Slow Season have turned their retro worship into an art, recreating the power and grandeur of Led Zeppelin with stunning accuracy while maintaining a songwriting personality all their own. Westing is the band’s most fleshed out album to date, touting weirder and more memorable hooks, a credit to the album’s improved production values and tighter recordings. The Jane’s Addiction-esque opener “Y’Wanna” is a surefire keeper and one of the year’s strongest hard rock jams, while the album — concise at a mere eight tracks — maintains a momentum lacking on Slow Season’s previous records. For a band that’s perpetually on tour, they finally have a studio recording worthy of their “or die trying”-mentality.
Take a listen below.
Slow Season 2016 Tour Dates:
07/13 – PDX @ Dante’s
07/14 – Grants Pass @ G Street Bar
07/15 – Mount Shasta @ Magic Pedal Mountain Jam*^
07/16 – Arcata @ The Alibi*^
07/19 – Santa Cruz @ Moe’s Alley
07/20 – San Francisco @ The Make-Out Room
07/23 – Vista @ Booze Brothers*
* = w/ Monarch
^ = w/ Golden Void