I still remember way back in our first year of CVLT Nation, before we had any idea of the path we’d embarked upon when we got a package from Forcefield Records. At the time, we didn’t get too many packages from labels because we weren’t really anybody worth shipping shit to yet. Forcefield had just pressed the first studio record from this Richmond, VA doom-psych band we’d never heard of called WINDHAND. But when we hit play on that self-titled record we knew this band was special and would be a defining presence in doom! Forcefield sent us one purple vinyl from that first pressing, and we gave it away (still kicking ourselves, but congrats to whoever won that giveaway). Fast-forward nine years and we’ve watched Windhand grow into a force of doom nature and we’re in a pandemic and they’ve got a Levitation Sessions full set premiering on Saturday, November 14th! But since you’re here with the OGs today you’re getting a sneak peek of their track “Grey Garden” from the set. So stoked for the success that the beautiful folks from Windhand – Dorthia, Garrett, Parker, and Ryan – are experiencing! Whether you haven’t watched one full set online this year, or if they’ve been what’s been getting you through the dry spell of no shows, you should be supporting the Levitation Sessions series so that Levitation can plan a truly epic fest for 2021 or 2022 or whenever the fuck we can get back in a big room together! Get your tickets here, plus add-ons like limited cassettes and t-shirts that are only available to ticket holders for this stream. Watch our preview of their full set below and get ready for the full experience on Saturday…
It was great to get together with the band after so many months apart, to plug in all the gear and let the demons loose once again. For a moment there it almost felt like being back on the road. We got to work with our old friends like Jonathan Kassalow (lighting and organ), and frequent music video collaborator Jordan Vance. They pulled it all together and made the show a heavy visual experience to pair with the audio which was recorded and mixed by our live sound engineer, Chris Moore. We look forward to seeing you on the road sometime soon at a real show, but this is as close as we’ll get for now. Hope y’all enjoy.
– Dorthia, Garrett, Parker, and Ryan
Windhand’s show premieres at 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm ET on November 14th, 2020! Tickets, merch bundles + info can be found here: http://bit.ly/WINDHANDsession
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Our show on Levitation Sessions is this Saturday. We’ve just added 50 screenprinted posters signed by the band to our Session merch. Stream tix, live album downloads & cassettes, t-shirts, and signed vinyl + posters all available here: bit.ly/WINDHANDsessions Premieres this Saturday at 7pm. Can’t make the show time? No worries, the stream will be available to watch at any time you prefer until Nov 26 at midnight CT! And you can rewatch as many times as you like too. Artwork by @dvdandrea.