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The Obelisk names Samsara their NUMBER ONE debut LP of 2014 – The Obelisk
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“Well versed in the bluesy, proto-metal of Blue Cheer, Sabbathian heaviness and all manner of dark and ominous psychedelicacies that span the course of forever, The Well are a force to be heard.” – Roadburn
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“My appreciation continues to grow for The Well‘s Samsara, which successfully pulled together influences from garage doom and heavy psychedelia while crafting an identity for the Austin, Texas, three-piece at once raw and melodically accomplished.” – The Obelisk  Top 30 Albums of 2014
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” ‘Samsara’ is such a great release and has to be counted in the list of “best of’s” for 2014.” – StonerRock BBQ
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“From the Rod Serling-like audio clip about the Egyptian temples of Amun-Re to the pounding blues of “Trespass,” the riffs stretching out to jams that completely hold my interest every second, this is a damn good debut.” – FastNBulbous
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The Well pounds out a sinuous, sexy loping groove that puts me in mind of the serious swing of Tame Impala, tempered with the progressive aggressive blues shuffle of the late, lamented and criminally underappreciated Pearls And Brass and a pinch of that one default rhythm thing that Al Cisneros has been mining for the past twenty-odd years.” – The Sleeping Shaman
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“I absolutely love Samsara by The Well. It’s chill, it’s metal, it’s kinda stoney, it’s psychedelic, it’s doom, it’s bluesy, it’s well thought out…all in all: It’s a solid album.” – Echoes & Dust
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“The alternating vocals of Lisa and Graham inject some different angles but it’s the swo0ping riffs and rhythms that’ll hook you in on this one!” – Cack Blabbath
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“On their debut full-length, Austin psych-doom trio The Well have a lot to be proud of.” – The Sludgelord
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“Heavy psych trio The Well make their full-length debut on RidingEasy Records with Samsara, a beast of an album rife with rhythmic swing, deep tonal buzz and a balance between classic ’70s worship and more devilish tendencies.” – The Obelisk
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“Killer psychedelic stoner/ doom on the debut album from this Austin, TX trio.”- Blog of Doom
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“In between the riffing, slamming, merciless drumming, and that fat and fuzzy bass tone, the guitar solo just after halfway shreds and destroys like a guilty businessman.” – Ride with the Devil
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“The Well shares its upcoming [SXSW] showcase with fellow travelers Kadavar, Orchid, and Scorpion Child. Call it a coming-out party for a band deserving a spot in the international heavy rock community.” – Austin Chronicle
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“Guitarist Ian Graham plays riffs so sweet they’re sensual, while charismatic bassist Lisa Alley rolls thundering grooves like a storm. “Mortal Bones” and “Eternal Well” aren’t all deep kisses, though – the band knows when to abandon romance and just fuck hard. The pair’s dual vocals give its songs extra spice, but the riffs rule the melodies, and the attack thrusts them home. “Fuckin’ sweet,” declared a crowd member after the Well finished sealing its fate as the next ATX act to watch.” – Austin Chronicle
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“Austin’s the Well hit harder and tighter than ever, its cosmic swamp metal luxuriating in mighty bottom-feeding riffs and coed vocals. The trio released a debut EP in 2013 after a brace of 7-inches. With an LP due this spring, 2014 should be its breakout year.” – Austin Chronicle
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“The Well is our Metal Band of the Year for 2013!” – Sonic Vault
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“[The Well’s] pieces move in heavy rock forms with strong doom-stoner elements, supplemented with brave amounts psychedelia, fuzzarista riffs and all this accompanied by the vocals quite well of Lisa Alley and Ian Graham.” – welcometothevoidgr

“There is plenty of heft and weight to their Pentagram-inspired delivery and the dueling vocals of guitarist, Ian Graham, and bassist, Lisa Alley, are an especially nice touch. Check out their version of Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam”.” – backstabbath

“The Well was responsible for the most disturbingly beautiful groove-laden doom I’d heard in… well, I’ve really never heard anything quite like this.” – theimpalerspeaks

“While seven” is the first time The Well have made their presence known, it seems unlikely it will be the last. All the better. Both “Act II” and “Trespass” give an impression of a trio taking off on a creative trip. Their efficiency on a musical level and their penchant for strong hooks can only serve them well as they continue to develop, and whatever they do next, I’ll be interested to hear what other tricks they might have up their collective sleeve…” – theobelisk

“As I started to listen to the big meaty riffs and cool retro fuzzy feel of Austin-based band The Well, one thing that stood out was the unique vocal layering of male/female vocals. The two sing in unison in a rather slow and lethargic fashion amongst wah-wah doom riffs and a slow steady tempo. With all of the key ingredients and industry luminaries in place, The Well are primed to make their upcoming debut one to watch out for. Great stuff!” – heavyplanet

“BUY THIS STUFF BECAUSE IT’S CHEAP AND SO FUCKING GOOD FOR YOU… BUY IT OR SANTA CLAUS IS SHITTING IN YOUR CHIMNEY!!!! 10 from 10 Stonerpoints”                – stonerhead

“Austin, Texas three-piece The Well recently unleashed their debut 7”—the aptly titled ‘Seven’—which is ten and-a-half minutes of garage-rockin’ doom coated in a saccharine sheen.”
“With Tia Carrera’s Jason Morales producing, the Well crank out earthy stoner grime best suited for blacklit suburban basements. Both “Act II” and “Trespass” begin with fat-knuckle riffs that deftly set the stage for the rough and tumble extrapolation that follows. The droll dual vocals of guitarist Ian Graham and bassist Lisa Alley add an air of apocalyptic, party-down distinction to the local trio’s Birmingham-loving bleakness.”
“As introductions go, this is very matter-of-fact: “Ian’s reclusive and despondent, Lisa wears red lipstick, and Jason is the canary in the coal mine.” In other words, don’t ask questions; just listen. For the record (no pun intended), “Seven” emulates a classic sound: vintage, down-tuned doom.” –Chybucca Sounds
“Overall I recommend checking these guys out-they will be a band on the rise. Party on! And Keep Austin Doomed!” –Austin Heavy Music

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