As you probably know by now, I am frequently looking for solid rock n roll, fast paced music in a sea of what seems like nothing but slow burner music. Today my friends in Brighton based Strange Cages have this new song entitled “False Prophet Death Waltz” that is fulfilling my rock needs. This song doesn’t mess around as it kicks things off from the moment you hit play with a swirling lead guitar, banging drums and a screeching vocal delivery. Imagine if QOTSA had a more 60s psych rock sound.
Strange Cages will release new EP Silver Queen in September via Vallance Records.
The shoegaze and post-punk genre is pretty saturated in our music scene right now, so it’s nice when you find a band who do it right or add something new. Tucson based Mute Swan do exactly that with this new track and video called “Enough Fun”. It’s super washed out with an insane amount of heaviness and crazy guitar reverb. It’s like Colourmusic meets Clap Your Hands. Ya dig.
Right around a month ago a band called Hearty Har from L.A. hit me up with some songs they were looking to get out into the world. Well, now song number two entitled “Radio Man ’56” is ready for your ever awaiting ears. This one is a great blend of Bowie style, mid-70s themed psych pop music. I’m also once again impressed with the tightness of the band and the overall quality of the performance. Well done once again.
As some of us continue to say that guitar driven rock is a dying thing, I dare you to check out this new one called “Willow Valley Blues” from German based duo Pretty Lightning. With a psych rock theme, one will immediately notice the heavy guitars, wailing organ, tight drums, and majorly distorted vocals. Guitars are alive and well my friends!
Pretty Lightning will release The Rhythms of Ooze on November 10th via Fuzz Club.
In the never ending quest to find something new and unique, it can sometimes become more painful than it should be. But then, hold the phone, a song like “Alive” from Richmond based Doll Baby and everything comes together. It’s a little bit of slower psych rock to start out, but wait for it, the song explodes about midway through and turns in to this slasher ready punk rock song. The vocal delivery from Julie Storey is about as good as it gets. For real.
Maybe stop what you’re doing right now and check out this hot new track “Creation Frustration” from L.A. based band Hearty Har. It’s like if MGMT, Portugal the Man., and you’re favorite weird psych band all got together and made babies. You cant deny the band has one hell of a lot of energy and sound like one of the tightest groups I’ve heard in a while. Carry on.
Stay tuned for more from Hearty Har in the future.
My man Dustin Lovelis is killing it today with his slick and bright new single “Tompkinsville”. The track, in a short amount of time, mixes elements of slacker rock and psych rock while throwing in a bit of brightness to keep things feeling light. The Long Beach based songwriter will surely impress you on this hot ass Tuesday.
Less than a month ago I shared a tasty new rock n roll track from Brooklyn based BIRDS and I’m excited to bring you another new song from the group today. This new one called “Scatter” treats us yet again to some straight up rock music with a bit of fuzz and psych elements to boot. It’s time for you to get this band on your radar if you haven’t done so already.
Brooklyn based rockers Sun Voyager is a band that has long earned praise here on ATH. Their music is always heavy and always rocking, similar to bands like Ty Segall or even local group Swords. Today they’ve shared with me this incredible new track “Trip”. If you were dragging on your Friday morning, this song will surely wake your ass up and set you right. Enjoy.
Sun Voyager will be releasing their debut self-titled LP soon. Stay tuned.
You know how the story goes right? I’ve never heard of a band prior to today, but they impressed me with a memorable single… blah blah. You’ve heard it before and it’s happening again today with this new single called “Cupo” from Australian based act The Tambourine Girls. At its core, the song is most definitely of the psych rock genre and the band execute inside that sound quite well. Production is tight, the washed out vocals fit in perfectly, and musicianship is spot on. Carry on.
The Tambourine Girls will release their self-titled debut album on November 4th.