Psych

These People's "Mind Reading" is a psychic heatwave

The psych-surf sound of “Mind Reading,” the new single by Long Beach-based outfit THESE PEOPLE, evokes memories of strange summers of years past, wherein tall tales become so exaggerated that you can’t tell where the facts end and the fiction begins. Swelling heatstroke guitar lines in tandem with an echoed-out vocal performance add to the track’s distant and foggy nature, and its quick transitions between major and minor modes prevent the track from ever finding solid footing. These elements combined make for an engaging listening experience, one that evokes a bit of Surfer Blood, a bit of Grateful Dead circa Blues for Allah, and a whole lot of Timothy Leary. Dip out for a bit and stream it below.

   

Spiral Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy recently released their self-titled debut album. This is spaced out Psych music of flautist/painter Sara Gossett and treated guitar/machines manipulator Plastic Crimewave. For this recording they were joined by Makoto Kawabata, Jean-Hervé Péron, Ryley Walker, Alisha Sufit, Hands of Hydra, Taralie Peterson, Will Maclean, Matthew Shaw, Christian Luke Brady, and Jean-Marie Varain.

This project has a unique approach to '60's and '70's Krautrock with modern elements and explorations hidden through out.

   

PREMIERE: LUKKA's psych sound goes electro in new video "Feed Me"

“God keeps rushing through your fingers, as the hour of life slowly disappears.” Such cryptic statements are an old hat for New York psych performer LUKKA, who on new song “Feed Me” splits the difference between the metaphysical and tangible through an engrossing mix of electronic and psychedelic. Notably more synth-driven than the project’s 2018 debut ENCOUNTER, the track’s momentum is found in an abiding, lively arpeggio and strengthened by lush, echoing power chords evocative of outfits like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and POND. This blend keeps things grounded yet atmospheric, incorporating the right amount of psych headiness and keyboard-friendly indie; such instrumentation also provides the perfect space for LUKKA’s free-form lyricism, a spacey falsetto that modulates between themes empirical and spiritual (and which inevitably become entangled in the track’s later half). You can stream the track now, as well as watch its visuals (created by artists Simone Brillarelli and Nicola Giorgio) below.

   

Los Black Dogs "Cúrame el Alma"

Los Black Dogs have released a new single called "Cúrame el Alma". This is the band's second single and follow-up to 2019's "Fuego". The Mexican Rock band blends Spanish and English in through out their lyrics and traditional and Psych Rock elements through out their sound.

This is the work of Juan Valdez (vocals/voz), Ricardo Orozco (guitar/guitarra), Joel Ezquivel (bass/bajo), and Gerardo Varela (drums/bateria).

   

Varsity "Reason To Run"

Varsity is planning to release their latest album, Fine Forever, via Run For Cover on May 29th. This week they released the album's latest single, "Reason To Run", and it accompanying visuals below.

This is the band's third album follow-up 2018's acclaimed Parallel Person, and "Reason To Run" is the album second single following-up the album's lead single and opening track "Runaway".