Kak – Kak (Mad About Guerssen Vinyl Reissue)

On the year of its 50th anniversary, Mad About Guerssen has released what is certainly the most definitive vinyl reissue of Kak’s legendary sole release. Born from the ashes of the equally infamous West Coast proto-punks, The Oxford Circle, Kak exhibited excellent songwriting chops that blended bucolic sun-kissed folk rock with guitar-driven acid rock. If itContinue reading “Kak – Kak (Mad About Guerssen Vinyl Reissue)”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 7 on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

Drift in to the new episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape at http://dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST for the very finest in psychedelia, underground folk and kosmische explorations—PLUS we’ll be broadcasting my interview with Seth Applebaum of Ghost Funk Orchestra, for those of you who haven’t heard it yet.

Fat Knuckle Freddy – Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar

With a title like Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar, how could you not give it a listen? The Portland, Maine dwelling Fat Knuckle Freddy plays in the style of the bluesier end of the American primitive guitar spectrum. By utilizing his mastery of slide and precise fingerpicking, Freddy creates arid, dusty atmospheres with his instrument inContinue reading “Fat Knuckle Freddy – Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar”

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”

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”

The Closing of The Fillmore East

On this day 48 years ago, Bill Graham shut down The Fillmore East, and with it, an entire era of popular music. After a final public concert, Graham closed the venue with a total party with an invite-only audience. The Allman Brothers, J. Geils Band and Albert King were advertised, but Edgar Winter’s White Trash,Continue reading “The Closing of The Fillmore East”

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin – Tenebre Soundtrack Tour

If you’re a fan of Italian prog rock or cult horror films, then the legend that is Goblin needs no introduction. For the uninitiated, Goblin is responsible for some of the most striking and incredibly memorable horror soundtracks of all time. In many cases, like with Dario Argento’s Suspiria and Profondo Rosso, the cult popularity andContinue reading “Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin – Tenebre Soundtrack Tour”

Brewster – Forever Better Kissers

Brewster’s long awaited debut full-length is a fine example of just how personal the craft of the modern singer-songwriter can be. Forever Better Kissers glows with a casual familiarity, largely due to its mix of detailed, confidential lyrics and intimate arrangements. Hints and name-drops of suburban-hometown New Jersey locations and references to melancholic high school memoriesContinue reading “Brewster – Forever Better Kissers”

Garcia Peoples – Natural Facts

The music of Garcia Peoples is always a deeply cathartic force. Even at its darkest, it can lift you up out of whatever state you’re in, and take you to a lighter, better place. It recharges you when you’re running spiritually on empty. In fact, listening to this new record specifically reminds me of theContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – Natural Facts”

Halloween 2018 Mix

“And it was the afternoon of Halloween. And all the houses shut against a cool wind. And the town was full of cold sunlight. But suddenly, the day was gone. Night came out from under each tree and spread.” ― Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree Continuing the tradition that started over at my ancient 8tracksContinue reading “Halloween 2018 Mix”