Cosmic Dawn presents: Greenleaf + Fatso Jetson
What makes a group truly unique and memorable - is something that can't be defined, learned, or bought. Call it talent, magic, or whatever you want, but GREENLEAF has it. A super group of the underground rock scene, featuring a revolving cast of fellow musicians who share a love of heavy fuzz rock, GREENLEAF has consistently defined what rock 'n' roll was, is, and should be.
Formed in late 1999 / early 2000 by guitarist Tommi Holappa, drummer Daniel Liden, bassist Bengt Bäcke and first assembled behind Lowrider vocalist Peter Bergstrand for their 2000's eponymous debut EP, GREENLEAF welcomed Dozer frontman Fredrik Nordin for its 2001's follow-up “Revolution Rock”; added Demon Cleaner guitarist Daniel Jansson for 2003’s “Secret Alphabets”; integrated Truckfighters singer Oskar Cedermalm in time for 2007’s “Agents of Ahriman”; and powered ahead behind reliable mainstay, guitarist Tommi Holappa, for 2012’s “Nest of Vipers”.
By the end of 2013, GREENLEAF was on the move again, bidding Cedermalm “adieu” and saying a hearty “hola” to a tandem of new recruits in frontman Arvid Jonsson and drummer Sebastian Olsson, who joined Holappa and long-serving bassist Bengt Bäcke in time to record (incidentally, with no outside help, guest musicians, or other additives) what has become GREENLEAF’s fifth LP “Trails and Passes”, released in May of 2014 via Small Stone Recordings.
2 years later, in February 2016, the quartet released a new album titled "Rise Above The Meadow" via Napalm Records, welcomed Hans Fröhlich (ex-Grandloom) as new bass player, and joined the Up In Smoke Roadfest vol6 (featuring My Sleeping Karma, Greenleaf & Mammoth Mammoth).
FATSO JETSON was formed in Palm Desert, CA, in 1994 and are often credited as one of the fathers of the desert strain of stoner rock made most famous by their slightly younger neighbors Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. While musically similar to some of their stoner brethren, FATSO JETSON incorporate a broader variety of musical influences that includes punk, blues, jazz and surf music. That is not to say that the band isn't capable of dishing out supremely heavy riffs... Certainly grounded in dense hard rock, FATSO JETSONexperiment with many musical textures, angular instrumental epics, and bizarre lyrics to create a punk, blues art rock all their own.
In 1995, the group recorded their debut "Stinky Little Gods" and followed that up in 1997 with "Power of Three" (both appeared on SST). Brant Bjork briefly joined up as second guitarist and appeared on two 7" releases. The band then teamed up with Bongload Records, who released FATSO JETSON's third full-length, "Toasted", in 1998.
Guitarist and old friend Gary Arce joined the band to record thier fourth LP "Flames for All" in 2000 for Artist Frank Kozik's Mans Ruin Label. FATSO JETSON also contributed to "The Desert Sessions" releases that Josh Homme organized, bringing desert musicians and other creative like minded rock musicians together to collaborate. It was Homme's record label Rekords Rekords that released the nextFATSO JETSON album in 2001 "Cruel and Delicious". For this session the band was joined by Vince Meghrouni on Sax and Harp, adding a new dimention to FATSO's hard to pin sound. The band continues with this line up in 2009.
A new full length LP was released in Feburary 2010, followed by a European tour in April including a debut at Holland's Roadburn Festival. They came back again on the old continent in 2012 for a very successful tour with highlights shows like Duna Jam, Paris and Stoned From the Underground festival. They returned in Europe in 2013 with their peers Yawning Man, and again in February 2015! They also released a split album with Space lords Farflung this spring.
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