Now Playing At Cvlt Nation; Festival Appearances Confirmed
Cvlt Nation today is bringing on the munchies with a premiere of brand new track “Holy Sons,” from psychedelic fuzz rockers, THE SOCKS.
The dark, spacey desert jam comes off the band’s self-titled debut full-length. Scheduled for release this Spring via Small Stone, The Socks was recorded and mixed by Raphaël Cartellier at Studio Cartellier, France, mastered by Christopher Goosman (Early Man, Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, Solace et al) at Baseline Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and beckons its listeners with nine tracks of riff-heavy, road-tripping, booze-binging goodness chock full of gristly vocal serenades and glassy-eyed grooves.
Comments the band of “Holy Sons,” “This is the most psychedelic song of the album, rather slow and ambient. We didn’t know how to finish the song before entering the studio. We started jamming and improvising the last part of the song, and figured out that it was the way this song had to end.”
Get your jam on at THIS LOCATION or hear ‘Holy Sons’ below.
THE SOCKS will bring their riffilicious debauchery to the festival circuit this Summer with appearances at Stone Rising Festival, Doomed Gatherings and Kristonfest with further performances to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
THE SOCKS Tour Dates 2014
4/19/2014 Stone Rising Festival – Lyon, FR w/ Blues Pills, Radio Moscow, Aqua Nebula Oscillator…
4/20/2014 Doomed Gatherings Festival – Paris, FR w/ Windhand, The Body…
4/24/2014 Kristonfest – Bilbao, ES w/ Colour Haze, Motorpsycho, Karma To Burn
THE SOCKS are a duel-guitar French foursome formed in Lyon in 2009. Their 2010 EP, entitled Side A, offered up five well concentrated songs from a band still finding themselves. Inspired by the teachings of Sabbath and Zeppelin, THE SOCKS supported the release by playing with an array of national and international acts, boasting intensely energetic gigs while continuing to develop their style. The next two years drove the band to write darker, heavier, songs that were more calculating and less frenetic. The resulting 2012 EP, Bedrock spouted a pseudo psychedelic, neo-grunge moodiness that proved captivating upon first listen.
The Soda Shop dubbed Bedrock “some pretty epic fucking stoner rock,” while Church Of The Riff shared the sentiment, “The entire EP shows that THE SOCKS know how to write damn good songs. Everything sounds fleshed out and exciting, without ever getting repetitive or redundant…The riffs, vocal harmonies, tasteful solos and keyboard work show a band that knows exactly what they are doing.” The record eventually caught the ears of Small Stone Recordings. During the Fall of 2012, THE SOCKS completed their first European tour. Drawing on experience garnered from festivals and gigs alongside Karma To Burn, Red Fang, Truckfighters, Horisont, Mars Red Sky, Black Rainbows and many others with whom they share various elements while still maintaining a personality all their own, they were instant crowd pleasers. As the band continues to thrust themselves into Europe’s next generation of heavy rock ‘n’ roll a la Abrahma, Deville, Asteroid, Isaak, Black Rainbows and Mother of God, Small Stone is pleased to bring their debut full-length to the masses on March 18, 2014.
“This is proof that rock ain’t dead, baby! Not by a long shot.” – Examiner
“When they boogie – and they do – there’s plenty familiar about it, and if that were all The Socks had to offer, the album would be almost entirely redundant, but there are more than a few turns between parts, cuts in tempo or launches into speedy shuffle, that serve to showcase THE SOCKS as a dynamic songwriting act in their own right. – The Obelisk