Posts Tagged ‘psych’

May 29, 2018

Firstworld, the project of South Florida’s Kris Alvarez, unveiled a music video for his latest single today, welcoming us with the lo-fi video into his world of chillwavey electronica and smoggy bedroom pop. Not Obvious is a hazy swirling song that immediately recalls my love for bands like Neon Indian, Washed Out, and even MGMT’s latest album Little Dark Age. It’s quickly apparent (the opposite of ”not obvious”) I’ve just stumbled upon a favorite new chillwave artist. Follow along with our new discovery on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

May 5, 2018

It only took a few seconds for me to become a Mazy fan. That’s how gloriously intoxicating the Sydney trio’s spacey psychedelia is on new song Enemies. The band, who just signed to Sweat It Out, have melded Tame impala’s glistering grandeur with Washed Out’s heady chillwave, plus they seem to have sprinkled it all with some of Cults’ charming indie/synthpop, too! Enemies, which arrives with a wonderfully quirky video, is only Mazy’s second single. The band released their debut single Heliar late last year, which is also a must listen gem. Stream the lusciously pulsing indie electro song below. It’s no wonder Mazy has been making waves back at home in Australia with their delicately organic, powerfully electronic music. Enemies is available via major platforms, here.

April 25, 2018
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Los Angeles artist Mikale D’Andrea keeps it simple and to the point on the Soundcloud profile for his new project SAVI MINDS. “I like writing songs about how I feel, and I like using sounds that portray the way I think,” he says and continues: “My goal with SAVI MINDS is to expose the hidden layer of myself that I never want to tell anyone about.” We’re infinitely fortunate we get to witness and partake in what artists reveal of themselves through their music, and we’re more than lucky we get to sway to the gauzy strums and gently spiraling synths found on SAVI MINDS’ first single, Dreaming. Its mellow psych rock and chill shoegaze wallows in a spectrum of despairing emotions, but we drift on the song’s incandescent shimmers and ultraviolet waves in pure, untroubled bliss. SAVI MINDS’ Dreaming can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

April 18, 2018
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All the “frills” without the pretentiousness could very well be this duo’s slogan. New York based New Zealand duo Frills leave us swooning with their resplendent psych funk, dance rock, and disco pop on She’s Got Love. It’s the most intoxicating fusion of Foster The People, Portugal. the Man, and MGMT vibes we’ve ever heard, a delectable jam with suave electric guitar riffs and smooth falsettos. For more Frills, including fine gems we’ve featured in the past, visit their Soundcloud, here.

March 10, 2018
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Phosphorescent sparkling, synth spiraling psychedelia pulls us into the “Deep Blue” that is KYLYPSO’s debut single. The trio from London have made an excellent entrance with the genre defying gem. Hazy electro and glimmering guitar pop meld seamlessly on the track, whose gauzy shimmers and wavy undulations create a mirage-like effect for the ears. For a moment, all is pure and blissful as I drift away to this breezy idyllic, rosy glowing dreamscape. It’s perpetual summer and infinite romance in this Deep Blue world. If only this heaven could last for a lifetime. At least we can pretend it does by hitting that play button again. And again. And again. 

February 24, 2018

Flowers are fragrantly romantic, but with the addition of an extra “s”, they become even more divine and a treat for the ears, as exemplified by HALFNOISE, or Nashville artist (and Paramore drummer) Zac Farro, on his new single. Flowerss is the title track from HALFNOISE’s next EP, due out May 4th via Nashville-collective Congrats!. Farro and his band drench us with glossy, spacey 70s psychedelia on the alt rock jam. 

For all up-to-date information on new music and tour dates, please stay tuned to www.halfnoisemusic.com.

February 23, 2018

Though Post Animal may have caught the attention of more recent fans due to the involvement of actor and guitarist Joe Keery, best known for his role as Steve Harrington on Netflix’s Stranger Things, these Chicago psych rockers have proven their mettle as a stellar band with their fine releases over the years, too. The band just announced their debut album, out April 20th on Polyvinyl, and they’ve unveiled its lead single, Ralphie, which features Joe on lead vocals despite the fact that the actor has decided to retire from the band’s touring lineup due to his busy acting schedule. Ralphie is quite the driving charmer, a chunky swirling, crunchy whirling slice of gnarled yet luminous rock heavily saturated with sugary pop hooks. Post Animal’s debut album When I Think Of You In A Castle can be pre-ordered, here. The band has announced a U.S. tour that kicks off this next month and lasts through June. Find out more on their website, here.

February 15, 2018

We interrupt our regular scheduled lineup of songs to share brand new Beach House! That’s right, the prestigious Maryland dream pop duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally has suddenly surprised us tonight with Lemon Glow. The kaleidoscopic spiraling song is accompanied by official news that a new album will be arriving this spring. The pair also said, “Wishing everyone out their love tonight.” Love is in the air alright… our love for Beach House grows more profuse than ever as we dive head first into this ocean of dark, spacey synths and Victoria Legrand’s signature dreamy whorling vocals. Ah, such a splendid night it truly is. Our ears are perked and ready for more album news.

February 15, 2018
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Lake Jons released their marvelous self titled debut album last month. In the days leading up to its arrival, we shared many of the Finnish lo-fi pop and psych folk band’s songs. Just as we expected, their debut album doesn’t contain a single banal track. Give Away is but one of many splendid songs from the record, and today we partake in its spacey warbling, jaunty stirring rock together. I’d encountered it on Soundcloud during my musical discovery adventures, and I just couldn’t resist popping it up for a share since it’s such a wonderfully intoxicating, heady shimmering delight. For more on Lake Jons’ debut album, visit their website, here.

February 8, 2018

Our long time loves, Portugal. the Man, deserved every bit of the Grammy they won for their wildly successful hit single Feel It Still, which we immediately named as one of 2017′s best songs when it first surfaced last March. I do, however, feel conflicted over the fact that the Grammy Awards chose not to include any performances by Portugal. the Man, or by The War On Drugs or The National, either, despite their respective Grammy wins. In fact, there was barely any time set aside for rock music and alt music at all! But we’re still incredibly happy about the wins. Let’s celebrate by watching Portugal. the Man’s music video for their latest single off phenomenal 2017 album Woodstock (the Alaska natives’ eighth full length). Keep On is as much a swaggering brawler of a psych funk inflected alt banger as pretty much every other track on Woodstock. Its edgy video offers a more than ample amount of kinky latex, among other things. Catch Portugal. the Man on tour, details can be found, here. WOODSTOCK can be found, here.