Hallucinatory alt.country for sleepy dreamers. The Arizona purveyors of "Dustcore" have released their debut CD "Spider Lake", an album full of dreamy rustic-noir songs and reverb-tinged odes. Dripping with alt. country and folk influence, it's also an album that pop and rock fans can raise a drink to. Wormwood Brothers inhabit a world filled with Cosmic Americans and down-on-their-luck dreamers. The band named themselves after wormwood, a poisonous ingredient in the ancient drink Absinthe.
If you like artists like Magnolia Electric Company, Built to Spill, Gram Parsons, Wilco, Big Star, Magnolia Electric Company, or My Morning Jacket, you will certainly like Wormwood Brothers.
Phoenix New Times wrote: "The latest truly stellar album I’ve gotten is by Wormwood Brothers, entitled Spider Lake. The band calls its music “dustcore,” which is an appropriate description for this desert/country assemblage of depressing drinking songs. It’s not what I’d call “y’all-ternative;” it sticks to traditional styles ranging from early Neil Young to modern purveyors of the sound like My Morning Jacket. Here are a couple of my favorites: “Trigger Happy” and “Just Like John Lennon Said”
www.getoutaz.com said "The reverb and feedback-soaked alt-country sounds on “Spider Lake,” the Wormwood Brothers debut CD, nearly replicate in sound the languid, dreamy hallucinations of an absinthe buzz"