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”

Reverends – The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday

On The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday, Atlanta’s Reverends blends sunny psychedelia with shoegaze’s droning iciness, which is perfectly represented by the cold and surreal album cover. Lead by Rev. Dandy Lee Strickland, the band cranks out melancholic dirges here that feel both isolated and yet also dreamy, like the after effects of a burned outContinue reading “Reverends – The Disappearing Dreams of Yesterday”

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”

July Roundup: The Blind Owls, Dangerbyrd, Minda Lacy and More

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover—no time for intros now! The Blind Owls – There Goes Your Girl Proving that you don’t need to be in the late 1960’s to create a perfect track for Nuggets, The Blind Owl’s excellent “There Goes My Girl” is a sweltering freak-beat sonic attack that you mightContinue reading “July Roundup: The Blind Owls, Dangerbyrd, Minda Lacy and More”

J. Burd – Ruk’u Yaya

J. Burd’s third full-length is a woozy trip through lo-fi psychedelic garage pop that is filled with so many catchy earworms, you’ll surely be revisiting this one countless times this summer. The Long Beach, California band seems to channel the catchy and hazy songwriting skills of both Kings Tuff and Gizzard. Yet they replace theContinue reading “J. Burd – Ruk’u Yaya”

Thoughts on Roky Erickson (1947-2019)

To say Roky Erickson made an impact on my life is like saying breathing oxygen was important to my upbringing. The man and his band, the 13th Floor Elevators, not only opened the doors of my perception; they ripped it clean off of its hinges and set fire to its remains. After being exposed toContinue reading “Thoughts on Roky Erickson (1947-2019)”

June Roundup: Mothra, The Mad Doctors, Rose City Band and More

Another new month, another roundup of what’s been dominating our turntables, cassette decks, streaming platforms, etc. Mothra – S/T Now that Godzilla has returned to the big screen once again, why not let Mothra crush your stereo? Mothra is a supergroup of Italian improvisers that blend together elements of jazz, Middle Eastern folk and NorthContinue reading “June Roundup: Mothra, The Mad Doctors, Rose City Band and More”

May Roundup: Ash & Herb, Steve Gunn & Harmonica Lewinski

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few of these short reviews recently, but ICYMI, here’s a little roundup. Expect another roundup to follow later in the month with some completely new reviews. Ash & Herb – Salt Lick/Tables of Grass Fields If you have been digging the likes of PranaContinue reading “May Roundup: Ash & Herb, Steve Gunn & Harmonica Lewinski”

April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition

Guerssen Records are reissuing some of the most daring, unusual and straight up mindblowing obscure records of all time. They’re doing an especially excellent job recently, so here’s a quick rundown of some of my favorite of the label’s recent batch of releases: Thomas Hamilton – Pieces For Kohn Sometimes, there is nothing more fascinatingContinue reading “April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition”

March Roundup (Part 1)

Seeing that we’ve just sprung forward (2019 is zipping by, isn’t it?) let’s check in on some old RCU favs as well as a few newbies in another roundup! Prana Crafter – MindStreamBlessing As you might have read here previously at RCU, Pacific Northwestern musician Prana Crafter (AKA Will Sol) dropped one of the bestContinue reading “March Roundup (Part 1)”