With the release of Stoner Justice, the debut EP from California chronic kings, CONNOISSEUR, less than a week away, Vice sound portal Noisey delivers three tasty tunes of toke-worthy goodness.
Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they “smoked weed and listened to Spazz,” Smokeland, California-based CONNOISSEUR boasts a raging upbeat/d-beat barrage of West Bay powerviolence packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and disgustingly brutal cheeba-charged vocal exhalations that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze, all recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil).
Elaborates Noisey: “If you’re the sensitive type of stoner, the rhetoric in straight-edge hardcore may get to you sometimes. Shit, you could be trying to throw down in the pit but some jerk with a bunch of Xs all over his hands could be trying to drag down your night, telling you how you’re weak or whatever because you drink occasionally. Luckily, CONNOISSEUR from have a few new songs, or maybe that’s joints, to bring the mosh. We’ve got an exclusive preview with these three tracks that aren’t going to judge if you want to blaze up in the pit. These tracks slay, showing influences from bands like Earth Crisis and Dropdead in under two minutes. But in that two minutes, you’re going to burn down your office, light a blunt in the flames, hit it, and then beat down any survivors. 4/20 raze it.”
Get spliffy with “Pot Hole,” “The Camper,” and “No Dice” courtesy of Noisey at THIS LOCATION.
And if your baked ass missed it, check out “Circle Of Heads” still streaming at Revolver HERE.
Additionally, CONNOISSEUR will levy their bong-blazing brilliance on stages throughout the West Coast for a two-week blunt-a-thon later this month. Smoke up, Johnny.
CONNOISSEUR – Live Tokes 2014:
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
The Stoner Justice EP will be available on cassette from your local dealer and via free download, from Tankcrimes on July 8th, 2014.