Posts Tagged ‘Psych Pop’

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Blossoms – the band we first introduced awhile back after seeing them at the Cookie Jar in Leicester some 18 months ago – have shared the video to the title track from their new ‘Blown Rose’ EP, out today (July 31st) via Virgin EMI.

Produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey at Parr St, with the lead track mixed by David Wrench (Caribou / Jungle /Jamie xx), the EP sees Blossoms expand on their first two releases, channelling their signature style, which melds scintillating psych pop with hypnotic hooks and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll on the side.

Blossoms are performing at Kendal Calling and Y Not Festival this weekend and will appear at Reading and Leeds Festival next month prior to a full UK autumn tour.

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Lightning Bug started out as a group of best friends. When you hang out that much, I guess you just start making things together. We made music with no real ambition to share it with people, but found ourselves with enough songs for a full-length album. So we self-released “Floaters” at the end of January 2015 and now, we’re here, playing shows, making more music. Still friends, but also a band.

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This album has a bit of everything,

There’s some electro pop, folk, classical, ambient – the list goes on. Some beautiful moments – check it out.

 

ing. There’s some electro pop, folk, classical, ambient – the list goes on. Some beautiful moments – check it out.

 

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Shelflife Records presents the debut EP from Los Angeles based The Turns, a band who looks and sounds like the product of Creation Records 1989, but apply their own twist and turns to make their music uniquely modern. This EP was originally planned for a mid-2015 release, but we are releasing it early in digital-only format in cooperation with Lollipop Records who are making the EP available on limited edition cassette.

The Turns are Michael Eng (Lead Vox/Guitar), Danny Winebarger (Vox/Guitar), Marco Cortes (Bass) and Johnny Toomey (Drums). They have been playing live relentlessly in Southern California and were invited to play the official 2014 Austin Psych Fest party at the request of the “Committee to Keep Music Evil”.

For fans of: The House of Love, Spacemen 3, Jesus & Mary Chain, Loop, Ride

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Having just come back from a European tour and celebrated the release of their debut album on 16th March, Charles Howl, a London-based brit-psych group announce a new double A single taken from ‘Sir Vices’: ‘Lunacy’ & ‘Sighed At Me’.

Founded by two members of The Proper Ornaments, Charles Howl are some of the last children of the ‘80s, and with a Britpop upbringing, it is no wonder they have produced an album that sounds like My Bloody Valentine channeling The Stone Roses, while maintaining a contemporary charm.

charleshowlmusic:Absolutely delighted to share the first track of our debut LP ‘Sir Vices’, out March 9 via Ample Play! Give it a listen over on NME Magazine: http://bit.ly/1C7PTMN<br /><br />
photo by Suzy Creamcheese

Charles Howl will be playing at the Great Escape Brighton May 2015

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Sudden Death of Stars. Think The Byrds, Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre, made in Brittany.

Ample Play were set to go to a small festival that The Sudden Death of Stars were playing at, but weren’t able to make it. However, we were so intrigued with the music that we arranged to meet them the next time we were in France. The rendez-vous was a vinyl record fair, rather than having any difficulties finding them, they popped as an instant group. After lengthy discussions over lots of French drinks, the band and Ample Play decided to collaborate.

Initially the label was drawn to the integration of the sitar as displayed on ‘Supernovae’, but listening to tracks like ‘I’ll Be There’ we realised that they could turn their hands to anything.

Sudden Death of Stars. Think The Byrds, Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre, made in Brittany.

Ample Play were set to go to a small festival that The Sudden Death of Stars were playing at, but weren’t able to make it. However, we were so intrigued with the music that we arranged to meet them the next time we were in France. The rendez-vous was a vinyl record fair, rather than having any difficulties finding them, they popped as an instant group. After lengthy discussions over lots of French drinks, the band and Ample Play decided to collaborate.

Initially the label was drawn to the integration of the sitar as displayed on ‘Supernovae’, but listening to tracks like ‘I’ll Be There’ we realised that they could turn their hands to anything.

Taken Over by The Turns, out now! on Lolipop Records, The Turns – Taken Over (On the Gone EP available on Shelflife Records/ Lolipop Records…. it’s The Turns – “s/t” (CASSETTE Only)
SERIOUSLY AMAZING, LOS ANGELES,  MOP-TOP PSYCH-POP!!!, Debut EP out now On LOLIPOP RECORDS!!! THIS IS A MUST HAVE!!!
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When you can get a real reaction out of David Letterman, a jaded and sarcastic old motherfucker who’s probably seen everything, Whatever happens for the rest of their careers, the members of Foxygen can say that they did that. Last night, the L.A. psych-poppers made their TV debut on Letterman, playing How Can You Really,” the first single from their 2014 double album …”And Star Power”. They seized that moment for everything it was worth. They brought a huge backing band, including an energetically choreographed trio of backup singers, and they played with all the spazzy, erratic glam-rock energy they could summon. It was quite a sight. Letterman loved it: “That’s all we’re looking for, for god’s sakes! No more phone calls! We have a winner, ladies and gentlemen!” Watch it all happen below.

“Violet Woods is a Byrdsian/Spector affair, it is beautifully produced and full of well crafted pop songs. An impressive debut from Violet Woods and on the strength of this album, a band I hope I am able to check out live soon.

Violet Woods was formed in Cambridge in 2011, stemming from the desire to explore sounds of 60s London psychedelia and Nuggets style compilations. By juxtaposing the 12 string jangle of the Byrds with surf basslines and rolling beats, they impart their own take on this period while bringing it into the present with Stereolab / Broadcast flavoured retro synth vibes and ghostly vocals.
 
Melbourne‘s the Crepes first step as a band turned out to be a gigantic floating leap.
The five-piece’s debut single,”Ain’t Horrible”, is pop perfection; a slow-flowing pastel colored storm that jars all the beauty and whimsy living below psych-pop’s underground and pull it up to full bloom in its wash.  While I traipse through the blotted meadows, make sure to look out for the Crepes‘ forthcoming debut EP due for release in 2015.
It’s chill and laid back like Dick Diver, Mac DeMarco, Twerps, but the chorus actually reminds me of a lo-fi version of Grizzly Bear with it’s careful drumming and vocal layering. It’s a pleasant mix between slacker lyrics such as “I just want to go back to bed” and the delicate craftsmanship of a band not content with just lounging around their house for the rest of their youth.

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Urgent yet dreamy, this breathtaking dose of psychedelia mixes ethereal female harmonies, a soaring melody, and surging beats to dazzling effect. Indie-pop duo Beverly is a project comprised of singer/drummer Frankie Rose and Drew Citron of New York pop stylists Avan Lava, the latter of which wrote the songs that make up the project’s debut LP, “Careers” (Rose pitched in on drums and vocal harmonies). So Beverly is less a true duo than a vehicle for Citron’s compositional voice—Rose has since returned her focus to her solo career, and Citron will flesh out Beverly tracks live with the help of an all new band—and the material reflects Citron’s smart choices with respect to genre and style.

Careers Tracklisting
1. Madora 0:00 ,
2. Honey Do 2:35,
3. Planet Birthday 5:43,
4. All The Things 8:55,
5. Yale’s Life 11:53,
6. Ambular 15:06,
7. Out on a Ride 17:24,
8. Hong Kong Hotel 19:35,
9. You Can’t Get It Right 22:27,
10. Black and Grey 25:30,