Phoenix AZ head-nod rockers Black Bottom Lighters have returned! The group premieres its video of the title track off their EP Pipe Dreams, which will be released February 2016.
The song title leans itself two different ways for these desert reggae artists between the physical and the mental but one thing is clear here, they’re obviously not sweating it musically. They’re living their own dreams and Black Bottom Lighters has come into its own. Singer Ryan “Stilly” Stilwell extends himself immensely, and you should listen to the nuances of his vocal delivery. The guitar interplay between Mike Proctor & Phil Keiser has semblances of Santana floating throughout, and that’s a good thing. Kelyn Weaver’s keys are subtle but add an underlying texture, while the rhythm section of bassist Jose Aquino and drummer Ryan McPhatter always keeps everything well grounded.
“Pipe Dreams” is a good example of where the group is heading. The song is the culmination of the band’s talent completely realized. There’s more to come from the band. The aforementioned EP will also feature Layzie Bone of Bone, Thugs n Harmony.