US heavy psych/dark rock trio All Souls stream the third and final single »The Grind« taken from their upcoming studio album, »Ghosts Among Us«, due out on October 21st, 2022 via Oscura Records. »The Grind« is available now on all streaming platforms.
Antonio Aguilar comments: “The beginnings of this song were written in Baja California on a ukulele, then later transposed onto a 6 string guitar (not an easy task). The working title for it was “Byrds”, because it sounded very Byrds like. This specific song took a very long time to get right. I probably drove my band members crazy with the continuous re-writes of it, but the end result is all that matters. For the guitar nerds: I used a Danelectro 12 string electric, and Alain Johannes used a guitar that was once owned by Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad. Alain had turned it into a fretless guitar – that is that weird slidey sound on the solo after the second chorus. It’s truly a one of a kind guitar – and well, Alain is a one of a kind guitarist. Enjoy!”
Courtesy of All Noir PR:
Los Angeles-based trio All Souls (feat. members of Fatso Jetson and Totimoshi) is releasing their third studio album, »Ghosts Among Us«, out on October 21, 2022 via Oscura Records.
All Souls formed in Los Angeles in the winter of 2016. Featuring Antonio Aguilar (vocals, guitar) and Meg Castellanos (bass/vocals, both of Totimoshi) and Tony Tornay (Fatso Jetson/Desert Sessions, Linda Perry’s Deep Dark Robot), they have been hand-picked to tour with Tool, The Jesus Lizard, (the) Melvins, and Meat Puppets.
All Souls creates songs that are lyrically dark, infused with the bandʼs unique style and perspective on the state of todayʼs world. Their music has been described as intelligent, majestic, exciting and original. They are unafraid to bridge into big open spaces discovering new wastelands; ultimately stepping from dark to light.
All Souls released their first self titled full-length debut in 2018 with producer Toshi Kasai known for his work with Tool, Foo Fighters and (the) Melvins. Earmarked by Spaghetti Western style expanse and rough-and-tumble riffing, the music proudly bears the wild wear-and-tear of the nineties Palm Desert scene with a twist of psychedelic voodoo and metallic edge.
In 2020 the band released their sophomore effort »Songs For The End Of The World«. The album was received with critical praise. Brooklyn Vegan commenting that it had “hypnotic heavy-psych jamming” and New Noise Magazine noting “All Souls’ efficient and alluring mission statement is to pump your brain full of acid drenched riffing and repetitive yet jarringly melodic hooks aplenty.” All Souls had solidified its rare songwriting craft with depth and emotion.
Everything was going great for the band and the future seemed so bright… Then Covid happened. A years worth of tours and other plans were cancelled in the span of a few days. Also, in the early days of the shutdown original guitarist Erik Trammell decided to step away from the band. Not being the type of people to let adversity get in their way, All Souls decided to make the band their own “pod.” Tony, Meg, and Antonio immediately got to work on their next record. While the outside world was shut down, All Souls were busier than ever. In the absence of concerts and tours, All Souls recorded a Jam In The Van/Orange Amplifiers session released worldwide on May 28th 2021. Turning isolation into inspiration, All Souls and friends Fatso Jetson went into Total Annihilation Studios during the lockdown in Los Angeles and filmed a 5 song set, including a new song »Who Holds The Answer«. Virtual Volumes streamed June 18th 2021 and releases on a split vinyl on Ripple Music August 2022.
The band returned to Total Annihilation with producer Alain Johannes in October 2021 to record their 3rd full-length studio album, »Ghosts Among Us«. They released the new single and video for »I Dream« staring Dave Carnie (Jackass/Big Brother Magazine) as El Brujo. The new singles touch upon themes such as smashing through traumas (»I Dream«) and leaving everything behind to find your true spirit (»Roam«).
This summer finally saw them back out on the road on a Southwest US tour to play Ripple Fest. They have welcomed Alice Austin (Black Sabbitch) in on 2nd guitar and vocals.
Look for the new album out on Oscura Records October 2022!