WEEED – ” Do You Fall ? “

Posted: July 3, 2021 in MUSIC
WEEED band members standing in front of building

WEEED is an American biocosmic rock n roll band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2009. The band consists of Gabriel Seaver (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards), Mitchy Fosnaugh (guitar, vocals, flute), John Goodhue (drums), Evan Franz (drums), and Ian Hartley (percussion).
They are known for their cathartic, rhythm heavy live shows and for blending progressive compositions with improvisation and trance.
Do You Fall?” will be their seventh full length release.

Do You Fall? doesn’t fit just one genre. Supported by the band’s history of complex time signatures, vocal harmonies, and raw heaviness, the theme of falling is deeply tied to the context in which the songs on this album came to be. The band sets aside bass for the first time, relying on twin electric guitars, with hints of folk passing through hypnotic and energetic jams inspired by North and West African songs and rhythms.

Music trance, letting go, relinquishment, releasing, catharsis… these themes are represented in the title. Falling can be seen as a foundational experience of being human and learning to walk on this Earth. It is associated with grief and loss, as well as new love. This theme of falling is deeply tied to the context in which this music came to be. Sometimes songs may serve as the catalyst and the medicine for emotional transformation.

Gabriel Seaver – Acoustic & electric guitar, Qraqeb, Vocals
Mitch Fosnaugh – Electric Guitar, Slide, Flute, Vocals
John Goodhue – Left handed drum set, Tambourine
Evan Franz– Right handed drumset, Big drum, Tambourine
Ian Hartley – Congas, Shaker, Clave, Cabasa

Lyrics by, Gabriel Seaver

Do You Fall ? Co-released with love with HALFSHELL RECORDS (US)

Released July 2nd, 2021

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