STÖNER (with former Kyuss members) premieres new EP « Boogie To Baja »; out tomorrow on Heavy Psych Sounds.
STÖNER, the desert-based collective formed by Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss and Fu Manchu), Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age) and drummer Ryan Güt present their new EP « Boogie To Baja » in its entirety, before its official release this February 24th on Heavy Psych Sounds.
“A five-song trip in both the physical and psychedelic sense.” – Metalsucks
« Stöner is unstoppable lately. » – Metal Injection
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STÖNER is the supergroup formed by desert rock godfathers and long-time friends Brant Bjork (founding member of Kyuss, also former Fu Manchu), Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, former Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age) and Ryan Güt (Brant Björk drummer). Their debut studio album ‘Stoners Rule’ was released in the summer of 2021, and they quickly returned with their sophomore studio full-length ‘totally…’ in the spring of 2022, alongside an extensive tour across the US, Europe and Australia/New Zealand including appearances in the biggest festivals.
Their new delivery « Boogie To Baja » features five tracks in the purest STÖNER tradition, a perfect mix of desert swing, stoner rock and low desert punk all at once! With Bjork’s laid-back grooves, Oliveri’s unstoppable fire and Güt’s swagger and flair, this is once again a top-shelf record that will drive all fans of the stoner rock veterans crazy. « Boogie To Baja » was produced by Yosef Sanborn and features appearances from Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, ex-Yawning Man) and Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, ex-Bad Religion).
STÖNER « Boogie To Baja »
Out February 24th on Heavy Psych Sounds
If the name STÖNER seems a little on the nose, well… it is. Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri, founding members of the stoner rock legend Kyuss, are joined again by drummer Ryan Güt (of Bjork’s solo band) and they’ve got dibs on the thick and dusty swinging grooves, returning as Stöner with their sophomore release ”totally…”. Their love for their early inspirations (bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, Ramones, Blue Cheer, Misfits, Black Flag, The Stooges, MC5) results in big, groovy, sunbaked riffs that can cruise low and slow but then floor it and run all the red lights.
Live, STÖNER is a band about the magnetism between the players, the groove, loose vibe and straight-up badass rock and roll… Stöner are masters of their trade. With “totally…”, Stöner is in its true form, getting together and having fun. Their world is a colorful joyride, heavy of rock but not of the head. The record cranks with vibes of classic hard rock, heavy blues, desert rock and psych rock jams — things that come organically to this trio. Stöner can’t help but express an abundance of punk rock rawness and passion for real rock and roll swagger. With two records, “Live at Mojave” and “Stoners Rule” (available on Heavy Psych Sounds), the latest full-length “totally…” sees the band realizing the chemistry of these old friends developing a statement of pure rock and roll fun. The band will soon release a new EP with the rock’n’rolling « Boogie To Baja », slated for a February 2023 drop on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Brant Bjork — Guitar & Vocals
Nick Oliveri — Bass & Vocals
Ryan Güt — Drums
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