Weeed – Green Roses Vol. 1

Weeed’s new Green Roses Vol. 1 finds the Portland psychedelic band at their most eclectic, drawing from a reserve of uniquely motley sounds and flavors.

Available this week on CD and vinyl through Halfshell Records, this five-song release features the band exploring more folk-centric zones and mystical atmospheres. The sound is a logical progression from 2021’s Do You Fall? album, which featured the band shifting over from heavy acid rock to more acoustic-based tracks.

On this album, the band dips into trance-inducing wooden drone pieces (“Harmonium”), spiritual Popol Vuh-esque folk rock (“Song for the Homies”) and even some violin-heavy cosmic jams (“What Was Lost”), the latter of which brings to mind heady Swedish prog bands like Kebnekajse. The release even ends with an uncharacteristically pastoral nylon string guitar and harmonium duet that sounds like something that might appear on a Tara Jane O’Neil record.

No matter what sonic territory the group finds itself in, they open their wings and immerse themselves deep within it. They fully explore all of the textures and directions they could possibly venture into within each sound, and evolving not only the style of the record, but the band itself. It truly makes you curious to know exactly what new zones Weeed will discover on their next release.

Click here to get your copy from Halfshell Records today.

-KH


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Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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