Articles tagged new zealand, psychedelic, reissues

Beyond the Wizards Sleeve: The Soft Bounce

Beyond the Wizards Sleeve offer a heady mixture of ‘90s EDM and ‘60s psychedelia that transcends both stylistic reference points to become something wholly new and different and, most importantly, wildly enjoyable.

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Wearing the Wrong Clothes: An Interview with Punk-Hippie Alig Fodder

Front man of shape-shifting post-punk act Family Fodder talks about the early days, the songwriting process, and how an unbridled fashion sense may have kept them out of the limelight.

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Laser Background - “Slip n Slide” (video) (premiere)

Laser Background’s brand of psychedelic rock is one which looks firmly backwards in a good way.

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Fellini Doesn’t Want to Leave the ‘City of Women’

The master incorporates every auto-critique in his exuberantly maestro-batory self-analysis.

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7 Jun 2016 // 2:48 PM

Cass McCombs - “Opposite House” (Singles Going Steady)

Cass McCombs' new single is an extremely well-written, sophisticated song that's not unlike Bibio's latest music without all the blips and beeps.

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Bottled Out of Eccentricity: A Conversation With Kavus Torabi of Knifeworld

Knifeworld mastermind Kavus Torabi discusses the positive rewiring effects of LSD, Gong's late Daevid Allen, and Knifeworld's newest, Bottled Out of Eden.

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28 Mar 2016 // 8:35 AM

Khun Narin - “Chackim” (Singles Going Steady)

Opening with booming drums and an electric guitar solo, "Chackim" is an exotic instrumental that displays all of Khun Narin's talent.

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The Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Returns With Oddities in Tow

The odd, the experimental, and the undervalued are brought together in a festival that offers a respite from the uniformity of modern, mass-market, film.

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African Head Charge: My Life in a Hole in the Ground / Environmental Studies / Drastic Season

Hearing African Head Charge's four LPs now they play like one long, unfolding record, a complex document meshing experiments with structure, old sounds with new, and weaving various traditions into one heady mix.

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Marlon Williams: Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams' emotive debut is rife with a kind of learned authenticity rarely seen in the first full-length release of a singer-songwriter

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Anton Barbeau - “High Noon” (video) (premiere)

Respected indie popster Anton Barbeau is back with a new album, Magic Act, releasing Mar 4th on Mystery Lawn Music.

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Cass McCombs: A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, ETC.

This sturdy collection of rarities provides a glimpse behind the curtain of McCombs’ prolific career.

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15 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Ulver: ATGCLVLSSCAP

A stellar collection of material from a collective that pushes more boundaries and buttons than it often gets credit for. An early contender for Album of the Year.

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14 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

The Sandwitches: Our Toast

On their latest, San Francisco-based retro act the Sandwitches slow the tempos way down, in the process losing the charm that held their earlier efforts together.

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Sweet Baboo: The Boombox Ballads (take 2)

Sweet, lush romantic pop from North Wales.

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Sweet Baboo: The Boombox Ballads

The Boombox Ballads is, at its essence, all about surfaces. Gorgeous, sumptuous surfaces.

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The Parlor - “Wishes in the Sheets” (audio) (premiere)

The upstate New York band focus on the more psychedelic side of indie folk on their latest track.

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10 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

Valet: Nature

Valet’s first album in seven years captures an element of first-generation shoegaze that many new-school groups too often miss.

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Twin River - “Secret in a Séance” (video) (premiere)

Shoegaze and classic gothic rock coalesce on this track by the Vancouver band.

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Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars – “Owing, Knowing All” (video)

The latest in a series of videos made by Matt Krysko for the third installment in Colin Cowan's seasonal album tetralogy castes the man in green and purple.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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