Dean DeLeo, guitarist and songwriter from Stone Temple Pilots and renowned Nashville session player, Tom Bukovac join forces for a collaborative project and self-titled debut album, Trip The Witch – available today on digital platforms HERE
Trip The Witch is a collection of 10 dynamic, mostly instrumental songs, with a myriad of sounds and styles – ethereal soundscapes, crunching power chords, vocal-like guitar melodies, kaleidoscope atmospherics and jazz elements all with a cosmic connectivity.
Meeting via email through a mutual friend, Dean and Tom were both huge fans of each other’s work. They began chatting on the phone, hit it off immediately and decided to make a record.
The album was written and recorded entirely online during the pandemic, with the pair sending videos back and forth, building ideas. “I’d send him a riff and he’d send me a riff back,” says Tom. “After a while we had a million riffs and started assembling them into songs.” Dean adds, “It was such a thrill to have a track, send it to the other person, and then have anticipation and excitement of getting it back and hearing what the other had done.” The two have still not met in person.
The album’s astral opening track, “Saturn We Miss You,” is highlighted by the inimitable vocals of legendary Yes front man Jon Anderson. As two avowed Yes fanatics, they emailed Jon the instrumental track with the song title and were beyond ecstatic when a few days later Jon responded, writing lyrics and recording his vocals on the track.
Listen to “Saturn We Miss You” below:
As for what comes next for Trip The Witch? “We’d love to take this on the road,” says Dean. We’ve talked about it quite a bit, and I think it would be an incredible amount of fun.” Tom adds, “There’s a wealth of material left over from our sessions, so we could easily make a second album.”
Trip The Witch Track Listing:
- Saturn We Miss You
- Dressed To Kill Myself
- Wall Of Sound
- Fell From the Floor
- Planet TD1
- Surfside Lounge
- We Lived Here
- Space Wagon
- The Bird Returns
- Black Light / Reclaim My Time
Buy/stream Trip The Witch album HERE
Follow Trip The Witch:
Jason Price founded the mighty Icon Vs. Icon more than a decade ago. Along the way, he’s assembled an amazing group of like-minded individuals to spread the word on some of the most unique people and projects on the pop culture landscape.