Posts Tagged 'Psychedelic'

Gap Dream – “58th St. Fingers”

MP3: || 58th St. Fingers ||


Gap Dream is the one-man bedroom psych-pop project of Clevelander Gabe Fulvimar, who formally played guitar in the pop quartet Future Days/Clovers.  “58th St. Fingers” is the lead track off Gabe’s self-titled debut album, and it’s a great ultra-groovy jangle-pop song  that’ll make you feel way too cool when blasting it with your windows down during the recent wonderful weather.  This album’s been a surprise favorite of mine this year, and I highly recommend it.  The cassette is available from Burger Records, the digital’s up for purchase on Gap Dream’s Bandcamp, and vinyl will be out sometime this summer.

Tammar – “The Last Line”

MP3: || The Last Line ||

Here’s another phenomenal video from 19th State Productions (previously Sleeping Bag’s “Slime”), highlighting Bloomington psych band Tammar and their anthemic “The Last Line.”  The massive song appears on their debut album Visits, released today on Suicide Squeeze.  Get the ice pink vinyl and CD from the Suicide Squeeze Store, and check out this cool P4k review that went up today.

Woodsman – Rare Forms


Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental
Year: 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Label: Lefse / Fire Talk
Myspace

MP3: || “Insects” ||


MP3: || “Serfer” ||


Fresh off their beautific 2010 EP, Mystery Tape, here’s two mega-trippy MP3s from their upcoming full length, Rare Forms, along with a drugged-up new video for “Serfer.” You can preorder the LP from Fire Talk or Lefse.

Secret Colours – “Follow The Drone”


Genre: Retro Psychedelia, Indie Rock
Year: 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Self-Released
MySpace

MP3: || “Follow the Drone” ||


Zone out with retro-psychers Secret Colours’ and their new ultra-bluesy single, “Follow The Drone.” Head over to their BandCamp to download the B-side, “Lust (Slow)” for free. For you Hoosiers, Secret Colours will be making a stop at the West Lafayette DIY space Jurassic Park on February 26th, so come out!

Kickstart BIGCOLOUR with new single “playing puzzles”

Genre: Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Psychedelic, Surf
Year: 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: GYPSY ANCESTRY
Myspace

LISTEN: || “playing puzzles” ||


Chicago minimalist dream-poppers BIGCOLOUR are asking for a little bit of help. They have a new album coming out sometime in late March/early April, and they want to give it an appropriate pressing on vinyl. And in order to do that, they need a good amount of funding. So they have put together a small “kickstarter” in which they have their first single from the new album, “playing puzzles,” available for download for $5 on BandCamp, and for every 10th person that buys the single will get their new LP for free! This is the least any fan of them can do, especially since their two 2010 EPs, Meshes of the Laughternoon and the fantastic Centuries of Summer, were released for free.  And it’ll feel really good to be a part of an amazing album, which judging by “playing puzzles,” will a great beach-kicking, foot-stomping, dream-weaving, “ohh la la”-filled pop adventure.

Glitter Bones – “Love Before Breakfast”

Genre: Electronic, Psychedelic, Pop, Chillwave
Year: 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Self-Released
Myspace

MP3: || “Love Before Breakfast” ||


“Love Before Breakfast” is a track from the forthcoming and highly anticipated album of Chicago’s Glitter Bones. No word on a release date yet, but this Toro Y Moi-ish psychedelic ride will hold you over until it drops.

Also, here’s a live video of the trio at Schubas playing one of the best songs this year, “Glow In The Dark.”

Levek – “Look on the Bright Side”/”Chief”

Genre: Indie Pop, Feel-Good, Sexy Rock, Psychedelic
Year: 2010
Location: Gainsville, FL
Label: Father Daughter Records
Myspace

MP3: || “Look on the Bright Side” ||


MP3: || “Chief” ||


Here’s the A-side and bonus track from the debut 7″ from Levek, out on my favorite cool label Father Daughter Records! You can pick up these sexy tracks on red vinyl 7″ right here for $8, OR you can wait for their holiday deal available on December 1st, which I will most definitely let you know about.

Mermaids – Tropsicle

Genre: Indie Pop, Beach Rock, Surf, Psychedelic
Year: 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Label: Pretty Ambitious Records
Myspace

MP3: || “Holiday” ||


MP3: || “Frozen In Time” ||


MP3: || “Make Believe” ||


MP3: || “Whirlpool” ||


Riding on one of the best band names this year, Mermaids are an Atlanta pop group who just released their fun, rambunctious, and big sing-along debut, Tropsicle. Think of it as Turbo Fruits went to the beach with way too much beer, got super drunk, and then did their best Beach Boys and Kinks impersonations, which were surprisingly good! Here’s a bunch of tracks from the album, which you should go buy over at Pretty Ambitious Records! And see Mermaids on their tour up the East Coast and through the Midwest, with a date at the Happy Dog on November 30th with openers Filmstrip and Clovers

Secret Colours – “In The Absence”

Genre: Retro Psychedelia, Indie Rock
Year: 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Self-Released
MySpace

MP3: || “In The Absence” ||


As a result of hitting 1,000 fans on their Facebook page (which shouldn’t stop you from still doing so), Chicago up-and-coming psych outfit Secret Colours released their newest single for free via BandCamp. The A-side track, “In The Absence,” is a floating world of sexy bass lines and sitar/guitar adventures with a heavy lean on the Revolver spirit.  Head over to their BandCamp to download the acoustic B-side, “Carry My Soul.”

Speaking of Revolver, check out Secret Colours’ cover of “Tomorrow Never Knows.”

