A reunited Golden Dawn will be closing out the Beauty Ballroom side of Austin Psych Fest Sunday night by performing their 1968 album, Power Plant. Speaking of, hopefully I'll be able to track down some "power plant" while I'm there. If you aren't able to make it to Austin, you can live vicariously through Steve and I via Twitter as we drunkenly live-tweet our shenanigans. Although, if I do successfully track down some "power plant", you can probably disregard that last sentence.
Christian Bland and The Revelators will be helping kick off an incredible weekend with a pre-party on Thursday night with the help of Indian Jewelry, High Wolf, All in The Golden Afternoon, The Wolf, Cerise, Rishi Dhir, Slow Motion Rider, Chris Catalena and The Native Americans + SPECIAL GUESTS. If you haven't given their new record, Pig Boat Blues, a spin, you can stream it here and then when you realize you need own this shit on vinyl, pick up a copy for $15 HERE.
Austin Psych Fest approacheth, and Mind Spiders are one of the many acts that'll be blowing my tits off this weekend. Incredibly catchy punk/garage/pop with some of the most infectious hooks I've heard in a while. If you haven't already been blasting this one for the last two months, here's your chance.
Happy Record Store Day to all. Never been more pleased to drop $150 on records in a single day. Picked up this RSD exclusive Black Angels 7", which features two brand new not-very-Black-Angelslike tracks. Digital download included a cover of The Zombies "She's Not There". Enjoy.
A psychedelic rock conceptual album conceived by two amigos out of Aguacalientes, Mexico. Gusman tells the story of two friends separated at the age of ten, and reunited after many years in London when Gustav (Gus man) is invited over for a nice meal. Would their friendship be the way they once remembered? Or would a silent and unappreciative Gus get stabbed in the fucking left eye? You'll have to listen to find out. Gusman is a one time recording project for this album only, but I certainly hope we'll be hearing more from these two dudes in the near future. This one was originally submitted to our facebook page, which has been a great source of new tunes recently. Join, listen, share.
Hollow Stars is the former side project (now full-time gig) of ex-Deerhunter guitarist Colin Mee. Mee left Deerhunter back in 2007 shortly after the band's breakthrough album Cryptograms was released. While I'm sure he doesn't want to be "that guy that used to be in Deerhunter" it's still worth mentioning because this record sounds nothing at all like his former band. Instead, Mee and co. have crafted a Middle Eastern influenced indie/space rock mash-up of sorts that does a good job of defying easy categorization. This EP is a nice snapshot of what Hollow Stars are capable of and I'm looking forward to future releases.
Tours, France lo-fi/garage/synth/post-punk with completely indiscernible lyrics. "Staring at Weird Scum" and "Suck Egg" require your immediate attention. Only four releases in and Cocktail Pueblo Rcrds has already proven itself to be a label to keep a consistant eye on. Order it.
An enjoyable new 4 track 7" EP from the Marquette, Michigan spacey/spooky psych pop collective. Simple, breezy, and infectious. Out on Most Excellent Records. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to snag a copy for $7.
Pow Wows' newest 7" recently dropped on Get Hip Recordings, with a special color edition upcoming for Record Store Day on April 21st. You may remember the slow-roasted A-side from when I posted the video back in February, but if you haven't picked up the 7" yet, here's your chance to check out the psych garage lindy hopping B-side, "No. Thirteen"
Official video of the song "Γεύση" by Betty Loop Loop as it appears on the split double cassette "Betty Loop Loop / Άγγελος κυρίου / Κτίρια τη Νύχτα" on Phase!Records. Athens, Greece shoegaze garage pop duo.
Memory Isblank is a native and current resident of Vermont, but recorded this collection of experimental noise-beats while living in San Fran from 2005 - 2009. Hollow Mind in the Century of Self is a sound collage for the urban jungle that manages to sound both completed and under construction. If you like your beats broken, this one's for you.