The New Lime- Ain’t Got No Soul
Rupert’s People- Dream On My Mind
The Mountain Men- Too Many People
The Rockin’ Berries- Wah Wah Wah Woo
Elite UFO- Now Who’s Good Enough
The Green Beans- Don’t Give Me No Friction
David Clayton Thomas & The Bossman- Brain Washed
The Pirates- Cuttin’ Out
One Way Street- Tears In My Eyes
The Dagenites- I’m Gonna Slide
Rings & Things- Strange Things Are Happening
Massachusetts songwriter Doug Tuttle shares his new video for his latest single "Twilight" from a forthcoming LP. The video created by Ty Ueda is mostly shot in infrared in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire; its black & white imagery capturing Tuttle's signature weightless and shadowy bedroom psych.
All photos by Tyler Loring
Kevin Morby completed his solo tour of the Northeast with a performance at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME. Opening the short run from New York to Maine was the mesmerizingly talented songwriter Bedouine. Both artists released implausibly wonderful new records last year.
Familia De Lobos bring dense and smoky psych from Buenos Aires on their self-titled debut. With a host of aboriginal instruments, loud amps, and echoing tribal incantation, the Family of Wolves summon the spirit of their elders through droning 70s Latin psychedelia.
Familia De Lobos' self-titled record is out now via Riot Season.
The Golden Dregs is the project of London's Benjamin Woods. On his debut Lafayette, simple, psyched out melodies play out in effortless style much in Velvet fashion. Recorded and re-recorded several times since 2015 between different studios and bedrooms in the UK, Lafayette's final form is a beguiling reward.
The prolific masters of modern psychedelic rock, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard returned to Brooklyn for three nights of sell out sets at Brooklyn Steel. The Australian band is touring America after releasing five new records in 2017, including Polygondwanaland that was given away for free to any private pressers or independent labels interested in creating their own King Gizzard limited edition vinyl (190+ variants exist on Discogs to date).
On "Numbers Game," the third single from Chris Crofton's debut Hello It's Me, the Nashville-by-way-of-Los Angeles stand-up comedian turned smoky room crooner funnels the frustration of a dysfunctional romance into a poignant letter of uncertainty. Crofton's rollout, which has included tracks featuring Jim James, Houndmouth and Kacey Musgraves band members, soundtracks his witty vulnerability and sober-eyed self-reflection.
On their newest EP, SCENT compute pop music through an expired processor with a beautifully glitched culmination of lo-fi effects and hyper-modern sound sculpting. ROADSIDE CHERRY EP unlocks a duality of low resolution indie rock and light-speed cyber-pop
Five years removed from releasing new music proved to be no detriment to Melody's Echo Chamber's spellbinding psychedelic sorcery. On Melody Prochet's latest record Bon Voyage, the French musician's trademark swirling enchantment returns with enrapturing synth sequences, swift peel-outs of experimental psych-pop, and fantastical good-trip lyrics.
Since 2010, in the late days of Northern California springtime, Huichica Music Festival has presented one of the most finely curated music events found in the country. Nestled within the Mayacamas Mountain Range about 35 miles north of San Francisco, Gundlach Bundschu's estate vineyards host two days of programming of legends and budding talent playing stages designed for intimacy. This year's festival presented by Eric D. Johnson, Jeff Bundschu, and (((FolkYEAH!))) included performances by the iconic Jonathan Richman, Linda Perhacs, Acetone, and Calvin Keys along with unforgettable sets by Cut Worms, Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Cass McCombs, King Tuff, and Iceage. Huichica Music Festival offers a relaxed and no-frills opportunity to see performances by some of the most important figures in independent music on wonderfully undersized stages with bottomless world-class red and white wines at your disposal.
East Coasters, fret not. The same minds behind the Sonoma, CA experience present Huichica East happening in Hudson Valley, NY on August 24-26. Tickets are available and an incredibly diverse and exclusive lineup is awaiting on the farm.
All photos by Ruchita Lalmalani
The glo-fi sparkle of Hoops' 2017 release Routines is present but subdued on Kevin Krauter's Bayonet Records debut, Toss Up. Different than with his Indiana indie rock band, Krauter's solo songcraft sounds more mature and sober but with an equally blithe and laid back delivery. Toss Up follows his 2016 EP Changes and ventures beyond the tranquil folk, leaving behind the youthful frustrations for full-bodied, fully-formed expression with cinematic execution on tracks like "Keep Falling in Love."
Mel & Kim is Mel Johnston and Kim Foxen. On the singing duo's debut single "Bad Man" produced by Dala Records' Billy Aukstik, the Brooklyn-based independent label's Motown revival is strengthened. The duo's vocal virtuosity is fused with the Hive Mind Recording studio's mid-century groove to transmit ultra-modern political protest through retro sound waves of early soul standards.
The acid folk pilgrim known as Arthur Ahbez, hails from Auckland, New Zealand, or so it's rumored. His internal compass points to the same deep wilderness traveled by his 60s folk rock predecessors. Following an overgrown path, his second record Volume II harvests sitar-rich neofolk and seraphic horn sections to map the troubadour’s psychedelic sabbatical.
The best-known Latvian avant-garde outfit, NSRD was comprised of Juris Boiko and Hardijs Lediņš After both men passed away in the early 2000s, their catalog found a new relevance with the rise of appreciation for psychedelic and minimalist leftfield recordings. Eno meets Eastern European darkwave.
Purchase The Workshop For The Restoration Of Unfelt Feelings out now via STROOM.tv
Eunice Collins- At The Hotel
Kansas City Express- This Is The Place
Winfield Parker- Shake That Thing
Friday, Saturday & Sunday- There Must Be Something
The Hamilton Movement- She’s Gone
The Realistics- Brunswick
Down Beats- Why Do You Love Another
Hart Shorter- Let’s Get Our World Together
Louis Curry- God’s Creation
Young Ladies- I’m Tired Of Running Around
Known in France as “The Giant,” Bernard Estardy utilized his CBE studios to churn out hits for Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, and the Swedish cowboy himself Lee Hazlewood. Fragments D'une Empreinte Magnétique is a collection of recordings created by the producer between projects with his historic list of clients from 1966 to 2006. Hear the after-hours sounds of Estardy’s studio via Gonzai Records.