Posts Tagged ‘Psychedelica Rock’

The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is Sean Lennon and his girlfriend, the fashion model Charlotte Kemp Muhl. This song is an ode to the grandson of oil tycoon Paul Getty, who in 1973 was abducted for ransom by Italian kidnappers and had his ear cut off before his grandfather finally agreed to their demands. Paul III was permanently affected by the trauma and became a drug addict and later suffered a stroke, which rendered him speechless, nearly blind and partially paralyzed for the rest of his life.

Sean Lennon does currently resemble his father circa 1969. He and Charlotte Kemp Muhl have been songwriting partners (and also a couple) for six years, progressing from sweet acoustic sketches to the psych-rock of their current album, Midnight Sun, a big, crashy record that salutes Sgt Pepper and air-kisses the Flaming Lips.

With Muhl on bass and four capable, boho-looking utility players whipping up wigged-out guitar spirals and organ swirls, the GOASTT create a swampy, forceful sound. Lennon favours a mic that flattens and frazzles his voice.

Sean Lennon and his psychedelia Rock Band THE GHOST OF THE SABRE TOOTH TIGER ,

Taken from the forthcoming Ep “Live Under London”out now on Energy Snake Records, Saint Agnes is a DIY project by Jon Tufnell from a band called The Lost Souls Club, and Kitty guitarist and keyboard player from the psychedelica band from london Lola Colt, they have recorded an EP called ‘The Good Fight’ in Kitty’s basement. Both of the bands they are in are top notch, killer bands, so the talent was there and proven to begin with. And the end result is one awesome EP of well written, well played psychedelic rock. This is a DIY project that sounds better than most high budget studio albums, crammed with personality, style and intrigue. And now that they have this EP under their belt, there are plans to do some live shows to follow up the Live In London EP,





The first track from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards upcoming album Quarters! out May 2015 on Heavenly Recordings. 

Australia natives King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard get impressively close to peak ’70s psychedelia with their nostalgic sound. Their latest track, “God Is in the Rhythm,” is a mastering in the manipulation of time within a four-minute warped jam session. The ten-minute full-length version makes up a quarter of their upcoming album release “Quarters” , with a medley of melodies, from a wild-west-inspired harmonica appearance to a variety of gentle string solos. Listen to the single edit of “God Is In the Rhythm” below, and catch King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard live when they venture to the U.K. for their summer tour.


Gorgeous track from the terrific album “Flowers Of Ours” from the Philadelphian band Asteroid No4 dreamy shoegazey pop mixed with 60’s pscyhedelia and Latter day space rock, taken from the bands fifth album stoked with reverb, echo and tremelo “Let It Go” echoes the carefree pop of sixties Britain  Having released more than half a dozen albums to date since 1998, featuring Gram Parsons Cosmic American with 1960’s British Invasion the band now live in the San Franscico bay area,

Embracing the new wave of psychedelia, Los Angeles foursome Talk in Tongues definitely has it figured out. Though these guys only started practicing in early 2014, they have already made waves playing Noise Pop and Indigo Fest, as well as opening for Surfer Blood and Phantogram. With production from Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe), their full-length debut, “Alone With a Friend”, this May via Fairfax Recordings. They could be your favourite psych rock band check out “Talk In Tongues” 



American duo The Vacant Lots release their debut album ‘Departure’ via Sonic Cathedral on June 30, 2014 (UK/EU) and July 1, 2014 (US). It will be available on limited-edition half-black, half-white vinyl, CD and as a digital download. ‘Departure’ was mixed and mastered by former Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom and follows previous single releases on Mexican Summer and The Reverberation Appreciation Society, plus an appearance on our very own ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ EP, now recognised as a landmark release in the burgeoning new psychedelic movement.

The key element of The Vacant Lots’ minimalist, primitive rock’n’roll songs is their boundless energy, which tears up the psychedelic rock template with a genuine punk spirit. Combine that with the use of synths and drum machines, and it’s not surprising to see why the band have won over Suicide’s Alan Vega, with whom they will be working very soon. Another famous friend is former Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman (and now Sonic Cathedral label mate) Dean Wareham, who plays guitar on ‘Tomorrow’.

The Vacant Lots recently supported Dean on his US East Coast dates and they will be heading to the UK as guests of The Brian Jonestown Massacre in June and July this year, before further European dates and festival appearances in September. – Sonic Cathedral Records


In 2013, Chilean psych-rockers the Holydrug Couple put out the swirling, spaced-out LP “Noctuary” on Sacred Bones. Gabriela once wrote that Sacred Bones artists sound like they’re always “hanging out together in some dark cave,” and she’s right. But if the Holydrug Couple are huddled in that deep cavern, they’re the ones closest to the opening, gazing heavenward at a glittering aurora borealis. That’s what the appropriately named “Dreamy,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album, “Moonlust”, resembles: an endless expanse of colorful night sky. But this new taste of the Holydrug Couple definitely grooves more than anything on Noctuary. Maybe members Ives Sepúlveda and Manuel Parra were jamming to some soul artists during the recording process? The band shouted out both Aretha Franklin and Air as inspirations, which does suggest “Moonlust” will transcend its predecessor’s neon-psych bubble.

The Lucid Dream and the song “Hits Me Like I’m Stoned” a band that has played every one of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, a gorgeous event at the end of September. They are jangly psychedelia, in the style traditional psychedelia’ this track is taken from the previous album “Love In My Veins’ is a heady and glorious psychedelic nugget’ its full of Reverb drenched majesty.
‘The Lucid Dream stand out as bright as a lighthouse beam. Having toured with Sonic Boom recently you get the sense that the baton was being silently passed on.’

From the LP Surrealistic Pillow, is the second album by American rock band Jefferson Airplane, released in February 1967 as RCA Victor It is the first album by the band with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden. The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard album chart,


Original drummer Alexander “Skip” Spence had left the band in mid-1966, replaced by Los Angeles jazz drummer Spencer Dryden, a nephew of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin. New lead vocalist Grace Slick, formerly with another San Francisco rock band called the Great Society, joined the Airplane in the fall of 1966. Slick, Dryden and guitarist-songwriter Paul Kantner formed the core of the best-known line-up of the group, which would remain stable until Dryden’s departure in early 1970. The album is considered to be one of the quintessential works of the early psychedelic rock and 1960s counterculture

The Brian Jonestown Massacre was formed in San Francisco in 1990. The band has had over 40 members since then, but its driving force and main songwriter is Anton Newcombe. Other prominent members have included Matt Hollywood, Dean Taylor, Jeff Davies, Brian Glaze, and Joel Gion. Their sound is heavily influenced by the sounds of the 1960s, but also carries influences from , , , and genres.