The Choppy Bumpy Peaches – Sgt. Konfuzius & the Flowers of Venus

If there is one band that is enjoyably hard to pinpoint or define, it’s The Choppy Bumpy Peaches. Sgt. Konfuzius & the Flowers of Venus finds the Luxembourgian group concocting a doomy, mind-altering blend of hard psychedelia, gothic post-punk and dark space rock. This uniquely merged sound is perfectly represented by the album cover, withContinue reading “The Choppy Bumpy Peaches – Sgt. Konfuzius & the Flowers of Venus”

The Spacious Mind – The No. 4 or 5 Gravy Band

There are few bands that have been operating within the world of neopsychedelic music for as long, nor as flawlessly, as The Spacious Mind. Their latest release, The No. 4 Or 5 Gravy Band, is further proof of this. This is a record of vast range, as every extreme of volume is thoroughly explored; fromContinue reading “The Spacious Mind – The No. 4 or 5 Gravy Band”

Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Pandemonium Shadow Show

Mandrake Paddle Steamer were one of the countless UK underground bands that crept about in undeserving obscurity during the heady transitional period between psychedelic rock and prog during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Over the last several decades, the group slowly developed a cult following, despite the fact that they only officially released aContinue reading “Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Pandemonium Shadow Show”

Daniel Bachman – The Morning Star

Daniel Bachman’s The Morning Star is like an aural, musical translation of the many vibrations moving through the air of modern America. From moments of radiant, rural tranquility to chaotic blasts of near-violent noise, Bachman pairs his masterful American Primitive guitar playing with a cornucopia of drones and sonic experimentation in a way that isContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – The Morning Star”

The Rizzos/Top Nachos – Split 7″

It’s hard to find a more kick-ass pairing for a seven incher-split than The Rizzos and Top Nachos. Due out August 4th via the highly prolific King Pizza Records, The Rizzos/Top Nachos split vinyl release boasts two killer tracks per band that are so good, you’ll be spinning this bit of plastic on your turntable forContinue reading “The Rizzos/Top Nachos – Split 7″”

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O – Electric Dream Ecstasy [Acid Rock/Space Rock/Experimental Rock]

For over 20 years, Acid Mothers Temple, through a multitude of different line-ups, side projects and collaborations, helped pioneer the current revival of psychedelic rock. The most recent addition to the group’s intimidatingly dense discography is the totally game-changing Electric Dream Ecstasy. The Brazilian label Essence Music, released EDE on limited CD, limited black vinyl andContinue reading “Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O – Electric Dream Ecstasy [Acid Rock/Space Rock/Experimental Rock]”

New Aura – New Aura [Psychedelic Rock/Acid Rock/Garage Rock]

New Aura is one of the latest and most exciting psychedelic rock bands to emerge out of the same fertile Bostonian grounds that had once spawned lysergic legends such as Ultimate Spinach, Abunai! and Beacon Street Union. The group’s self-titled EP features six tightly packed acid rock nuggets that are as cold and sleek asContinue reading “New Aura – New Aura [Psychedelic Rock/Acid Rock/Garage Rock]”

Kinski – Old Gold/Loved By You [Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Stoner Rock]

When lords of fuzz, Kinski, release something new, you’d be wise to take notice. The band’s latest 7”, released on These Are Not Records, kicks like a revved-up mutant amalgamation of The Wipers, Hüsker Dü and Ty Segall. Released originally as digital-only bonus tracks on the Seattle group’s recent (and excellent) 7 (or 8) album, OldContinue reading “Kinski – Old Gold/Loved By You [Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Stoner Rock]”

Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders – Beneath the Surface [Garage Rock/Blues Rock]

Dark, smoky and bitterly haunted, Spencer Robinson and The Wolf Spiders’ Beneath the Surface is a straight swig of whiskey on a broken-hearted night. After playing bass for The Lords of Altamont for five years, Robinson struck out on his own and this intense, grit-filled portrait of adult frustrations and burned-out desires is the firstContinue reading “Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders – Beneath the Surface [Garage Rock/Blues Rock]”

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate- Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom [Acid Rock/Space Rock]

The latest offering by Chicago’s super-group of cosmic mutant rockers will surely reduce your mind to a crispy, smoldering cinder. The record opens with the jaw-dropping supernova of “Ghost of Dread Reaction,” which perfectly sets the chaotically lysergic tone for the rest of the album. The densely lush sound that Plastic Crimewave (AKA Steve Krakow)Continue reading “Plastic Crimewave Syndicate- Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom [Acid Rock/Space Rock]”