Category Archives: stoner

Review: Lozen – Enemies Against Power

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Label: Australian Cattle God Released: May 15, 2007 Lozen, a two-piece from Tacoma, Washington, take their name from an female Apache warrior and prophet. The name fits, because the music is simple, making a visceral connection more akin to prophecy than science. Enemies Against Power doesn’t rely on complex rhythms or highly technical playing. Instead it sticks to simple riffs… Read more »

Review: Tia Carrera – The November Session

Label: Australian Cattle God Released: September 6, 2005 First and foremost, Tia Carrera is a stoner rock band. This is not the long-dreaded release of Sweet covers by the largely forgotten Wayne’s World star. It’s a bad name, but that’s where the bad stops. The stoner rock field has gotten fairly crowded over the last ten years and it gets… Read more »

Review: Retro Grave EP

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Label: Retro Grave Music Released: June 15, 2007 (stream is available at now) Retro Grave is Trouble drummer Jeff Oly Olsen’s side-project. The five song EP, which should be followed by a full-length release sometime next year, is entirely written and performed by Olsen. Working alone may have some benefits, but likely more drawbacks. This isn’t a big departure… Read more »

Review: Clutch – From Beale Street to Oblivion

Label: DRT Entertainment Released: March 20, 2007 Admittedly, I haven’t spent much time with any Clutch release since Elephant Riders. It’s partly due to the disappointment of their live shows after the expectations raised by two albums that ranked #1 and #3 on my best albums of the 90s (Clutch and Elephant Riders respectively) and it’s partly due to the… Read more »