Elkhorn – Distances

On Distances, Elkhorn proves just how far they’ve evolved by soaring to daring new heights on robust and agile wings. Across the record’s four epic tracks, guitarists Drew Gardner (electric) and Jesse Sheppard (acoustic) take their twisting double-helix interplay down gnarled and heavily forested footpaths, snaking along the seismic rhythms of duo drummers, Ian McColmContinue reading “Elkhorn – Distances”

The Perfect Trip – The Perfect Trip Covers The Greats

Boston acid folk group, The Perfect Trip, have returned with a covers album like no other. Available on CD and digital on their Bandcamp page, The Perfect Trip Covers The Greats is a complex tribute to over a dozen obscure artists. The band has taken songs by the likes of Alissa Orange, Ode to BonnieContinue reading “The Perfect Trip – The Perfect Trip Covers The Greats”

Dark Leaves – Laid Under Leaf, Under Branches

Dark Leaves has returned to chill you to the bone with the phantasmic Laid Under Leaf, Under Branches. Dark Leaves, AKA Patrick Aston, is a Penzance, UK based singer-songwriter who weaves shadowy psychedelic folk music that is heavy with both mood and atmosphere. On this album, Aston utilizes a mix of acoustic guitar, ethereal keyboardsContinue reading “Dark Leaves – Laid Under Leaf, Under Branches”

Matt LaJoie – Red Resonant Earth

Matt LaJoie continues to conjure the very spirit of nature itself through his cosmic guitar wizardry on the excellent Red Resonant Earth. Released on vinyl, cassette and CD through Flower Room Records, the private label LaJoie and his partner Ash Brooks manage, Red Resonant Earth features the Maine-dwelling musician improvising grand soundscapes on an electricContinue reading “Matt LaJoie – Red Resonant Earth”

New Album Alert: Pelt Returns with Resistance Reticence

Pelt, one of the preeminent forces within the world of noise rock and experimental folk over the last few decades, has returned with possibly their strongest release in years: Resistance Reticence. Released as part of Three Lobed Recordings’ excellent 20th anniversary series (which already has some of the best albums of the last year), thisContinue reading “New Album Alert: Pelt Returns with Resistance Reticence”

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”

Karen Zanes – Cloaked

Karen Zanes is back and more vibrant than ever on the dreamy and empyreal Cloaked. The Cambridge, Mass. based psychedelic folk artist leans further into the cosmic side of her sound on this album, utilizing a great deal of reverberation and organ drones. This is perhaps most evident on the phantasmagoric “Only Lovers Left Alive,”Continue reading “Karen Zanes – Cloaked”

Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations

Madrid’s Xisco Rojo crafted a psychedelic guitar record that feels less like an album, and more like a collection of rituals that celebrate life itself. Written and performed entirely by Rojo on everything from six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars to Weissenborns and Greek baglamas, plus a whole plethora of other exotic and unusualContinue reading “Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations”

Jeffrey Silverstein – Torri Gates

Jeffrey Silverstein is back to center your mind and relax your soul with the mellow psychedelicized country of Torri Gates. With the release of last year’s excellent You Became The Mountain, Silverstein proved to be a powerful force within the worlds of rural psych and ambient music. Following this album wasn’t going to be easy,Continue reading “Jeffrey Silverstein – Torri Gates”

Sky Burrow Tales – Seafarin’ & Backporchin’

Travel across seas, through forests and into the stars, all while never leaving your home, with Sky Burrow Tales’ transportive debut full-length, Seafarin’ & Backporchin.’ Coming out on Feathered Coyote Records on February 5th, this album features swampy kosmiche soundscapes with melty Steve HIllage-like guitar solos, sitar-kissed acid folk meditations and laidback interstellar jams. EachContinue reading “Sky Burrow Tales – Seafarin’ & Backporchin’”