New from Solar Temple Suicides & Asteroid #4

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)

Previously Posted:

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)

New track from Solar Temple Suicides

Since their formation, Solar Temple Suicides have slowly been perfecting their own brand of drugged out, spacey haze. They preach long and tall effects-laiden, psychedelic mantras with unabashed space rock tendencies and hallucinatory walls of sound.

We’ve already given you one track from their debut full-length album, Sentinels of the Heliosphere, and here is another, the rather magnificent Pale Blue Dot.

The album will be released December 14th on Sleepy Records, with an east coast tour to follow in early 2011.

Visit their MySpace here.

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)

Introducing…Solar Temple Suicides

Since their formation, Solar Temple Suicides have slowly been perfecting their own brand of drugged out, spacey haze. They preach long and tall effects-laiden, psychedelic lessons culled from unabashed cosmic rock tendencies and hallucinatory walls of sound.

While the obvious influences are all present and correct, Spacemen 3, The Velvet Underground and Hawkwind, the band are good enough and confident enough to plough their own furrow of psych goodness – try the seven minutes plus of the swirling, far out A Rough Road Leads To The Stars and hear for yourself.

Named after the infamous cult who tried to reach the stars by setting themselves on fire, Solar Temple Suicides’ debut full-length album, Sentinels of the Heliosphere, will be released December 14th on Sleepy Records, with an east coast tour to follow in early 2011.

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Solar Temple Suicides – A Rough Road Leads to the Stars mp3 (from Sentinels of the Heliosphere)