Grim Tower is the collaborative project of Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean(vocals/guitar/synths) and Imaad Wasif (vocals/guitar). Both songwriters, Canadians now based in Los Angeles, come together on Anarchic Breezes to explore a mutual interest in the darker traditions of song and detuning found in the American Primitive Archives. Their debut album Anarchic Breezes combines old-timey folk music with droning doom-rock.
Anarchic Breezes was recorded by McBean at his home studio, with additional recording by Rob Campanella at the Jonestown Studios. It was mixed by Mark Nevers(Will Oldham, Silver Jews, Calexico, Vic Chesnutt) at Beech House Studios in Nashville. The album features the ancillary rhythm section of Rob Barbato (bass) and Dan Allaire(drums), also L.A. musicians with roots deep in the modern psych movement.
Anarchic Breezes will be released on Outer Battery Records on 3rd June 2013