On their last album WEEED moved beyond the stoner rock tags that get hung on them to push further into Cosmic Americana, morotik ripples, and spacious psychedelia. It seems that they’re only pushing further into these reaches on the follow up, lacing in a pastoral quality draped in strings and flutes. The album is anchored on a huge 13+ minute, four-part suite that reaches into scarred sky territory, melding psych-folk touches with their Agitation Free rhythmic undercurrents. The band’s released a portion of the piecs as the single “Rhythm on the Ground pt. 3,” a portion that belies its calm demeanor with an underlying feeling of dread on the way. If this dose of darkness doesn’t prime you for the upcoming Do You Fall? I don’t know what will. The new album is out from Halfshell in the U.S. and Six Tonnes De Chair in the EU/UK.