The Living Sky Launch Their Earthy Brand of Psychedelia with Their Debut Record and Live Video

Minnesota’s The Living Sky take Pink Floyd-like surrealism and the wild spirit of free-form Kosmische musik, and combines them with gritty shoegaze, frying all brains within earshot. The band, which consists of Jason Millard and Matthew Himes, creates howling cyclones of radiated fuzz, Psilocybin grooves and hazy motorik garage nuggets like some sort of SimplyContinue reading “The Living Sky Launch Their Earthy Brand of Psychedelia with Their Debut Record and Live Video”

Single Premiere: “Wednesday” by J.M. Hart

J.M. Hart sings of the woes and wares of the working man on “Wednesday,” the lead single from his upcoming record, Slips, Trips, & Falls. If you’re new to RCU, Hart is an exceptionally personal and genuine singer-songwriter and podcaster based in Virginia. His music is often a blend of different aspects of the folkContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Wednesday” by J.M. Hart”

The Record Crates United Mixtape #67

Howdy folks, I forgot to share episode #66 here (click here to check it out), but this week’s program is up on the Mixcloud page right now. This episode features alternative folk ballads, spiritual jazz wanderings and ambient dreamscapes. Tap here to give it a listen. Speaking of playlists, I recently interviewed the great stonedContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape #67”

Itta – Eyewalk

Tengger’s Itta has made a triumphant return with the beautifully ethereal Eyewalk, on Aural Canyon Records. Released last Friday on cassette and digital, this record features the Seoul, South Korea-based ambient musician creating the most angelic of soundscapes with just her voice and a Yamaha SY22. Across the album’s six tracks, Itta utilizes her vocalsContinue reading “Itta – Eyewalk”

Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp

All solo guitar and pedal steel heads need to check out “Habitat,” the latest single by fingerstyle guitarist and composer, Jon Camp. Taken from Camp’s upcoming self-titled LP on Centripetal Force Records, “Habitat” is just one example of how the Washington DC-area artist excels at blending together unlikely sounds. The record, which is available forContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp”

Zachary Cale – Skywriting

Skywriting finds singer-songwriter Zachary Cale reflecting on life out on the road with a full band and an introspective outlook. The Brooklyn-based Cale has several albums under his belt already, but this might be his most dynamic and mature release to date. The lyrics here often reveal a sense of self-awareness and acceptance that onlyContinue reading “Zachary Cale – Skywriting”

Gabriel Seaver – Tuning

Weeed’s Gabriel Seaver’s recent solo outing focuses on his acoustic fingerpicking skills while revealing that he is a player of remarkable subtlety and heart.  Seaver’s playing is deeply evocative and often conjures up wistful atmospheres that can stir up all kinds of melancholic emotions, no matter what mood you’re in. Songs like “Neptune Only Knows”Continue reading “Gabriel Seaver – Tuning”

MYRRS – The Creation Of Atanami 

Mississippi psychonaut collective MYRRS has returned with The Creation of Atanami, a DIY lo-fi space rock opera. The Creation of Atanami focuses on a character named Canvas while he travels through a parallel dimension to find out why he was summoned to a world of hallucinogenic nightmares. This record continues a story that began withContinue reading “MYRRS – The Creation Of Atanami “

África Negra – Antologia Vol​.​1

Need something to lift your spirits? Then look no further than Africa Negra’s Antologia Vol. 1 compilation on Bongo Joe Records. Founded in São Tomé and Príncipe, a small island nation to the west of Gabon, during the early 1970s by friends Horacio and guitarist Emidio Pontes, África Negra created slinky and addictive tunes thatContinue reading “África Negra – Antologia Vol​.​1”

Wet Tuna – Warping All By Yourself

Wet Tuna’s latest record, Warping All By Yourself, is Matt Valentine letting loose his funkier side to astounding effect. Released today on Three Lobed Recordings, this record finds Valentine cruising solo (much like what the title suggests) with the help of some guests. Despite not featuring the input of fellow Tuna Pat Gubler, the tracksContinue reading “Wet Tuna – Warping All By Yourself”