Are you ready for some wild psych-pop? I know, now you want me to explain to you what psych-pop is. Well, let’s the one concerned, Crystal Shipsss (solo project of Jacob Faurholt) explain it a bit better for us: “the term goes way back, but I haven’t really listened to a lot of old psychedelic bands. Maybe I would mention a band like The Flaming Lips, they at least have psychedelic elements in their music. Psych-Pop was just mentioned in several reviews of CS’ debut album “Yay”, but personally I would probably describe the music as noise-pop. And live, where we are three piece, with Evelyn Marie Malinowski from Experimental Housewife on drums, and William Kudahl Sørensen from Infants on bass, we are pretty noisy and at times heavy.” Continue reading
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Neon Indian – Era Extraña
Neon Indian, aka Alan Palomo, is considered one of the most important representatives of chillwave. After the success of 2009′s ‘Psychic Chasms’, he released some nibbles like ‘Heart: Attack’, first part of an instrumental movement you can find in its new full length, Era Extraña. Recorded in Helsinki, the sophomore album is out Sept. 13 in North America via Paloma’s own Static Tongues imprint, in Europe via Transgressive and via Big Nothing in Japan.
Veronica Falls – Veronica Falls
The English four-piece (half of it is Scottish though) is releasing its S/T full length via Bella Union later this Autumn. After releasing a coule of singles (‘Beachy head’ and ‘Found love in a graveyard’), the band is realising its debut, highly influenced by artists like Primitives, Velvet Underground and Shopping Assistants among others.
Release: Oct. 17
Vermillion Sands is an Italian garage folk band pretty famous in the US, thanks to the release of their 2009’s ‘In the Wood’ via Fat Possum. After the 2010’s ‘Miss Your Gun’ EP (Sacred Bones Records) and the S/T, the band is expecting a new 7″ out via Shit Music for Shit People. Between folk, country rock, this four piece is everything, but Italian music.
Release: Oct. 15
“Six guys from a place you won’t find on google maps”. That’s how Dust introduce themselves. A blues rock band from Milan and nearby, their sound winks at the Doors and the blues from the 60’s. Listen to their album ‘Tuesday Evenings’ via PureVolume.
Ghostchildren is Math Pop/Post-Glam/Dark-Shoegaze/Space Rock and Prog Pop-Rock. The Rome based band released the third album ‘Il Divo’ last december, after some line-up changes and a big improvement, which brought to the creation of a solid fanbase. The only obstacle to their music are Italian lyrics. It can be a challenge to set and learn some foreign languages.
Pretty fascinating noise-rock/pop/punk (?!), SIRS are a three-piece from Chicago, who just released their EP ‘Booh Hoo’, recorded below Chicago’s Humboldt Park. You can taste the EP below via bandcamp.
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lenses Alien
Cymbals Eat Guitars are an indie rock band from Staten Island, New York, who formed in 2005. They released their debut album ‘Why There Are Mountains’ in 2009, and later on toured with Flaming Lips, Bear in Heaven, Los Campesinos!, and The Thermals. After two years the band learnt to collaborate and became more confident. Their second full length Lenses Alien is a record made together by the band, without focusing merely on Joseph D’Agostino.
Released: August 30
Nurses – Dracula
Noisy heavy pop beats are back. After 2009’s ‘Apple’s Acre’, Nurses will release their second full-length next Sept. on Dead Oceans. The entire album was recorded in a cabin, with Aaron Chapman, James Mitchell, and John Bowers collaborating as producers.And while we’ll have to wait until September to get our hands on the full album, they’ve whetted our appetites with ‘Dracula’ opening track, ‘Fever Dreams’, you can find here.
Released: September 19-20
Memoryhouse – The Years EP
The duo of composer Evan Abeele and singer Denise Nouvion from Toronto, Canada, will release on Sub Pop a new version of their EP ‘The Years’. The new version will be out re-recorded, remixed, and re-mastered on September. This version will also enclose two new tracks entitled ‘Modern, Normal’ and ‘Quiet America’.
Released: September 13
The collaboration between the experimental-noise Lightning Bolt and an EP. It’s a pleasantly disturbing, highly psychedelic adventure, which you can taste directly thanks to some videos on YouTube, which allow you to listen to the tracks accompanied by some eclectic imaginery.
1. I’m Working at NASA on Acid
2. I Want to Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage
3. NASA’s Final Acid Bath
4. I Want to Get Damaged But I Won’t Say Hi
Arctic Monkeys – Suck it and See
Genre: Indie Rock
Best Track: Brick by Brick
Bearsuit – The Phantom Forest
Genre: Art-pop, punk pop, indie…?!
Best Track: Tentacles
Colourmusic – My___is Pink
Genre: Noise Rock
Best Track: Pororoca
Metronomy – The English Riviera
Genre: Indie Pop
Best Track: Corinne