Tuesday, April 15, 2014

幾何学模様/Kikagaku Moyo - Mammatus Clouds

2014 is going to be a good year for Kikagaku Moyo. This month, they've released this excellent, improvised, and meditative limited edition cassette on Sky Lantern Records (sold out). On May 4th, they will be playing Austin Psych Fest, which boasts the most incredible festival lineup in history (biased), and they're second full-length LP, Forest of Lost Children, is slated for a May 20th release on the ever-reliable Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records. You could have a pretty damn good year yourself if you stream the cassette below, pick up tickets to Austin Psych Fest here, and stream the first single/preorder your copy of their new LP here.

- Dan

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Vickers - Ghost

The year of polished sunny psychedelia continues on with the release of Florence's The Vickers debut full-length record, which officially dropped worldwide last week via multiple labels. Black Candy Records for Italy, Ruby Music for Ireland, Crash Symbols for US (only cassette edition), and Flake Records for Japan. Stream the whole thing below and pick up a physical copy right here.  

- Dan

Sunday, April 6, 2014

VIDEO: WTCHS - Over Kilmer

WTCHS is four piece Canadian band that hates vowels and probably loves 90's post-punk as much as I do. "Over Kilmer" is from the band's new EP, It's Not A Cross, It's A Curse! which will be printed on sexy white vinyl and released on Sonic Unyon/Out Of Sound/PERDU April 8th. The rest of the EP is a great blend of face pummeling rock n' roll and dissonant noise. It's the perfect soundtrack for your next ritualistic murder or drug-fueled orgy. Check out WTCHS' bandcamp page for more tunes.

- Steve

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Armure - s/t

New wave, dark wave, post punk, folk, psych, lofi, bedroom pop. There's about a million genres I could throw out there to describe this album, but it's the truly great songwriting capabilities of Tibo Padlock, aka Armure, that will truly catch your attention. Recorded over just a few days in Toulouse, France during the summer of 2013 via 8-track tape recorder, this is an extremely rewarding album that will warrant repeated listens. The cassette is limited to 100 copies and available through Crudites Tapes.

- Dan

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Very Wicked - You're The Everything In Us

A shadowy form has taken shape out of Cape Town, South Africa, and it's called The Very Wicked. Brooding psychedelia with gorgeous vocals (Black Mountain-esque at times), methodical rhythms, and droning guitars. This is an impressive debut that is sure to have you road-tripping down the highway of your mind. I'm sure an LP is imminent, but go ahead and just give them you're money now over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Augenwasser - New Seas / Raw Mickey Mouse Power 7"

Augenwasser is the solo venture of Elias Raschles, who recently joined Swiss psych/blues veterans Roy & the Devil's Motorcycle in 2013. The first track of this one-sided 7" has a definite Amen Dunes vibe. A hazy and intimate psychedelic serenade. Track 2 is rooted more in garage, but feels just as dreamlike as the opening track with its pitch shifting and frantic guitar. Both tracks total 4 and a half minutes and are gone all too quickly. Limited to only 100 copies on newly formed Swiss label, La Suisse Primitive. Grab it here.

- Dan

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wett Nurse - EP 2014

You wouldn't think to look to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to find some solid West Coast-style garage punk, but Wett Nurse have been kicking out jams with a spooky twist from Marquette for a few years now. Slapback vocals, catchy organ riffs, and hip-shaking rhythms can be all yours for the low price of whatever the hell you'd like to pay via bandcamp. No physical copies as of yet, but stay updated through their Facebook.

- Dan

Sunday, March 23, 2014

VIDEO: Human Eye - Gettin' Mean

Gettin' Mean is the latest video from Detroit legends Human Eye. Hit play and marvel at the beauty of Timmy Vulgar running around as a giant praying mantis in an alternate reality psychedelic nightmare.

After that, make sure you pick the band's latest LP 4: Into Unknown out now on Goner Records.

- Steve

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ride Into the Sun - Johnny Blossom (Single)

Finally got around to checking out the new tracks from Australian cosmic chaperones, Ride Into the Sun. According to their Facebook page, physical copies of the single will be available next week (a 7" I presume?). Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates, but, for now, name your price via bandcamp. 

- Dan

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Les Rivals - s/t

With their merging of 1960s garage/power pop/psychedelia, coupled with their ultra-clean production, Les Rivals (France) remind me more of a britpop band out of the 1990s than they do any band to come out of the 1960s. You'd never guess by their sound alone that they reside on the opposite side of the English Channel. Stream it below and pick up their debut LP from Casbah Records.

- Dan