New Noise Magazine is currently streaming “Dead Sacred Tree” from Oviedo, Spain-based psychedelic blues rock trio GREEN DESERT WATER. The track comes off the band’s third full-length, Black Harvest, out November 5th via Small Stone Records!
Black Harvest is inarguably the band’s most cohesive, classic, and vibe-ready work yet. With the introduction of new drummer Dani Barcena, guitarist/vocalist Kike Sanchís and bassist Juan Arias García unite in classic power trio fashion, building upon the significant accomplishments of 2018’s Solar Plexus with even more flash of heavy blues, psychedelia, and weighted riffery.
Comments the band of “Dead Sacred Tree,” “Mother nature rules, no matter your effort, if she wants, you will only get a black harvest.”
Stream GREEN DESERT WATER’s “Dead Sacred Tree” at New Noise HERE.
Black Harvest includes a guest appearance by Wo Fat’s own Kent Stump on the title-track. It serves is a fitting centerpiece rife with AC/DC -vs- Sabbath vitality, following behind the opening salvo of “Sacred Tree” and “Dead Sacred Tree,” which set a tone figuratively and literally for what follows with a focus on melody and songwriting – the catchy “Too Many Wizards” could easily be a state-of-the-union for the heavy rock underground – tempos no less comfortable careening than they are crashing, and a classic sensibility filtered through modern production that leaves the songs full and engaging for the most fickle of attention spans. Later, to be snared by “Shelter Of Guru” is to take a ride in a traditionalist caravan, and both journey and destination satisfy ahead of the capper boogie in “Soul Blind.” Rest assured, you’re about to spend 38 minutes in the presence of masters. Roll with it and be glad you did.
Black Harvest will be available on CD and digital formats via Small Stone and limited edition LP (deluxe gatefold) via Kozmik Artifactz. Find preorders HERE. Fans of La Chinga, Captain Beyond, Lord Fowl, Black Elephant, and the like pay heed.
GREEN DESERT WATER:
Juan Arias García – fuzz bass
Dani Barcena – drums, percussion
Kike Sanchís – guitars, vocals
Kent Stump – additional guitar
Alvaro Barcena – backing vocals