US psychedelic rock act Sisteria stream their debut album »Dark Matter«, out today via Horton Records
US psychedelic rock act Sisteria is streaming their debut album, »Dark Matter«, which was just released this Friday, August 19th, 2022 via Horton Records.
Get »Dark Matter« on vinyl/CD/digital here: hortonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sisteria-dark-matter
01. Wade My Way
04. Pale In The Darkness
05. Star Child
06. Winter Crow
07. Ramblin’ Woman
09. Burial Ground
Courtesy of Horton Records:
Sisteria is a thunderous new psychedelic band from Norman, Oklahoma, spearheaded by folk-singer-turned-rock-goddess Katie Williams. With an alliance of accomplished players at her side, she spelunks into deep, primal consciousness to reclaim buried treasures of the self. From the outset, the band unchains itself from streaming algorithms and expectations, choosing instead to feed the desires of the art itself. Naturally, this fits the nature of psychedelic rock to a tee, but it also captures the album’s themes of embodied spirituality.
Recommended if you like: Black Mountain, All Them Witches, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane
Katie Williams – Vocals
Steve Boaz – Drums / Bass / Guitar / Keys
Nathan Lofties – Guitar / Vocals
Daniel Walker – Keys (Tracks 1,2,5,6,8)
Richie Tarver – Guitar (Tracks 3,8)
Matthew Jewell – Bass (Tracks 3,8)
Kevin Webb – Guitar (Tracks 6,7)
Michael Rose – Bass (Tracks 6,7)
Mike Hosty – Guitar (Tracks 8,9)
David Bruster – Guitar (Track 2)
Chris (Paco) Johnson – Bass (Track 2)
Lori Ann Wilde – Flute (Track 4)
Photo by Dylan Johnson
All songs / lyrics by Sisteria / Katie Williams Music / BMI
Produced, engineered and mixed by Steve Boaz at Breathing Room Studio in Norman, OK.
Mastered by Adam Matza at Magic Ears Mastering in Asheville, NC.
Photography by Brittany Phillips.
Album art by Sterling Williams.
Album layout and font design by Hershel Self.
Dedicated to those who remind us there is just as much beauty in the dark as there is in the light.
“Thanks to Steve Boaz ‘wicked imagination and quick fingers, we have »Star Child«. This song is for the freaks and geeks of the universe. We all have those internal and external voices telling us we should be ashamed of who we are. Dimming our light to fit into society has become some kind of right of passage upon entering adulthood. »Star Child« reminds us where we come from and that there are no mistakes or misfits in the stratosphere. Don’t let those demons win that tell you you’re not good enough. Never forget that you are made of stars, look up to the sky and never forget. Up into the world, up into the universe, you are galactic.”
“»Hunger« is a song that is very dear to me and is an anthem for female liberation. The wolf in the story is calling the woman back to herself. The howling wolf invites her to reconnect with her sexuality and wildish nature. Every woman has a wolf inside of her. When I experience depression, or prolonged heartache, it is usually because I have become disconnected with that part of myself. As women, we are taught to export our power to other people, most often men. It can leave you feeling confused and far from your innate purpose and wisdom. Reclaiming that power is an initiation that every modern day woman must face. But when that reunion takes place, it is nothing short of a phenomenon. We are truly forces of nature.”
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well