Formed in 1999, L.A.-based group The Warlocks produce a relentless, hypnotic wall of sound that suggests a collision between classic psychedelia, Krautrock and The Velvet Underground. Front man Bobby Hecksher grew up in the swamps of Tampa Bay, FL but moved to L.A. at age 16 where he soon found kindred spirits, jamming with Beck on his Stereopathetic Soulmanure album and moonlighting in the Brian Jonestown Massacre.
The band’s debut album Rise & Fall (Bomp 2000) set out their template, but it was the band´s signing to a worldwide deal with Mute and the release of Phoenix (2003) that raised their profile significantly. Several albums followed including 2005’s Surgery, 2007’s Heavy Deavy Skull Lover, 2009’s The Mirror Explodes, and 2020s The Chain. Relentless international touring and the sheer power of The Warlocks gigantic live sound has built a worldwide cult following for the band that has only grown and intensified.
Longtime L.A.-psych rockers The Warlocks — led for the past twenty-plus years by Papa Warlock front man Bobby Hecksher, who´s backed by J.C. Rees (guitar, feedback), Earl V. Miller (guitar, drone machine), Christopher DiPino (bass), and Oscar Ruvalcaba (drums) — are back on the road again this fall for a full-scale tour in support of In Between Sad (Cleopatra Records – Sept 22, 2023). In Between Sad was co-produced by Hecksher and Rob Campanella at Rob´s Figment Studios in Lake Hollywood, CA.
No shows booked at the moment.