Premiere: Happy The Clown -The Complete Discography

Between the heyday of shoegaze gods like Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine, and the era of groups like A Place to Bury Strangers, there was Happy The Clown. HTC was an active fixture in the Boston experimental rock scene from the late ’80s until 2000. Even though they have since remained a live act,Continue reading “Premiere: Happy The Clown -The Complete Discography”

Bardo Pond – Adrop/Circuit VIII

Bardo Pond certainly needs no introduction here, but for anyone who’s is still uninitiated, they’re one of the greatest pioneering forces in modern acid rock. In the nearly 30 years since their debut, the band has helped to set the standard and push the boundaries for countless shoegaze, space and stoner rock acts that followed inContinue reading “Bardo Pond – Adrop/Circuit VIII”

The Bela Lugossips – Dark

, The Bela Lugossips’ ‘Dark’ is as piercing as a set of fangs and is cold as death. This psychedelic Mexico City-dwelling band takes trembling walls of guitar haze and sharp reverberating vocals, and creates mesmerizing nuggets with them that will haunt you like half-faded memories of a bad trip. On this track, a singleContinue reading “The Bela Lugossips – Dark”

July Roundup – Part 2: Bitches in The Beehive, De Lorians, Hurricane Heart Attacks and More

July has been one hell of a great month for new music. We just had to squeeze in another one of these before it was over. August is already looking to be a cracking 4 weeks as well… Meadowsilver – “Hushabye Mountain” We may be in the middle of a heatwave, but that doesn’t meanContinue reading “July Roundup – Part 2: Bitches in The Beehive, De Lorians, Hurricane Heart Attacks and More”

Frankie Teardrop Dead – All You Need is Love and Fucking Peace

As cool as night and as slick as a razor blade, Frankie Teardrop Dead is a modern psychedelic rock tribe that seriously deserves a devoted cult following. Already two albums deep, this relatively young British band has already found a strong footing and staked their own unique claim within the acid rock genre. When youContinue reading “Frankie Teardrop Dead – All You Need is Love and Fucking Peace”

New Aura – New Aura [Psychedelic Rock/Acid Rock/Garage Rock]

New Aura is one of the latest and most exciting psychedelic rock bands to emerge out of the same fertile Bostonian grounds that had once spawned lysergic legends such as Ultimate Spinach, Abunai! and Beacon Street Union. The group’s self-titled EP features six tightly packed acid rock nuggets that are as cold and sleek asContinue reading “New Aura – New Aura [Psychedelic Rock/Acid Rock/Garage Rock]”

Alien Lizard – Pure Kafka [Experimental Rock/Psychedelic Rock]

Alien Lizard, an experimental rock group out of Gdańsk, Poland, recently unleashed their surreal and otherworldly debut album upon the world. Pure Kafka is a murky dreamscape rich with swaths of shoegaze-like guitar, ghostly vocals and cold synthesized atmospherics. In some ways, the sound here is reminiscent of the dark ambience of The Future SoundContinue reading “Alien Lizard – Pure Kafka [Experimental Rock/Psychedelic Rock]”

Stony Sugarskull – Butterfly/You Rock [Psychedelic/Dream Pop/Shoegaze]

Arriving like a shadowy omen, Stony Sugarskull have returned with a new single, Butterflies/You Rock. If you’ve been a reader of RCU for a while now, then you probably already know how Stony Sugarskull is a total favorite of the blog. Luckily, their smoky, mysterious goth-psychedelia that made them such a favorite is still heavilyContinue reading “Stony Sugarskull – Butterfly/You Rock [Psychedelic/Dream Pop/Shoegaze]”

Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]

Walls of thick, dissonant fuzz and ghostly reverb-soaked vocals make Chainsaw Rainbow’s Heavy Sad Love one hazy beast of a record. Sounding somewhat like early Flying Saucer Attack, this album is filled with distorted, hypnotically droning guitars that easily make you feel as if you’ve been hurled into outer space. The buzzing guitars are oftenContinue reading “Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]”

Stony Sugarskull- Gaia

Stony Sugarskull- Gaia As hazy as a dust storm and as beautifully warped as a Fata Morgana, Stony Sugarskull’s Gaia is a true modern acid rock gem. Hailing from Berlin, Germany, Monika Demmler’s Stony Sugarskull plays a gorgeously haunting and hypnotic dark psychedelic rock that is both mysterious and hugely enigmatic. Their ghostly sound isContinue reading “Stony Sugarskull- Gaia”