Articles tagged psychedelic

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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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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KingBathmat: Overcoming the Monster

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

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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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Melody’s Echo Chamber: Melody’s Echo Chamber

An experimental blend of genres that is more admirable for its bold vision and diversity than for its quality and approachability.

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Cambodian Space ProJect: 2011 A Space Odyssey

Fantastic foreign psych-rock that pays homage to pre-war Cambodian innovators.

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16 Nov 2011 // 10:00 PM

Quilt: Quilt

A blanket of awesome.

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Dark Ocean Colors: Dark Ocean Colors

Overindulgence is the key word here, with lots of overwrought harmonizing and melodies torn from old records that rightfully should have been forgotten.

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Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.

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26 Jul 2011 // 10:00 PM

Bachelorette: Bachelorette

While Bachelorette is not perfect, it does make a case for an artist who is not afraid to go against the norms of popular recorded music and craft intricately woven sound-songs that can captivate and delight an audience accustomed to going beyond conventions.

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22 Jun 2011 // 9:57 PM

TV Ghost: Mass Dream

Mass Dream will scare the bejesus out of you with its horrific cacophony of white noise, combining the surf guitar and rockabilly elements of the Cramps with the art-punk stylings of early Pere Ubu.

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Akron/Family: S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

The latest helping of left-field psych-folk from the Brooklyn outfit is one of 2011’s first great albums.

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Various Artists: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.

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