Archive for the ‘Psychedelic’ Category

best of the weekHere we are again, but with lighter nights, spring flowers beginning to bloom and eight songs from the past week rounded up for your listening pleasure.

From a new benefit single for the Southern Poverty Law Center, we have wonderfully spectral folk from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and some equally wonderful psych-folk from a re-issue of a long-lost 70s classic by Philip Lewin. There is a excellent video for Conor Oberst’s muzzy new drinking song and some rousing, full-on punk rock from Whips. We also have Speedy Ortiz’s contribution to the Our First 100 Days project, a blast of classic power-pop from veteran indie royalty Robyn Hitchcock, and classic indie rock from The New Pornographers. Rounding us off is a chugging new Bleached track with some enjoyably hefty power chords.

All yours.

  1. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Treasure Map
  2. Conor Oberst – Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  3. The New Pornographers – This Is The World Of The Theater
  4. Whips – Goldmine
  5. Philip Lewin – Watercolours
  6. Speedy Ortiz – In My Way
  7. Robyn Hitchcock – Mad Shelley’s Letterbox
  8. Bleached – Flipside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through Windows is the excellent new single from Happyness’ second album Write In.

With a chorus that started out as kind of a purposeful mishearing of the Velvet Underground’s Ride Into The Sun, the single has a undercurrent of psych-infused, blissful euphoria that reminds us of prime-time Pink Floyd.

Have a listen and check out UK tour dates below.

 

April Tour Dates:

11 Fulford Arms, York
12 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
13 Picture House Social Club, Sheffield
14 The Cellar, Oxford
15 Olby’s Cafe, Margate (Moshi Moshi Easter Show)
18 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
19 The Louisiana, Bristol
20 Buyer’s Club, Liverpool
21 Whelan’s, Dublin
22 The Hug & Pint, Glasgow,
24 Think Tank, Newcastle
25 Gullivers, Manchester
26 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28 The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
30 Handmade Festival (Academy 2), Leicester

 

best of the weekAfter last week’s bonanza of new tunes, we’re back with eleven more tracks gathered up from the past seven days. No reduction in quality either with another (and the best yet) taste from Laura Marling’s new record Semper Femina, a brand new instrumental track from pastoral psych rockers Allah Las and another ominous slice of brooding Americana from Timber Timbre.

We also have new singles from Hater, Luxury Death and WATERS, a Talking Heads cover from Japandroids and another entry from the Our First 100 Days Project – this time it is DRINKS and a hazy, 60’s inspired tune. We have another song from Adam Torres’ upcoming EP and an unbearably sad Mount Eerie track. Finally that rarest of sightings on MM, a remix of sorts with Parquet Courts’ Captive of the Sun brilliantly reworked in tandem with rapper Bun B.

Enjoy y’all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Abduction surfaced in 2015 in Brooklyn with the release of their autonomous self titled EP. Heavily involved in the NYC underground psychedelic scene, the band are back with two new singles Acid Pyramid / Pale Rider ahead of a nine date US tour and to introduce their debut LP.

Watch / stream the excellent Acid Pyramid below.

 

 

Back in November we enjoyed the Vulgarians playing in support of an excellent TRAAMS gig in Oxford.

The Hull based band have announced details of a new EP, the Philip Larkin referencing Almost-Instinct, Almost True (due out May 5th), and have shared the first single from the EP, Hands Around The Waste.

The single finds the humour in a taxi drivers’ dark stories, incongruously mixing monumental choruses with sparse verses, and typifies the heavier groove the band demonstrated with some aplomb at the gig.

Have a listen.

 

best of the weekHere is Part 2 of our round up of the best of the week’s releases.

In this batch of gems we have a new single from prolific garage-punk Ty Segall, another taster from the Jesus & Mary Chain’s long awaited new record and a brilliant track from Mark Lanegan’s recently announced album Gargoyle. The Tablets offer up an excellent new wave inspired single and there is a first taste from effervescent indie rockers Charly Bliss’ forthcoming debut album Guppy.

