Articles tagged psychedelic rock

Creativity, Codes, and Conditions: An Interview With A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers

With Dan Bejar busy with Destroyer, celebrated power-pop stylists the New Pornographers get inspirations from horn honks and alarm codes on their latest riled-up set.

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Ripples in the Water: A Conversation With Nick Allbrook of Pond

Nick Allbrook discusses politics, new music from Pond, and the influence of his native country, Australia, on his music.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's experiments with microtones are ambitious, strange and dense.

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Jesters of Destiny - ‘The Sorrows That Refuse to Drown’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jesters of Destiny return with first new music in 30 years. The music sounds as fresh and irreverent as ever.

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Entrance: Book of Changes

Echoing the past can be more problematic than it is cool, a case made by the first Entrance release in a decade.

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The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions

Whiteout Conditions continues the New Pornographers' traditions of great hooks and vocals while increasing the band's use of synths even more than on their last album.

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29 Mar 2017 // 12:00 PM

Honoring Jimi Hendrix, One Solo at a Time

Jimi Hendrix was only 27 when he died in 1970, but his stratospheric impact still reverberates throughout the rock ranks.

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17 Mar 2017 // 8:12 AM

Pontiak: Dialectic of Ignorance

The Carney brothers’ latest album fumes with ominous portent but still holds on to the hope of a hopeless romantic.

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How Foxygen Turned a Study of Genre into the Sound of the Future

PopMatters spoke to Sam France and Jonathan Rado about the themes that dominate the album, their work with a 40-piece orchestra, and their strange connection to the POTUS.

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3 Mar 2017 // 3:20 AM

Temples: Volcano

England's neo-psychedelic wonder boys bring grand vision and more explosions to sophomore release Volcano.

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Slice of Life: Sinkane Lives it Up With His Latest Work, ‘Life & Livin It’

Sinkane’s counterintuitive approach to making (and performing) his music forces his roots to show unabashedly in ways that are almost punkishly defiant.

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1 Mar 2017 // 10:57 AM

The Paperhead: Chew

The Nashville band’s fourth album reads like vintage rock CliffsNotes.

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16 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Grails: Chalice Hymnal

The wandering core trio behind Grails has redrawn their boundaries by stitching all of their maps together.

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In Celebration of Life: An Interview with Nosound’s Giancarlo Erra / “Scintilla” (video) (premiere)

Nosound mastermind Giancarlo Erra offers an insightful and honest look into the making of Scintilla, among other things.

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23 Jan 2017 // 2:30 PM

Sinkane - “Telephone” (Singles Going Steady)

Sinkane's "Telephone" is infectious in the best way, and even this early, a contender for best single of 2017.

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20 Jan 2017 // 3:30 AM

Foxygen: Hang

With full orchestra in tow, Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado deliver an absurdly overblown, gloriously over-the-top album celebrating all of pop's excesses without the slightest hint of ironic detachment.

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17 Jan 2017 // 3:30 AM

The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody

Oczy Mlody feels less like the group's 14th grand artistic statement and more like a minor footnote to a once-great band's recent output.

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9 Jan 2017 // 3:20 AM

The Doors: London Fog 1966

These newly rediscovered tapes represent the earliest known live recordings of the Doors, something that unfortunately quickly becomes all too evident.

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13 Dec 2016 // 10:50 AM

Goat: Requiem

Although Goat's sense of adventure sometimes results in indulgent and diminished returns, it just as often furnishes the listener with warm, inspired, and exuberant music.

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13 Dec 2016 // 10:39 AM

TOY: Clear Shot

TOY set an ominous mood that ultimately proves superficial. As a result, Clear Shot makes few indentations and leaves few fingerprints behind.

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