimes Takeover on February 13th, 2015 (mixed and mastered by the same team) and includes a mind-bending cover art collaboration by Skinner (Mastodon) and Hal Rotter (Atriarch, Cough, Eyehategod, Skeletonwitch etc.). Those who puff to the gutter-crusted resonance of Plutocracy, Spazz, Crossed Out, Dystopia, and Earth Crisis, listen up.

In celebration of 4/20, the holiest of cannabis holy days, today Cvlt Nation offers up a taste of THC-infused cranium-crusher, “New Amsterdam,” for public inhalation. Elaborates the band: “While marijuana laws progress around the country, in other parts it’s still used as an excuse to jail people and to keep the for profit prison system in place. ‘New Amsterdam’ is about tearing this corrupt system down and rebuilding a new Utopia where everyone is free to smoke and live as they please. Perfect for a day where people are celebrating weed culture all around the world. ”

Puff, puff, pass at THIS LOCATION.

And if you need another toke break, peep the band’s new lyric video for “Orc Summer,” now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATON.

CONNOISSEUR will bring their bong-blasting psalms to stages throughout the US for an epic run of live takeovers through Spring and Summer. Following last month’s So Stoned In SoCal Weekend live extravaganza, CONNOISSEUR will grind their nugs later this week alongside with San Jose powerviolence unit Deadpressure for a trio of shows in Sacramento, Santa Cruz and Oakland before kicking off the lengthy …And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour that will smoke out over four dozen cities nationally from May 22nd through July 11th. Hide your dime bags!

CONNOISSEUR w/ Deadpressure:
4/24/2015 The Colony – Sacramento, CA
4/25/2015 Caffe Pergolesi – Santa Cruz, CA
4/26/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
…And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour:
5/22/2015 Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
5/24/2015 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
5/25/2015 TBA – Eugene, OR * matinee show
5/25/2015 The Wisp House – Salem, OR
5/27/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
5/28/2015 Shredder – Boise, ID
5/29/2015 Rampdale – Salt Lake City UT
5/30/2015 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
5/31/2015 Club Scum – Denver, CO
6/01/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/02/2015 TBA – Omaha, NE
6/03/2015 TBA – Minneapolis, MN
6/04/2015 TBA – Appleton, WI
6/05/2015 Cocoon Room – Milwaukee, WU
6/06/2015 The 2040 – Chicago, IL
6/07/2015 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
6/08/2015 Sexx Mansion – Indianapolis, IN
6/09/2015 Spacebar – Columbus, OH
6/10/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/11/2015 Mr Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA
6/12/2015 Northrup House – Buffalo, NY
6/13/2015 No Cars – Rochester, NY
6/15/2015 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
6/16/2015 Funky Jungle – Providence, RI
6/17/2015 TBA – Long Island, NY
6/18/2015 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
6/19/2015 Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
6/20/2015 Mill Hill – Trenton, NJ
6/21/2015 TBA – Philadelphia, PA
6/22/2015 Skid Row – York, PA
6/23/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/24/2015 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
6/25/2015 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 529 – Atlanta, GA
6/27/2015 Bigshows – Statesborough, GA
6/28/2015 TBA – Gainesville, FL
6/29/2015 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
6/30/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
7/01/2015 TBA – Baton Rouge, LA
7/02/2015 Black Barbie – Houston, TX
7/03/2015 TBA – Dallas, TX
7/04/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX
7/05/2015 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
7/06/2015 TBA – El Paso, TX
7/07/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
7/08/2015 APT 512 Gallery – Phoenix, AZ
7/09/2015 TBA – San Diego, CA
7/10/2015 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 924 Gilman St – Berkeley, CA
Tour Event Page HERE

Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz,” the Smokeland, California-based trio, CONNOISSEUR, deafens the weak with an upbeat/d-beat barrage of West Bay powerviolence packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and chronically brutal, comically cheeba-charged vocal onslaughts that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze.

Stoner Justice will see release on CD, LP (on rad splatter vinyl) and digitally via Tankcrimes on June 9th, 2015. For preorder bundles scroll on over to THIS LOCATION.