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Weedpecker stream their fourth full-length album »IV: The Stream Of Forgotten Thoughts«, out now via Stickman Records

Warszawa, Poland based psychedelic stoner rock band Weedpecker stream their fourth full-length album, »IV: The Stream Of Forgotten Thoughts«, which was just released on December 3rd, 2021 via Stickman Records.

01. No Heartbeat Collective
02. Fire Far Away
03. The Stream Of Forgotten Thoughts
04. The Trip Treatment
05. Big Brain Monsters
06. Endless Extensions Of Good Vibrations
07. Unusual Perceptions
08. Symbiotic Nova

Recorded in 2020-2021 at Nebula Studio, Wieloślad Studio and Weedpecker’s reheresal room.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Barczi Kanada.
Mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio.
Artwork by Maciej Kamuda.

After several fundamental lineup changes in the past years, fans of Weedpecker were left wondering what might become of the band’s newest incarnation. »III«, their last outing from 2018, was the final one with longtime bandmates Bartek Dobry, Robert Kulakowski and Grzegorz Pawlowski (the first of whom is remaining founding member Piotr Dobry’s brother).

In 2019, the band gave a very briefglimpse into their new lineup featuring members of Dopelord, Major Kong and Belzebong while ona short tour. The most surprising change was the switch from dual guitars to a full-time keyboardist. So much for history, where does this take us to now with the new album?

Photo by Krzysztof Skuła

»IV« is a deep, vividly textured psychedelic rock record with tons of layers begging to be picked apart upon multiple spins. Beginning with the driving opener »No Heartbeat Collective«, the song immediately brings new elements into the mix. Etherial keys and twisting guitar lines meld in harmony, giving way to chunky riffs. Moving forward, »IV« continues to surprise with mellow psychedelic gems reminiscent of early Tame Impala, blistering Oh Sees-esque rock bursts and of course the trademark melodic heavy riffage. Former co-lead guitarist Bartek has teamed up with the band in the position of engineer and producer, while also lending his arrangement skills. This combination of new input and experimentation has led to the most radical Weedpecker record thus far, a killer album which will doubtless make a late entry for 2021’s album of the year.

Available on 180 gr. transparent yellow LP including download card and on CD.

Weedpecker is:
Piotr Dobry – Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
Dominik Stachyra – Bass
Tomasz Walczak – Drums
Piotr Sadza – Keyboards

Guest musicians:
Barczi Kanada – Additional Guitars and Vocals
Aleksandra Dobra – Additional Vocals

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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