An Interview with Danny Arakaki

(Poster art by D. Norsen) Danny Arakaki, of Garcia Peoples, recently released a total stunner of a solo album on Ryley Walker’s Husky Pants Records, and it goes by the name Tumble in Shade. The LP reveals just how wide of a range Arakaki possesses as a musician, songwriter and as a music lover. AcrossContinue reading “An Interview with Danny Arakaki”

Music Video Premiere: “Teapot,” by Reverse Death

Get your post-holiday chill on with “Teapot,” the latest music video by mellow psychedelic rockers, Reverse Death. This laidback psychedelic gem is the first video from the Seattle group’s upcoming LP, Stretching to Infinity, which will be available on vinyl through Halfshell Records on December 17th (preorders are live right now). It features a shufflingContinue reading “Music Video Premiere: “Teapot,” by Reverse Death”

Video Premiere: “Pinx Me,” by LEMAT

Get revved up with the rotoscope boogie of LEMAT’s “Pinx Me” LEMAT, a musical alias of Anton Cerda, with an ever-shifting style and lineup, plays an acoustic Bo Diddley-like rave up shuffle on this cut from his brilliant Ensemble Of Organic Amazements Vol. I & II collection. This CD, which contains a stellar set ofContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Pinx Me,” by LEMAT”

Upupayāma Returns November 4th with The Golden Pond

Italian multi-instrumentalist Upupayāma continues his unique Eastern and Western folk-infused spiritual psychedelia on The Golden Pond, which is available for preorder today (after 8:30AM CT) from Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records. Hailing from a tiny mountain village situated above the city of Parma, Italy, Upupayāma (AKA Alessio Ferrari), hypnotized minds and enriched souls withContinue reading “Upupayāma Returns November 4th with The Golden Pond”

Sunburned Hand of The Man Announces 20th Anniversary Reissue of Headdress

Sunburned Hand of the Man’s first proper vinyl release gets a beautiful remastered reissue treatment thanks to the wizards at Three Lobed Recordings. Originally recorded in the summer of 2001, and shortly after the tragedies of 9/11 in the wilds of Western Mass., Headdress was and still is an astounding document of the shamanic tribeContinue reading “Sunburned Hand of The Man Announces 20th Anniversary Reissue of Headdress”

The Stoned Gypsy Wanderer – An Interview with A.J. Kaufmann

Adam Majdecki-Janicki, better known as A.J. Kaufmann is an underground Polish psychedelic musician and poet that can’t be pigeonholed. His music dips into folk, noise, hard punk and electronic zones, all with a hefty amount of German kosmische influence. With more than 100 recordings under his belt, including the great Stoned Gypsy Wanderer, of whichContinue reading “The Stoned Gypsy Wanderer – An Interview with A.J. Kaufmann”

Hooveriii – A Round of Applause

For a strong dose of hard and glammy psychedelic rock and roll, just give a listen to Hooveriii’s latest album, A Round of Applause. Available through The Reverberation Appreciation Society (home also to releases by Christian Bland of The Black Angels, Joel Gion and Indian Jewelry), this record finds the LA band serving up theContinue reading “Hooveriii – A Round of Applause”

Breanna Barbara Announces New Album with a Charming New Video

Fierce psych rocker Breanna Barbara announced her next record today, Nothin’ But Time, by releasing an infectiously catchy, retro-kissed new single, “Diamond Light.” The album, which will be released on Fuzz Club Records on November 11, features Barbara and friends (like The Dead Weather’s Jack Lawrence and Champagne Superchillin’s Charles Garmendia and Ben Trimble) whippingContinue reading “Breanna Barbara Announces New Album with a Charming New Video”

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”

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”