Articles tagged new zealand, psychedelic, reissues

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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Counterbalance: Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.

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Mondo Drag - ‘Mondo Drag’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Featuring members of Blues Pills, the Oakland psych rock outfit Mondo Drag channels the Rolling Stones' bluesy swagger with their self-titled LP.

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John Andrews & The Yawns: Bit by the Fang

Bit by the Fang is a decidedly lo-fi, low-key album of psychedelic alt-country folk pop -- Big Lebowski fans, take note.

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Suneaters - “Hai Karate” (audio) (Premiere)

Inspired by '70s cologne and a certain international karate champion, "Hai Karate" finds the Kansas City outfit Suneaters rocking out and having a blast doing so.

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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Became a Cult Classic Upon Creation

The charming and eccentric humor of this vampire mockumentary makes it feel like it was born to be a beloved cult classic.

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Mary Epworth - “Sweet Boy” (audio) (Premiere)

Mary Epworth may be English, but the gentle, vocal harmony-led tune "Sweet Boy" evokes American folk revival greats like Gillian Welch.

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Of Montreal: Aureate Gloom (take 2)

Aureate Gloom is momentarily great, but it becomes infuriating in a instant.

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23 Oct 2014 // 2:03 AM

CAVE: Release

This collection of the Chicago psych rock band's previously released non-album tracks adds up to more than the usual rarities compilation.

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Bring Back the Beat! What’s Up with Hip-Hop Reissues?

The record industry makes huge efforts to reissue rock CDs, but nowhere near as much effort for hip-hop CDs.

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28 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

Ghost Wave: Ages

Ages is a by-rote example of a group struggling to find its own identity by channeling its influences and winding up sounding more like a band playing covers rather than referencing their forbearers or offering homage

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KingBathmat: Overcoming the Monster

A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.

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Willy Moon: Here’s Willy Moon

Even if the Elvis by way of trip-hop premise of Here’s Willy Moon is a gimmick, who cares when it’s this fun?

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Lilacs & Champagne: Danish & Blue

Working in a genre of one poses all sorts of risks for musicians; for now, at least, Lilacs & Champagne continues to impress in a way few of its peers are able to. Their sophomore outing, Danish & Blue, modifies the mood-heavy psychedelic sonic of their debut, with the tasteful addition of piano samples throughout.

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Various Artists: Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil

A musical kaleidoscope of lysergic leisure! Perhaps they should have printed the inserts on blotter paper.

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