Thursday, May 30, 2013

VIDEO: Piresian Beach - Baby Disorder

An appropriately psyched-out video for Piresian Beach's searing track, "Baby Disorder", from her split 7" with JC Satan out on RNR666 Records (check out the JC Satan side over at their bandcamp). It's been out since January, so I'm not sure how many of the 250 total copies remain, so don't sleep on this one. Pick it up HERE.

- Dan

Monday, May 27, 2013

WatchOut! - Flashbacker

Originally a super limited lathe-cut LP back in 2011, Permanent Records has given Flashbacker a fresh pressing of 500 copies. According to the press release, "Flashbacker includes seven tracks of 60's Brazilian psych, 70's German hypnotism, 80s UK fuzz pop, and Indian raga influenced jams." This Chilean group is about to be on a lot more people's psychedelic radar. Grab a copy when it hits the Permanent Records shop tomorrow.

- Dan

Friday, May 24, 2013

quttinirpaaq - NO VISITORS

Incredibly dark and heavy sludge-fuzz out of Austin. If you like your records to sound like they've been pressed on tar rather than vinyl, quttinirpaaq is right up your back alley. Stream it below and pick up the deep purple vinyl LP, limited to 300 copies and shipping in early June, through their bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

VIDEO: Platypi - Lassitude

Pleased to find some decent electronic tunes in my inbox yesterday. Chilled out hip hop from UK producer, Ali Hill. Inspired by acts such as Flying Lotus, Onra, Lemon Jelly, and Bonobo, Platypi's debut 3-track EP is the first release from newly formed Brighton, UK label, Numerology Records. You can stream Something Tangible below, or pick up a t-shirt/download bundle HERE.

- Dan

Monday, May 20, 2013

Electric Citizen - Demo

The Electric Citizen/Haunted Leather tour rolled through Richmond last Thursday night. Their original venue apparently fell through, which resulted in a last minute house show on VCU's campus. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect crowd-wise, and was almost certain it would get shut down, given its location. Electric Citizen kicked off the evening with an incredible set of Sabbath-like scorchers that absolutely blew the minds of the many students who were unfamiliar with the bands before entering the party. The looks on some of their faces were almost as enjoyable as the set itself. Overall, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable show-going experiences I've had in quite some time, and felt fortunate to have had the opportunity to not only see them in a living room setting, but to also get a little weird with them in the process. You'll be hearing plenty more from them soon, with two 7inchers and a cassette on the way, but for now you can check out their 2 track demo via the bandcamp stream below.

- Dan

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tingle In The Netherlands - Why Can't You Write Something Nice For A Change

Tingle In The Netherlands answers the age old question of "What would Glass Candy sound like if they sang about dicks?". Dark 80's synth music with absurd, surreal lyrics and guaranteed to please/confuse all of the guests at your next dance party. "Prostitute's Handbag" is a free download, and the rest of the album is available in both digital and physical form via Bandcamp.

- Steve

Moonrises - Frozen Altars

Had a chance to catch a great set by Moonrises at a free in-store at Steady Sounds here in Richmond, VA last Thursday afternoon. Moonrises is the latest project of Steve Krakow, a.k.a Plastic Crimewave, and their organ-ic avant psychedelia LSD trips are sure to vaporize your already-melted minds. For fans of Fifty Foot Hose, Silver Apples, Faust, Can, etc. If you haven't checked out their sophomore record, Frozen Altars, here's your chance to finally do so. Stream the whole thing below, and pick up the LP, which has sounded most excellent on my turntable for the last week, for $15 over at Captcha Records' bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

VIDEO: Haunted Leather - Come and Join Us

Haunted Leather kick off a tour w/ female-fronted 70s heavy psych band, Electric Citizen, tomorrow night in Grand Rapids, MI. To celebrate, they've also released a brand new stoned-out track and video from their upcoming record, In Her Golden Room, which is yet to find a label or release date (Attn: LABELS). Tour poster w/ dates below. If they're coming anywhere near you, and you miss it, don't ever plan on coming back to Ongakubaka, dig?

- Dan

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Waylon Thornton & The Heavy Hands - Enter The Coven

Florida garage punker Waylon Thornton is back with what seems to be his 1,000th release in the last few years. Like all of his previous releases, Enter the Coven cranks it up to 11, but it might contain some of his most infectious guitar and vocals riffs to date. Pay what you want over at bandcamp, and stay updated via tumblr

- Dan