Mosey on down the pathways of your mind to the latest EP from Halifax foursome, Walrus. Excellent sunshiny psychedelic pop tracks to help me get through this rainy week here in Richmond. Head over to the their bandcamp to pick yourself up a cassette, and catch them on their upcoming Canadian tour:
If there's one band that's managed to perfectly capture the dour bleakness of Midwestern living, it's Milwaukee-based trio Heat Death. 9 Steps to a Happier Life manages to find a noisy, no-wave sweet spot somewhere between the brooding restraint of Detroit's Protomartyr and the smarmy middle-aged punk angst of Pissed Jeans. Stream the album below and make sure you pick up a limited edition cassette from the group's Bandcamp page.
The Ocular Audio Experiment is back with a brand new record of textbook psychedelic tunes à la The Bran Jonestown Massacre/Spacemen 3. "Mountain is Tall" is absolutely flawless. Amazingly, the record is being offered up as a name-your-price download through bandcamp. Give it a price.
From their split 12" with Peace & Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali. Out now on Stolen Body Records. Pick up a copy of the lovely green/clear split vinyl HERE. As usual, another killer video from The Attic Video.
EXCELLENT garage tunes from Grand Rapids, Michigan supergroup (members of Haunted Leather/The Omecs), Suzies. Going to need to hear more from these dudes asap. Stream it below and name your price over at bandcamp.
Cheap Miami Records is back after a year long hiatus with an excellent split cassette featuring two killer fuzz-loving bands out of Florida. Hard to choose a favorite on this one. Stream it all below and head over to bandcamp to pick up a copy of the limited edition cassette.
Debut release from the newly formed Geneva label Bonjo Joe Records. Excellent lo-fi loner Amen Dunes-ish folk psych for your next rainy day. Augenwasser "...is reminiscent of the musical meanderings of Skip Spence, Syd Barrett, Red Krayola, Spacemen 3 and Beck’s One Foot in The Grave." LP is limited to 300 copies and available via the Bonjo Joe Records bandcamp. Looking forward to hearing more from the label.
Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the latest LP from Los Angeles' Lou Breed will be getting the vinyl treatment sometime later this year. I was blown away when Jeremy sent me the link to these tracks months ago and was excited to see where the record would lead. These are some perfectly crafted tunes, and I hope the LP continues to reach the larger audience it deserves. Dive into a modern American classic and stay tuned for more info on the vinyl release over at Lou Breed's Facebook page.