Archive for the ‘Psychedelic’ Category

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures will release a new album, Tequila Island, on 21st June via Fika Recordings (order here).

It is their fifth album together, but the first since 2015’s My Ass. That’s not to say either have been slacking in that time—both are notoriously prolific: The Wave Pictures have turned out five albums and Brinks seven since they last came together in the studio.

To any of you familiar with Stanley Brinks’ huge discography—more than 100 albums—Tequila Island might, we stress might, sound a little more raw; less sophisticated than some of his other recordings. It’s still rich in jazzy sounds and original structures however, but the tracks are looser and full of playfulness, with the lyrics carrying the essence of the songs.

Lead single and title track Tequila Island is a feel-good slice of sun-kissed summer fun that’s probably best enjoyed this weekend with one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

Listen here.

 

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Always a happy event in the MM household when a new Black Mountain record appears on the horizon.

Their new single is Licensed To Drive, from their forthcoming album, Destroyer, due May 24th via Jagjaguwar.

In the words of the band’s Stephen McBean “A riff in A flat and some Neu / Nugent / Newman Motorik hustle. Was the vacation better than the journey or did the drive etch itself into your soul? I’d like to thank the DMV for the inspiration.

Marvellous stuff – give it a listen.

 

BEAK> are back with some brand new music in the form of Life Goes On – the first track to be lifted from a forthcoming EP.

The track is inspired directly from a recent trip to Mexico City for a festival when the band awoke to the sound of a distorted young girls’ voice bellowing across the city. Further investigation revealed the source as a recording used by scrap-collecting carts urging people to bring out old beds and washing machines. Returning to the UK filled with inspiration, the resultant track features the young girl’s voice in the intro before Life Goes On.

The song comes on like the strange hybrid lovechild of Santana and Sonic Youth.

Have a listen.

 

She Drew The Gun today have shared the video for their latest single Paradise.

The striking visual to accompany the track sees the song’s powerful lyrics juxtaposed with imagery tied to the song’s themes of capitalism and privilege. It is the third single to be taken from the Wirral band’s sophomore album Revolution Of Mind and is well worth a watch.

 

Here is a round-up of some new songs and videos from the likes of Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, Eels, The Cadillac Three, Honeyblood, Justin Townes Earle and plenty more.

Some damn good stuff. Dive in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had to post this – a special from yesterday’s Record Store Day and featuring the marvellous Meatraffle and Madonnatron sharing the lead on two, what I presume are Italian Rebel Songs given the song titles and the title of the release… no flies on us folks!

Anyway, just listen to both below. Order the 7″ vinyl or digital download from Bandcamp here.

 

 

 

 

Leeds-based post-punk outfit Drahla have shared a new single from their upcoming Useless Coordinates LP due out 3rd May on Captured Tracks.

Pyramid Estate is another wonderfully disorientating track, clocking in at less than two minutes, thriving on hectic collisions and a sense of hazy, fragmented confusion (particularly some wonderfully skronky saxophone that could have come from a classic Gong album) to create something wholly contemporary and mesmerising.

Watch the video / stream it below. Buy a limited edition Pyramid cassette from Bandcamp here.

 

 

Back at the beginning of last year we posted Italian glam-punk stompers Bee Bee Sea’s brilliant This Dog Is The King Of Losers.

Now they’re back with a new single Be Bop Palooza, which is another insanely catchy riffola of a tune –  a powerful, motorik rhythm that opens to a sticky chorus enriched with falsetto singing, while singer Wilson Wilson tells about his struggles of living a small-town lifestyle that is often boring and repetitive

Apparently, everything, from the artwork to the upcoming video, is inspired by Bebop, a humanoid mutant warthog featured as one of the villains of the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Listen below. Order the single here. This would have been guaranteed the no. 1 spot in 1974!

 

Portsmouth based psych aficionados, Is Bliss, have announced the release of their debut album Strange Communication, released on the 7th June via Club AC30.

Formed via a shared love of Slowdive, Spacemen 3 and Verve, the band paint a sprawling, reverb filled sonic landscape mixing hypnotic, drug induced reveries with explosive noise, droning instrumentation and plenty of emotional rawness.

Listen to an intimate and confessional tale of love and heartbreak with new single All I See Is You below.

 

  1. T. Hardy Morris -Scare Easy  (Mudcrutch cover)
  2. Damien Jurado – Throw Me Now Into Your Arms
  3. Cate le Bon – Daylight Matters
  4. Calexico And Iron & Wine – Father Mountain
  5. Wand – Walkie Talkie
  6. An Horse – This Is A Song
  7. Weyes Blood – Movies
  8. Honeyblood – Glimmer
  9. The Dream Syndicate – Put Some Miles On
  10. Mitski – Let’s Get Married  (Bleachers cover)
  11. Cherry PicklesMais Rápido