Acclaimed veteran Los Angeles-located psychedelic rock band The Warlocks are gearing up to release their 10th studio album, The Chain, on April 3rd via the renowned Cleopatra Records.Big Takeover Exclusives
The brand new studio album from L.A.’s premiere psych band, The Warlocks! This ambitious album tells a single story, of two star-crossed lovers who commit a bank heist together, over the course of 10 gorgeous, dense layered guitar tracks spiced with keyboards and reinforced with powerful bass and percussion grooves! Will be available on both CD and limited edition colored vinyl in your choice of PURPLE or SILVER! In June the band will launch a full-scale 3-4 week tour in the US hitting all the major markets and followed by European dates in the fall! CD and limited edition colored vinyl in your choice of PURPLE or SILVER!
2019 was a super amazingly fun year for us. We got to tour Europe and play some of the most awesome festivals in the land. The band was in fine form and after 20 years, guess what?! We are still having just as much fun as when we started. A little wiser, more responsible perhaps but still the same old us in one way or another. It’s quite a feat when bands seems to break up left and right these days. Anyways just wanted to shout it to the all the gears that make it happen. Our label Cleopatra Records for being so dang awesome. Europe tour agency El Borracho Bookings and of course our trusted and most awesome tour manager Dave D. + all the individuals promoters and club people that make it all happen. Way too many to shout but know we appreciate you! Back home we really just focused on Los Angeles in 2019 (and few SF once offs) and and for this year 2020 we finished a new record (more on that soon!) and currently working on full blown summer east/west coast USA tour around June. No promises yet - it’s a long way to the stage as they say. But we are mostly* green lit for that plan. In the meantime support artists you stream whatever way you can. It all adds up. Earl V. Miller Jc Rees Jason Plucky Anchondo Christopher DiPino Bobby Hecksher GO TO BAND CAMP AND SUPPORT EVERYTHING YOU STREAM OK?
The Warlocks Mean Machine Music + Radical Mega Hits Tour with specials guests The Stevenson Ranch Davidians & New Candys
Thats right! The Warlocks hit the road in support of Mean Machine Music out now on Cleopatra Records. Go here for tickets! Of course we will play all the #1 hit jams too! Specials guests The Stevenson Ranch Davidians & New Candys.
23.08.19 Friday NL EINDHOVEN - Fuzz Club Festival
24.08.19 Saturday DE BERLIN - Privat Club
25.08.19 Sunday DE HAMBURG – Hafenklang
27.08.19 Tuesday NO OSLO - Blaa
28.08.19 Wednesday SE GÖTEBORG - Musiken Hus
29.08.19 Thursday SE STOCKHOLM - Hus 7
30.08.19 Friday SE MALMÖ - Plan B
31.08.19 Saturday DK COPENHAGEN - Loppen
01.09.19 Sunday DK ODENSE - Posten
03.09.19 Tuesday CZ BRNO - Kabinet Muz
04.09.19 Wednesday AT VIENNA - Chelsea
06.09.19 Friday FR LILLE - Strawberry Festival
07.09.19 Saturday UK St. Leonards On Sea – The Piper
08.09.19 Sunday UK HEBDEN BRIDGE - Trades Club
09.09.19 Monday UK GLASGOW - Broadcast
10.09.19 Tuesday UK MANCHESTER - Yes / Pink Room
11.09.19 Wednesday UK LONDON - Electrowerkz
12.09.19 Thursda FR PARIS - Le Petit Bain
13.09.19 Friday BE LEFFINGE Leffingereuren Festival
14.09.19 Saturday FR LYON - Le Sonic
15.09.19 Sunday FR MONTPELLIER - Secret Place
17.09.19 Tuesday ES SEVILLA - Sala X
18.09.19 Wednesday ES Barcelona - Side Car
19.09.19 Thursday FR BORDEAUX - Astroshøw Open Air
20.09.19 Friday FR ANGERS - Levitation France
21.09.19 Saturday CH SION - Le Port Franc
Hey all update. I’m in the middle of organizing all the live stuff which will just take time. Also need to get with bandcamp and figure out how to create a “live section” as this page will become a mess with all these live albums and things on here. In the meantime enjoy “Lost Gems EP”. If you are a fan of Skull Worship than this is for you! About this album from the band camp page. “Well it’s that struggle I have with music. I write so much stuff and then end up leaving things off albums for one reason or another. The problem is a lot of these songs just didn't fit for one reason or another. Or they did fit like "Keys To The Kingdom" and I ran out of money to mix it right. Still a lot of beautiful moments on here hence "Lost Gems". Anyways I added as much as the original artwork ideas as I could along with some photos from the Skull Worship tour in Europe. This one is a little expensive because some of these tracks are just wav. files rough mixes and little too lo fi for my taste. To go back in time and mix these songs properly would cost a lot of studio time. I'm down of course but mixing can cost anywhere from 150-300 on up to mix 1 song a day and do it properly. You do the math its gets expensive quick esp. whenever everyone expects everything for free! Support the cause and pay it forward! If i can get these tracks up to snuff I'll look into putting them out properly. The next generation (might) thank you! Kidding! No but seriously thanks for reading and take care. Lots of love xoxo Bobby Hecksher restless spirit and leader of The Warlocks rock and roll band.”
Surprise! WHAT new music by The Warlocks! Only 300 copies on vinyl! Huh what? Yes True Grab it NOW! Link Below..THE WARLOCKS RETURN WITH “MEAN MACHINE MUSIC”, THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN 3 YEARS!
Los Angeles, CA – The mighty Warlocks return on May 31st to melt minds with their own unique brand of dark psychedelia, served as only these purveyors of fine fuzz can offer. But let’s hear about what we have here, straight from the source!
The brave beware! This is no ordinary record by The Warlocks. It’s an experiment. We were inspired to do a heavy Stereolab, Neu, Death-Rock, Krautrock thing but struggled to get the drums and everything to sound good. After too much tweaking from start to finish (hence “Mean Machine Music”) we finally managed to finish the recording with our engineer Phillip Haut (Ariel Pink, Centimeters, Fancy Space People). I’ve always been proud the fact that for the most part we can try new things and get something out of it. We got shit for doing Doo-Wop type stuff which ended up on Surgery. We got shit for the discombobulated Heavy Deavy Skull Lover. Looking back that stuff still stands up! You choose and judge for yourself dear listener! There are def some nuggets in here like “Disfigured Figure” – super weird. It's a curiosity that I had to wrestle with leaving on my computer or put it out. The fine folks at Cleopatra say “it’s good” and to “release it!” and so it is. Enjoy! – Bobby Hecksher / The Warlocks – Feb 2019.https://thewarlocks.bandcamp.com/album/mean-machine-music
The Warlocks perform Heavy Deavy Skull Lover With SRD, Low Volts. Get your tickets here...
LA Weekly has done a feature on Bobby Hecksher and the status of The Warlocks! Check it out!
We did manage to re upload a lot of old videos to HD! Enjoy go here. The Warlocks Video Channel!
A live thing: Its finally happened after all these years. Get your copy here.
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