We’ve partnered with some of our favorite websites to bring you each scene’s best upcoming bands, diving beneath the surface to give you a glimpse of tomorrow. In this monthly check-in with our friend at The Obelisk, we get the scoop on names like Telekinetic Yeti, All Souls, and so much more. Read last month’s column here.
You know that scene in the first Terminator where protagonist Kyle Reese (played by Michael Biehn) asks what year it is? That’s me, like, all the time.
And yet, a modicum of internet research informs me that some music listed below is out now—like Telekinetic Yeti–and some has yet to be released (like the rest.) But hey, you’re already here, and there’s audio of everything streaming in this bright, glorious future of targeted advertisement that our overlords have wrought. So maybe put the entire compendium of human knowledge to use and enjoy what’s out there, alright? Insert mouth-fart here.
Telekinetic Yeti, Primordial (Tee Pee Records)
Having recovered from an ugly lineup split—which really matters in a two-piece—Iowa destroyers Telekinetic Yeti have delivered their second LP, Primordial. What you hear is what you get with its massive, lumbering, heavy-as-your-emotional-baggage mega fuzz processions. They make it dance and crush, and most of all, they make it memorable. It’s one of those records your lizard brain won’t let you put down. It makes damn near everything else sound like it’s trying too hard to do too much, when all you need to kick ass is a minor fortune of gear, a van, songs about monsters, and the will to remind your audience what genuine stoner metal should sound like.