Austin stoner rock outfit Greenbeard premiere “Creatures Of The Night” video

Photo Credit: Dave Creaney

Austin, Texas stoner rock outfit GREENBEARD are pleased to unveil their brand new video for “Creatures Of The Night.” The track comes off the band’s impending new full-length, Variant, set to see release on April 9th via Sailor Records in the US and Kozmik Artifactz in Europe.

GREENBEARD has made their mark on the stoner/desert rock scene, boasting heavy, heady sounds, and high-energy performances. The band blends early British heavy metal and psychedelia influences with big desert riffs and sedated stoner grooves. Variant meanders promisingly into “desert soul” territory, with bluesy interludes and heartstrung, crooning vocals. The serendipitously named album was subject to a long incubation period, due largely to Covid-related challenges, as well as lineup changes and industry-wide delays in vinyl production. Nevertheless, Variant emerges as a valiant tribute to new directions, creative experimentation, and engagement with the wider musical community.

“‘Creatures…’ is sort of the stoner rock palette cleanser on the album: a more straightforward rock and roll song with our signature edge,” notes drummer Buddy Hachar of the band’s latest single. “It’s a fun, ear-catching crowd-pleaser that the whole band really likes playing live.”

Singer and guitarist Chance Parker took a somewhat playful approach to the lyrics for this track, “I think we all feel like Frankenstein… to some degree,” he laughs.

The new album represents an openness to change, and a melding of minds. “Instead of having an album fully constructed when walking into the studio, we wanted to bring elements of our vision in, and see how they would grow and thrive off the reactions from [producer] Jeff [Henson] and the various guest musicians we commissioned,” explains Hachar.

Variant was recorded at Red Nova Ranch in Bastrop, Texas and features the standout cover art of long-time collaborator Antoine Defarges. The gatefold is adapted from an actual diorama made by friend of the band, Mount Dracula. Variant will be released on CD, LP, and digitally with preorders to be announced in the coming days.



Greenbeard - Variant