|Dwellers – Good Morning Harakiri (2012)|
↓Dwellers – Good Morning Harakiri↓
Location: Gutsville ~ Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Album release: March 13th, 2012
Record Label: Small Stone Recordings
Guitar & Vocals: Joey Toscano
Bass: Dave Jones
Drums & Vibraphone: Zach Hatsis
Music: Joey Toscano, Dave Jones, Zach Hatsis
Lyrics: Joey Toscano
Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP)
Recording and pre-mixing: Andy Paterson @ The Boar's Nest, Salt Lake City, UT.
Final mixing: Benny Grotto @ Mad Oak Studios, Allston, MA.
Mastered by Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio, Ann Arbor, MI.
Cover Painting: Sri Whipple
Inside Illustration: Brian "Kojak" Koschak
Layout: Joey Toscano
Something about Dwellers sounds oddly familiar, but it's hard to put your finger on it until the Salt Lake City group's debut, Good Morning Harakiri, really gets a head of steam going. Could it be the presence of previously known personages like former Iota vocalist/guitarist Joey Toscano, or Sub Rosa alums Dave Jones (bass) and Zach Hatsis (drums)? Nah, too obscure all around, so it's gotta be the neo-psych qualities of these songs, which at different times recall everyone from Dead Meadow, to Truly, to SST-era Soundgarden. You know what we're talking about: that period when post-punk lysergic vibes ran far deeper than the subliminal metal influences bubbling just beneath the surface, even on more insistent numbers like "Black Bird" and the intriguingly titled "Ode to the Inversion Layer." Toscano's wah-wah-lovin' geetar also conjures up old-school Screaming Trees on the extended jam "Vultures," where the long-term working relationship between his rhythm peers definitely comes in handy -- as it does on the slow-crawling, pent-up tension of closer "Old Honey," featuring echoed vocals in the Sons of Otis wheelhouse. Another cut, the punchy "Lightning Ritual," shows unusual restraint and succinctness, so at least we know Dwellers can accomplish such feats of self-editing, if they so wish. But something tells us to expect an even wackier acid trip next time around, if Good Morning Harakiri turns out to yield a sequel, in contrast with the finality of its title.
- Eduardo Rivadavia / February 24th, 2012 (allmusic.com/album/good-morning-harakiri-r2371216/review)
(Translated from German to English by Google)
Armed with an overdose of distortion and a knack for biting psycho-blues debut Dwellers in noisigen shallows, where the three members are no strangers. While published mastermind Joey Toscano with Iota 2008 psychedelic fuzz blueprint "valley" via Small Stone, are Dave Jones and Zach Harris as the rhythm section of dark-folk Doomer SubRosa work, write on new songs. "Good Morning Harakiri" is the joint debut and really does sound as if you try to suffocate the crowing of a rooster in Dozer'schen sound carpets.
Toscano's stoner-guitar takes the lead when the trio on a monolith like "Vultures" crashes. So relaxed and bluesy the Zehnminüter begins, he is so freaky with continuous playing time when fall Dwellers first in the desert and finally, a drug-laden jam session similar to overthrow, in sweeping instrumental parts with little solos. By "Lightening ritual" the Americans, however, reveal that a song can work with radio length, if only enough dirt (Toscano's creaky voice) and bottom (the martial grooving rhythm section) accumulates.
It will be exciting especially when the nasty, disturbing note in SubRosa songwriting shines through on Dwellers. Then that bouncer "Old Honey" doomy, aggressive one unusual features that are geared especially uncomfortable one, and pain. Joey Toscano suffers here, spits and gasps, whimpers and scratches. Operates like an emotional "Good Morning Harakiri" in his appearance, playing with depressive gloom as well as with great bluesy rock moments ("Secret Revival"). Dwellers debut with the best essence of swamp and desert, with a subtly unsettling Jam record you must prepare yourself and fight. It's worth it.
Rating: 8/10 - Dawak, DemonicNights
The Big Takeover
Blasting from the ashes of Iota comes Dwellers, bearing the debut Good Morning Harakiri. Led by guitarist Joey Toscano, the trio lays down thick, viscous grooves that keep one foot planted in good, green earth and another on Planet X. Driven by Toscano’s roaring riffs and burly bottleneck solos, tunes like “Lightening Ritual” and “Vultures” drill down into the substrata, through the earth’s molten core and out into the galaxy. Toscano’s growl suffices nicely, but it’s really his expansive axe work that’s the raison d’etre of these tracks. Cut to the chase with the blazing “Black Bird,” a distillation of Dwellers’ aesthetic in six-and-a-half minutes of mind-frying, cosmic riffology, and see if you can still walk in a straight line afterwards.
- Michael Toland
Description about band:
If you enjoyed Iota's 2008 Small Stone debut, "Tales", then you are going to dig the Hell out of Dwellers. This could be, in part, due to the fact that it features Iota song writer/guitarist/vocalist Joey Toscano. So yes, you'll get the heavy, fuzz-soaked, freaked-out, psychedelic guitar assaults. But, what sets Dwellers apart from the afore mentioned band is a more focused approach to the song writing. The songs are a bit shorter (if only slightly) and dive a little more into the psych/blues territory. You could say that Dwellers are a bit more straight forward, but there are definitely many surprises to be had. Open tunings. Psychedelic slide guitars. Vibraphone. Reverb-drenched fuzz. Sound good so far? We think so!
Completing the band is Zach Hatsis (drums) and Dave Jones (bass). Both of these cats were previously in doom/dark-folk outfit, Subrosa, whose critically acclaimed album, "No Help for the Mighty Ones", was released on the well-respected underground label, Profound Lore. So… imagine, if you will, Hatsis' and Jones' supreme knack for thundering, monumental low end, mixed with Toscano's guitar freak fest, topped with melodic vocals, and…. well, now you're getting the picture.
Dwellers' full length debut, "Good Morning Harakiri", is set to be released on Small Stone Records in March of 2012, followed by a Spring tour and stop at SXSW.
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