A year ago I had made a post about Sahara Surfers' debut album. I loved it from the first time I listened to it. The female vocals made a difference (come on, how many stoner bands have female vox) and generally it was something very fresh... So Sahara Surfers didn't waste much time and after one year released their second album "Sonar Pilot". The band continues their excellent route by bringing up some freshness in the wider "stoner rock" area and of course by creating their own identity. It is obvious that they worked hard in their songs which are well-structured, have a great flow and the melodies stuck easily in your head. The album is stronger, more solid from their debut and it has a great deal in production. They took all the positive things from "Spacetrip on A Paper Plane" and improved them in a great direction.
If you're expecting heavy crushing riffs, you'll probably be disappointed (although it has its moments, it's not the amount you're looking for...). The heaviness in this one is based in Colour Haze's slow burning approach of creating "the heavy". Or even in Kyuss laid-back desert jamming process. The holy groove is all over of course and they're using their psych and alternative rock influences only to enrich their sound and cement their own identity. To be honest they're one of the bands that I really liked right from the start and with their new work my sympathy to them got bigger. So if you're skeptical about my objectivity, don't take my word. Just give it a listen or check what some other sites have written (Stonerobixxx or Soda Shop for example). It will be in my best of 2011 list for sure. Highly recommended!
*Thanks to Michael from Sahara Surfers and Sound Zero for coming in touch.
The link for downloading is provided by the band and their label (Sound Zero) : Enjoy!!!
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