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DEAD MEADOW : LEVITATION SESSIONS
FEBRUARY 20, 2021
Next up on Levitation Sessions: Dead Meadow - Live from The Pillars of God
Premieres at 7PM CT on Saturday, February 20.
Tickets, merch bundles + info here:
In addition to tickets to the streaming show, you can grab an audio download of the session, + limited edition cassettes and t-shirts with art by Simon Berndt & Rob Fitzpatrick, available exclusively as part of the stream. You can also grab a package that includes all that plus a copy of the band’s Session, pressed on limited edition vinyl only available here. Signed screenprints are also available.
$3.98 | stream ticket
$9.98 | stream + lossless WAV + 320 KBPS MP3 download
$100 | cassette + shirt + LP signed by the band
$49.98 | screenprinted poster signed by the band
$23.98 | live album LP
$32.98 | tie dyed t-shirt
$27.98 | t-shirt
$13.98 | cassette
The live LP, T-shirts and cassettes are limited editions only available as part of the stream. This LP pressing is limited to 500 copies on orange vinyl with green splatter.
Check out a preview of the Session with this cut of “Rains in the Desert”:
In Fall 2020, Dead Meadow convened at Camp Mozumdar, hidden away in the mountains above Los Angeles, to record their Levitation Session at The Pillars of God.
The film captures a full performance from the legendary trio, with all original members -- Steve Kille (bass), Mark Laughlin (drums) and Jason Simon (guitar/vocals). The three rip through tracks across their discography in front of the monumental structure, part of a sprawling complex built by A.K. Mozumdar and his followers in the mid 20th century in the mountains of Crestline, California as a place of worship for people of all faiths.
“On moonlight nights, when the sky lowers itself with its myriad of stars and when the wooded hillside and desert play with lights and shadows, one’s heart is filled with gratitude just to be alive.” - A.K. Mozdumar
“When Steve showed me the all-but-forgotten Pillars of God, tucked away down a mountainside dirt road, we both knew this was a place we needed to play. Dead Meadow has always been a retreat of sorts for us, a sanctuary of creativity and freedom. We learned the Pillars were built with similar ideas in mind, open for all as a place to turn towards an inner world. It seemed only fitting to break the longest period in our twenty year history without performing live at this nearly 100 year old monument. Our music echoed out into the night and traveled across the tree tops in the valley below. Come join us here, all are welcome.”
- Jason Simon, Dead Meadow
Dead Meadow emerged in Washington, D.C. in the late 90s, and reached critical mass in the mid-2000s, sparking the resurgence of heavy, psychedelic rock with an unholy marriage of Sabbath riffs, Crazy Horse jams and Floydian atmospherics. Incorporating elements of folk, blues, and subtle hooks into this heavy mix, their work stands as one of the pillars of modern psychedelic rock: a monolith of heavy, fuzzy rock n roll.
The band’s Levitation Session gathers tracks from over 20 years of the band’s work, distilled into a potent 70 minute performance, featuring rare tracks and a handful that have never been released live before. Dead Meadow runs through classic live favorites like “Green Sky Green Lake”, “What Needs Must Be”, and “The Narrows” but then delves into more esoteric regions of their catalogue. “White Worm” occasionally finds its way into a set but is captured live for the first time here while “Jusiamere Farm” has not been played since shows in the early 2000s. Dead Meadow bring us a generous offering of psychedelic rock, imbued with the spirit that inspired The Pillars of God.
“Your mind is your inner empire. Whatever you vision yourself in your mental empire, the same you become.” - A.K. Mozdumar
WATCHING THE STREAM
The chat window opens 15 minutes before the show, come by, test your viewing experience and say hello.
Can’t make the show time? No worries, the stream will be available to watch at any time you prefer until Sunday, February 28th at midnight CT! And you can rewatch as many times as you like too.
DOWNLOADS & SHIPPING
Live album downloads will be delivered within 24 hours of the stream premiere to your email.
All orders will be shipped from our warehouse in Austin, Texas.
Customers will receive a shipping notification and tracking number when items ship, sent to the email used for purchase.
T-shirts are scheduled to ship in early-March, Cassettes are scheduled to ship in late-April. Bundles including cassettes will ship together when the cassettes are in stock.
Our mission at Levitation is to be a platform where the art and music we love can thrive. Levitation Sessions are our way to support the bands and keep the music going. Just like a regular show, the majority of every dollar you spend goes to the artists we’re presenting. Thank you for supporting these artists!