BY Tess Duncan
on Dec 06, 2013
Rose Windows is much more than a “psychedelic” rock band. This septet fuses folk, jazz, and blues to craft a sound that shows off the Seattleites’ penchant for weird-wave instrumentation and haunting group harmonies. Rabia Qazi provides soaring, soulful vocals alongside Veronica Dye who plays one mean flute. Their debut LP The Sun Dogs was released in June on ultimate indie label Sub Pop, and features some strange, epic ballads reminiscent of ‘60s and ‘70s classic rock greats. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Aug 16, 2013
Although Electric Order is only four songs long, it feels like it could be a full album. That’s because Atomic Bride takes you on a rollercoaster of super high energy garage rock with fun pop hooks mixed in for good measure. On this EP, the Seattleites create a weird blend of wild psychedelia fully charged with fuzzy electricity.
During leading track “Electric Order” you’ll undergo alien abduction and like it, as dual vocalists Astra Elane and Chris Cool cosmically chant, “Now you are bound by electric order!” like some strange celestial beings. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 20, 2013
The witchy masterminds behind Laughing Eye Weeping Eye make mystical synth-heavy songs that transcend the laws of time itself. LEWE is what it would feel like if you traveled back to the medieval era and chilled in some ancient castle, but the castle is haunted of course. The weirdo folk duo have just released their third LP and "Beway" is the title track. Spooky candle-lit walks in the night? Check. Colorful creatures of the occult? Check. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on May 02, 2013
The Source Family, a new documentary by Maria Demopoulos, is a fascinating journey into the depths of the psychedelic era of the early 1970’s. Opening yesterday at the IFC Center in NYC, the film is set to make the rounds around the country. Get ready for a crazy glimpse into a world that fascinates, repulses, but ends up sticking with you. The film follows the story of Jim Baker, famously known as Father Yod, who led the spiritual collective known as the Source Family. Long robes and long hair… a real crazy trip, dude. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 23, 2012
Here’s a pop of psychedelic joy to brighten up your gloomy Tuesday!
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sami Akbari, who performs as sami.the.great, has just released a video for her throwback single “Hear Me Now”.
Sami’s twee-yet-powerful voice and charmingly introspective songwriting usually bring Ingrid Michaelson to mind, but she puts on her Nancy Sinatra hat (or, more appropriately, flip wig) for this upbeat track. The video matches the deliriously fuzzy girl-group vibe with a heaping helping of lo-fi animation. Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol
on Sep 10, 2012
This Los Angeles based quartet does an impressive representation of 60s-era psychedelic, garage rock creating a unmistakable nostalgia all the way. This self-titled album debuts on September 18, 2012, and will be released by Innovative Leisure. Allah-Las does a great job mimicking bands of the 60s-era such as the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and Cream. The guitar playing is tight and dreamy, but nothing virtuoso. Their songs will have listeners California dreamin'. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Nov 16, 2011
Damien Jurado and Richard Swift have a very special working relationship. The two aren’t only collaborators; they’re apparently one another’s spirit animals. On Jurado’s new song “Nothing is the News” you can hear the duo’s outsider tendencies. The guitar wails as Jurado sings in a trippy fog forming his own reverbed choir. The song’s psychedelic feel sort of makes you want to start swaying, preferably in an open field. Tie-dye might be involved.
Give the song a listen and download it here. Read More