Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP

The delicate folk songs of Sairie’s Scarlet and Blue EP transport you to remote floral landscapes and lush forests of England’s past. The Brighton band plays gently melodic originals that feel so steeped in tradition, you’d swear that they were sourced from the Cecil Sharpe House’s folk archives. Sairie, which is comprised of Emma Morton on autoharp, JonContinue reading “Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP”

Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Carrying on the spirit of bands like It’s a Beautiful Day, The United States of America and Sweetwater, Wax Machine puts all listeners under their spell by blending flute-infused, chill psychedelia with slinky jazz and sunny folk rock sounds. Hailing from Brighton, UK, Wax Machine’s sound is alive with blooming springtime warmth and greenery. BreezyContinue reading “Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence”

Single Premiere: “Birdsong” by Wax Machine

Winter may not be over quite yet, but Brighton, England’s psychedelic reengages, Wax Machine, are bringing the heat with their new single, “Birdsong.” In the band’s own words, “Birdsong channels the divine energy of the sun. That which inspires flowers to bloom and birds to sing.” Bask in the rays of an early spring andContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Birdsong” by Wax Machine”

January 2020 Roundup

We had an alarmingly warm few days here in New Jersey (nearly 70°F!) despite the obviously horrifying implications of such an oddity, the weather did inspire some breezy springtime-like listens. Here are a few sunny choices that perfectly soundtracked our recent surreal heatwave…. Mexico’s Orange Odyssey dabbles heavily in the kind of sweeping psychedelic rockContinue reading “January 2020 Roundup”

The Perfect Trip – Ode To The Pig

For your fix of whimsical psychedelic folk music, give the newest track by The Perfect Trip a listen. “Ode To The Pig” features eerie processed vocals, bluesy fingerpicked acoustic guitar and menacing cellos. Pastoral vibes and dark humor abound, conjuring the spirits of The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter, while the unsetting porcine sound effect-filled coda brings toContinue reading “The Perfect Trip – Ode To The Pig”

An Interview with Meadowsilver

Meadowsilver is an act that all faithful RCU readers should be familiar with by now. For the uninitiated however, the band is a supergroup of psych and experimental UK folk artists that combines electronics with traditional acoustic instrumentation to create an enigmatic and dreamlike world that is as steeped in the practices of old BritainContinue reading “An Interview with Meadowsilver”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Autumn Special on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

To celebrate my favorite season, I’ll be presenting a special 2-hour long episode tonight that is totally devoted to autumnal British and psych folk music. Featuring the likes of PG Six, The Woods Band, The Memory Band and many others, this mix will surely make you one of the October People. Check it out here:Continue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape Autumn Special on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST”

Reticence – River Moves Though Snow

Reticence paints serene natural scenes with hyper-surreal colors and effervescent textures, all with just the sound of his guitar. Available through Reverb Worship digitally and on CD, River Moves Though Snow finds Reticence (AKA Aaron Riverwood) creating layers of wandering guitar that dance around rippling echoes and pockets of space. Throughout the album’s eight instrumentalContinue reading “Reticence – River Moves Though Snow”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 3 on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 6pm EST

It’s that time once again folks! Please tune into http://dunebuggyradio.com to hear me throw on some dreamy folk, spiritual jazz and all sorts of kosmic jams that’ll surely make your brain very happy. -KH

Dire Wolves – Grow Towards The Light

Jeffrey Alexander is an unstoppable force of talent, with a seemingly bottomless well of ideas. This well has been a consistent source of some of the most creative music of the last 20 years. Dire Wolves, one his latest artistic outlets, is already about 24-25 releases deep (according to Discogs, anyway) and each one offersContinue reading “Dire Wolves – Grow Towards The Light”