Geezer’s “Groovy,” out May 29 digitally and June 12 physically via Heavy Psych Sounds, is bluesy, trippy, and we have to admit, groovy.
Based in Kingston, NY, Geezer formed in 2012 and have made a bluesy spirit a staple of their approach. Especially with 2014’s Gage and their 2016 self-titled leading into Psychoriffadelia, they expanded this idea to more open, jammier explorations, a take on heavy psychedelia still informed by the swamp that led to their first European tour in 2017, including Freak Valley Festival in Germany.
They have shared stages with High on Fire, Acid King, Nebula, Earthless, Ufomammut, and many more. After spending the better part of the last three years touring, writing, and solidifying their lineup around guitarist/vocalist Pat Harrington, bassist Richie Touseull, and drummer Steve Markota, the Kingston-based trio return with what is unquestionably their most realized work to-date, Groovy.
It is their fourth long-player and solidifies their approach to trippy, heavy blues and classic songwriting.
“Groovy is a classic, rock ‘n’ roll groove,” the band says. “The song is a response to the craziness of our modern world. When feeling overwhelmed, be groovy. Be groovy to yourself; be groovy to others. Instead of letting things get you down, let the groove build you up. If we want to save ourselves, we gotta groove! Now more than ever.”