Joey Toscano: vocals, guitars, harmonica
Dave Jones: bass, organ
Zach Hatsis: drums, vibraphone, Rhodes piano, synth, tambourine
Additional Musicians on Pagan Fruit:
Genevieve Smith: Cello on “Spirit of the Staircase”.
Raven Quinn: Vocals on “Call of the Hallowed Horn”.
Recorded and engineered by Andy Patterson at The Boars Nest, Salt Lake City, UT.
Mixed by Eric Hoegemeyer at Tree Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY.
Mastered by Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio Labs, Ann Arbor, MI.
Lyrics by Joey Toscano.
Music by Dwellers.
Cover illustration by Adrian Brouchy of Coven Illustración.
Coloring and layout by Joey Toscano.
Produced by Dwellers.
Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP).
Equally beloved and maligned, the whole stoner rock thing always seems on the verge of being done to death, but then a band comes along that reminds us why the style was cool in the first place. Cue Pagan Fruit (Small Stone), the second album from Salt Lake City’s Dwellers. The mindgames of former members of Iota and SubRosa, the record filters doomy blues rock through a blotter of shimmering desert psych, balancing Joey Toscano’s skilled axework with songwriting stepped up several notches from the group’s 2012 debut. Check out “Call of the Hallowed Horn,” “Rare Eagle” and “Return to the Sky” for some nicely illicit pleasure spikes.
- Michael Toland