Howlin Rain – The Dharma Wheel

Howlin Rain’s latest effort, The Dharma Wheel, is the band’s most fully realized hallucinogenic take on roots rock, and boy, does it ever slam. It’s too bad the term “cosmic American music” was already taken and applied to a different style, because it could also be the perfect description for the sound of this record.Continue reading “Howlin Rain – The Dharma Wheel”

New Garcia Peoples: “Cold Dice” > “Tough Freaks” > “Stray Cats”

*Photo by Mayuko Fujino Garcia Peoples is a band that never ceases to evolve. Each release finds the group expanding their sound and exploring new and daring directions. This has never been more clear than with their upcoming album, Dodging Dues, which comes out January 14, 2022, on No Quarter Records. With Superwolves’ Matt SweeneyContinue reading “New Garcia Peoples: “Cold Dice” > “Tough Freaks” > “Stray Cats””

Weeed – Do You Fall?

On their new album, Do You Fall?, Weeed is as progressive and eclectic as ever. This is the Portland psychedelic rock group’s seventh full-length release and it radiates with an intense dexterity, maturity and an endless hunger for experimentation and discovery. Most of all, the record shines with a singular vision that successfully ties aContinue reading “Weeed – Do You Fall?”

Dummy – “Daffodils”

After releasing two EPs last year, Dummy shines brightly and flexes their songwriting muscles on their exciting debut full-length, Mandatory Enjoyment. Just check out their first preview track, “Daffodils,” and you’ll know what I mean: Hailing from LA, Dummy employs a combination of jangly 90s pop vibes with sizzling noise-laden instrumentation. As you can hearContinue reading “Dummy – “Daffodils””

Ringwear Rock: An Interview with Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders

If you’ve been a fan of modern underground psychedelic music within the last 20 or so years, chances are you’ve come across at least one band or project Jeffrey Alexander had a hand in. Whether it be the kosmische jams of Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band, or the elemental freak folk of BlackContinue reading “Ringwear Rock: An Interview with Jeffrey Alexander of The Heavy Lidders”

Upupayāma – self-titled

Close your eyes and allow yourself to get lost within the psychedelic ritual vibes of Upupayāma’s self-titled LP. Originally released digitally in late 2020, this trance-inducing album is finally available on vinyl thanks to the good folks at Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records. Hailing from Parma, Italy, Upupayāma is a one-man band created byContinue reading “Upupayāma – self-titled”

Jeffrey Alexander & The Heavy Lidders – “Black Peter”

The upcoming self-titled album by Jeffrey Alexander’s psychedelic supergroup is overflowing with strong highlights. Today, they are sharing what is possibly the total cream of the crop, their version of Grateful Dead’s “Black Peter.” Check it out below: The Heavy Lidders is Alexander, of whom you may know from Dire Wolves, The Iditarod and BlackContinue reading “Jeffrey Alexander & The Heavy Lidders – “Black Peter””

Possum – Lunar Gardens

On their latest record, Lunar Gardens, Possum proves itself to be a major significant force within the current psychedelic rock universe. Hailing from Toronto, Possum has shown a great deal of growth since 2019’s Space Grade Assembly. They surf through the common ground shared between cosmic jazz, Krautrock and psychedelic pop with surprising ease. TheContinue reading “Possum – Lunar Gardens”

Expo Seventy – Evolution

Need to have your synapses completely torched? Just try jamming out to the acid juggernaut that is Expo Seventy’s Evolution. Released on Essence Music in a variety of different editions and formats, including a special art edition (which features a unique color vinyl and cover variant, a bonus live CD-R and handmade wearable trippy glasses,Continue reading “Expo Seventy – Evolution”

ROY – Roy’s Garage

ROY has returned to spread his psych-pop sensibilities far and wide once again on the shimmering Roy’s Garage. Released in May on Idée Fixe Records, Roy’s Garage is unquestionably informed by a vast array of psychedelic rarities from the ’60s, in the most beautiful of ways. Featuring everything from a Brian Wilson-meets-Sagittarius-like sunshine pop sheenContinue reading “ROY – Roy’s Garage”