Psych

Trans-Atlantic outfit Lokomoko drops new LP "Go Mi Ka Di Da Be" 11.15

Lokomoko arrives in Brooklyn to release their new album "Go Mi Ka Di Da Be" on November 15th. The project, led by songwriter Mario Schöning, began the album in Schöning's hometown of Hamburg, Germany. Now in New York, Schöning releases this collection of songs, opening up a new audience of ears to his transcendental alt-pop sound. Fans of Ratatat or Ariel Pink will find the retro flair and wailing synths fascinating; you can get a sample of them on the single "Everything Ever Ever." Take a look at the music video for the song below. - Will Sisskind

   

Plain Jade - Psychedelic Debut "Anagram", Horseshoe 11.17

Plain Jade are a throwback psychedelic band from Toronto lead by Cameron Brown along with Tom Valkanas, Rachel Gerry, Chris Rikkerink and Charlie Wear. They released their debut single earlier this year titled “Anagram”. This tune really feels like it was from the 60’s with the reverb filled jangly guitar. It has a grittiness to it while not losing any sonic quality. The lead guitar has some surfy vibes and the extra percussion adds a great element to the track. Plain Jade will be opening up for Mikal Cronin as well as Shannon Lay on November 17th at the Horseshoe Tavern. – Kris Gies

   

Jimbo - Crank Up the Fuzz on New EP "Where the Vultures Gather"

Kingston psych-rockers Jimbo are back with a new EP “Where the Vultures Gather”. The first track rips right off the hop. “Mamawawa” has the fuzz cranked all the way up for the opening riff. The verse smooths out with a rolling bassline and laid back vocals. The fuzz can’t be silenced for long though as it fires back up and your head will bang with approval. The solo is an absolute shredder too! “Where the Vultures Gather” is available on their bandcamp page now! Jimbo rocks The Monarch Tavern on Saturday November 16th along with Kiss the Fish and Joe Mcleod. – Kris Gies

   

Lexica unearth "lost" album, release trippy single "Faint Hue"

Lexica, an experimental group formed in the burgeoning arts scene in mid-Nineties Harlem, have released Lost & Left To Be Imagined, an album which up until now never saw the light of day. The 2002 recording, which featured the trippy proto-EDM stylings of Lorraine Lelis, Stephen Krieger, and Erik Laroi, was well-hyped before its release, but ended up in the dustbin of history. However, the band was finally able to unearth it, and with it, the single "Faint Hue", a shimmering song which features Lelis's layered vocals, the relaxing and haunting beats of Kreiger, and the subtle but powerful guitar work of Laroi. Give this long-lost track a listen for yourself down below. - Will Sisskind

   

Post Animal “ Safe Or Not”

Post Animal has released a new single called “Safe or Not” to kick off of their tour with Twin Peaks. This is the first new song from the Psych Rock band since the release of their 2018 album, When I Think Of You In A Castle.

This is the work Dalton Allison (bass), Jake Hirshland (guitar/keyboard), Javi Reyes (guitar), Wesley Toledo (drums), and Matt Williams (guitar).