Members: Brendon Thompson, Billy Sullivan, Beau Jackson, Brandon Bowers
"Thick psychedelia, sweet solos, and awesome guitar sounds..." - Decibel
"These guys are tight like spandex." - Planet Fuzz
"A strong whiff of Hendrix and Satriani" - Houston Press
"Goes way farther than most so-called exploratory bands would!" - Psychatrone Rhonedakk
NEW ALBUM "CONVERSATIONS IN D-MINOR" AVAILABLE NOW!!!
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
The album contains the entire second jam session of Houston-based Smoking Spore, recorded live-in-studio. The album was produced by the band themselves and mixed/mastered with no overdubs, reamps, edits, second takes, drum replacement, quantization, or other frivolous foolery. All tracks are available for streaming on myspace as shortened previews (except Hard Drive Explosion, available in full version because the jam was cut short at the session due to a sample rate error - the act of god that kept them from having to release it on two discs).
WARNING: THE TRACKS ON PUREVOLUME ARE SHORTENED PREVIEWS...
Sorry, but most of the tracks were too long to put on myspace, so they were shortened to seven minutes each. The actual track times for the album are:
17:37 - Taxodium
4:35 - Hard Drive Explosion
30:09 - Toad Patrol
22:31 - Brassica
The album is over 74 minutes long.
ABOUT THE BAND:
Like a quartet of characters from some undiscovered Dr. Seuss book, Smoking Spore skips, jumps, waddles, and trips their way through completely improvised psychedelic epics. The band refuses to write, relying only on instinctive short-term memory to weave a different sonic composition every time they play. To solidify the experience, they film bizarre local phenomena and air them via projector during concerts. Their debut album, "Conversations in D-Minor" was recorded in less than two hours and melted seventies-inspired acid rock with Southern stoner grooves, infectious guitar melodies, piercing feedback, and modern effect-laden ambience. Since their debut, the band has incorporated a hearty buffet of new effects, an old organ, and some home-made oddities that look like they came from a mid-sixties sci-fi flick. "Conversations" was weird, and it appears this band will only get stranger, proving that a life in Houston's suburbs will eventually drive anyone to lunacy. Read more about Smoking Spore at www.smokingspore.com