Archive for the ‘Psychedelic’ Category

Vive la Void is a new project from Sanae Yamada, co-founder and keyboardist of longstanding MM faves Moon Duo. The self-titled album comes out on 4th May via Sacred Bones Records.

Vive la Void took shape over a two-year period, during windows of downtime in Moon Duo’s substantial touring and recording schedule. The dense, shape-shifting atmospheres of the seven songs grew out of late-night basement experiments in the layering of synthesizer tracks delivering an undulating blend of ethereal swirl, low end thrumming, and electric crackle, buoyed by understated but captivating vocal melodies and striking lyrics.

Stream/watch the hypnotic pulse of Red Rider below, the first track to be shared from the album.



Nest Egg are a three-piece from Asheville, North Carolina who describe their head-heavy and kosmische psych-rock wig-outs as ‘mood music for nihilists’.

That was always likely to be a good match for MM, and so it proves with the minimalist kraut-punk of lead-single Long Night Outside, which comes from their sophomore album Nothingness Is Not A Curse.

Permission to wig out is granted. Enjoy…


Here is the third track from Dr. Dog’s upcoming, much anticipated, upcoming record Critical Equation.

The hazy psychedelia and slow burn of Buzzing In The Light boasts some beautifully layered harmonies and is another massive appetite whetter for the album!

Dive in.


Dead Meadow have shared Nobody Home, a new track from their forthcoming album, The Nothing They Need.

It is a classic, riffed up, behemoth of fuzzed up psych rock.

Stream it here.


  1. The Moondoggies – Sick In Bed
  2. Margaret Glaspy – Before We Were Together
  3. Spielbergs – We Are All Going To Die
  4. Yo La Tengo – For You Too
  5. Iceage – Pain Killer (feat. Sky Ferreira)
  6. Wand – The Gift
  7. Laura Veirs – Watch Fire (feat. Sufjan Stevens)
  8. The Voidz – All Words Are Made Up
  9. A Place To Bury Strangers – There’s Only One Of Us
  10. Ryley Walker – Telluride Speed












The Holy Knives is the sonic vision of brothers Kyle and Kody Valentine, a band that infuses the sultry sounds of rock’n’roll with a tinge of desert psychedelia.

To Be Me is a first taste from the duo’s upcoming debut EP, due later this spring, and provides a tantalising glimpse into their sonic possibilities. Drawing inspiration from acts like Morphine, The Afghan Whigs, and Sun Kil Moon, the band hones a collection of hypnotic, introspective anthems over dark, groovy dreamscapes.

Have a listen.


The final entry in our MM Shorts series (which started with Bleached back in September 2011) comes in the shape of the wonderful Cold Spell, the first taste from RF Shannon’s upcoming long player Trickster Blues.

It is an exquisite blend of dusky Western and spectral psychedelia and you can stream it below. You can also order the album here.


Friday Round Up

Time for a quick and dirty round-up from our unkempt and overflowing in-box, looking back over the past month or so.

We have fuzzy art-rock from Sego who mix together warped psych rock and indie pop to create bleak pop songs that soar into big hooks and brilliant melodic noise. Opting for a slower tempo on Cigarette Kids, their most recent single is less skronk and more groove, a song that captures the mood of early shoegaze and post-punk.


Brooklyn three-piece Big Bliss deliver shimmering, jangling, energetic post punk, Override is the b-side to latest single Contact.


The Monster from Bird Concerns features gritty guitars, tight vocal harmonies and driving drum beats. Fueled by early musical influences of punk and garage artists, this is an excellent three and a half minute surf rock confessional.


Not much known about the excellently named The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness, but they have a lovely line in sugary, jangle pop of C86 vintage. Listen to Nervous Man.


We’ve featured Falmouth based Tinnedfruit a couple of times and new single Oh Matron is another tasty slice of fuzzed up garage psych.


Vancouver trip Bad Pop shared the gentle On Your Own, a sweetly melancholic slacker-pop song.


Ricky Hell & The Voidboys take their name and influences from obvious sources, but their self-styled Cleveland gutter-pop works brilliantly on the buzzsaw riff and nihilistic lyrics of The Feeling Is Alright. It comes from their Hell Is Real album available on Bandcamp.


Taking inspiration from the likes of  The Velvet Underground, Wilco, Tom Petty, and Serge Gainsbourg, LA based indie band American Pets’ Forgetting from new release Doing The Best We Can is a quietly strummed mix of suburban nostalgia and nightmare.


The Tillers’ are a country string band capable of seamlessly moving from hard-tackle thump to tender graceful melody – lightening-fast banjo to intricate guitar flat picking, plaintive fiddle, deep anchoring bass and clear tenor harmonies. Revolution Row comes from their new self-titled record, which is out next month.


Lastly we have some more snotty, psych-surf rock ‘n’ roll sound in the vein of The Cramps or Ty Segall, from Brighton’s Strange Cages. They’ve appeared on MM a few times and excellent new single Hypothalamus Blues combines elements of krautrock and post-punk with a paranoid, schizophrenic vocal.


  1. Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry
  2. Car Seat Headrest – Fallen Horses  (Smash Mouth cover)
  3. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo
  4. Wavves & Culture Abuse – Big Cloud
  5. Mount Eerie – Tintin In Tibet
  6. Speedy Ortiz – Lucky 88
  7. Wye Oak – It Was Not Natural
  8. Rixe – La Cle
  9. Melvins – Stop Moving To Florida
  10. Table Scraps – Lyin’ Thru Yer Teeth
  11. Father John Misty – Mr. Tillman
  12. Freedom Fry – Classic













Hull’s Black Delta Movement are a raucous psych-rock band that trip over into garage and punk, and who will release their debut album Preservation on the 30th March.

First taste comes with the propulsive, throbbing King Mosquito – two and a half minutes of MC5 and Sonics inspired goodness, that we’re loving here at MM.

Stream it below, loudly.


Black Delta Movement