Sometimes, all you need is good stoner rock. I find that there are moods when nothing else suffices; it's usually hot and languid outside. Maybe (definitely) I'm hungover because I haven't yet realized that I'm 31 and I can't pull off stuff like drinking an entire bottle of whiskey before a work day anymore. Whatever it is (a mystery!), stoner rock really vibes with those sensations of being stretched thin and does a lot to soothe me, chiming away at the same temp as my struggling mind. Arbouretum were the latest band to provide me such respite, with their 2011 album, The Gathering. Let's head on over the jump for your first taste and circle back to do some more talking. Enjoy, and bring your best "Sunday afternoon mood".