Washington D.C. power trio Dead Meadow formed in the fall of 1998. From inception the three members, guitar-vocalist Jason Simon, bassist Steve Kille, and drummer Mark Laughlin set out to fuse their love of 70’s hard rock ala Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath with their own fantasy visions of strange lands as well as a good dose of punk energy. What they actually created is something even more esoteric than mere comparisons can conjure.
The Dead Meadow sound is best compared to warm, runny honey...soft dewy grass... vibrant cracking bonfires... or dark rumbling thunder. The songs create a mood and a space for imagination to roam and drift. The organic, analog 70's production brings out the best of Dead Meadow's soulful playing and creates vast landscapes of their low-slung, glowing guitar tones. Atmospheric, loping psychedelic rhythms are layered with somnolent vocals and plenty of free noodling guitar splutter and grind. Thorough all of the amped up soul-fuzz and multifolded acid shades, this trio's innovative songwriting shines through and both stands them out from the crowd, and proves that this is not just another retro soup for the cannabis culture.