TRACK PREMIERE: HOOVERIII “I DREAM OF MARK LEE”
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L.A.’s hard-working heavy-metalloids Hooveriii might have more in common with Simply Saucer than Sabbath, but that just means they really know how to make a riff into a revelation—especially if they’re using their synthesizer. Last year’s self-titled (premiered here) was as much space exploration as space rock, and now they’re making contact again with the cheerfully cosmic new “Fathom” single.
B-side “I Dream Of Mark Lee” is like one of those heartwarming Michael Rother autobahn instrumentals with an injection of Pink Fairies/Hawkwind/Larry Wallis guitar nitro. Or, says Hooveriii mainmind Bert Hoover, it’s like “instrumental Peter Green meets Neu!-like chugging jam filled with soaring guitar. A dancing number for the good times! Dedicated to our good friend, Eel Kram, who is warm in our hearts.”
Hooveriii are about to split for a tour of western Europe in April, but they’ll headline a homecoming at the Echo on Fri., May 10, with Flaural and fellow L.A. RECORD featurees Mad Walls and Sugar Candy Mountain. Get tickets for that here, and pre-order the limited-edition “Fathom” single—out Fri., Apr. 5, on Six Tonnes De Chair Records—as gold or black vinyl—here!
4/3 – Lata de Zinc – Oviedo, ES
4/4 – Wurlitzer Ballroom – Madrid, ES
4/5 – Psilocybenea – Hondarrribia, ES
4/6 – Barcelona Psych Fest – Barcelona, ES
4/7 – Nebula – Pamplona, ES
4/10 – Le Trokson – Lyon, FR
4/11 – 1999 Club – Paris, FR
4/13 – De Zverwer – Leffinge, BE
4/15 – The Lanes – Bristol, UK
4/16 – Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
4/18 – The Head of Steam – Newcastle, UK
4/19 – Nice’n’Sleazy – Glasgow, UK
4/21 – Tsunami Club – Koln, DE
4/22 – Kunstkeller – Furth, DE
4/24 – Huhnermanhattan – Halle, DE
4/25 – Basement Bash @ Arkaoda – Berlin, DE
5/10 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA USA