Tess Parks – And Those Who Were Seen Dancing

Tess Parks proves she can still be a major force in the realm of psychedelic rock as a solo artist on the hazy And Those Who Were Seen Dancing. After spending years collaborating beautifully with Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, it’s nice to hear Parks take the lead once again and display herContinue reading “Tess Parks – And Those Who Were Seen Dancing”

José Medeles, M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk – Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems: A Drummers Tribute to John Fahey

With the help of M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk, José Medeles pays homage to the spirit and techniques of John Fahey in a beautifully unique way. Instead of covering Fahey’s songs for this tribute album, Medeles, a drummer who had previously worked with The Breeders and the 1939 Ensemble, set about improvising newContinue reading “José Medeles, M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk – Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems: A Drummers Tribute to John Fahey”

Abronia – Map of Dawn

Abronia have returned in full strength with the imposing and dreamlike Map of Dawn. Available this Friday on Feeding Tube and Cardinal Fuzz Records, the band’s third LP blends their unique brand of mystical psychedelic rock with the sounds and vibes of early goth and post rock. The scale of these songs is incredibly vast, withContinue reading “Abronia – Map of Dawn”

Lily Henley – Oras Dezaoradas

Lily Henley, a singer-songwriter, composer and fiddler, tapped into the ancient traditions of Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jews to create her latest work, the soul-stirring Oras Dezaoradas. Already known for finding the similarities between Sephardic and American folk music and fusing them together, Henley went even deeper for this release. She fully immersed herself into the oldContinue reading “Lily Henley – Oras Dezaoradas”

Spring Roundup – Part 2

Here’s the second half of our roundup of records that we’ve been digging this spring. If you missed part one, click here to give it a look. Joys Union Group – Boredom Euphoria Released on Trouble in Mind Records, Boredom Euphoria is a sunny blend of cosmic ambient music and astral jazz that will leaveContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 2”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode #68

Episode 68 of our show is filled with sunny sounds to either brighten your day or soundtrack your bright warm spring afternoon. Check it out below: Keith Speaks! (1) Parrot – Home Baker – Habits Laughter in the Sky – Joys Union Group – Boredom Euphoria Fat Old Sun – Pink Floyd – Atom HeartContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode #68”

Spring Roundup – Part 1

Hey folks, as some of you might have known, March and April have been fairly crazy months for me. Between major career changes with my survival job and some nasty (thankfully non-covid related) illnesses, I didn’t get a chance to cover nearly as much as I wanted to. So I have quite a few recordsContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 1”

Single Premiere: “George the Revelator,” by Revelators Sound System

“George the Revelator,” the debut single by Revelators Sound System, a new experimental jazz project by MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger and Cameron Ralston from Spacebomb, is officially out today. Just announced this morning, this new collaborative effort was captured between 2020 and 2021, at Taylor’s Durham, NC home and Spacebomb studio in Richmond,Continue reading “Single Premiere: “George the Revelator,” by Revelators Sound System”

Weeed – Green Roses Vol. 1

Weeed’s new Green Roses Vol. 1 finds the Portland psychedelic band at their most eclectic, drawing from a reserve of uniquely motley sounds and flavors. Available this week on CD and vinyl through Halfshell Records, this five-song release features the band exploring more folk-centric zones and mystical atmospheres. The sound is a logical progression fromContinue reading “Weeed – Green Roses Vol. 1”

Joseph Allred Announces New Album with a New Video, “Sweetcorn Ramble”

Joseph Allred continues to prove themselves as being one of the most imaginative and skilled artists in folk-inspired music today with their new song, “Sweetcorn Ramble,” from their upcoming LP, The Rambles & Rags of Shiloh. The record, which comes out July 1 on Worried Songs and is available for preorder today, is a trulyContinue reading “Joseph Allred Announces New Album with a New Video, “Sweetcorn Ramble””