Head Honcho Ep

by The Janitors

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Recorded, produced and mixed by The Janitors in studio Psychgrottan
feb-may 2012. Additional mixing in Cosmos studios. Mastered by Max-Måns Vikman in Dubious. Cover by H.Herlenius.
(P) & © 2012 Your Ears Have Been Bad And Need To Be Punished Records under exclusive license to Supernova, a division of Cosmos Music Group

Some Blog love:

“This is everything The Black Angels could have been and everything The Doors should have been. Zone out”
Foxy Digitalis

“This is some of the best mix of heavy psych, psychedelic rock, and shoegaze I’ve heard in a long time.”
The Soda Shop

“Five tracks of pure pineal extract! This stuff is propellant for journeys to the depths of your brain circuitry.”
Trip inside this house

“The Janitors return with another mind-scraping slab of darkness and drone!”
Los Grillos Collective

“If you’re going to let your boys boogie woogie on something called Head Honcho, then they better have some conviction, and swagger. The Janitors have both.”

“Whatever your psychedelic noise-rock preference, The Janitors should have something that suit your taste”
The Sound Of Confusion

“Heavy sonic sludge that gets in through every orifice and proceeds to swirl all about. Let it in.”

“when the wah-pedal flourishes scream louder than the unholy hounds of hell and manage to scrape the very back edges of your skull, that we realized that this is no mere job for The Janitors – this is their distorted destiny”
Revolt Of The Apes

“Roll up the volume and feel the almost shamanic trance that gives just the beginning of this spectral soundscape”
Ride Into The Sound

Bloglove on the previous EP Worker Drone Queen:

“The showstopper has hit early on and Do It Again rips right into the fabric of the desert road. It´s a pure 6 minute masterpiece of bass driven, sun scorched psychedelia.
Foxy Digitalis

“If Nick Cave decided to start a shoegaze band, I think it might sound a little like The Janitors ‘Death Song’”
Sounds better with reverb

‎”This is a band with a very well-developed sense of craft for this type of music. I’ve been listening to this EP repeatedly, the riffs have stayed firmly implanted in my brain, and I don’t want them to leave”
Noise In the zenarcade

“Get in the dark psychedelic groove with this Stockholm, Sweden foursome. Future Austin Psych Fest-ers perhaps?”

‎”First I heard the song ”Do it again” and it blew my fucking mind away. They are the next big fucking thing, believe me people”
Psychedelic sounds for my soul

“This Stockholm bunch pack riffs chunkier than a billion Kit Kats and more lethargic than a Palaeobiology lecture. ‘Death Song’ is the definite highlight: the track may as well be on the unofficial soundtrack to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s the way it sprawls and revels in pure psychedelica; flailing on the floor like Hunter S. Thompson would if he were in a David Lynch dream sequence. Mesmerising is an understatement.”
Can’t hear my eyes

“Trust us, it’s rad”

”Everything about their sound and their aesthetic absolutely suggests a dark and threatening underworld, plagued by a wrathful, spiteful rage that will never feel any remorse for the torment it has caused.”
The Styrofoam Drone

”Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, our guests today have created a mesmerizing EP which has held my ears’ interest since first hearing it” Trip Inside this House

“If you enjoy effects-laden, blues-croon driven, neopsych space oddities, you’ll like The Janitors.”
Drug Punk

“Their fondness for mixing a bit of noisy menace into their catchy confections. Bringing a bit of Velvet Underground-inflected darkness and a Black Angels-esque penchant for the-whole-shithouse-is-going-up-in-flames vocals.. I’ll take a tab of that, thanks, and wash it down with this here whiskey. Keep it comin’”
Los Grillos Collective

“Get dirty and fuzzy with swedens The Janitors! They Rule”
Ryan Muldon - Revolt of the Apes

“Swedish bastards are doing damn good! The reverb adoring strangers from Stockholm have no album, but that will not last long. The janitors surf the same waves as The Black Angels and Wooden Shjips and deliver you the hottest closed eye visuals without tripping.”
Cultus Online

“Personally I found their gloomily reverberated sound to be most refreshing”

“Their plodding tempos seem designed to provide no more BPMs than a bong-addled brain can process. The guitar sound is trés garagey and the grooves stomp like boots ankle-deep in mud. Despite this, the effect is much perkier and energizing than you might expect.”
Jelly Roll for the Earhole


released August 12, 2012



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