Friday, May 30, 2014

VIDEO: Dragster - Lou L'enfer Chasseur de Dragons

These French garage burners have cited Coachwhips as their primary influence, and it certainly shows on this track from their upcoming cassette on Six Tonnes De Chair Records. John Dwyer style yelps with a Fort Thunder level of noise. On repeat.

- Dan

Monday, May 26, 2014

V/A - Poncho Records Compilation Vol. 1

A great compilation from Poncho Records that showcases the recent psych-pop explosion out of their hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 12 of the 19 total featured bands are also based out of the capital city. Stream it below and pick up a copy (first run limited to 30 tapes) through the Poncho Records bandcamp.

- Dan

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lasso - Golden Lasso

Lasso just might be the best Midwest band you've never heard, and their latest release Golden Lasso is easily the band's most accomplished work to date. Golden Lasso builds on the group's blend of southern-fried psych-rock by adding little touches of bossa nova and orchestral pop. Golden Lasso may not have the grit of some of Lasso's prior releases, but it's certainly for the better. The arrangements and Andy Catlin's ethereal vocals are flat out gorgeous. If you're a fan of Deerhunter and/or waking up naked and confused in the middle of the desert after an acid trip, you absolutely can't miss out on Golden Lasso. The album is available as a pay what you want download on bandcamp, or as a $5 cassette/download code combo.

- Steve

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

VIDEO: Dusty Mush - There Was More Future

Another killer video from The Attic Video for another killer track from Dusty Mush's debut 12" EP on Howlin' Banana Records. Stream it below and pick up a copy on clear wax over here.

- Dan

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pridjevi - s/t

Excellent female-led psychedelic 3-piece out of Croatia. I've been waiting to find something like this in my inbox for some time now and I fell under their spell almost immediately. There's a literal WORLD of influences on this record. Baroque pop. French pop. Tropicália. All of which provide the record with an immersive dream-like listening experience without having to rely on layers upon layers of reverb. Highly recommended. Stream and download link below. 

- Dan

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dead Skeletons - Dead Comet

Dead Skeletons just posted on their Facebook page that only 50 copies remain of this limited edition double a-side/screen printed b-side 12" tour EP. Don't miss out! In the meantime, zone out to the stream below.

- Dan

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sick Hyenas - s/t

First posted about this German garage trio 2 years ago this month, and apparently that post caught the attention of Chicago-based cassette label, Dumpster Tapes, who offered to put out their first ever US release (those are the kind of encouraging things that keep this blog ticking). Twelve tracks of Black Lips-esque hip-shaking garage punk with a few psychedelic guitar freakouts spread throughout. Stream it below and pick up a cassette (limited to 100) HERE.

- Dan