Free Times – Jug Bug

Chicago’s Free Times is further proof that rock is evolving into a boundless, chimeric beast. Free Times is made up of Garrett Luczak (guitar and vocals) and Eric Scholin (guitar and synthesizer), Mark Jacob (bass), Bill Myers (keys), Steve Howe (drums) and Adam Szmelter (sax). Get to know these names, as I’m sure they’ll soonContinue reading “Free Times – Jug Bug”

Rose City Band – Garden Party

Kick back and bask in the sunlight of Rose City Band’s latest radiant LP, Garden Party. Released by the great Thrill Jockey Records just in time for the warmth of spring, the psychedelic chooglers’ fourth record is a gleaming slice of laid back boogies and tranquil ballads. Ripley Johnson’s guitar work and vocals are asContinue reading “Rose City Band – Garden Party”

MV and EE – Green Ark

Shed the cold of winter and revive your soul with the summery warmth of MV and EE’s Green Ark. Available this Friday from Ramble Records, this LP finds our favorite rural-psych Vermonters, Matt Valentine and Erika Elder, jamming on some cosmic, gelatinized grooves with bassist and percussionist Coot Moon. MV and EE have a wideContinue reading “MV and EE – Green Ark”

An Interview with Danny Arakaki

(Poster art by D. Norsen) Danny Arakaki, of Garcia Peoples, recently released a total stunner of a solo album on Ryley Walker’s Husky Pants Records, and it goes by the name Tumble in Shade. The LP reveals just how wide of a range Arakaki possesses as a musician, songwriter and as a music lover. AcrossContinue reading “An Interview with Danny Arakaki”

Music Video Premiere: “Teapot,” by Reverse Death

Get your post-holiday chill on with “Teapot,” the latest music video by mellow psychedelic rockers, Reverse Death. This laidback psychedelic gem is the first video from the Seattle group’s upcoming LP, Stretching to Infinity, which will be available on vinyl through Halfshell Records on December 17th (preorders are live right now). It features a shufflingContinue reading “Music Video Premiere: “Teapot,” by Reverse Death”

Abronia – “Games” Music Video

Sometimes fan-made music videos are the best music videos. Abronia, the psychedelic desert rockers from Portland, OR, craft some of the most original and unique records of this or any decade. So it’s no surprise that their most devoted fans would also be daringly creative. For instance, one such fan, Mike Adame, created an absolutelyContinue reading “Abronia – “Games” Music Video”

Sunburned Hand of The Man – Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Headdress, one of the classic records in the massive Sunburned Hand of The Man canon, is finally back on vinyl and sounding better than ever, thanks to Three Lobed Recordings. Originally recorded across a trio of dates in 2001, this LP finds the band’s uncompromising music shifting from shape to shape, morphing wildly into newContinue reading “Sunburned Hand of The Man – Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster)”

Upupayāma Returns November 4th with The Golden Pond

Italian multi-instrumentalist Upupayāma continues his unique Eastern and Western folk-infused spiritual psychedelia on The Golden Pond, which is available for preorder today (after 8:30AM CT) from Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records. Hailing from a tiny mountain village situated above the city of Parma, Italy, Upupayāma (AKA Alessio Ferrari), hypnotized minds and enriched souls withContinue reading “Upupayāma Returns November 4th with The Golden Pond”

Elkhorn’s Roots of Distances Mix

On September 16th, Elkhorn will be setting loose their next LP, Distances, on Feeding Tube Records. It’s a primal force of nature that tangles thunderous riffs with whirlwind melodies and torrential solos. Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner teamed up with two different drummers, Nate Scheible and Ian McColm, for this joint, and the added percussionContinue reading “Elkhorn’s Roots of Distances Mix”

More Klementines – Who Remembers Light

For a slow-burn kosmische assault to the senses, try More Klementines’ Who Remembers Light. This Connecticut band plays extended teeth-rattling jams that harken back to the gritty space rock sound of Guru Guru. Made up of Jon Schlesinger on guitar, lap steel and vocals, Steubs on mandolin, second guitar and bass and Michael Kiefer onContinue reading “More Klementines – Who Remembers Light”