From Rarely Unable – Premonition 13 Stream New Release

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Published on: June 27, 2011

PREMONITION 13 will release their debut ’13′ on the 25 July and with the release date fast approaching Volcom have launched an album stream on and have made B.E.A.U.T.Y. available as a second download for all to share (after Pitchfork spin-off Altered-Zones premiered it last week


By now, the musical exploits of Scott “Wino” Weinrich are the stuff of legend. The Obsessed. Saint Vitus. Spirit Caravan. The Hidden Hand. Shrinebuilder. His recent acoustic outing, Adrift.

Wino’s latest project sees him plugged back in—both to his amplifier and the full-band format. Enter PREMONITION 13, a musical entity that finds its genesis in jam sessions dating back two decades, when Wino first met fellow guitarist Jim “Sparky” Karow and the two bonded over conversations about magnetism and a common love of Mesoamerican and ancient cultures. And so what started as a series of informal jams out at Karow’s spread in the high California desert—a place once inhabited by Brave New World author and LSD enthusiast Aldous Huxley—eventually became songwriting sessions. Premonition 13 was formed after Wino and Karow enlisted the talents of Ostinato drummer Matthew Clark and former Meatjack bassist Brian Daniloski,

Recorded at RTX guitarist Brian McKinley’s unnamed studio in Costa Mesa, California, PREMONITION 13’s debut sees Wino venturing into territories both new and familiar. “The band has two guitarists, first off, which I did for the first time in Shrinebuilder just a couple of years ago,” he explains. Musically, Wino cites Black Sabbath, King Crimson and his previous conspiracy-minded band The Hidden Hand as reference points for PREMONITION 13. He and Karow also make generous use of the E-Bow, a handheld guitar effect that sustains notes in a battery-powered electromagnetic field.

As a reminder, the first MP3 from 13, “La Hechicera de la Jeringa,” can be downloaded for free here and you can view the video on the band’s website

13 Track List
Hard To Say
Clay Pigeons
La Hechicera de la Jeringa (Prelude)
La Hechicera de la Jeringa
Deranged Rock N’ Roller
Modern Man
Peyote Road

I’ll leave you with some praise from the musical elite, but please let me know if I can help you with an album download, CD, talk time with Wino, or anything else.


HENRY ROLLINS: “If you’re looking for a band that really represents America’s youth’s not The Go-Gos, it’s people like WINO who have nothing to lose, and who have no need to lie. The guy’s got no bullshit. He just says it — if you don’t like it, there’s the door. You can either walk…or if he gets up, you can run. The guy’s talent is undeniable. His charisma is total. He’s a great songwriter. He probably doesn’t even know how good is he on guitar. Wino plays the kind of guitar…like drinking Clorox (bleach) all night long guitar. Like I smoke angel dust and wound people guitar. The guy’s guitar playing sounds like TROUBLE — not the band, the situation.”

PHIL ANSELMO / PANTERA: “When it’s authentic, and when it’s a feel — it can’t be denied. WINO — what a fucking guitar player, number one. And he’s one of my favourite singers — nothing much to prove, just soul-felt vocals. If anyone can ask more than that, then I am not that particular person.”

IAN MACKAYE / FUGAZI: “When you think of him, he’s maybe seven or eight feet tall. But he’s actually not that tall. He just carries that much weight. He’s a legend. When Joe and I first got Fugazi together, it was just ‘Let’s see if we can write a bunch of songs like THE OBSESSED.”

PEPPER KEENAN / COC: “WINO’s music has always been so serious — the fucked up thing about it, that’s the only thing he knows. He’s gonna do that whether he makes a million dollars or ten dollars. To me that’s what always made WINO the quintessential lifer. It’s just what he does. His music is just so goddamned heavy. He means it.”

LEE DORRIAN / CATHEDRAL: “It’s an almost magical kind of music — so much honesty and natural heaviness that comes out of that guy. It’s kind of amazing.”

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