Silver Machine – Lovebug

Dark-edged monochromatic neopsychedelia hasn’t been this cold and sly since the debut of The Vacant Lots. While this UK band’s sound bears some similarities to Hawkwind’s, of whom the group’s name derives from, I find their slightly industrial and minimalistic sound to be closer to the likes of The Velvet Underground and The Telescopes. TheContinue reading “Silver Machine – Lovebug”

Los Mundos – Calor Central

“Is this a monster or an island? I’m seeing a beastly outline Horizons terrify. This sea will be called like you   Apparently calm A corpse that speaks Can breathe Tangled up in plants” ….this selection of translated lyrics from “Subterráneo Mar Jurásico” (“Subterranian Jurassic Sea”) perfectly describes Calor Central by Los Mundos in aContinue reading “Los Mundos – Calor Central”

Spindrift – Songs From The Ancient Age

Spindrift is dangling a switchblade in your face with Songs From The Ancient Age. From the dusty goth swagger of “Red Reflection” to the dangerous acid nightmares of songs like “Oblivious” and “Diamonds,” this collection documents Spindrift’s 1999-2004 transition from East Coast sonic provocateurs to LA psych specters, proving in the process that they haveContinue reading “Spindrift – Songs From The Ancient Age”

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”

Osmium House – Entrance Level

While many bands today might play psychedelic music, others, such as Denver’s Osmium House, understand that it is not merely a genre. They know that psychedelia is a state of being, a way of thinking and a philosophy that can be applied to one’s art. No matter what exact style of music Aesop Adams’ projectContinue reading “Osmium House – Entrance Level”

Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird

Chris Rosenau of Collections of Colonies of Bees and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso have welded together two vastly different musical elements and created something very fascinating and very exceptional. In a daring (and some may say even a controversial) move, the duo here combined atmospheric acoustic fingerpicking with dazed synth improvisations. While uniting aspectsContinue reading “Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird”

Jordan Perry – Witness Tree

Jordan Perry’s Witness Tree takes the acoustic guitar to obscure, unexplored horizons in a way that’ll make you never look at—nor hear—the instrument the same way again. Freshly released by Feeding Tube Records, Witness Tree finds Perry seemingly deconstructing folk and blues styles down to their barest elements. He relishes in the smallest details of these forms,Continue reading “Jordan Perry – Witness Tree”

Holy Mountain Top Removers – Tonight the Machete Dreams

The music of Holy Mountain Top Removers quite literally knows no bounds. There is simply no end to the band’s sonic horizons. Just when you think you’ve begun to grasp their sound, it completely changes in the most unexpected—and exciting—of ways. Without exaggeration, this Nashville band can play just about anything, and a major strengthContinue reading “Holy Mountain Top Removers – Tonight the Machete Dreams”

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”

Trigger Cut – Buster

Angular guitar-riddled post-punk with hardcore yell-talking vocals? I’m there! Trigger Cut is a German trio of modernist punk clangers and Buster is their debut full-length of disorienting noise and dismantled rawwk. Available on vinyl, CD and digital, Buster finds the band taking the absurdist punk mutations of the avant-garde classic Doc at The Radio Station by CaptainContinue reading “Trigger Cut – Buster”