Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Cult of the Dead Bird - s/t

Good luck labeling these tunes out of Brazil. These tracks are all over the psychedelic map. From ambient noise to feedback-laced churning psych to atmospheric shoegaze, it's best to just ingest this record from front to back. Available as a free download over at bandcamp. 

- Dan

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

OUT NOW! The Tailbreakers - s/t

The 5th release on Ongakubaka Records is here! Stream it in full and grab a tape or digital copy over at our bandcamp, and be sure to check out the new video for their psychedelic cabaret single, "Rooster Call", below. 

“Some sweet garage rock drenched with a little bit of surf. [The Tailbreakers] could be a very cool lost nugget from ’66…” – 50Third and 3rd 

 “Fueled by fuzzed out wha-wha guitars and a swagger filled rhythm section these guys sound like something straight out of "Easy Rider". The smooth sounding vocals are nothing short of stellar and bring to mind The Small Faces, Lemon Pipers and The Morning Dew.” – Custom Made Music 

“The Tailbreakers have a great sparse, classic Garage Rock sound that you will dig if you like the Nuggets/Pebbles era bands.” – Thee Psychedelicatessen

- Dan

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sheraf - 12" Maxi-Single

Amazing brooding psych out of France. Quality tunes pressed on, and surrounded by, quality materials. Limited to only 200 copies on 180g vinyl and encased in a heavy black paper screen-printed with silver ink, this Six Tonnes De Chair Records' release is the most representative of the label's mantra of "MAKE LITTLE MAKE GOOD". If you dig the dark trance of The Blue Angel Lounge or anything on Fuzz Club Records, you're going to love Sheraf's sound. Grab a copy of the vinyl before it's too late over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Holy Monitor - Aeolus

Hypnotizing psych out of Athens, Greece. Driving rhythms and a rotation of foreboding vocal/organ/guitar riffs will have the 4 track EP quickly burrowing its way into your memory. Grab a digital download for cheap through their bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Minami Deutsch - s/t

Great new release from one of my favorite newer labels, Tokyo's Guruguru Brain. Transcendent Can/Neu!-influenced kraut grooves. Drift away to two of the tracks over at bandcamp and pre-order yourself a limited edition cassette asap.

- Dan

Friday, September 4, 2015

VIDEO: Baby Jesus - Deep Blue Delay

Made this little video for the hottest and heaviest jam from Baby Jesus' self-titled debut release. We are down to our last few copies of the metallic gold tapes. Grab one now before they're gone forever!

- Dan

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mankid - Mankid 1

Brutal dueling electronics/percussion à la Mindflayer. In other words, it definitely sounds like it could have been a product of Fort Thunder and they'd fit in nicely with the rest of the Load Records lineup. This is METAL in the most literal sense of the word. The 3 track cassette EP, limited to 50, as well as the name your price download, are available via bandcamp. 

- Dan

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Tailbreakers - s/t on Ongakubaka Records!

Next up on Ongakubaka Records is the debut release from The Tailbreakers! Still riding the sonic wave of the electric 60's, the 4-piece band formed in 2014 in Toronto, Canada, delivers its audience the pioneering sounds of underground dance-to rock and roll, garage-beat and psychedelia. The Tailbreakers' self-titled album recalls the vintage days of analog, live-off-the-floor recording techniques and reintroduces the listener to familiar tape hiss, slap-back echoes and reel to reel's warm, all-natural compression. Stream two of the tracks below and head over to bandcamp to pre-order a copy of the limited edition red tinted cassettes. Tapes will be shipping out 9/26!

The lead single, "Electric Monkey", is available as a free download via bandcamp. Hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out the hip to trip video below!

- Dan

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Diamond Center - Crystals for the Brass Empire

The former Richmond, VA beloveds, now residing in Austin, TX, are back with a fresh full-length that is easily their best work to date, and it sounds as though their "southern gothic" take on the psych genre has reached full bloom. Sinister yet enticing. Dark yet brightly burning beneath the hot desert sun. Can't recommend this one enough. The tri-label limited vinyl release is available to order through EggHunt Records/Funny/Not Funny Records/Steady Sounds.

- Dan

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Mighty Boys - Dole Cheque & Kabana

Sassy good time garage punk party vibes from Australia's The Mighty Boys. Cassette is out now courtesy of our buds over at Six Tonnes De Chair Records

- Dan