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Live Review: Flaming Lips at Live Oak Music Hall in Houston

Amidst late spring and early summer tour dates mostly as part of festivals, beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips stopped by Houston to play one of the first shows ever at the newly opened…

Boogarins Find Psychedelia On A Monday

Youthful Brazilian psych-rock band Boogarins brought its incredible live set to Pittsburgh Monday night at Cattivo, awash in cascading phasers, guitar solos, and latin-fueled rhythms. Despite a modest-sized crowd, guitarist/vocalist Dinho Almeida was rarely…

Ty Segall Emotionally Mugs Mohawk: Live Review

I can’t tell you who said it first, but articles comparing Ty Segall’s latest artistic development to the combined influence of David Bowie and Iggy Pop abound as of late. When everyone’s saying the same…

Ty Segall & The Muggers Make Plans to Wreck Mohawk Friday, February 19th

You either have your tickets or you don’t. And if you have your tickets for Ty Segall’s sold out show at the Mohawk this Friday, there’s no doubt you’re already planning to be…

Album Premiere: Feels Wonderful by Shaky Shrines

Here it is, folks. We’re proud to premiere Feels Wonderful from Shaky Shrines. Recorded instinctually choosing feels rather than thinks, this six song album rips from start to finish. As noted in earlier reviews, the Pittsburgh garage-psych…

Show Preview: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Plays Emo’s Sunday February 7th

Touring behind a new LP, Multi-Love, psych rock outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra has just gotten underway on a massive North American jaunt that will traverse the U.S. and make stops at festivals like Coachella, Shakey…

Watch Austin Psych Rockers Tamarron’s New Video “68”

Successive waves of swelling reverb wash across the aural plane of Tamarron’s new track “68,” which is taken from a live studio session. Undulating guitar chords build to buzzing guitar solos and plodding…

Album Review: Ty Segall – Manipulator

At summer’s unofficial close, Drag City cranked out yet another Ty Segall album, Manipulator. Since 2008, Segall has stayed monumentally busy, pushing out at least one album per year. And what’s even more…

Wand Shares Noisy Psych Track “Flying Golem”

On August 27th, Wand will release of Ganglion Reef on Drag City’s sister imprint GOD?, joining bands such as Jack Name and White Fence. This week, Wand shared “Flying Golem,” the first single from the upcoming…

Talking Heavy with Pink Mountaintops’ Stephen McBean at Austin Psych Fest

– Stephen McBean is the central force behind pscyh rock outfits Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops. These bands, which have released records on stalwart indie label Jagjaguwar, have become a household name among…

Album Review: Pink Mountaintops – Get Back

As we approach Austin’s 7th annual Psych Fest hosted by Austin psych-heads The Black Angels, we find a lineup up that stays true to its cosmic breadth.  From electronic button-smashing to four-piece outfits…

Mirror Travel Shares Video for “Mexico,” Plays Psych Fest Saturday

Okay so we have a mega crush on Mirror Travel. We put them on our list of 11 bands you should see at Austin Psych Fest, happening this weekend, and we’ve written about…

UK Psych Pop Band Toy Shares New Video, Plays Psych Fest

UK Psych pop outfit Toy has shared a new video to correspond with their US tour, which includes a date at Austin Psych Fest this weekend. The band plays the Levitation Tent at…

Album Review: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter the Slasher House

With so much hype surrounding Avey Tare’s new band, it would easy to disappoint and fall below expectations. The bar has been set high with Animal Collective’s reputation. However, with Enter the Slasher House…

Album Review: Temples – Sun Structures

Did LSD bring out more music or did the music bring about more LSD? With Foxygen, Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Melody’s Echo Chamber and a slew of other similarly grounded groups on…

Album Review: Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

Contrary to belief, you DO make friends with salad. If Bart Simpson grew up to form a band, no one could better compare than Mac DeMarco. Both children of the 90’s with a knack for…

Loop to Play Austin Psych Fest Among First US Dates in 24 Years

British band Loop took the psychedelic onset of the 1960s and created their own sound that made them one of the premier UK bands of the 1980s, sharing sensibilities with like-minded psych, shoegaze,…

