BroolynVegan is currently streaming “Taos,” the latest single from Austin, Texas-based heavy psych/blues rock instrumentalists TIA CARRERA. The track comes by way of the trio’s long-awaited Tried And True full-length set for release via Small Stone June 12th.
Notes guitarist/engineer Jason Morales, “We generally like to put at least one totally improvised jam on our records so here it is. This one was completely ad libbed from start to finish. We needed a jam to fill the rest of the tape with so we decided to jam in the key of… I can’t remember… but it was one that we never had jammed on before. The end of the jam is basically the tape running out. The result was dark and heavy. Enjoy!”
Adds BrooklynVegan, “…their groovy, leaf-sweetening riffs are as tasty as ever… ‘Taos’ is indeed extremely off-the-cuff sounding. It finds the band floating way out in jam/acid rock territory, and it’s the kind of song that can really take you there, even without any added enhancements. Turn on, tune in, and drop out…”
Stream “Taos” exclusively at BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION.
Find Tried And True preorders at the Small Stone Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where “Layback” can be streamed.
Morales and drummer Erik Conn are pushing two decades under the TIA CARRERA banner. Thus, latest endeavor, Tried And True, has more than earned its name. Ahead of 2019’s two-song Visitors/Early Purple LP, the founding duo recruited longtime friend and Austin legend Curt Christenson (Dixie Witch, Crimson Devils) as a permanent member, and his well-established bass wizardry has served to embolden the band’s sound, dynamics, and unspoken communion as artists. Tried And True represents in blistering fashion TIA CARRERA‘s unwavering trajectory of heavy psych/blues bliss exploration.
The band is famously selective about what they release to the public. With each performance unique by virtue of improvisation, they’ve amassed a huge, never-issued collection of recorded material, both live performances and private studio tracks. Tried And True is a sonic voyage culled from their latest studio work and across a thirty-seven-minute LP (the compact disc runs seventy-one minutes with the included “Visitors” and “Early Purple” bonus tracks) the three-piece once again scorches their way into the hearts of the lysergic converted. As veterans, TIA CARRERA remain fueled by passion and creative drive, and any time they’ll let us hear what they’ve been up to, we can only consider ourselves lucky.
Recorded and mixed at The BBQ Shack in Austin, engineered by Morales, mastered by Jerry Tubb at Nova Mastering (also in Austin) and swathed in the eye-catching artwork of Alexander Von Weding, Tried And True will see release on CD, digital and limited edition vinyl formats. Fans of Earthless, Jimi Hendrix, All Them Witches, Fu Manchu, Black Elephant, and Kyuss pay heed.