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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I don't usually post news stories but this a cool band that deserves your attention.

Brooklyn, NY heavy psych rock band NAAM has completed work on its debut album. The fast-rising buzz band will drop the self-titled Naam on October 20, 2009 via NYC’s Tee Pee Records.

The follow up to the group’s three-song mega-EP Kingdom, Naam was recorded on an abandoned dairy farm in New York's Catskill Mountains and delivers pitch-dark, utterly hypnotic songs that resurrect the concept of space-rock for a new era. NAAM’s raw, feedback-powered sound pools densely distorted riff-o-rama with throbbing bass lines and echoey, buzzy vocals that seem to hang in the open spaces in between. Calling for comparison to The Stooges, MC5, Can, Loop and Hawkwind, the music of NAAM conjures both post-apocalyptic dazzle and unsettling feeling via punishing, deeply penetrating repetition and twisted vapor trails of guitar. NAAM pounds giant riffs into submission resulting in downered sub-blues melancholia that sounds like the soundtrack to a missing hallucination scene from Easy Rider. NAAM’s high-voltage power and addictive sonance has found favor with both metalheads and psychedelic rock fans alike, all of whom have talked up the group’s thundering musical muscle.

The final track listing for Naam is as follows:

01.) Kingdom
02.) Stone Ton
03.) Skyling Slip
04.) Fever If Fire
05.) Tidal Barrens
06.) Icy Row
07.) Westered Wash
08.) Frosted Tread
09.) Windy Gates
10.) Black Ice

Prior to the release of the album, NAAM will hit the road with Nebula and The Entrance Band and will premiere new material from Naam over the course of its tour trail. A full listing of upcoming NAAM live dates follows this message.

NAAM features Ryan Lugar (guitars, vocals), John Bundy (bass, vocals) and Eli Pizzuto (drums, percussion).

Updated NAAM news and tour information will be made available via the band’s online domains: www.kingdomofnaam.com / www.myspace.com/naamdestroysfaces, and the Tee Pee Records website: www.teepeerecords.com

"very tasty" – DECIBEL

“You see, Black Sabbath might be considered the first heavy metal band, but what they really were was a psychedelic blues outfit. In short, NAAM carry on the legacy of Black Sabbath. The true legacy.” – EVIL SPONGE

"In the case of NAAM, their rather thick, quasi-boogie rock does recall late 60s /early 70s psychedelic rock along the lines of Blue Cheer, but they mess with the songs enough to wriggle out of that straightjacket…this is a ride worth taking" - IMPOSE

“Fantastic...I'd recommend them to fans of Dead Meadow, the Black Angels, Om, Black Mountain, and other rad psychedelic shit.” – CRUSTCAKE

" Brooklyn's NAAM are the latest addition to Tee Pee Records' ever-growing, ever-badass roster. The band can best be described as heavy psychedelic stoner rock (with a few surprises along the way)" – AOL MUSIC’s NOISECREEP

“Blown out psych rock...blissful sub-retro fuzz” – STONER ROCK.com

NAAM tour dates:

August 22 New York, NY Santos Party House (w/ Nebula and Entrance Band)
August 23 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Nebula and Entrance Band)
August 24 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Nebula and Entrance Band)
August 25 Washington DC Black Cat (w/ Nebula and Entrance Band)
August 26 Richmond, VA Nara Sushi (w/ MARS)
August 27 Wilmington, NC Soapbox (w/ Nebula and Entrance Band)
Sept 10 Brooklyn, NY The Charleston!? (* Secret-ass Southern Lord show!)
Oct 11 Brooklyn, NY Europa (w/ OM and 6 Organs of Admittance)

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