Posts tagged ‘Psych Rock’

May 7, 2021

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music from and very few words about Glass Taxi, The Spins, Lord Huron, Dark Tropics and Shotgun Six.

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May 5, 2021

The B-Side: Trauma Cat

There’s not a lot of bands recording their own self-titled theme song these days, but that’s probably because few of them can do it as well as Trauma Cat (the band) has done with “Trauma Cat” (the song). An epic instrumental (with the exception of the occasional “TRAUMA CAT….DRAMA QUEEN”) that mixes a flawless 70’s psych rock / early heavy metal groove with over the top cinematic flourishes. As this one is coming out on Cuck Records, the TC crew clearly have a good sense of humor, but this song ain’t no joke.

April 23, 2021

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music from and a total of 25 words about Mount Forel, phobia quartet, Women of the Night, Dome Dwellers and The Vain Travail.

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April 9, 2021

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music and the briefest of descriptions thereof from Airships on the Water, Alexander Karavay, Peter Flesch, Sloane’s Viper and Ruby Bones.

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March 31, 2021

The Midweekly – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Few artists these days have put out more records in such a short amount of time as King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Seventeen in just nine years. So it’s no surprise their latest work, KG & LW, is a pair of companion records released just a few months apart. This group from Melbourne have dipped their magical reptilian toes into a variety of interchanging genres, from soft jazz to heavy metal. But what they’re really known for is their particular brand of high energy, psychedelic rock. And these records dive head first into that weird, funky trip, with a stop here and there at a dance party, or stuck in some stoner sludge. Much of the songwriting borrows heavily from Turkish, Middle-Eastern, and Indian styles. Percussion and sitar play an integral part, as well as keys and synths. With fantastical imagery and just plain language, lyrically, these Aussies tend to freak out on many of the social issues, and institutions that cause most of our problems: the media, the climate, the church, the pandemic, and so on. One track leads into another, which leads into another, with barely a breath in between for most of both albums. Kind of feels like an endurance test. Never mind all the Z’s in this band’s name, because you’re not gonna sleep on K.G.L.W.

February 20, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Our inbox must be working out, because it’s straight swole with good tunes. Today we have new music from Ryan Innes, MYLO BYBEE, Pop Cautious, Jahi Sundance, Stephen G. Clayton, Chris Portka, Mystic Seers, Bird Concerns and Art d’Ecco.

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