Archive for the ‘Psychedelic’ Category

best of the weekAs the year draws to a close and the best of lists start to appear, here is our pick from a surprisingly good week of new releases.

We have the first taste from Laura Marling’s new album, Besnard Lakes’ new 12′, and Milo Greene’s new EP as well new tracks from Grandaddy’s, Las Kellies and Syd Arthur’s recent releases and a track from indie rockers Sloppy Heads’ debut long player Useless Smile.

Over to you.

  1. Laura Marling – Soothing
  2. Milo Greene – We Kept The Lights On
  3. Grandaddy – A Lost Machine
  4. Allo Darlin’ – Hymn On The 45
  5. The Besnard Lakes – Laura Lee
  6. Syd Arthur – Monsters
  7. Las Kellies – Sugar Beat
  8. The Sloppy Heads – Suck










MM Shorts 898: Cairobi

Posted: November 28, 2016 in Alternative, Music, Psychedelic, Rock

Immediate, glorious and trippy in equal measure, Saint is the most captivating track on Cairobi’s new self-titled record out on 27th January via Some Other Planet Records; their most potent tab of bugged out psychedelia.

Jangly percussion meets washed out vocals and a riff straight from the sands of the Middle East culminating in an atmosphere that will make you grin ear to ear.

Give it a whirl.


best of the weekA slightly quieter week due I suspect to Thanksgiving, but still we have eight new songs from you.

Check out tracks from Father John Misty, Cate Le Bon, Howe Gelb and Tim Cohen (of the Fresh & Onlys), another taste from the Lower Plenty’s album Sister Sister, as well as excellent new singles from  Proper Ornaments, Beachheads and Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders.

Over to you…

  1. Father John Misty – Holy Hell
  2. Cate Le Bon – Rock Pool
  3. Proper Ornaments – Blown Away
  4. Howe Gelb – Impossible Thing
  5. Lower Plenty – Glory Rats
  6. Tim Cohen – John Hughes
  7. Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders – Shape Of Your Heart
  8. Beachheads – Your Highness










San Antonio’s We Leave At Midnight recently announced their new album The Holy Rolling Flower Band will be released on December 9th via Texas Is Funny Records.

Mixing together swirls of vivid psych, shimmering pop, indie rock, folk, upbeat power-pop, garage rock and alt-country, the band have created a sound that resides somewhere sonically between The Beach Boys and Of Montreal. It’s a headtrip with delicate melodies and soulful wonder.

Do You Get The Joke is one of the album’s undeniable stand out moments, a gorgeous psych pop nugget of lush orchestration, harmonized beauty, and avant folk charm. The song’s vibrant instrumentation and gentle vocals swirl together with a joyous wonder – have a listen.



With foundations in Manchester, W. H. Lung is a three piece that have just shared a first single that is a quite spectacular, breathtaking near-eight minute epic.

Inspiration! speaks to the ideas of eternity, belonging and meaninglessness, it takes the shape of a pulsing, kraut-psych journey. The motorik nature of the track stems from W. H. Lung’s writing ethic which, with an Alesis drum machine at its core, aims to create a surrounding maelstrom of ethereal circuits and hypnotic rhythms.

We love this. Listen below.


Cloud Nothings have shared another taste from their forthcoming album Life Without Sound which is out in January.

Internal World might be one of our favourite tracks of theirs to date – an instant classic in the Dylan Baldi canon, packing an EPs worth of earworms into less than 4 minutes. It is a lullaby-like howler that dwells on “the fact that being yourself can be uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous at times.

Try it on for size…


Happyness will  release the successor to 2014’s excellent long player Weird Little Birthday next Spring and they have shared the first taste of what the album will sound like in the form of new single Falling Down.

It has echoes of early Fleetwood Mac, a touch of Interpol perhaps, even a synth outdo, but essentially it remains as resolutely and defiantly true to their laid-back melancholia as always.

Have a listen



On their debut single psychedelic travellers Shadow Band sound more like a foggy dream of fantastical lands than any easily identifiable set of musical choices. Their patient but powerful sounds conjure up images of medieval battles, blissed-out trips and the haze of a sleep-deprived commune of heads in a state of perpetual vibing.

On Eagle Unseen, Shadow Band bare their teeth and growl. A self-made world of reality-bending imagery, this song is the band at their bleakest, whilst Moonshine hovers in the air, materialising out of the ether much like its creators.

The single is out via Mexican Summer. Listen to both below.



best of the weekHere are eight new songs to end the week, including two from the mighty Ty Segall – a track from his forthcoming self-titled album and a cover of a Harry Nilsson track that was released as a split seven inch with Loch Lomond.

We also have an appropriately apocalyptic track (in every sense) from POND, a re-worked version of an album track from Fear Of Men and new songs from Julie Bryne, Gang, and The Trouble With Templeton. Finally another cover for you with Braid’s take on Alvvays’ Next Of Kin.

As always. Enjoy.

  1. Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen
  2. Ty Segall – Gotta Get Up  (Harry Nilsson cover)
  3. POND – 30000 Megatons
  4. Julie Byrne – Natural Blue
  5. Fear Of Men – Change Me
  6. The Trouble With Templeton – Vernon
  7. Braid – Next Of Kin  (Alvvays Cover)
  8. Gang – Enough Nothing











Be Gulls is the side project of Kyle Field and Lee Baggett from Little Wings.

After many years of cajoling from Mike at the wonderful PIAPTK label, they are (finally) releasing a six track album of Grateful Dead covers titled Dead Giveaway, in a very limited edition run.

Order it here. Listen to Mexicali Blues from the album below.