Widow’s Weeds – Revenant

With the atmosphere of a pagan folk tale and a Victorian ghost story, Widow’s Weeds’ debut is a bewitching affair that perfectly marries dark dream pop with chamber music and gothic electro experimentation. Widow’s Weeds is a collaboration of The Hare and The Moon’s Grey Malkin, darkwave practitioners Daughters of Grief and Hidden Velvet, alongContinue reading “Widow’s Weeds – Revenant”

Reticence – This Time Might be The Golden One at Last

Reticence (A.K.A. Aaron Riverwood) has returned with an album that continues to prove that some of today’s best cosmic guitar music is coming out of New England. Based in Massachusetts, Riverwood channels the glistening stars, flowing rivers and ancient northern forests through his emotive guitar playing. His music never ceases to move and transport theContinue reading “Reticence – This Time Might be The Golden One at Last”

Null Zone: Rootless – Emptied Spaces & Prana Crafter – 3rd Ear Incantations

The great people at Null Zone have a couple of exciting new releases that benefit for a very good cause. All proceeds from the pre-orders of Emptied Spaces by Rootless and 3rd Ear Incantations by Prana Crafter will go to the Garrie Vereen Memorial Emergency Relief Fund, which is organized and run by Nuçi’s Space in Athens, GA.Continue reading “Null Zone: Rootless – Emptied Spaces & Prana Crafter – 3rd Ear Incantations”

April 2020 Roundup – Volume 2

While we all may be stuck at home, great music continues to pour in through our mailboxes and computers. Here are some more of the best sounds that have reached our ears this month… The Prefab Messiahs – “21st Century Failure” Always with their finger on the pulse of society’s ills, The Prefab Messiahs haveContinue reading “April 2020 Roundup – Volume 2”

Single Premiere: “Birdsong” by Wax Machine

Winter may not be over quite yet, but Brighton, England’s psychedelic reengages, Wax Machine, are bringing the heat with their new single, “Birdsong.” In the band’s own words, “Birdsong channels the divine energy of the sun. That which inspires flowers to bloom and birds to sing.” Bask in the rays of an early spring andContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Birdsong” by Wax Machine”

Dark Leaves – Grey Stone in The Wood

The shade of a forgotten grave, the call of a starling unseen, and resurrected secrets of the old gods are but a few of the many strange and wonderful things that dwell within the music of Grey Stone in The Wood. Dark Leaves, the current solo project of Patrick Aston, blends the starker sounds of EnglishContinue reading “Dark Leaves – Grey Stone in The Wood”

Caedmon – S/T

Caedmon’s self-titled debut record is perhaps one of the strangest and yet most alluring entries in the acid folk genre. So much was riding against this band, it’s truly a wonder that an album was released at all. Firstly, the band sang Christian-inspired lyrics before “Christian music” was a popular genre. Secondly, their whimsical esotericContinue reading “Caedmon – S/T”

January 2020 Roundup

We had an alarmingly warm few days here in New Jersey (nearly 70°F!) despite the obviously horrifying implications of such an oddity, the weather did inspire some breezy springtime-like listens. Here are a few sunny choices that perfectly soundtracked our recent surreal heatwave…. Mexico’s Orange Odyssey dabbles heavily in the kind of sweeping psychedelic rockContinue reading “January 2020 Roundup”

Old Mamalahoa – Ohi’a EP

For a folk album with a vast range and a sweetly comforting vibe, seek out Old Mamalahoa’s Ohi’a EP. The record kicks off with a warmly psychedelicized-Laurel Canyon vibe on the title track (plus the bookending intro and outro). From there, it dips into country-folk with the chilled “Bloodhounds” and “This Old Home,” which drip with meltyContinue reading “Old Mamalahoa – Ohi’a EP”

Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost

If you like to honor the traditions of old during your holiday season while simultaneously looking ahead into a bright future, then there’s a place in your heart for Rowan : Morrison’s chilly Fields of Frost. That’s right, Angeline Morrison and Stephen Stannard (whom you may recognize from our frequent coverage of Meadowsilver and The RowanContinue reading “Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost”