East River Caviar – How Asphalt Ages

East River Caviar’s debut slab of rural psychedelia, How Asphalt Ages, is as serene and stoic as the first magenta moments of an early winter sunrise. Hailing from Connecticut, ERC is made up of two guitarists, Sam Boston and Brendan Casey, who weave together tight fuzzed-up fantasias with nothing but their electric axes, bass andContinue reading “East River Caviar – How Asphalt Ages”

Endless Boogie – The Gathered and Scattered

If you love rock in its rawest and most primal state, then you need to grab the mind-melting new vinyl boxset, Th Gathered and Scattered, by acid juggernauts—Endless Boogie. This hefty four record set collects together a heap of molten rehearsals, informal late night jams and other chaotic sessions, all of which have either onlyContinue reading “Endless Boogie – The Gathered and Scattered”

Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest

It’s no surprise that the forced isolation of Covid and lack of shows have produced some spirited home-recorded albums and remote collaborations, but Dataland by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest might be one of the best of the bunch thus far. Synths gurgle and throb over cold drones and mechanical beats allContinue reading “Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest”

Interview with Tambourinen’s Grant Beyschau

Grant Beyschau of The Myrrors released a total kosmische monster of a solo album on cassette back in May under the name Tambourinen. Earlier this month, the great people at Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records did the lord’s work by reissuing it onto vinyl. Wooden Flower is a riff-fueled interstellar trip of howling gutsyContinue reading “Interview with Tambourinen’s Grant Beyschau”

Old Smile – Glued

A new Old Smile release is indeed a cause for celebration. Hailing from New Jersey, Old Smile (AKA Tom Herman Jr), forges dreamy, homemade psychedelic rock. On Glued, Herman paints with an expanded palette of sounds, textures and styles, all while retaining his expert sense of song craft. Hints of jazz creep in throughout theContinue reading “Old Smile – Glued”

Garcia Peoples – Nightcap at Wits’ End

Nightcap at Wits’ End is Garcia Peoples at their highest evolved state yet. Following three scintillating records released within two years of each other—and an insanely busy gigging schedule (prior to COVID, of course)—you’d think these guys would want a rest. Yet, this album finds the New Jersey band tirelessly moving forward, perfectly capturing theirContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – Nightcap at Wits’ End”

Nick Mitchell Maiato – Pino Carrasco

The world is pretty damn grim right now, so let Nick Mitchell Maiato lighten the mood with the intoxicating jams of Pino Carrasco. As most regular readers of this blog probably know by now, Maiato is one of the guitarists and vocalists of One Eleven Heavy, which is without a doubt, one of the bestContinue reading “Nick Mitchell Maiato – Pino Carrasco”

The Asteroid No. 4 – Northern Songs

The Asteroid No. 4 have returned for their 10th full length album, and it’s a vibrant reminder of why they’re one of the undisputed kings of hard acid rock. Entirely self-created and self-produced by the band, Northern Songs is a dizzying brew of day-glow psychedelic rock, new wave sheen and gothic shoegaze that’ll leave youContinue reading “The Asteroid No. 4 – Northern Songs”

September Roundup – Volume 2

In spite of COVID, the continued effects of the pandemic and the unearthly firescapes that are currently decimating the west coast, this fall is proving to be an abundantly fruitful season for excellent new releases. So this month absolutely called for a second volume of our roundup. Check out some of the killer new albumsContinue reading “September Roundup – Volume 2”

Dire Wolves – The Compleat Trancing Master

“We want you to get out of your heads,” states the liner notes in Dire Wolves’ new massive collection of rarities and unreleased recordings. Throughout this 3-CD set, Jeffrey Alexander and co. not only accomplish this, they blast listeners straight out of their COVID-isolated homes, up through the atmosphere and into another galaxy. Across theContinue reading “Dire Wolves – The Compleat Trancing Master”