The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 6 on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

Drift in to the new episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape at http://dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST for the very finest in psychedelia, underground folk and kosmische explorations. -KH

Heron & Crane – Firesides

Heron & Crane’s Firesides is a collection of dreamlike keyboard-driven psych-pop tunes that feel charmingly homemade and also instantly familiar. The Charlottesville, VA duo of Dave Gibson and Travis Kokas commandeered vintage synths to create catchy lo-fi soundscapes that feel like warm but faded memories of summers past. The aptly-named “Surf Trials,” invokes ’80s beach scenes andContinue reading “Heron & Crane – Firesides”

The Bela Lugossips – Dark

, The Bela Lugossips’ ‘Dark’ is as piercing as a set of fangs and is cold as death. This psychedelic Mexico City-dwelling band takes trembling walls of guitar haze and sharp reverberating vocals, and creates mesmerizing nuggets with them that will haunt you like half-faded memories of a bad trip. On this track, a singleContinue reading “The Bela Lugossips – Dark”

Plastic Brain Press – Lost in The Mind Hole

This might be the most uncommon release ever covered at Record Crates United. This is in no way a criticism, in fact, I think this is a badge of honor.  Plastic Brain Press is an eclectic indie publishing house that’s “run by a large synthetic encephalon,” and releases mainly experimental and outsider paperbacks, podcasts andContinue reading “Plastic Brain Press – Lost in The Mind Hole”

Ikebe Shakedown – Kings Left Behind

After grooving together for a full decade, Ikebe Shakedown proves that they are not slowing down any time soon with Kings Left Behind For the uninitiated, Ikebe Shakedown is a vibrant outfit out of Brooklyn that’s known for their unique kaleidoscopic take on soulful funk, Afrobeat and skronky jazz, which they use to absolutely tearContinue reading “Ikebe Shakedown – Kings Left Behind”

Summer Worship: The Record Crates United Mixtape Summer Special on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

Tune in tonight at 8PM EST at http://dunebuggyradio.com and dig some summer grooves. We’ve got plenty of sounds of the season, including some sweltering jams, surreal surf rock, psychedelicized Afrobeat, and much more. You’ll want to crank this up to soundtrack your road trip, your beach party or your mind-expanding BBQ. Drift on in, won’t you? -KH

Silver Machine – Lovebug

Dark-edged monochromatic neopsychedelia hasn’t been this cold and sly since the debut of The Vacant Lots. While this UK band’s sound bears some similarities to Hawkwind’s, of whom the group’s name derives from, I find their slightly industrial and minimalistic sound to be closer to the likes of The Velvet Underground and The Telescopes. TheContinue reading “Silver Machine – Lovebug”

Prana Crafter & Tarotplane – Symbiose

The trick to making a memorable split release is to pair two acts together that are completely complimentary. They have to be somewhat related in sound, but with enough differences that they can bring out the best in each other’s work. Whoever decided to unite Prana Crafter and Tarotplane on one disc obviously knew thisContinue reading “Prana Crafter & Tarotplane – Symbiose”

Meadowsilver – Midsummer’s Queen

Meadowsilver’s on a roll with the release of their latest single, “Midsummer’s Queen.” The track is as transcendent and bucolic as a sunny day in a field of heather, but a creeping dread seeps just below the surface…like as if the shroud of death is lurking just out of sight. As always, the band (madeContinue reading “Meadowsilver – Midsummer’s Queen”

Los Mundos – Calor Central

“Is this a monster or an island? I’m seeing a beastly outline Horizons terrify. This sea will be called like you   Apparently calm A corpse that speaks Can breathe Tangled up in plants” ….this selection of translated lyrics from “Subterráneo Mar Jurásico” (“Subterranian Jurassic Sea”) perfectly describes Calor Central by Los Mundos in aContinue reading “Los Mundos – Calor Central”