Austin psych rockers The Well touring, playing Levitation and Psycho California (dates, song streams)
by Andrew Sacher
The Well at Beerland in Austin (photo by Eric Karjala)
Austin retro rockers The Well (not to be confused with the Brooklyn bar and sometimes venue of the same name) are making appearances at a couple cool festivals this month. This weekend they'll be at hometown fest Levitation (fka Austin Psych Fest) with The 13th Floor Elevators, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Flaming Lips, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, and more. The following weekend they play the more metal-oriented Psycho California with Sleep, Pentagram, Eyehategod, Earth, Kylesa and more.
If you're attending either (or both), The Well are worth checking out. Their most recent album, Samsara, came out last year on RidingEasy Records, which is home to a lot of bands in this realm -- a throwback to early proto-metal, psych, prog, and hard rock. Fans of Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge or your '68-'71 hard rock band of choice, stream the album below. We've also got the premiere of a new dub remix of the album's track "Crawling Mist" (by McPullish), and you can stream that below too.
The Well -- 2015 Tour Dates
05/09 Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest - Levitation
05/13 El Paso, TX @ Monarch
05/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Rips Bar
05/15 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
05/17 Santa Ana, CA @ Psycho California Festival