We’re also eagerly awaiting Annie Hardy’s upcoming long player and Want shows why, and lastly Tom Williams is back with a rousing new single of orchestral Americana.

Enjoy, and check out Part 1 of the post from yesterday here.

  1. Ty Segall – Pan
  2. Mark Lanegan Band – Nocturne
  3. Jesus & Mary Chain – Always Sad
  4. Annie Hardy – Want
  5. Charly Bliss – Glitter
  6. The Tablets – Not A Sign
  7. Tom Williams – Everyone Needs A Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is volume 27 of Nickel in the Jukebox – a semi regular roundup of new (and some not so new) tunes for your listening pleasure. Within these ten tunes we have frantic noise punk, classic country, slow-burning folk, indie guitars and fuzzy pastoral psychedelia and plenty more besides. Listen and decide… hit or miss?

 

Tangerines – Peckham Boys  [RIYL: Art-punk, Television, Modern Lovers]

 

Steady Sun – Life At One Twenty Two  [RIYL: Psych-rock, Jefferson Airplane, Tame Impala]

 

Wild Pink – Broke On  [RIYL: Introspective indie rock, Dr. Dog, Tom Petty]

 

Fast Friends – I Don’t Wanna Die  [RIYL: Punk, Prawn, Into it. Over It]

 

Hayes Peebles – Home  [RIYL: Country-rock, Johnny Cash, The Sadies]

 

Wolf Girl – Moody  [RIYL: Garage pop, Speedy Ortiz, Tacocat]

 

Unveig Aas – What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)  [RIYL: Classic country, Caitlin Rose, Samantha Crain]

 

Tinnedfruit – Tattoo  [RIYL: Proto-punk, MC5, Devo]

 

 

Mara Simpson – Ghosts  [RIYL: Folk, Marissa Nadler, Beth Orton]

 

BOYTOY – Want  [RIYL: Fuzzy rock, Throwing Muses, Belly]

 

Since we began MM on Google’s chronic Blogspot, we’ve been posting music by muscular psych-rockers Black Angels, which means getting on nine or ten years now.

After a too-long four year hiatus, the band have confirmed details for their upcoming album, Death Song, out on the 21st April.

Stream the scorching opening track Currency below. It is a cracker.

 

Brian Jonestown Massacre have announced details of a new double album Don’t Get Lost, which will be released on 24th February, just a mere four months after the release of their last album Third World Pyramid.

The new record mixes their shoegaze/psychedelic sound with more experimental twists and nods to the likes of PIL (Metalbox), Primal Scream and even Ornette Coleman.

The first taste comes in the shape of the six and a half minutes of Fact 67, and also features Tim Burgess of the Charlatans.

 

best of the weekNine songs for your listening pleasure gathered from the week’s new releases.

We have Mountain Goats showing that even with a throwaway song, composed off the back of a jokey Twitter conversation, John Darnielle can better 95% of what is out there, whilst Molly Burch and Tara Jane O’Neil’s beautifully composed songs are at the other end of the pendulum’s swing.

We also have some brilliant fuzzy, indie rock from Snail Mail, Okkervil River’s cover of a Roky Erikson gem especially for Amazon’s Valentines playlist, and another cover (this time it is the Jesus & Mary Chain) from Beach Slang. Some catchy, but caustic punk from Bleached, and some equally catchy garage-punk from The Courtneys. We finish off with a wonderful 60s psych-freak-folk inspired track from Shadow Band.

Enjoy.

  1. Snail Mail – Thinning
  2. Okkervil River – You Don’t Love Me Yet  (Roky Erikson cover)
  3. Mountain Goats – The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones
  4. Molly Burch – Wrong For You
  5. Bleached – Can You Deal?
  6. Tara Jane O’Neil – Sand
  7. The Courtneys – Minnesota
  8. Beach Slang – Sometimes Always  (Jesus & Mary Chain cover)
  9. Shadow Band – Daylight