VOLCOM

October 22, 2014
Volcom Clothing used two of our songs from our upcoming album MOUNTAINS, and a song by labelmates The Picturebooks in two surf videos over the weekend!

You can check out the videos below.

Don't forget to preorder 'MOUNTAINS' out on Riding Easy Records November 11th, HERE.

MOUNTAINS

September 17, 2014
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MOUNTAINS Slow Season


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Release date: 11-11-14
Available for preorder now HERE




Press “play” on Slow Season‘s second full-length album MOUNTAINS, and you might just forget what era you’re in. It could very well be the sixties, seventies, or now. It almost doesn’t matter though because this is hypnotic, heavy, and howling rock ‘n’ roll that defies both musical and temporal categorization.

The Central California quartet – Daniel Rice (vocals, guitar), David Kent (guitar), Hayden Doyel (bass), and Cody Tarbell (drums) – scale new heights, while recognising where it all began.

I’d love for people to wonder if this record is actually from 1969,” grins Cody. “We wanted to capture that spirit. That was the goal.

In order to do so, the musicians holed up in Cody’s home studio, which actually doubles as his parents’ garage, and cut Mountains ten tracks throughout the course of early 2014. Hayden had just returned home from a short detour at college in Idaho before recognizing he belonged jamming with his brothers. Officially back in the fold, excitement to record proved pervasive. Moving when inspiration struck, they actually recorded the songs live on reel-to-reel tape. Eschewing the digital mindset of today and not even uttering the words “Pro Tools”, everything was caught on analog, giving the music a crackling kinetic energy.

I like everything associated with reel-to-reel,” Cody goes on. “I love the sound. I like the mojo that comes along with it.

Working with the limitations of tape really pushed us to play our best,” adds Daniel. “You have to prioritize your ideas. You can’t layer too much on there. You also have to nail the takes. You don’t get to go back and cut paste. You have to feel it when you’re playing it. When everything comes together, it really shines because we’re all playing together on tape.

They lock in during the album opener and first single, Sixty-Eight. It snaps into a bluesy riff and bombastic beat before Daniel lets out a soaring refrain and a screeching solo roars. “We wanted to nod back to Led Zeppelin,” the vocalist says. “We managed to get this really big sound in the garage. It’s very organic and natural. The subject matter is pretty gnarly, and I’d encourage everyone to take a close listen to the lyrics.

That mystique carries over to the hazy Synanon, which details the exploits of a mountain cult nearby where the boys reside. Meanwhile, Endless Mountain drives forward on robust guitars and propulsive drums. It also reflects the overarching theme inherent within the title.

Mountains embody a few things,” explains Daniel. “They’re difficult, seemingly insurmountable, and bigger than us. They’re both foreboding and beautiful at the same time. I had been doing a lot of hiking and backpacking in the higher Sierra Nevada. It all fit together. We live right next to Sequoia National Park, and we go up there all the time. We connect with the idea of man versus nature.

SLOW SEASON first emerged in 2012 with their self-titled debut. Supported by shows throughout California and nationally, they began to garner palpable buzz. Now, Mountains kicks off their next chapter. However, they’ll continue to exist within an epoch of their own.

Daniel leaves off, “I want people to walk away knowing there’s integrity behind the music, the process, the words being sung, and the notes being played. We love what we do, and we hope that listeners do too.






Mountains by SLOW SEASON will be officially released on 11th November 2014 via RidingEasy Records


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Thrasher Magazine | The Shep Dawgs

February 13, 2014
Check out Riley Hawk and the Shep dawgs ripping up Bishop Skate park to our song "Bars & Bars". Big thanks to them for using the tune. Head over to Thrasher Mag to catch the Shep dawg series and other sick videos.






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January 23, 2014
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Evening Eclectic Interview

December 28, 2013
Here's part of the conversation from our interview at KFSR. Someone recorded it for us, but it gets a little a choppy towards the end.

Thanks to Angelica Cano for the interview and Scotty Bairstow for having us in. You can check out the Evening Eclectic program from anywhere at KFSR.org or see what they've got going on at their Facebook page
 

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  • Selected Press:

    "Slow Season possess that raw, hard rock sound that is firmly rooted in the blues.."

    "...it’s impossible to argue with an album of absolutely great songs played with real passion topped off with an authentic, raw and suitably vintage production."

    "Plus it’s refreshing to hear an album that retains a band’s identity whilst travelling through so many musical styles and moods."


    -Ollie Stygall
    https://www.thesleepingshaman.com/tag/slow-season/


    "If you like it heavy, if you yearn for more of those late 60s acid rock/blues daze well here'’s an album just for you."

    -Kami McInnes
    http://happeningmagazine.blogspot.com/2012/09/record-review-slow-season.html


    "Je viens d'écouter en boucle leur premier LP."
    "I listened to their first LP over and over again."


    "La voix de Daniel et la guitare de David font encore des miracles sur " No Bridge Rag " et l'overdrive fait son retour sur " Bars & Bars " : un riff lancinant qui laisse la place aux échos des riffs torturés de David pour un final tout en beauté !"
    "Daniel's voice and David's guitar make miracles on 'No bridge rag' and the overdrive makes its come back on 'Bars & bars': an insistent riff which gives way to the echoes of David's tortured riffs before ending up beautifully!"


    -Jeanmid
    http://stonerandmore.blogspot.com/2012/10/slow-season.html