Friday, June 18, 2021

Stone Deaf in Colorado

Crafting a sound that encompasses desert rock, laced with a stoner rock vibe and a subtle U.S. punk edge, Stone Deaf produce a unique fusion of sonic goodness.

The Colorado based band has recently dropped a couple of singles from their forthcoming new album called Killers through Coffin And Bolt Records that you might want to check out.

First out the bag was ‘Polaroid’. You can catch the video for it right here at RAMzine and stream/buy it by clicking here. More recently they followed it up with ‘Cloven Hoof’ that you can pre-order/pre-save here. 

Come 15th February, ‘The Velvet Hammer’ will be released as a single, and you can pre-order/save it by clicking here. 

Formed in late 2014 in New Castle, Colorado, Stone Deafʼs approach to music is a timeless fusion of melody and driving rhythms blending the rock vibes of The Hellacopters and Queens Of The Stone Age with the sludgy thickness of Kyuss along with the punk sensibility of TSOL and Agent Orange, changing gears between chugging riffs, punk rhythms and laid back moments of unadulterated heaviness.

Following the album Self-Titled (Black Bow Records) and the Royal Burnout & The Bobby Peru EP (Coffin & Bolt Records), the band is poised to release their third full-length, Killers,  on their own label Coffin & Bolt Records in late 2020.
 
Stone Deaf emerged from a small town in the desert in strange circumstances. Front-man Dust Chapin wrote the first record on his own due to frustration with a lack of musicians in his area with each song given a one-day deadline to write and record all the parts. “The idea was to capture the spontaneity of previous punk bands I played in only having a few hundred bucks to make a record. I’d start at 9 a.m. with nothing tracked and whatever was done by midnight was the end of that song,” he said.

As luck would have it, he owns a pizza shop working alongside bassist Cody Isaman, having later recruited drummer Kristofer Petross and guitarist Scott Anderson. When you find out that Chapin’s mother was a close friend of Hunter S Thompson’s, it all locks into place – this band has always known the true meaning of weird.
 
Inspired by ethereal desert landscapes and bizarre life circumstances there is a certain madness that serves to make the band’s unique stoner rock stomp special. This is the sound of ancient aliens poking through the lonely AM waves, the light of the radio your only company in the vastness of sonic absolution. It is David Lynch inspired sonic palette to accompany the hope of lights in the distance under a dome of desert stars. With a bevy of tours under their collective belts all around the great American West and with many more yet to come, it’s time to leave your watch behind, forget about the grind and soak in the sounds of the middle of nowhere.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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