Here’s the long awaited news about the fourth WWC album!!
Title: Wellwater Conspiracy
Recorded late-2002 & 2003 at Space Studios, Seattle WA.
Mixed at Avant! Studios, Seattle WA
Produced by Wellwater Conspiracy
Jack Endino for last minute edits
To Be Released on September 9, 2003 on Megaforce Records
Players: Matt Cameron, John McBain
Additional player: Glenn Slater
- Wimple Witch
- Galaxy 265
- Night Sky
- Sea Miner
- Something In The Air
- Sullen Glacier
- Crow Revolt
- My Darker Bongo
- Dresden Overture
On September 9, 2003, Wellwater Conspiracy will release its ultimate album of blistering music on Transdreamer/Megaforce Records. Inspired by its desire to mold the past and future, Wellwater has finally reached its boiling point with 11 of its finest songs in its history.
When you consider the accomplishments of Wellwater Conspiracy’s members, from the groundbreaking Soundgarden to Monster Magnet to Pearl Jam, it’s simply astounding that they have created and been involved with some of rock music’s most historical albums.
Wellwater Conspiracy is fronted by Matt Cameron, the long-time drummer of the legendary Soundgarden, and now a current member of Pearl Jam, and John McBain, the original founding guitarist of Monster Magnet. The impetus for this band is plain and simple: “We don’t have to write a hit single or any of that kind of junk. In that respect, it’s great (laughs). I think that’s reward in and of itself,” says singer Matt Cameron
When Wellwater Conspiracy entered Space Studio to record their new album it became quite clear that it would be no ordinary studio experience, but they were entering a musical journey unparalleled in its history. Wellwater is driven by experimentation, but this time around they tapped into a melodic sensibility never seen before. Call it divine inspiration, or perhaps a codification of everything they have ever attempted – but their self-titled album, Wellwater Conspiracy, simply turned out to be a modern, post-alternative masterpiece.
The band’s unique and offbeat lyrical approach combined with the raw, no non-sense approach to recording have catapulted this band to cult status. And anyone who has witnessed Wellwater’s live prowess always comes back wanting more of the “anything-can-happen” nature of the band.
“I love doing this project because we have a real sense of freedom,” says Matt Cameron. “WWC is very rewarding for both of us and that’s the main reason we like doing it. We just do what we want to do.”
With no masterplan at world domination or political motivations, this band instead retreats into its own head for inspiration. “There is no real anger in this band,” says Cameron. “I think Bugs Bunny would dig us.” Guitarist John McBain elaborates: “The industry wants to slap leather pants on you and make you wear those ridiculous orange-tinted glasses. Matt and I had done that to a degree with our previous bands. WWC was a reaction. We just wanted to start all over.”
Given the band’s experimental and organic nature, they once again turned to recording Wellwater Conspiracy at Space Studios in Seattle, which was the rehearsal space for Soundgarden and also formerly a KFC, and it has enabled the band to retain its open and unhindered approach to writing and recording. “We don’t have a particular sound. Our goal is to just make albums, not to come up with a marketing plan,” says McBain.
Well…I guess that’s pretty clear! 😉
On last thing…I neglected to upload Late Night and Akka Raga for the “July 2-for-1” Feature Audio Download. I’ll do it for August. Getting ready to go on vacation! 🙂
More details to come! Keep watching the page…