January 2021 Roundup (Part 1)

Greetings, folks! Here’s hoping that your new year is off to a great start. I spent the end of 2020 packing up and moving into a new home, so I’ve been a little behind on reviews. So here’s the first half of this month’s roundup of cool new releases that have been hanging out inContinue reading “January 2021 Roundup (Part 1)”

Premiere: Happy The Clown -The Complete Discography

Between the heyday of shoegaze gods like Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine, and the era of groups like A Place to Bury Strangers, there was Happy The Clown. HTC was an active fixture in the Boston experimental rock scene from the late ’80s until 2000. Even though they have since remained a live act,Continue reading “Premiere: Happy The Clown -The Complete Discography”

Bardo Pond – Adrop/Circuit VIII

Bardo Pond certainly needs no introduction here, but for anyone who’s is still uninitiated, they’re one of the greatest pioneering forces in modern acid rock. In the nearly 30 years since their debut, the band has helped to set the standard and push the boundaries for countless shoegaze, space and stoner rock acts that followed inContinue reading “Bardo Pond – Adrop/Circuit VIII”

The Bela Lugossips – Dark

, The Bela Lugossips’ ‘Dark’ is as piercing as a set of fangs and is cold as death. This psychedelic Mexico City-dwelling band takes trembling walls of guitar haze and sharp reverberating vocals, and creates mesmerizing nuggets with them that will haunt you like half-faded memories of a bad trip. On this track, a singleContinue reading “The Bela Lugossips – Dark”

Stony Sugarskull – Butterfly/You Rock [Psychedelic/Dream Pop/Shoegaze]

Arriving like a shadowy omen, Stony Sugarskull have returned with a new single, Butterflies/You Rock. If you’ve been a reader of RCU for a while now, then you probably already know how Stony Sugarskull is a total favorite of the blog. Luckily, their smoky, mysterious goth-psychedelia that made them such a favorite is still heavilyContinue reading “Stony Sugarskull – Butterfly/You Rock [Psychedelic/Dream Pop/Shoegaze]”

Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]

Walls of thick, dissonant fuzz and ghostly reverb-soaked vocals make Chainsaw Rainbow’s Heavy Sad Love one hazy beast of a record. Sounding somewhat like early Flying Saucer Attack, this album is filled with distorted, hypnotically droning guitars that easily make you feel as if you’ve been hurled into outer space. The buzzing guitars are oftenContinue reading “Chainsaw Rainbow – Heavy Sad Love [Drone/Shoegaze/Ambient]”

Stony Sugarskull- Gaia

Stony Sugarskull- Gaia As hazy as a dust storm and as beautifully warped as a Fata Morgana, Stony Sugarskull’s Gaia is a true modern acid rock gem. Hailing from Berlin, Germany, Monika Demmler’s Stony Sugarskull plays a gorgeously haunting and hypnotic dark psychedelic rock that is both mysterious and hugely enigmatic. Their ghostly sound isContinue reading “Stony Sugarskull- Gaia”

Now Playing: Tashaki Miyaki

I’ve been totally blown away by Tashaki Miyaki’s latest album, The Dream. Fittingly titled, the album is an atmospheric, gorgeous dream-pop masterpiece that is as refreshing and lush as the spring weather that it was debuted in. Punky, howling guitar work blend seamlessly into beds of strings, keyboards and TM’s hauntingly beautiful, multilayered harmonies. This is theContinue reading “Now Playing: Tashaki Miyaki”