Do you need a heavy dose of intense, sludgy, shredtastic music in your life? If so, you need to check out WOVE‘s brand new track, “The Climb”:

The big fat guitars interacting with those tasty licks send me back to my younger, wilder days and make me want to revisit my Corrosion of Conformity CD’s (after a few spins of WOVE, of course). Although WOVE is primarily based in Southern California, WOVE guitarist/vocalist Nate Mercereau is tightly intertwined (OR WOVEN?) with the local scene: the EP was mixed and mastered by Patrick Brown and Grace Coleman at Different Fur, and Mercereau created a few instrumental albums with San Francisco’s Steve Wyreman as Quasi Bonsai. He also performed on the recent Lee Bob and the Truth album while touring extensively with Phillip Phillips, Rhye, Jennifer Hudson, and Sheila E. Consider yourself lucky he and his bandmate Brent Jasperse make time for WOVE. Look for the full EP in August along with San Diego, LA, and SF release shows.