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Stream: The Well’s heavy sophomore album Pagan Science

The Austin doomy psych trio turns in a furiously strong sophomore effort

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    RidingEasy Records has quickly become a haven for modern heavy psych and doomy rock ‘n roll, and as one of the label’s first bands, The Well played a major role in building that reputation. The Austin trio’s debut album, Samsara, dropped in 2014 and they toured on it relentlessly before returning to rural Texas to work on new material. Those songs would eventually become Pagan Science, set for release this Friday, October 14th, via RidingEasy. Ahead of the official due date, you can stream the whole thing below.

    Pagan Science sees a maturation in both composition and recording for The Well, featuring denser production that better captures the powerful sonic breadth of their live show and the dueling vocals of Lisa Alley and Ian Graham. Rockers like lead singles “Black Eyed Gods” and “Drug From the Banks” retain the raw grooves and massive riffs that made Samsara so satisfying, but the studio goodies and tasty reverb treatments truly blossom when the band is in full-on psych mode, channeling Brazos Valley mysticism and ghosts of the stoned ’70s. We tapped it as one of our most anticipated heavy albums of 2016 for a reason.

    The record is available for pre-order now from the RidingEasy website. For all the beer drinkers who sip while they listen, you can even get the Pagan Science IPA, a special brew prepared for the album’s release by Oliver Brewing Co. You can also catch the band soon when they join Mondo Drag and Crypt Trip for a stacked tour through the upper Midwest and East Coast; find those dates beneath the stream

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    Pagan Science track list:
    01. Black Eyed Gods
    02. Forecast
    03. Skybound
    04. A Pilgrimage
    05. Drug From the Banks
    06. Byzantine
    07. One Nation
    08. Choir of the Stars
    09. Brambles
    10. I Don’t Believe
    11. Guinevere

    The Well 2016 tour dates:
    10/11 – Pittsburg, IL @ Spirit *
    10/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ North Side Tavern #
    10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class *
    10/14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar *
    10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
    10/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro *
    10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage *
    10/18 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
    10/19 – Savannah, GA @ The Jinx #
    10/20 – Altanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
    10/21 – New Orleans @ Siberia *
    10/22 – Houston, TX @ End Hip End It Fest *
    10/23 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (Album Release Party)
    10/27 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records
    10/29 – Corpus Christie, TX @ Day of the Dead Fest

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    * = w/ Mondo Drag and Crypt Trip
    # = w/ Crypt Trip

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