It's been five years, and Stinking Liz has used those five years well. "Journey To The Underworld" is as good as anything the band has released. If you are unfamiliar with Stinking Lizaveta (and the odds are good that you are, since they are about as underground as a stoner rock band with twenty plus years of experience could be), they are a three piece instrumental band from Philadelphia that sounds like a jazz band taking acid and smoking crack at the same time. By this I mean that they are super-talented musicians with a never-ending supply of off-beat ideas, and a seemingly endless supply of energy. Two brothers on bass and guitar, and a female drummer who sounds like she's been playing since age two, these 'guys' manage to be creative while maintaining a recognizable sound for over two decades. Alexi plays an electric stand-up bass, which immediately sets the band apart from any other you probably listen to. Here is "Six Fangs": pretty sure there is jazz, rock and punk rolled into one fat tune right here:
"Journey To The Underworld" is a great place to start for this band, but if you like it and want more, you should follow up with 2009's "Sacrifice and Bliss". Here is "We Will See", one of my numerous favorites from the album:
Here is a live video for "10,000 Hours" which gives you a feel for this band's sincerity and abiltiy at the same time: (this is not on any album, to my knowledge)
Lastly, a video for "The Hanged Man", off of "III":
As you can see, I like this band a lot and hope you will check them out.
Stinking Lizaveta is (l-r):
Yanni Papadopoulos (best name ever!): Guitar
Cheshire Agusta: Drums
Alexi Papadopoulos: Bass
You know I got some more for next weekend, so set a reminder for yourself, alright? In the meantime, you know what to do: keep a lookout for any "Grownman Gold".