For those who like to make “Bands to Watch” lists, may I kindly submit Brujas del Sol, a new-ish stoner rock trio comprised of Adrian Lee Zambrano (guitars/vocals), Derrick White (bass) and Jason Green (drums), for consideration?
While bands like EYE and Lo-Pan cover the heavier end of the spectrum, Brujas del Sol has settled into a trippy, spacey, hypnotic groove, not unlike bands such as Dead Meadow, Wooden Shjips, Pink Floyd, Pretty Weapons, Black Sabbath. Definitely a band I’M going to be watching (and listening to) in 2012.
Moonliner Vol.1 – recorded by our friends over at Electraplay Studio – is the first of 3 planned EPs that the band plans to release in the next few months and can be downloaded (name your own price) at http://brujasdelsol.bandcamp.com/.
Brujas del Sol performs tonight at Cafe Bourbon Street with Big Shot and Feature Films.
MP3: Girls Suck
Though never among the elite artists to be named a “Band to Watch” in her hometown, Lydia Loveless still has managed to attract the attention of the Americana label Bloodshot Records who announced today that they have signed the 20-year-old country singer to a roster that includes artists such as Justin Townes Earle, Waco Brothers, Eddie Spaghetti and The Bottle Rockets.
Loveless is currently working on her Bloodshot debut, due out this fall. She says she prefers a raw sound and has always preferred rock n’ roll to country so expect the new album to rock a little more than 2010′s Only Man. “The attitude is still country but it’s definitely less fake country,” Loveless says.