Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OWN BOO - S/T EP


Psychedelic pop/new wave female-led fivesome out of Brescia, Italy. This quick 4 track debut EP requires an immediate second spin through to be fully appreciated. Track 2 is my new jam (video below). Pick up the cassette through Mirror Universe Tapes here or the 12" Italian pressing here.

- Dan



Monday, July 28, 2014

VIDEO: Allah-Las - No Werewolf



An absolutely mesmerizing spinning sand art video for the instrumental b-side of the first single off the Allah-Las upcoming sophomore LP, Worship the Sun. On repeat.

 - Dan

Strange Lords - S/T

Waylon Thornton has started a killer new project with Andrew Seward (ex-bassist of Against Me) on drums. Groove-heavy fuzzy surf goodness. This one will be getting some heavy rotation. Keep an eye on their Facebook for updates on a physical release. For now, stream it away.

- Dan

Monday, July 7, 2014

SUNFIGHTER - Golden Eagle of Illumination


Hypnotic psychedelic exploratory sounds out of Philly. Unfortunately, this super limited cassette is already sold out over at Bookmaker Records, but you can stream it in its entirety and check out the wonderfully mesmerizing video for the album below.

- Dan


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Exocomet - S/T



Exocomet is a Brooklyn-based, post-punk/noise band. It's tough for an album like this to really stand out, but Exocomet pulls it off. Instead of relying solely on experimental weirdness, the band layers bizarre free-form guitar and keyboard noise over tight, lock-groove rhythms to create a rare blend of creepy and atmospheric sounds that you can actually bob your head along to.

- Steve

  

Friday, July 4, 2014

Golden Dawn Arkestra - s/t EP


The Golden Dawn Arkestra were one of the very few bands I wasn't familiar with before heading into Austin Psych Fest back in May, but, in retrospect, they turned out having one of the most memorable sets the entire weekend. Visually, they overwhelm with their multicultural garb, hypnotizing dance moves, and general otherworldly stage presence. Audibly, they're all over the map as well. Afrobeat. Psychedelic. Surf. Funk. If I was a Nigerian Bourbon Street snake-charming Old West lawman tripping on acid, this is the only record I'd ever listen to. Their Kickstarter-funded debut vinyl EP is soon to see the light of day on August 19th. Give 'em a like on Facebook to stay updated. Hey look, I made it through the entire post without comparing them to Goat.

- Dan

Thursday, June 26, 2014

VIDEO: Joel Gion - YES


Peep the trippy new vid for the lead track from the upcoming debut solo LP from Joel of BJM. Apple Bonkers will be co-released by The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Committee to Keep Music Evil, with a limited edition cassette on Burger Records, this August 18th(UK)/19th(US). Pre-sales begin on July 22nd. Get on it.

- Dan

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dragster - Ganja War


Posted the video for the closing track of this cassette a few weeks back (seems to be missing from their bandcamp?). Hard-hitting fuzzy garage punk out of Rennes, France. Grab a copy, limited to only 50, over at Six Tonnes de Chair Records. You can stream it below in the meantime, and be sure to check out the video for "Lou L'enfer Chasseur de Dragons" if you missed it the first time around.

- Dan



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Balduin - Post From Mars


Super polished psychedelic baroque pop from Switzerland. Balduin is a veteran of the psych scene, with quite a few self-released and small label releases over the last decade+. He even used to drop off his newest singles over at our Facebook page years ago. To be honest, he had completely slipped my mind until I received a press release for this new release on The Active Listener. This entry in "The Active Listener introduces" series compiles some of his best tracks from his self-released EPs and full-lengths. A solid soundtrack for some hot summer whimsy. 

- Dan


Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Meats - Raw Meats



The cool thing about living in Milwaukee is seven months of the year are spent in a dark, dreary, polar vortex wishing you were dead. SO MUCH FUN. Thankfully when it warms up this is actually a pretty rad city to live in. Now that Milwaukee has thawed out I've been looking for a fun summer record to put on while I get drunk and listen to my neighbors argue. The Meats debut album has been the perfect soundtrack for doing just that. Raw Meats is classic no frills garage rock in the same vein as The Oblivions and The Black Lip, played by group of expats in China. A few members even used to call Kalamazoo, Michigan their home. I swear somebody must be putting something in the water there. Anyway, if you dig insanely catchy lo-fi jams, don't pass on The Meats.

- Steve