Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1

Sit yourself under a crimson sun, close your eyes and get lost in your own head as you sway to the mesmerizing rhythms of Naujawanan Baidar.  N.R. Safi (AKA Nic Rayne), the leader of The Myrrors (one of the top acid rock groups of today, in my opinion) conceived NB as a partial homage toContinue reading “Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 1”

Violet Nox – Twin Flame

If Violet Nox’s new two-track EP is anything to go by, the band is only getting stronger and more cosmic with each passing release. Opening Twin Flame is the enigmatic “Swan Pond,” which immediately grabs you and thrusts your mind onto a vibrant and surreal sonic journey. The song begins with a subtle electronic pulse, tickingContinue reading “Violet Nox – Twin Flame”

Frankie Teardrop Dead – All You Need is Love and Fucking Peace

As cool as night and as slick as a razor blade, Frankie Teardrop Dead is a modern psychedelic rock tribe that seriously deserves a devoted cult following. Already two albums deep, this relatively young British band has already found a strong footing and staked their own unique claim within the acid rock genre. When youContinue reading “Frankie Teardrop Dead – All You Need is Love and Fucking Peace”

Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 3)

You’re gonna want to crank this one up: Heinous Crimes – Lies Nematode – Bugs Spencer Robinson and The Wolf Spiders – Poisonous Berry Quimper – False Serpent Open Doors *With incidental music by the Harlem Pop Trotters and Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw  

Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Ghost Forests

Individually, Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore can essentially do no wrong. Together, they are a force that certainly cannot produce anything other than pure magic. Ghost Forests finds the pair complimenting each other’s strengths beautifully. Baird’s subtle yet evocative guitar work and spectral, boundless vocals are supported by—and blend perfectly with— Lattimore’s equally commanding and evocativeContinue reading “Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Ghost Forests”

Lime Eyelid – Week of Wonders

Lime Eyelid is a brand new low-fidelity psychedelic solo project by Josh Schultz, the drummer of Traveling Circle (an acid rock/prog outfit from Brooklyn). Week of Wondersis a heavily textured, intimate do-it-yourself styled album of bedroom-recorded spacy rock soundscapes that conjures the twisted spirit of both Alexander Skip Spence and ‘90s DIY mavericks like R.Continue reading “Lime Eyelid – Week of Wonders”

Charalambides – Tom And Christina Carter

Growing up reading the sacred pages of The Ptolemaic Terrascope, I was trained early on to jump whenever a release by the Charalambides or either of Tom or Christina Carter appears. This instinct was certainly the correct one to have for their latest record, Tom and Christina Carter. Across four vinyl sides, the Carters weaveContinue reading “Charalambides – Tom And Christina Carter”