June 2021 Roundup

June brought us some of the strongest releases of the year, so it was impossible to cover them all. However, here are a few others that we absolutely need to highlight before we dive into the month of July. Davide Cedolin – Embracing The Unknown On Embracing the Unknown, Davide Cedolin assembled a dreamy psych-folk soundscapeContinue reading “June 2021 Roundup”

Maybel – Gathering

Airy folk instrumentation, gentle harmonies and wistful atmospheres await you on Maybel’s Gathering. Released on Idée Fixe records in late May, the Montreal group’s debut full-length intermingles rustic traditional folk sounds and stylings with some hints of ambient music. In the background of many of these songs, you often hear layers of spacey lap steelContinue reading “Maybel – Gathering”

Expo Seventy – Evolution

Need to have your synapses completely torched? Just try jamming out to the acid juggernaut that is Expo Seventy’s Evolution. Released on Essence Music in a variety of different editions and formats, including a special art edition (which features a unique color vinyl and cover variant, a bonus live CD-R and handmade wearable trippy glasses,Continue reading “Expo Seventy – Evolution”

Karen Zanes – Cloaked

Karen Zanes is back and more vibrant than ever on the dreamy and empyreal Cloaked. The Cambridge, Mass. based psychedelic folk artist leans further into the cosmic side of her sound on this album, utilizing a great deal of reverberation and organ drones. This is perhaps most evident on the phantasmagoric “Only Lovers Left Alive,”Continue reading “Karen Zanes – Cloaked”

ROY – Roy’s Garage

ROY has returned to spread his psych-pop sensibilities far and wide once again on the shimmering Roy’s Garage. Released in May on Idée Fixe Records, Roy’s Garage is unquestionably informed by a vast array of psychedelic rarities from the ’60s, in the most beautiful of ways. Featuring everything from a Brian Wilson-meets-Sagittarius-like sunshine pop sheenContinue reading “ROY – Roy’s Garage”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 49

Don’t miss tonight’s chooglin’ episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape. Expect some summer vibes and rad rhythms from the likes of the Rosali, Wau Wau Collectif and Rose City Band, etc. Tune in to Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST and 7PM CST.  If you missed last week’s episode, you can now check it out on our MixcloudContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 49”

Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations

Madrid’s Xisco Rojo crafted a psychedelic guitar record that feels less like an album, and more like a collection of rituals that celebrate life itself. Written and performed entirely by Rojo on everything from six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars to Weissenborns and Greek baglamas, plus a whole plethora of other exotic and unusualContinue reading “Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations”

Dag Tenere – Iswat

Fans of Mdou Moctar and Les Filles de Illighadad could easily obsess over the hypnotic Tuareg fusion jams of Dag Tenere’s Iswat. Dag Tenere (which translates to “desert’s children”), is a multifaceted group of Tuareg artists that hail from Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. The group plays a particular style of music called “assouf,” orContinue reading “Dag Tenere – Iswat”

Liner Notes with Wes Buckley

Wes Buckley is a singer-songwriter who recently dropped his first full-length vinyl release, The Towering Ground, through Half a Million Records, the new label that sprouted from the famed Belltower Records store. The North Adams, MA-based Buckely plays a unique style of heady and rural folk rock that conjures the vibe of artists like DavidContinue reading “Liner Notes with Wes Buckley”

Video Premiere: “Solar Eclipse,” by Lou Turner

To announce the upcoming vinyl release of the brilliant Songs for John Venn on Centripetal Force Records, Lou Turner has released today a charming new music video for her track, “Solar Eclipse.” We’re excited and honored to be able to share it with you first. Check it out below: Released originally last year through SpinsterContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Solar Eclipse,” by Lou Turner”