Secret Colours – “Tomorrow Never Knows”

Genre: Retro Psychedelia, Indie Rock
Year: 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Self-Released
MySpace

MP3: || “Tomorrow Never Knows” ||


Released a week after their self-titled debut, here is a hazy fuzz-driven rendition of the Beatles’ already psych-heavy Revolver stand-out “Tomorrow Never Knows.”  Be on the lookout for another Secret Colours post soon, these guys keep pushing out excellent retro-psych tracks.

Tjtutjuna – “Mosquito Hawk”/”Bottle Kids”


Genre: Psychedelic, Space Rock, Krautrock
Year: 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Label: Fire Talk
MySpace

MP3: || “Mosquito Hawk” ||


MP3: || “Bottle Kids” ||


Add Tjutjuna to the growing list of buzzing bands (Tennis, Gauntlet Hair) from the Denver, CO music scene. Tjutjuna is a Denver four-piece with a huge atmospheric psychedelic sound so big, it goes beyond space. Grab their tracks above, the nearly six-minute space-rock epic “Mosquito Hawk,” and the dense frantic “Bottle Kids.” Their self-titled debut Tjutjuna is getting its release from Colorado-label Fire Talk, on 180 gram limited to 500 copies.  Grab the vinyl here, or buy the whole album for $5 via BandCamp.  Let me tell you, don’t sleep on this one.

And here’s the trippy aquarium video for “Mosquito Hawk.”

Secret Colours – Secret Colours


Genre: Retro Psychedelia, Indie Rock
Year: 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Self-Released
MySpace

MP3: || “Love” ||


MP3: || “Jellybean” ||


MP3: || “Popstar” ||


Secret Colours, one of my favorite new acts this year, are a psych-outfit from Chicago with a sound that’s both old and new.  Out back on August 3rd, their self-titled debut is a refreshing mix of retro-psychedelia and modern-day indie rock bliss, exploding with big 3-4 minute acid pop jams from beginning to end.  This album is a must for  fans of Sweden’s Dungen or Australia’s Tame Impala.  Here’s three sweet MP3s from the debut, “Love,” “Jellybean,” and the hidden track “Popster.”  Pick up the album from their BandCamp for $10, no news on a physical release yet.

Also, here’s the oozing and shiny video for “Popstar.”

nihiti – “the return of kind ropes”/”black cars (a sinistra)” from other people’s memories


Genre: Electronic, Psychedelic, Dark Pop
Year: 2010
Location: NYC
Label: Lo Bit Landscapes
MySpace

MP3: || “the return of kind ropes” ||


MP3: || “black cars (a sinistra)” ||


nihiti is a mysterious project out of NYC, dipping into multiple areas of sound including heavy electronica, black psychedelia, and jazz.  Earlier this year, nihiti took a trip to Berlin, to play alongside artist Viktor Timofeev at Exit Festival and a ton of DIY/bunker spaces.  other people’s memories is their latest album, and takes multiple listens to completely envelop each complicated layer of music.  Check out two tracks from the album below, the jazz-infused dark pop “the return of kind ropes” and the IDM-ish loopy psychedelic jam “black cars (a sinistra).”  other people’s memories will be getting its release on 10/10/10 from Lo Bit Landscapes, and that should include a vinyl release.  No word on where to pick it up outside of the release party, but in the meantime, check out this live video with a special appearance from the NYPD.

BIGCOLOUR – Meshes of the Laughternoon

Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Psychedelic, Chillwave, Surf
Year: 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: GYPSY ANCESTRY
Myspace

01. stork
02. wallaby thy name
03. booboo nest
04. crevasses
05. power stranger
06. skipping the thousand white
07. made of phlegm

BIGCOLOUR is the one-man electro-psych project of Chicagoan Brian Brissart. I stumbled upon Brissart’s project through his good friends, Glitter Bones, as they collaborate and play shows all the time.  BIGCOLOUR’s new EP, Meshes of the Laughternoon, is nothing but hazy summer music pushing the “chillwave” movement one big step farther.  The EP isn’t typical 80s-wave nostalgia though, its more like if Toro Y Moi and Real Estate raised a polite Midwestern kid.  Tracks like opener “stork”, tropical “booboo nest”, and drone-y “power stranger” get freakishly expansive for tracks on any EP, and will have you coming back for weeks.  I can’t seem to find any physical release information, but you can find the lyrics to all these songs from his BandCamp.

Glitter Bones – Returning The Magic

Genre: Electronic, Psychedelic, Pop
Year: 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Unexpected Friendship
Myspace

01. Glow In The Dark
02. Erial Celestial Vision
03. Spell Legend
04. Race To Heaven

It seems like everyone has that one friend that makes extraordinarily good music for their age. My good friend, Steve, who blogs about films over at Hightop Satchel, told me about his friend from school, Zach, who makes music with a friend under the name, Glitter Bones. Zach sent me his music, and I was more than willing to share this with all of you. Returning The Magic is a glorious leap into a beautiful psych-pop atmosphere. The vocals are distantly hazy, like a tiny figment of your imagination, and the electronics are suburb whether it be dance-y or mega-trippy beats. The 7-minute opener, “Glow In The Dark”, jams into a blissful world, where dancing around in any manner is encouraged. The two middle tracks are the shortest but get to the point much quicker, whether it be a summer fog (“Erial Celestial Vision”), or a lo-fi techno track (“Spell Legend”). “Race To Heaven” is a triumphant finisher to an absolutely excellent release from these young kids. I try not to say this very often, only for when artists actually do it right, but Glitter Bones acknowledge the best aspects of Animal Collective. Now I hope a comparison to Animal Collective doesn’t turn you away, because you’d be really missing out on this.


IM JEFF.
IM FROM CLEVELAND.
IM IN INDIANA RIGHT NOW.
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