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    Posted: March 21 2011 at 09:34
Purely improvisational psychedelia, Jam Band, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Instrumental

Line-up:

Brendon Thompson - bass
Billy Sullivan - drums
Beau Jackson - guitar
Brandon Bowers - guitar

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Like a quartet of characters from some undiscovered Dr. Seuss book, Smoking Spore skips, jumps, waddles, and trips their way through completely improvised psychedelic epics. The band refuses to write, relying only on instinctive short-term memory to weave a different sonic composition every time they play. To solidify the experience, they film bizarre local phenomena and air them via projector during concerts. Their debut album, "Conversations in D-Minor" was recorded in less than two hours and melted seventies-inspired acid rock with Southern stoner grooves, infectious guitar melodies, piercing feedback, and modern effect-laden ambience. Since their debut, the band has incorporated a hearty buffet of new effects, an old organ, and some home-made oddities that look like they came from a mid-sixties sci-fi flick. "Conversations" was weird, and it appears this band will only get stranger, proving that a life in Houston's suburbs will eventually drive anyone to lunacy. Read more about Smoking Spore at www.smokingspore.com

Influences:

Sabbath, Zeppelin, Floyd, Sun Ra, Zappa, Dr. Seuss, Wishbone Ash, Uriah Heep, Cream, Grand Funk Railroad, Grateful Dead, Leaf Hound, Hendrix, Doors, Maytals, Axehandle, Clutch, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, Massive Attack, and, of course, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Website: www.smokingspore.com



Album reviews:

"Thick psychedelia, sweet solos, and awesome guitar sounds..." - Decibel Magazine
"These guys are tight like spandex." - Planet Fuzz
"A strong whiff of Hendrix and Satriani" - Houston Press
"Goes way farther than most so-called exploratory bands would!" - Psychatrone Rhonedakk

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Available at SmokingSpore.com, iTunes, Digstation, CDbaby, Amazon, StonerRock.com, and more!

Hear samples on: www.facebook.com/smokingspore
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2011 at 16:38
Smile similar to Earthless - heavy psych with spacey traces, grooves and some experimental approach, speaking of the varied guitar appearance
I believe they fit better into our scope than Tia Carrera ...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2011 at 18:24
Dunno, both bands are rad Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 08:43
Thanks for handling this, Uwe. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2011 at 04:48
Any chance for this awesomeness, guys? :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2011 at 17:59
Originally posted by AstralliS AstralliS wrote:

Any chance for this awesomeness, guys? :D
Already approved ... now preparing to add'em. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2011 at 03:00
Yay! If you need any help about it, lemme know :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2011 at 14:57
added Smile thanks Nick!

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Originally posted by Rivertree Rivertree wrote:

added Smile thanks Nick!

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