Connecticut loses bands to other scenes sometimes but sometimes we gain them back. That's a good thing. One of those bands we got back is Superart.
Superart was, at one point, stationed down in Georgia and went by the name Weirdbeard. They are back in CT though with a new drummer and a new album entitled The Weirdbeard Sessions released originally in 2010. I have to say it's refreshing to see a band come back to CT and add something to an already robust scene.
So what does this band sound like? Well upon first listen there are a handful of influences that automatically strike me - Queens of the Stone Age, early Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, etc. This band combines nice big, fat chunky riffs with melodic harmonized vocals in a way that's completely unpretentious. That's not to say that this isn't accessible to fans of "modern rock" (ugh, two words when combined make me throw up in my mouth a little bit) because it's not overly brutal in its heaviness. But there's enough actual rock on this record that fans of stoner rock and other forms of true independent rock music can get behind it as well.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times