Articles tagged psychedelic rock

Chris Cohen: As If Apart

As If Apart isn’t that much different than his debut, 2012's Overgrown Path, though it lends an additional vivacity that enhances Cohen’s knack for compositional balance.

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Various Artists: Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985 (take 2)

This is a thorough, satisfying, and surprisingly scholarly cross-section of British New Psych in the early '80s.

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Various Artists: Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985

This thorough three-disc history will make you an instant scholar of a movement that many don't know about, but should.

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5 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Black Mountain: IV

Black Mountain blends the best of its heavy and progressive tendencies on a record that proves that space can also be sexy.

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10 Mar 2016 // 5:00 PM

Black Mountain - “Florian Saucer Attack” (Singles Going Steady)

"Florian Saucer Attack" shows Black Mountain pressing their instruments, and thereby the song itself, toward some limit-point where eschatological destruction looms precipitously near.

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Golden Dawn Arkestra: Stargazer

There's a Ra connection here in more than name. And there's a legend surrounding one of the key players and his relationship to the Great One. True or untrue, that story only adds to the mystery behind this good-time release.

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17 Feb 2016 // 1:30 PM

Black Mountain - “Mothers of the Sun” (Singles Going Steady)

The one-time Polaris nominee Black Mountain returns with an epic offering, merging Massive Attack with Sabbath-heavy riffs.

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28 Jan 2016 // 10:41 AM

The Altered Hours - ‘In Heat Not Sorry’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Altered Hours' sound ranges from ethereal darkness to pysch-heavy trance to dreamy shoegaze, which makes it really easy to find yourself enveloped within their singular world.

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26 Jan 2016 // 3:15 AM

Wall of Death: Loveland

Loveland doesn't just tip its cap to its psychedelic forebears; it gives them the mic.

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Rhyton: Navigation by Starlight

Rhyton's excellent new album shows the band returning to deep improvisation, but these big sounds never obscure the locked-in, lean rock trio at the center of it all.

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Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger

Ty Segall has always reliably subscribed to rockist orthodoxy, but he’s left room enough on his new album for noisy evolution.

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All Them Witches: Dying Surfer Meets His Maker

For all its variety, this is a damn fine rock album, plain and simple.

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The Telescopes: Splashdown: The Complete Creation Recordings 1990-1992

Splashdown gives this short, prolific period of the Telescopes’ history a sense of balance that few back in the day might've admitted.

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The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes (take 2)

Live bootlegs are rarely essential, but this exhaustive documentation of a crucial moment in Velvets history is definitely one of them.

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Dumbo Gets Mad - “Andromedian Girl” (video) (premiere)

The Italian psychedelic band serve up a dreamy new video from their cosmic concept album.

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Seventeen Evergreen - “Observatory Crest” (video) (premiere)

The San Francisco duo pull off an electronic rendition of a Captain Beefheart classic.

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The Hanging Stars: The House on the Hill

The House on the Hill is a melodic, blissfully appealing trio of rootsy rock songs, rife with dark lyrics that channel sadness and cautionary tales.

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29 Oct 2015 // 2:05 AM

Kylesa: Exhausting Fire

With Laura Pleasants and two live drummers, intentional or not, Kylesa truly have their unique selling point established.

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Sunder - “Daughter of the Snows” (audio) (premiere)

The French band do a little (Uncle) acid on their new track.

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Satan’s Satyrs - “Creepy Teens” (audio) (premiere)

The Virginia band channel their favorite band on this raucous new track.

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