Psych

New Track: "Say" - Arch of Love

Consisting of Chelsea Brennan and Chris Schackerman (Literature, Mercury Girls, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Arch of Love recently dropped a new single, “Say,” via 6131 Records. The song stretches in a silky, synth-pop manner, but despite the smooth progression, Brennan voices concern over poor, conflicting communication. That coasting instrumentation contrasts with the turbulence within the relationship. The duo will be performing this Sunday, August 4 at Ortlieb's, on a lineup that also includes Crozet and Hibou.

   

New Track: "Higher Than A Flying Cloud Castle Made of White Light" - Pretend Collective

Pretend Collective’s self-titled debut album is scheduled to arrive on September 13 via The Giving Groove. The ensemble recently shared a new single, “Higher Than A Flying Cloud Castle Made of White Light”. A multidimensional, sonic tower arises as hypnotic, vocal harmonies unfold. It's a graceful, psych groove that draws the listener in and suggests that you should stay for a while.

   

Rogozo's dual album is a sonic journey worth taking, performance set for 08.02

Boston's Rogozo has a brand new double record out titled Nine Lives/Eight Lives and boy does it offer an escape from life's asphyxiating routine. The ambiance in the opening track "Nine Lives" alone is enough to relax the brain's neurons and secrete euphoria. The listener can be lost in the suppleness of the string instruments and keys that open the song and lead toward an intriguing marching drum build-up. The song then cascades the mind into a lake of majestic vocal chants, blinding drum fills, and flourishing guitars. The record continues its art-rock flexing to flash stylish guitar solos and Queen-like enthusiasm in its performance. "Animals" in particular is a cross between the most prominent rock forms of the '70s: punk, glam, and psych merge for a riveting experience. "The Psychic" fast-forwards to the '80s for an electro-tune that displays a furious pace, a smooth bassline, and charming vocal harmonies. "Red City" has a lush piano riff that contrasts with the song's aggressive tone. Rogozo has crafted a sonic journey that is deserving of praise, in its execution as much as in its creativity. The Thunder Road Music Club will be hosting Rogozo on Aug 2nd for a performance sure to be a good time. With so many tracks to choose from, we have to go with the pop-punk tinged "Dream" streaming for you below. - Rene Cobar

   

New QQQ Tape Available for Streaming & Purchase

Shriveling is the new tape from Philly sound sculptor QQQ. Synth-saturated, electro beats generate movement within a mysterious, mercurial setting. Sonics build creating darker corners to explore. You can experience it all live this evening at Johnny Brenda's, where he'll be supporting Mark Redito.

   

Sedge - New Alt-Grunge EP "Translation in Lost", Release Party 07.26

Brand new music from Toronto’s alt-grunge band Sedge. “Translation in Lost” EP will be released Friday July 26. The opening track “Call of the Void” kicks off with a classic grunge crunchy guitar tone. It’s a quick and rowdy tune that possesses catchy melodies along with the dirty rock sound. Sedge is throwing a “Translation in Lost” release party at Junction City Music Hall on Friday July 26th along with Baby Labour, TV Dinner and Cable Coated Nephew. – Kris Gies