Los Asteroide – Los Asteroide
Self released – 2013
Alternative, Psychedelic, Desert, Stoner, Instrumental
We’ll try to keep the Los Natas comparisons to a minimum here at the Hive. That being said, Argentina’s Los Asteroide conjure up wonderful memories of early day Natas about as well as any band you’ll find in 2013. Think of an instrumental Cuidad de Brahman and you’re getting close. On their first full-length LA go all out with the huge opener, “Houston Tenemos un Problema”, a sprawling desert/stoner/psych jam that sets the tone of the album quite nicely. Listeners who dig the likes of Tia Carrera, Domo, Luna Negra, Colour Haze etc. will be ecstatic to add this to their cache of jam-based psych heaviness. It’s perfectly equipped for burning one on a stifling summer evening, driving down the highway, windows down, destination: nowhere. The ensuing shorter tracks tighten Asteroide’s sound a bit and bring a punchy, sound more in line with Kyuss and Natas (doh!). Brimming with confidence and working well within the stoner rock tenants, Los Asteroide serve up a granite-solid album.
(Written by Matthew McGarity)