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We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year we feel a lot of emotion for what it can bring us in every way. However, before closing 2021 we still have in our sights many things within the musical aspect, particulary our favourite bands of 2021, bands from the great spectrum of garage and psychedelia, a group in which a band like Frankie and the Witch Fingers excel.

The band originally from Los Angeles, California is already in the second five years of its career, officially debuting in 2015. However, it seems that the energy of Frankie and the Witch Fingers has done nothing but increase, creating the fastest and most adrenaline-filled combinations that the spectre of psychedelia presents today. Band members Dylan Sizemore and Nikki Pickle talk about what the band has done so far, what makes psychedelia so interesting and important in today’s music scene.

“We’ve just come back from a pretty long tour and we’re already getting a feel for what it’s like to play live now, as our last show had been in January 2020. It was very exciting to come back and connect with people again. We were still thrilled by the fact that we had a lot of songs that people hadn’t heard live. Some of the newer songs connected well with the rest of our repertoire, so it was very interesting to see how we created a new set. We really enjoy playing our music live, they are written and made with so much dynamics, which makes it very enjoyable to explore them in a live show where we can incorporate new things suddenly.”

The atmosphere of the live shows is something that we not only missed a lot, but also something that puts us in front of endless inspirations for what we do. For the band, this has become fundamental. Hearing and seeing those who make up the same scene has become something natural and necessary for Frankie and the Witch Fingers,since from there they connect with their surroundings and with what can lead them as a group to improve.

“When you see something that you really connect with, that ends up coming out through what you create, so if you see a band that really surprises you with its energy or its precision when playing live that inspires you to get to the same level with your own project or whatever you create. In our case, we remember on tour having the opportunity to see Fuzz. The sound was so big and heavy that it made us think, ‘We need bigger amps.’ We’re definitely influenced by the bands we’ve played with and that’s very beautiful. It helps everyone and when we learn from other talents we grow together.” I think it’s a very healthy thing and a much-needed show of respect and admiration for our music.

On visual issues, the band’s art can seem incredibly chaotic on first inspection, full of vivid colours and flickering images that could stun the viewer in some way. However, it is not too long before finding the perfect relationship between the music of Frankie and the Witch Fingers and their visual art, which makes their creations rise in a way that few bands within their music scene manage to do.

“We are of varied tastes. We are fortunate to be able to use the band as a platform to be able to work with artists we admire and find a connection. Creating bonds with the people we work with greatly influences the aesthetics we give to the band, but I still think that the same relationships we make when playing with other bands creates this exchange of ideas that pushes us to do new things. There’s not necessarily a single example, like a movie or something like that. It’s just this bridge of, ‘I inspire you, you inspire me.’ Many of the creators we’ve worked with simply listen to the song and then come up with ideas. Somehow we have some sytasis where our senses get confused and when we listen to our music we automatically know what we would like to see. Even when we’re writing music I think, ‘This song feels like an army march with intergalactic ships.’ Dylan is also a visual artist and I think that still inspires the people we work with to create a similar style, because that’s what we get to link most commonly with our music.”

Off the new album Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters..

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The winds have picked up. The asphalt below you is starting to shake. The skies are opening up. It could only mean one thing…The Heavy Rollers have returned. Frankie and the Witch Fingers are back with more West Coast witchcraft, more head-splitting psych garage sorcery, more solid jams for your temporal lobes. What we have here are two tracks, a-side Cavehead and b-side Mind’s Eye. It’s deranged, it’s delirious, it’s dangerously delicious. Plus, it rocks.

Brand new Frankie & The Witch Fingers 7” & video for new single “Cavehead”! The new 7″ vinyl is a joint release between The Reverberation Appreciation Society and Greenway Records. The 7″ sold out before we could get this information out today, but there’s much more to come! You can still grab a t-shirt featuring art from the “Mind’s Eye” visualizer video, and check out the “Cavehead” video below.

Frankie product tends to sell out quick these days, so don’t dilly dally. Greenway Records has 100 copies of the 7″ on green wax that you can grab after the ‘buy’ link. Levitation Records has 100 copies on orange vinyl . Get one, get two or get crazy and pair it with a t-shirt. Keep your eyes peeled for a BRAND NEW ALBUM coming soon, y’all. It’s gonna slap your third eye right in the balls.

Frankie and the Witch Fingers, have been mutating and perfecting their high-powered rock n’ roll sound. After savagely touring the USA and Europe, this four-headed beast has shown no signs of relenting—appearing like summoned daemons and dosing crowds with
cerebral party fuel.
The main attraction of Frankie and the Witch Fingers is their explosive performance. With their rowdy and visceral approach to live shows, each member brings their own devilry to induce an experience of bacchanal proportions.
Band Members
Dylan Sizemore,
Shaughnessy Starr,
Josh Menashe,

You know them by now. Dylan Sizemore, Shaughnessy Starr, Josh Menashe and Nikki Pickle make up the highly-praised L.A. garage psychedelicists Frankie and the Witch Fingers.  Well known for their explosive live performances, the band has grown their fanbase exponentially with every new album. Combining insta-catchy hooks with muddy garage guitar tones while stirring in absurdist lyric treatments on top, encountering a Witch Fingers tune is not unlike slipping into a hefty acid-soaked hallucination. Both are wild and unpredictable, but you can bet they’ll guide you safely to the Garden of Eden with minimal wear and tear.