Austin Psych Fest Announces Killer Lineup

You know how sometimes a festival announces a lineup and there are a couple of good bands and you want to see them and then some of the other bands aren’t as interesting…

Temples Share “Mesmerise” from Upcoming LP Sun Structures

Flowing waves of psychedelic sound wash over the listener in UK band Temples’ appropriately named single “Mesmerise” taken from the band’s upcoming Fat Possum album Sun Structures. Borrowing sensibilities from late 60s and early…

Show Preview: Moon Honey at Red 7 Thursday November 21st

Recently, we brought you a video from Louisiana based band Moon Honey. The video and song, which is culled from the bands forthcoming album Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, features lush, ambling, psychedelic arrangement. On Thursday…

Ty Segall at Mohawk with Holy Wave and Hidden Ritual Live Review

Ty Segall performed at the Mohawk at the beginning of the summer, and last night he returned for a show in these closing weeks of the season. Despite Segall having played Austin several…

Ty Segall Performs New Album Sleeper at Mohawk Tuesday August 27th

Those of you who were at Ty Segall’s last sold out show at Mohawk along with us know what a blistering performance the psychedelic rocker can put on. So, we’re betting you’ll be…

Ty Segall Shares Trailer for New Album

The simple acoustic chords that eventually float forward over scenes of Ty Segall sleeping in various locations in the trailer for his newly announced and forthcoming album come as something of a surprise. Will Sleeper,…

Austin Psych Fest Day Two

Rain had been threatening all day, but the weather was holding when I arrived for day two of Austin Psych Fest’s 6th annual event. Missing several artists I had hoped to see, I…

Austin Psych Fest 2013 Day One

For its 6th installment, Austin Psych Fest took a major leap out of a few venues around Austin to a full-fledged, field-style music festival with several sizable stages held just outside of Austin…

Austin Psych Fest Preview: Interview with Elephant Stone

Elephant Stone has toured with Austin Psych Fest creators the Black Angels in recent months and frontman Rishi Dhir is a longtime friend of the band. Elephant Stone will perform at this year’s…

Thee Oh Sees Release Video for “Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster”

Dark and sinister psych rockers Thee Oh Sees have released an aptly dark and sinister video for their song “Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster” taken from their most recent effort, Floating Coffin, which was…

Austin Psych Fest Preview: Interview with The Laurels

Austin Psych Fest commences at the end of this week–in only two days if you count the pre-party festivities that will unfold on Thursday night. The festival has grown epically since it’s inception,…

Interview: The Black Angels’ Christian Bland Discusses Austin Psych Fest 2013

In a week’s time, Austin Psych Fest 2013 will get underway. At the center of the festival are the creators and psych music torchbearers The Black Angels, who recently released a new album,…

A Place To Bury Strangers Play Psych Fest Pre-party, Share Dead Moon Cover

On ThursdayApril 25th, the night before the onset of this year’s Austin Psych Fest, A Place to Bury Strangers will play a show at Mohawk as an official pre-party. Rounding out the outstanding…

Psych Fest Performing Artist Vinyl Williams Breaks Down Psych Music

Vinyl Williams creates psychedelic opuses with elaborate layers and textures. Frontman Lionel Williams has been pretty vocal and philosophical in interviews regarding his production and approach to making music. We reached out to…

Interview with The Shivas Ahead of Austin Psych Fest Appearance

The Shivas, hailing from Portland, have one of the most energetic and captivating live shows around. We should know, since we booked the band to play our SXSW Day Party. You can see…

Album Review: The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

The Black Angels were among the first bands to begin popularizing what has become a massive resurgence of the psychedelic genre. Not that they reinvented the genre, which has certainly remained alive since…

The Besnard Lakes Release Video for “People of the Sticks,” New Album Out Now

Two days after the release of their new album Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO, The Besnard Lakes have released a new video for album single “People of the Sticks.” In the video, mentos-like pills…

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