Plankton Wat is the solo sound world of Dewey Mahood, best known as the guitarist of Portland group Eternal Tapestry. Beginning as a home recording project in 2001, Mahood has slowly built a collection of highly personal music that has filtered out into the underground via tape labels such as Stunned, Digitalis, and Sloow. 2009 saw the release of Dawn of the Golden Eternity, a full length LP on DNT which brought together many of Mahood's influences - kosmische drones, spiritual improvisation, burnt out psych, and sun baked folk.
Raised in rural Northern California, and calling Portland, OR home since the early 90s, Mahood has spent his life dedicated to the outsider fringe of experimental music. Early bands like Ungutta, and Kino-Eye explored DIY punk and free improv, while Elephant Factory (with Larry Crane of Tape-Op magazine fame) took on avant guitar rock in the tradition of Mission of Burma. Mahood's music has gradually moved into the dark realm of psychedelia first traced in early 2000's bands The Cosmos Group, and Scuffle & Dustcough, both of which borrowed from late 60's San Francisco acid rock. Upon meeting Nick Bindeman and forming Eternal Tapestry in 2005 there has been no looking back. In recent years Mahood has also worked with Barn Owl in the project Garden Sound, drenched his music in dub with Edibles, blasted hardcore punk with Bloodbiker, and laid down the bass groove with Jackie-O Motherf**ker.
Last year saw the release of 'Spirits', his Plankton Wat debut for Thrill Jockey. This September will see his next release for the label. More details to follow very soon.
We're very happy to say Plankton Wat will be playing at this year's Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia, taking place at the Camp & Furnace venue in the city from September 27th-28th 2013.
The fabulous line up includes Moon Duo, The Besnard Lakes, Fuzz, Hookworms, Clinic, Peaking Lights, Psychic Ills etc.
Plankton Wat UK Dates:
Fri Sep 20th Tilburg, The Netherlands - Incubate Festival - tickets
Mon Sep 23rd London, UK - Cafe OTO
Thu Sep 26th Glasgow, UK - Stereo
Fri Sep 27th Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psych Fest - tickets
Sat Sep 28th Hastings, UK - The Kave Gallery
(More European Dates To Follow Soon)
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