STONER - TOTALLY ( heavy blues, desert rock and psych rock jams) CDHEAVY PSYCH SOUL
f the name Stoner seems a little on the nose, well... it is.
Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri, founding members of the stoner rock legend Kyuss, are joined again by drummer Ryan Gt (of Bjork's solo band) and they've got dibs on the thick and dusty swinging grooves, returning as Stoner with their sophomore release 'Totally...'
Stoner's love for their early inspirations (bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, Ramones, Blue Cheer, Misfits, Black Flag, The Stooges, MC5) result in big, groovy, sunbaked riffs that can cruise low and slow but then floor it and run all the red lights.
Live, this is a band about the magnetism between the players, the groove, the loose vibe and straight up badass rock and roll... Stoner are masters of their trade. With 'Totally...' Stoner is in its true form, getting together and having fun. Stoner's world is a colorful joyride, heavy of rock but not of head.
The record cranks with vibes of classic hard rock, heavy blues, desert rock and psych rock jams - things that come organically to this trio. Stoner can't help but express an abundance of punk rock rawness and passion for real rock and roll swagger.
With two records, 'Live At Mojave' and 'Stoners Rule' (available on Heavy Psych Sounds), 'Totally...' sees the band realizing the chemistry of these old friends developing a statement of pure rock and roll fun.Produced, recorded and mixed by Yoseph Sanborn and Stoner. Guest appearances on guitar by Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and Mario Lalli (Yawning Man).