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Earthless, Harsh Toke to release split LP

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:04 PM PT

Official press release:

Sound-sculpting San Diego heavy psych titans Earthless and Harsh Toke have joined forces to bring music fans a colossal battle of the beasts. Titled, Acid Crusher / Mount Swan, the two track, 35-minute release will see a May 27 release via Tee Pee Records.

Prepare yourself, as 20,000 volts of concentrated electricity will rip through your speakers as the rampaging, psychedelic rock 'n' roll flows like molten magma, destroying everything in its path! Earthless brings to life the towering, 15-minute-long song "Acid Crusher," which collides head-on with Harsh Toke's 20 minute creation, "Mount Swan". Don't miss this mind-bending, man-eating, winner-take-all mashup of two of modern psych's most monstrous mongrels.

"Acid Crusher" will tide over Earthless fans until the release of the band's as-yet-untitled new LP, it's first since 2013's epic From the Ages, which was hailed as an "intuitive musical monolith" by Spin. Fresh off of a sold out east coast headlining tour, Earthless now dives back in to writing for their fourth full-length, which is expected to drop later this year. Formed in 2001 by drummer Mario Rubalcaba, guitarist Isaiah Mitchell and bassist Mike Eginton, Earthless creates energetic, free-thinking instrumental music inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues rock.

"Mount Swan" represents the first new music from Harsh Toke since the release of the acid rock band's 2014 debut, Light Up and Live, which was praised for its "relentless creativity" by Popmatters and called "an exuberant gangbang of notes awash in wah" by Magnet. Equal parts atmospheric and anarchic, Harsh Toke merges raging, blind fury musicianship with unprecedented white-knuckle volume abuse.

Track listing:

1. Acid Crusher (Earthless)
2. Mount Swan (Harsh Toke)

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