So as some of you astute MSers might have noticed I've (temporarily) abandoned the desert of southern Arizona to go into hiding in the lush jungles of Paraguay. Thrown in to a land where virtually no one speaks English, the beer is watery lager, and there is no hot sauce? (WTF?!) Though the peeps are swell and the meat is PLENTIFUL, I've grown a tad homesick for the scorching, oven-like dry heat of the Southwest.

And suddenly I get an email in my inbox... lo! behold! A reminder of home. Well, at least close to home. A work in progress documentary on the California Desert Rock phenomenon. Kyuss! Queens Of The Stone Age! Fu Manchu! Eagles Of Death Metal! Deaths Of Eagle Metal Queens Of The Kyuss Manchu!

If you like any of those bands, check it out. Watch the vid below. Hell, give 'em the support if so inclined.




Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - The origins of bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Kyuss and Fu Manchu are just a few names in a seemingly infinite list of "Desert" bands that a new documentary on the subject seeks to explore. "Desert Age" attempts to decipher the rich and often complex musical history of a very specific type of music genre known as desert or stoner rock which the filmmakers trace back to the late 1970s. To date, no feature film has ever documented this history until now.

For over eight months, Director Jason Pine has been accumulating interviews and archival materials relevant to what many desert rock fans have been wanting for years, an in-depth, exciting, honest and historically relevant documentary about the origins of their favorite bands. Using never before seen interviews and music, "Desert Age" exposes the interesting characters and places that formed a music genre akin to the punk scene in New York or the grunge scene in Seattle.

The filmmakers are raising funds via IndieGoGo to complete the post-production for the film later this year and is slated to be released Summer 2015. A fiscal partnership with the UK based label Dissension, who represents Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal fame, has boosted the campaign effort and profile of the film significantly. Director Jason Pine will be co-hosting a desert rock themed radio show on "A Pint of Cacophany" via the LA based Skidrow Studios next Monday, July 28th in an effort to promote the film and pledge campaign. The show will feature an exclusive interview with desert legend and Eagles of Death Metal guitarist, Dave Catching.

Jason Pine (Director): Received his BA in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. This will be his feature film debut having produced and directed music videos and in-depth short form documentaries for over ten years.

Trevar Cushing (Co-Producer): has been producing both feature and short form documentaries for over ten years. Notable credits include work done exclusively for Vice Media, Burton Snowboards and Transworld.

Do Less Media, LLC is an independent production company specializing in counterculture subjects ranging from obscure profiles on skateboard companies to international live concert shoots.



And fun extra Vimeo - Alfredo's World Famous Drum Kit!



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Source: desertagefilm.com
Band profile: Kyuss
 
Posted: 26.07.2014 by BitterCOld



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Ilham - 26.07.2014 at 02:42  
I'd watch that.
Ocean Sage - 26.07.2014 at 02:55  
Written by Ilham on 26.07.2014 at 02:42

I'd watch that.


Indeed. I love Kyuss and Fu Manchu. Just got John Garcia's solo album and this is announced. It was a good day today.
Ocean Sage - 26.07.2014 at 03:00  
You know, this looks like Such Hawks, Such Sounds or whatever that Stoner Metal documentary was called about Sleep, Saint Vitus...etc.
This looks awesome! I'm excited to hear what Scott Reeder has to say about the Stoner Rock scene because we don't hear so much from him lately. What group does he play in now?
Troy Killjoy - 26.07.2014 at 05:42  
I'll make time for this.
baldur - 26.07.2014 at 12:13  
Written by Ocean Sage on 26.07.2014 at 03:00

You know, this looks like Such Hawks, Such Sounds or whatever that Stoner Metal documentary was called about Sleep, Saint Vitus...etc.
This looks awesome! I'm excited to hear what Scott Reeder has to say about the Stoner Rock scene because we don't hear so much from him lately. What group does he play in now?


Scott is busy with producing lately, it seems.
he produced blackmath horsemans wyllt... if you havent heard that one, do it
Mr. Doctor - 26.07.2014 at 15:16  
This looks fantastic.
Ocean Sage - 26.07.2014 at 17:35  
Written by baldur on 26.07.2014 at 12:13

Written by Ocean Sage on 26.07.2014 at 03:00

You know, this looks like Such Hawks, Such Sounds or whatever that Stoner Metal documentary was called about Sleep, Saint Vitus...etc.
This looks awesome! I'm excited to hear what Scott Reeder has to say about the Stoner Rock scene because we don't hear so much from him lately. What group does he play in now?


Scott is busy with producing lately, it seems.
he produced blackmath horsemans wyllt... if you havent heard that one, do it


Yeah I looked up his wiki after I typed that. He's currently in Sun and Sail Club which is super heavy and all, but the singer Bob Balch of Fu Manchu is using a vocoder through the whole album which sort of ruins the singing on all the songs. I didn't even know he put out a solo album.
Bad English - 26.07.2014 at 18:19  
When it will be out?
mz - 26.07.2014 at 22:38  
Interesting. Also, the first time I see such intro for news. Not bad, though.
afu - 28.07.2014 at 05:45  
Sweet!
deadone - 28.07.2014 at 08:57  
Sounds very interesting.

Why are you in Paraguay out of curiosity?
qlacs - 25.08.2014 at 19:33  
Funded 110%. Looking forward to it!

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