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Dragon of the Deep Live Demo 2004 

Back in 2004 life was waaaay more chill.  Every Saturday we would awaken into a state of foggy haziness and meander down to El Frijolito in Watsonville for a breakfast of exquisite Mexican delicacies.  Once the previous evening's headiness was sufficiently coated in grease we would return to our garage in Corralitos and proceed to bang away at ridiculously loud heavy riffage for hours and hours on end, occasionally punctuated by meditative moments to breathe deeply and ponder the clouds.  One day we threw up a few microphones and recorded a 20 minute version of what eventually became Dragon of the Deep Part Two, except we didn't know there was a part one yet, so we just called it Dragon of the Deep.  It was tracked live, no overdubs, straight to cassette.  We sent it to Rocket and Holy Mountain who both liked it enough to release our self titled debut record in 2006.  Now sixteen years, 4 albums, and hundreds of live shows later, it seems part of the cosmic joke that we tried to put it online on 4/20/20 but failed because of technical difficulties.  Here ya go, free download, although you can donate more to the cause if you think it's extra rad.  Through the wafting clouds of tape hiss (LOTS of tape hiss) you can smell the dankness and grime of heady young men plodding away and chasing a rock n' roll dream that may still be coming true.....or is it? DIG IT, FREE DOWNLOAD

EAR FOOD 

Back in 2012 or so we were hard at work mixing Heady Mental and getting into far out ambient soundscape type stuff that we didn't really know what to do with.  Eventually some of that ended up on Sparking Waters but a lot of it just got forgotten on a hard drive.  We also had two songs from our live set during the BRAIN era that we never perfected the recordings of.  So now here they are, plopped onto the internet as a digital download for your enjoyment.  Profits from this release will be donated to our local Santa Cruz chapter of Grey Bears who are doing good work taking care of elderly people during this horrific Corona Pandemic.  Head over to our BANDCAMP page to dig it. 

AFTERNOON BBQ SHOW 

 

Not gonna lie, we're super pumped to play in the afternoon.  No staying up way past bed time getting bleary waiting to play.  We're gonna be home before bedtime!  Huge thanks to Subliminal SF for setting up this awesome show.  We'll be near the cooked meats if yer lookin for us. 

 

Iron Man Moving and Subliminalsf present 
"THE ELECTRIC KOOL AID BBQ TEST" 
Sunday August 5th - Afternoon Show / Free BBQ 
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MAMMATUS 

OWL 

TERRY GROSS (members of trans am/triclops/peace creep) 

CARLTON MELTON 

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Doors 2pm / Show 2:30pm (over by 7pm) 
$10 Cover / Free BBQ + Kool Aid 
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BOTTOM OF THE HILL 
1233 Seventeenth Street, SF • 21+ 

We're not dead 

Got a nice email today, "your entire sparkling waters album is so good guys i hope you're not dead"  Guess we gotta get out there and show we're still alive.  We've just been living, biking, working, biking, working, jamming....... for a while.  Got some new jams coming to fruition.  Spacin on the CREME.  Gotta show with OWL coming up, been trying to set something with them since they were teenagers.  TERRY GROSS is gonna play too, featuring our favorite tape wrangler PHIL MANLEY.  So if you're going to be in OAKLAND on June 29th you should come out, might be a while before you have a chance to see us again.  We're not dead!  We're living all over you. 

FELTON LUMINANCE 


We're happy to roll the amps out in FELTON!  Aaron and Nicky grew up right down the street from the Felton Community Center, before it even existed.  We've never played in Felton so it feels good to come home at last. 

FELTON LUMINANCE JANUARY 28 

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents 

FELTON LUMINANCE 

With: 

Vetiver 

Heron Oblivion 

Mammatus 

Lumerians 

Mattson 2 

Pink Mountaintops 

Harry & The Hitmen 

Hod 

Suzanne Vallie 

Wild Boy.. 

Liquid Lights by Mad Alchemy 

Beer & Wine Bar provided by The Crepe Place 

Saturday January 28, 2017 

Felton Community Center 

Gates at Noon! 

Purchase tickets HERE

New Cassette by Mammatus drum guy 


Mammatus drummer Aaron Emmert returns as WAPITI to unleash some synthesized jams.  If you liked the ambient nu age passages and flourishes of Sparkling Waters you might get into this. 

"Recorded during foggy late nights in Aptos, conjuring synths to echo my feelings, joyous, laughing waterfalls after the rains of El Nino, the pounding surf touching the walls of the canyon, creatures scurrying in the night, waking up with bells ringing in my brain beside the bubbling brook, sleepless synthesizers synthesizing while I sleepily stare and listen, driving through the deep dark woods at night speakers blaring up a swirling cosmos while bobcat dives out of the way. This is another cassette by another guy who listens to Kitaro and can't help but twiddle some knobs. If you're reading this, thank you, I love you." -AE

BUY IT HERE

THE ROAD TO PSYCHO 


The last time we played in Austin, Texas was in 2007 with Acid Mother's Temple.  Now we're playing nine years later with Acid Witch.  Seems we can't escape the Acid.  Thanks to the good fellows at Psycho Entertainment we'll be playing August 20th at the PSYCHO ROAD SHOW with a bunch of heavy bands.  Don't miss out, we may not return to Texas for another nine years!  Tickets available here.

New tape from Mammatus guitarist 

LIMITED EDITION 100 COPIES - HIGH BIAS CHROME TYPE II CASSETTE 

"Unclouded Cerebration" is the wondrous debut solo synthesizer album of Nicholas Emmert, guitarist for the mind expanding psychedelic prog trio, Mammatus.

Check it out here

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