Gloomy psychedelia/tropicália out of Brazil that mixes 1960s lovin' with 1970s hard-rockin'. Certainly a band to keep your eyes and ears on. Only good things to come, I'm sure. Name-your-price over at their bandcamp page.
French summertime garage pop with lasting hooks and infectious beachside harmonies that also drops into some heavier grooves that are sure to get your body moving. CD and cassette are available over at Howlin' Banana Records' bandcamp.
Float along to these ambient layers of cello, guitar, and tape-collage textures. An unbelievably gorgeous collaborative record. Stream it below and head over to bandcamp to pick up the CD/digital from Japan's White Paddy Mountain.
The newest release on Ongakubaka Records drops today! If Kill West's amazing 4 track EP from last year fell under your radar (name your price here), this debut full-length is about to mow your blind. This is some heavy and hazy stoner psych greatness from Buenos Aires, and we've had it on repeat since the day we got it. Stream the whole thing below and head over to our bandcamp to pick up the album digitally or on a lovely light pink cassette. Hope you dig.
Stripped down lo-fi blues from blog/label/one-man-band, The Modern Folk. Recorded to cellphone underneath a Portland bridge in under 2 hours, American Sewer is one of three diy records released back in April, all of which are worth checking out and available as a pay-what-you-want downloads over at bandcamp.
Toronto's The Bats Pajamas are back with a new and incredibly scuzzy full-length record to soundtrack your next scat party. Chunky rhythms, casual vocals, and a level of distortion just short of Brainbombs. The album is available on tape through Fleeting Youth Records, and, as with all of their previous releases, is available as a free download via their bandcamp.
Got a chance to give the newest release from our friends at Six Tonnes De Chair Records a spin. It's a split 7" featuring two excellent Swiss bands that couldn't have been better matched to share a release. Magic & Naked kick off the A-side with a wandering desert drifting tune featuring an Old West riff à la Spindrift. Duck Duck Grey Duck's B-side completes the journey by reaching just beyond the distant mirage with a hallucinatory reverb-soaked jam session to lose your mind to. Both tracks require an immediate second spin through, at the very least. Grab a copy of the 7", limited to 200 (100 green/100 blue), via the STDC bandcamp.
Hit the beach with this summertime garage/psych pop EP out of Hamburg, Germany. Their cooing backing vocals and surf-worthy rhythms will have you packing your cooler and looking for an excuse to get to the nearest body of water. Name your price over at the La Pochette Surprise Records bandcamp and stay tuned for the cassette release.
Synth-heavy experimental electronic folk/psych diversions out of Tokyo. If you dig OOIOO, this has your fried mind all over it. The closing track of this EP is one of the more soothing and meditative tracks I've heard in a long time. Tapes are available through Portugal's Tapes, She Said.
New EP from Telstar Sound Drone featuring 4 live tracks, including a Red Krayola cover. Excellent spiraling reverb/delay-heavy psychedelia. Stream it below and snag a free download through bandcamp. They're working on a new record right now that should see the light be the end of this year. Can't wait.