So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam…

The only album from virtually unknown Australian singer Howard Enyon is being be reissued by Earth Recordings 40 years after it’s original release. So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam (the lack of apostrophe is deliberate) is a bizarre and wonderful acid folk treasure in the vein of wild-eyed geniuses such as Syd Barret, Kevin Ayers, Neil Innes or Nick Drake, although perhaps even more beautiful and mysterious.

This daffy folksy psychedelic ramble full of tall tales, delightfully quirky melodies, marvellous wordplay, risqué irreverence and beguiling lapses into musical frippery, has not only stood the test of time, but completely and utterly blown it away.

It was originally released in 1974 by Basket/Candle Records but has been out of print ever since. The record ranks amongst the rarest and most sought after acid folk private pressings.

Have a listen to Good Time Songs.

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Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Grouper – Call Across Rooms
2. Bass Drum Of Death – For Blood
3. Girlpool – Jane
4. The Hussy – EZ/PZ
5. Kevin Morby – Parade
6. Parquet Courts – This Is Happening Now
7. King Tuff – Headbanger

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The Wands – Sound Of The Machine

Danish song writing duo The Wands return this autumn with brand new offering Sound of The Machine.

It is a single that resuscitates 60s style psych-rock and injects a characteristically playful Wands streak, in a track about sticking the finger to the man; “there’s an island of misplaced toys / it’s a sea of sweet delight / on the planet of misfit boys / they jump at the chance of a good fight”.

Watch it / stream it below.

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New Video: The Black Angels – An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street

The Black Angels have released a powerful new video for An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street, which examines the suspension of time.

In the clip, a woman falls following a struggle; the result is an exploration of life and what can transpire within that final instant, as she sees the various ghouls of everyday life while spiraling down to her final breath. Inspiration was taken from both the song’s allusions to the Ambrose Bierce short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which deals with similar themes, as well as iconic psychedelic imagery.

The track is taken from the band’s new offering Clear Lake Forest, originally released for Record Store Day and out now via Blue Horizon.

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MM Shorts 607: Sunflower Bean

MM Shorts 607: Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean just released their new single, the boldly named Tame Impala, it is a blistering sun drenched single with sharp hooks and incandescent guitar riffs that channels Velvet Underground psychedelia and Black Sabbath’s dark rock to their own drowsy indie ethos

Have a listen.

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