around so often and thoughtlessly it’s almost lost all meaning. Weedpecker have never tried to hide their reverence and affection for
the sweet leaf, but unlike so many other bands mired in self-indulgent riff worship, their propensity for mind alteration is immediately
and unmistakably evident in their music.
On III, Weedpecker’s third fullength, the first notes of the album already evoke a blissful and airy atmosphere, waves of guitar rolling
over the listener until a deep bass, drums and mellotron set the tone for the trip to come. The atmosphere the band creates is offset by
an interplay of heavy riffing, etherial vocals and progressive structures; like labelmates Elder, the band are fond of long, unpredictable
songs with an increasingly progressive slant.
Further sidestepping entrapments of the stoner rock genre, III sees the band experimenting with light, colorful jams that remind the
listener of Tame Impala or Morgan Delt. Moving seamlessly between styles and moods organically, it’s easy to get lost, only to find
yourself emerged in a different world entirely.
Weedpecker - III is available from Stickman Records on both colored 180 gr. vinyl (including download) and CD.
Don’t let the name fool you: Weedpecker are not just “another stoner rock band”.
On III, the four-piece group from Warsaw conjure dreamy psychedelic soundscapes and melodic fuzzed out riffs into a blissful, swirling