What music could be better suited to a Boxing Day than a woozy, hazy, ‘Where am I? What day is it?” kind of psychedelic rock?
In fact, we have posted about both these bands before, but both have new tracks from their albums available and thankfully Solar Temple Suicides and Asteroid #4 both mine the space rock theme, and both do it well.
So, after too much drink, too much food, and too much everything else, this is just what the Mackerel ordered.
Solar Temple Suicides’ debut full-length album, Sentinels of the Heliosphere, was self-recorded and was released December 14th on Sleepy Records, with an east coast tour to follow in early 2011. Here’s a third track for your edification and enjoyment.
Download Solar Temple Suicides – Close Your Eyes mp3 (from Sentinels of the Heliosphere)
Asteroid #4 will release their sixth studio album Hail to the Clear Figurines in February on The Committee to Keep Music Evil label. With a clear love of Spacemen 3 and a most pleasing devotion to reverb, krautrock, shoegaze and even a bit of folk and country rock, the album is a winner in MM’s eyes. Here’s a second track from it…
Download Asteroid #4 – Wild Opal Eyes mp3 (from Hail to the Clear Figurines)
Download Solar Temple Suicides – Pale Blue Dot mp3 (from Sentinels of the Heliosphere)
Download Solar Temple Suicides – A Rough Road Leads To The Stars mp3 (from Sentinels of the Heliosphere)
Download Asteroid #4 – Ignition Slated For Eight mp3 (from Hail to the Clear Figurines)