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”

Kendra Amalie – Intuition

I walked away from my first listen of Kendra Amalie’s Intuition with the same dazed and overwhelmed feeling that I had after I first saw St. Vincent perform during her pre-fame days; this is the future of music unfolding in front of my very eyes. Amalie’s solo debut LP takes a fresh stab at elementsContinue reading “Kendra Amalie – Intuition”

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”

Plastic Brain Press – Lost in The Mind Hole

This might be the most uncommon release ever covered at Record Crates United. This is in no way a criticism, in fact, I think this is a badge of honor.  Plastic Brain Press is an eclectic indie publishing house that’s “run by a large synthetic encephalon,” and releases mainly experimental and outsider paperbacks, podcasts andContinue reading “Plastic Brain Press – Lost in The Mind Hole”

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”

Osmium House – Entrance Level

While many bands today might play psychedelic music, others, such as Denver’s Osmium House, understand that it is not merely a genre. They know that psychedelia is a state of being, a way of thinking and a philosophy that can be applied to one’s art. No matter what exact style of music Aesop Adams’ projectContinue reading “Osmium House – Entrance Level”

Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird

Chris Rosenau of Collections of Colonies of Bees and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso have welded together two vastly different musical elements and created something very fascinating and very exceptional. In a daring (and some may say even a controversial) move, the duo here combined atmospheric acoustic fingerpicking with dazed synth improvisations. While uniting aspectsContinue reading “Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird”

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”