by Andrew Sacher

photo by Jordan Vance
Windhand

This isn't a diss at the quality of Windhand's work, but I don't think you're gonna be flipping through FM channels and stumble across their new single. That hasn't stopped them from releasing the "radio edit" of "Two Urns," the first track we get to hear off this year's highly anticipated Grief's Infernal Flower (due 9/18 via Relapse). The album was produced by Jack Endino, who helmed songs for Nirvana and Soundgarden that did in fact end up on the radio, and it's not impossible to imagine "Two Urns" showing up on a KROQ playlist between those two bands, if it came out two decades ago. (The edit, by the way, is still over six minutes.) Granted, their psych-doom is more Electric Wizard than Soundgarden, but this is the kind of song that could win over any fan of melodic, heavy rock. Check it out below.

The band is also touring with likeminded riffers Danava and Monolord, hitting NYC on October 21 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available.

Full list of dates, and the new song stream, below...

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Windhand -- 2015 Tour Dates
Jul 28: AS220 - Providence, RI
Jul 29: Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
Jul 30: Montreal, QC - RRROOAAARRR
Jul 31: Toronto, ON - The Garrison
Sept 18: Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Oct 21: New York, NY - Gramercy #
Oct 22: Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room #
Oct 23: Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose #
Oct 24: Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
Oct 27: Seattle, WA - Neumos #
Oct 28: Vancouver, BC - Astoria #
Oct 29: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
Oct 30: San Francisco, CA - The Chapel #
Oct 31: San Diego, CA - Night of the Shred ^
Nov 1: Los Angeles, CA - Roxy #
Nov 2: Mesa, AZ - Club Red #
Nov 3: Albuquerque, NM - Sister #
Nov 4: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater #
Nov 6: Dallas, TX - Dada #
Nov 7: Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites #
Nov 8: Little Rock, AR - White Water Tavern #
Nov 11: Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups #
Nov 12: Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch #
Nov 13: Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop #
Nov 14: Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery #
Nov 15: Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts #

# - w/ Danava and Monolord
^ - w/ Monolord