Greenbeard – Variant (2022) – Rock The Best Music

We are not leaving the country of the stars and stripes because from sunny and arid California with the Albatross Overdrive we are going to another place with similar climatic conditions, specifically to Austin, TX, to introduce you to another band that I did not know and that I do not They are just newcomers. Today I am bringing the very interesting GREENBEARD Texans to this Cortijo. Levitate!…

Let the ‘Greenbeard’ teach you what the ‘Creatures of the Night’ is…

As I was saying (and never better said), this quartet made up of Chance Parker (guitar, vocals), Buddy Hachar (drums), Pat Seals (bass) and Joe Samson (guitar) are not beardless on the more arenosa, came out with an EP in 2014 to continue with their debut LP, Stoned At The Throne (2015), Lödaröbdöl (2017) and the one we are dealing with today, which is their third full-length jewel entitled Variant (2022). The sonic territory through which the band moves and flirts has its breeding ground in Stoner Heavy Psych, with a lot of vocal melody and many passages that go through bluesys and soul oasis paths. To give you an idea, this is not about Kyuss and Fu Manchu, this is more about the Swedish Greenleaf, Queens of the Stone Age, Wolfmother and even Jack White. So much so that, after the powerful Desert Rock pickles at the beginning, “Creatures Of The Night” and “Burns Like Basketwave” (plus QOTSA), the groovies arrive and are well managed in tempos, rhythms and different textures of “Get In The Car .No Time To Explain” with those two parts so well defined, desertic the first, bluesy the second; “Diamond in the Devil’s Grinder” turning to psychedelic Soul lands with the inclusion of saxophones and a very heartfelt vocal performance by Chance to surprisingly turn progressive in its final stretch. “Sanitario de la Soul” arrives and we feel comforted again with another great song in a Soul Psych key, more sophisticated and closer to Mars Red Sky and JIRM. “Exodus” radically changes the story, returns to the most granite desert and the NWOBHM essence to move on to the last statement of intent, “Bare Bones”, a very abundant Groove composition, with ultra-cool rhythms, winds here and there , tempo changes, catchy phrasing very ‘a la Eagles of Death Metal’, in short, a touch of authentic luxury for a band that has plenty of class and talent.

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Greenbeard – Variant (2022) – Rock The Best Music