ALBUM REVIEW: Mario Lalli and The Rubber Snake Charmers – Folklore From The Other Desert Cities

Mario Lalli is a legend in the Desert Rock scene whose career started in the mid-eighties with a short-lived outfit, Across the River. From there, he’d form Yawning Man and then Fatso Jetson, (the latter with brother Larry and who’d put out their first couple of releases on the legendary SST Records label). Other bands such as

 would come and go over the years, not to mention a never-ending raft of guest appearances. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Mario Lalli and The Rubber Snake Charmers (ex-Yawning Man, Kyuss, Stoner) Share Their Debut Single and Video – “Other Desert Cities”

The Metal Gods of riffs and smoke have smiled on the world and bestowed a new champion of Psychedelic Rock Music to the people. Mario Lalli and The Rubber Snake Charmers (ex-Yawning Man, Kyuss, Stoner) have formed a Stoner Rock supergroup and will release their debut release Folklore From The Other Desert Cities. It will release on the venerable Heavy Psych Sounds label on March 19th, 2024! This is desert rock at its finest, along with the hypnotic poetry of Sean Wheeler! Watch the video for the debut single “Other Desert Cities” here at Ghost Cult! Continue reading

Goatsnake Releasing Black Age Blues June 2nd

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Goatsnake will be unveiling details of their first full length in fifteen years entitled Black Age Blues, out June 2, 2015 via Southern Lord.

Black Age Blues is an instant classic, with each one of the nine songs an anthem, and each of the four members of Goatsnake in top form. Everything is magnified; Pete Stahl‘s vocals have never sounded so good, the rhythm section comprised of Greg Rogers on drums and Scott Renner on bass are the driving force on each track, and Greg Anderson‘s riffs are heavier than ever before.

Appearing on the album intro to “Another River To Cross” is acoustic guitar courtesy of David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M), the track also containing previously released recordings from Goatsnake’s “The River.” Piano is played by Mathias Schneeberger and Petra Haden contributes violin and vocals. Another welcome addition to the album, across multiple tracks, are brilliant backing vocals by Dem Preacher‘s Daughters: Wendy Moten, Gale Mayes and Andrea Merrit.

Black Age Blues Track Listing:
01. Another River To Cross
02. Elevated Man
03. Coffee & Whiskey
04. Black Age Blues
05. House Of The Moon
06. Jimi’s Gone
07. Graves
08. Grandpa Jones
09. A Killing Blues

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