Oliver – Standing Stone

Guerssen Records has reissued one of the UK’s most enigmatic and unusual private press psych folk rock LP’s, Oliver’s Standing Stone. Originally released in 1974 with only 250 copies, Standing Stone is a strongly enigmatic record that contains everything from Holy Modal Rounder-like acid folk to damaged psychedelic blues rock. The whole record has aContinue reading “Oliver – Standing Stone”

May 2022 Roundup

This month’s Roundup post covers includes fine examples of garage rock to ambient music and Sudanese jazz, as well as many other cool sounds. Check ’em out! Jeff Gburek – Vigilance Suite I & II Available through the great Ramble Records, Vigilance Suite I & II is Jeff Gburek utilizing guitar, zither and an e-bowContinue reading “May 2022 Roundup”

Tess Parks – And Those Who Were Seen Dancing

Tess Parks proves she can still be a major force in the realm of psychedelic rock as a solo artist on the hazy And Those Who Were Seen Dancing. After spending years collaborating beautifully with Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, it’s nice to hear Parks take the lead once again and display herContinue reading “Tess Parks – And Those Who Were Seen Dancing”

Abronia – Map of Dawn

Abronia have returned in full strength with the imposing and dreamlike Map of Dawn. Available this Friday on Feeding Tube and Cardinal Fuzz Records, the band’s third LP blends their unique brand of mystical psychedelic rock with the sounds and vibes of early goth and post rock. The scale of these songs is incredibly vast, withContinue reading “Abronia – Map of Dawn”

Spring Roundup – Part 1

Hey folks, as some of you might have known, March and April have been fairly crazy months for me. Between major career changes with my survival job and some nasty (thankfully non-covid related) illnesses, I didn’t get a chance to cover nearly as much as I wanted to. So I have quite a few recordsContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 1”

Weeed – Green Roses Vol. 1

Weeed’s new Green Roses Vol. 1 finds the Portland psychedelic band at their most eclectic, drawing from a reserve of uniquely motley sounds and flavors. Available this week on CD and vinyl through Halfshell Records, this five-song release features the band exploring more folk-centric zones and mystical atmospheres. The sound is a logical progression fromContinue reading “Weeed – Green Roses Vol. 1”

Wet Tuna – Warping All By Yourself

Wet Tuna’s latest record, Warping All By Yourself, is Matt Valentine letting loose his funkier side to astounding effect. Released today on Three Lobed Recordings, this record finds Valentine cruising solo (much like what the title suggests) with the help of some guests. Despite not featuring the input of fellow Tuna Pat Gubler, the tracksContinue reading “Wet Tuna – Warping All By Yourself”

Single Premiere: “See Through,” by Slow Dawn

Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records have teamed up again to unleash yet another absolute cosmic ripper—Into The Machine Haus by Slow Dawn. Dropping on May 13th, but available today for preorder on extremely limited vinyl (250 copies!), this album is a roaring blast of darkly heavy acid rock. The Ottawa-based band funnels everything fromContinue reading “Single Premiere: “See Through,” by Slow Dawn”

Etran de L’Aïr – Agadez

Fans of Mdou Moctar and Les Filles de Illighadad are sure to become obsessed with Etran de L’Aïr’s latest album, Agadez. Known for being one of the top wedding bands throughout the Agadez region of Niger, Etran de L’Aïr plays an especially hypnotic and rollicking form of Tuareg music, and has been for over 20Continue reading “Etran de L’Aïr – Agadez”

Wet Tuna Drops New Song “Sweet Chump Change” and Announces New Album

Wet Tuna, one of Matt Valentine’s cosmic side projects, has returned with the funky “Sweet Chump Change,” from his upcoming record Warping All By Yourself, which is set for an April 8th release on Three Lobed Recordings. This track finds the New England-dwelling guitar psychonaut leaning more into his Cymande/Funkadelic side. He slinks cool, coilingContinue reading “Wet Tuna Drops New Song “Sweet Chump Change” and Announces New Album”