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are a swift kick in the ass for garage psych. Their hooks are sharper, the production isn’t vintage for the sake of vintage, and the recorded material captures the energy of the band’s eccentric live performances perfectly. That’s exactly what they do on Heavy Roller” – (Consequence of Sound).

For the first time via Greenway Records, the record is newly re-mastered and re-packaged with brand new art, the jacket features a UV-Gloss treatment like we’ve never seen before & comes with a full color inner sleeve.  Totally re-imagined, Frankie’s fuzzy dream looks and sounds better than ever!

The first 100 orders come with a brand new & exclusive Heavy Roller iron on patch FREE! Don’t snooze!

Initially released in 2016 on Permanent Records to a quick sellout, Greenway Records has remastered, repackaged and officially respawned Heavy Roller into 2020 to fight back the foggy haze of civil unrest and cabin fever isolation with some tried-and-true out-of-body psychedelic fun and excitement.

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We discovered the Frankie and The Witch Fingers at the Psych Fest in 2018 and they blew our brains out. They recently toured and left a good feeling with the presentation of their latest album ” ZAM “, a one-hour cucumber that combines many influences ranging from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard to Psychedelic Porn Crumpets , but with that Californian drop of a first-timer Ty Segall or the always effective Thee Oh Sees .

The quartet formed by Dylan Sizemore (voice and guitar), Shaughnessy Starr (drums), Josh Menashe (guitar) and Alex Bulli (bass) combine all this and more, wrapping your skull with songs that drag you to an ambiguous feeling of psychodelia and intergalactic dance in equal parts. Their band recently released their fifth album..

The main attraction of Frankie and the Witch Fingers is their explosive performance. With their rowdy and visceral approach to live shows, each member brings their own devilry to induce an experience of bacchanal proportions.

Using absurd lyrical imagery—soaked in hallucination, paranoia, and lust—the band’s M.O. strikes into dark yet playful territory. This sense of radical duality is astir at every turn, in every time signature change. Airy vocal harmonies over heavily serrated riffs. Low-key shamanic roots under vivid high-strangeness. Rambling stretches and punctuated licks. Cutting heads and kissing lips. All this revealing a stereophonic schizophrenia that has flowed throughout their body of work: an ebb & flow of flowery-poppy horror. The band’s latest incarnation is primed to break new sonic ground, edging into the funky and preternatural. Just when you think the trip couldn’t get any weirder, Frankie and the Witch Fingers cranks up the dial, shatters the mundane, and
summons new visions.

Band Members:
Dylan Sizemore – Vox/Guitar
Shaughnessy Starr – Drums
Josh Menashe – Guitar/FX
Alex Bulli – Bass

“ZAM” is out now via NYC’s Greenway Records

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Some nice sitar and Farfisa action going on, here… good pop sensibilities, too..

Los Angeles Psych rockers Triptides have just made their finest album yet !. After the acclaimed Azur (2015) and Afterglow (2017), Triptides are back with their sixth album! With Visitors, the LA based band are probably delivering their most accomplished album yet. Visitors deepens the exploration started with Azur, digging more profoundly into fifty years of psychedelic pop music with the band’s trademarked pristine elegance of melody.

However, the finer production and musical arrangements this time round show a real advance in the band’s ability to capture on record what they offer live: the songs of Glenn Bringman & Josh Menashe never chimed so beautifully or with such mature accomplishment.

L.A.’s Triptides have psychedelia down to a science” (LA Record, US), “This artefact is something especially nice to have and hold and sit alongside The Young Sinclairs, Silver Factory and Allah-Las in your collection. They deserve far more attention than has come along so far” (Shindig)

“The romance that is begining with Triptides will last more than this summer”. (Rock & Folk)


The LP contains 10 songs pressed but CD and Digital contains the full album (12 songs)
Those who wants the two additionnal songs on vinyl can take the Limited edition 7″ (CRM022 Heavy Cloud / My Friend).

Released April 6, 2018

Glenn Brigman : Vocals, guitars, farfisa, mellotron, drums, sitar, electric harpsichord, tambourine
Josh Menashe : Vocals, guitars, bass, farfisa, flute, piano
Modeste Cobián : Flute on Mary Anne and Heavy Cloud
Dylan Sizemore : Backup vocals on Sunday In The Park
Recorded and mixed by Triptides in Los Angeles, CA

In 2016, Triptides continued their momentum as a powerful live act, traveling across The Pond to tour the UK, performing as a headliner at Manchester Psych Fest in addition to shows in London and Brighton. Forging friendships with several of the top psychedelic bands of our time, Triptides joined British sensations Temples in late 2016 on the West Coast leg of their US tour. The ensuing buzz resulted in an invitation to play to a national television and online audience on Last Call with Carson Daly, where the band performed four songs, two of which aired in October 2016 and the other two in February 2017

As the band looks towards the future, Dylan Sizemore has joined the great migration west to Los Angeles, returning to bass, with Shaugnessy Starr bringing his likeminded psychedelic sensibility and style to the drums. The new Triptides record, “Afterglow”, will be dropping this summer on Requiem Pour Un Twister and the band will support the release with a full European tour.


All songs by Brigman / Menashe
Glenn Brigman – Guitars, Vox, Drums, Farfisa, Mellotron, Tambourine
Josh Menashe – Guitars, Bass, Vox, Percussion, Farfisa
Recorded and Mixed by Triptides at the Sun Pavilion in Bloomington, Indiana.