Let’s face it: the world of “drug rock” (whatever your drug of choice might be) is oversaturated, and “psychedelic” is a term thrown around so often and thoughtlessly it’s almost lost all meaning. Weedpecker have never tried to hide their reverence and affection for the sweet leaf, but unlike so many other bands mired in self-indulgent riff worship, their propensity for mind alteration is immediately and unmistakably evident in their music.

Weedpecker was born in Warsaw, Poland in 2012, when brothers Piotr and Bartek Dobry came together to combine dreamy psychedelic rock tunes with elements of stoner and grunge rock. Over the next four years and two albums, the band put out some of the best heavy psychedelic music of the decade, touring Europe but still flying mostly under the radar.

III, Weedpecker’s third full-length and first record on Stickman, sees the band experimenting with light, colorful jams that remind the listener of Tame Impala or Morgan Delt. Moving seamlessly between styles and moods organically, it’s easy to get lost, only to find yourself emerged in a different world entirely.

Last updated on December 7, 2017.