Sleepy psychedelia here from VELVET MORNING. New track Barett Land is mellow and meandering, and ode to the age of free love and the audio accompaniment to a stroll in a cosmic park.
The excellent Burger Records are throwing parties across the globe this week with the UK leg being held at the Shacklewell Arms on Friday 8th March.
Entry, like all the best things in life, is free with a limited supply of Sailor Jerry rum provided for early arrivals. Check out the event page for all the necessary info.
Our good friends over in Australia, AU.RA have shared another track today. Pyramid continues where previous track Morning left off, launched with feedback and bending guitars, Pyramid develops with a surging bass line, allowing the layers of reverb to carry Tom Crandles’ airy vocals and ends with him flying off in to the distance as the track plays out.
Stream and download below:
Don’t let the fact that Urban Outfitters and Modular co-produced the video for Mind Mischief by TAME IMPALA,turn you off. It is actually one of the best video you’ll lay your eyes on this year.
In the first half if the vid a student is having some hot sexy time with an older school teacher, nothing mesmerising if you’ve seen The Graduate. Then you get a 10 sec close shot of the teacher’s bum. Nothing mesmerising if you’ve seen Sebastien Tellier’s video for Look. But THEN, half way through,the video transitions into a trippy psychedelic sex animation and it’s definitely worth five and a half minutes of your time. (Time by yourself, not at work or with underaged kids or your parents, that would just be sick.)
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA will release their new, appropriately titled, album II on 5th February through Jagjaguwar. Smokey R&B indebted track So Good At Being In Trouble will be getting a video directed by experimental film maker Danny Perez, staring actor and musician Chris Mintz-Plasse in the coming weeks but for now you’ll have to make do with just the audio.
South London noise bearers VISION FORTUNE are always looking to push the boundaries. Their songs encourage hallucinations of a future dystopian wasteland of cold metal and dark skies.
The video project for their Night Jukes EP (above) is shot with a setup of seven cameras positioned in an arc. Stare at it long enough, with their repetitive tones blaring in the background, and you could end up in a state of deep psychosis.
There is variety and development in their growing catalogue of songs too,with the soon to be released split single EP on Italian Beach Babes sounding heavy, fuller and incorporating extra sonic elements to their unique drone musings.
**We will be announcing the special guests here on SEXBEAT on Friday.**
STEP-PANTHER have covered The Castaways’ 60s gem Liar Liar as part of an Australian tribute album to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of garage nuggets.
Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era is being put out be Warner Music AU and filled with cover versions of classics by a variety of new Aussie bands large and small. Stream below, take a peak at the whole thing here and listen to the original.
Bournmouth’s HAZEY & THE J’S have uploaded another couple of their tracks to stream. The provocatively titled Cocktease is the b-side to new single It’s Fantasy Man. All sprawling organ tones and off-kilter vocal patterns.
Bonus track from the forthcoming release is the echoing dream-pop of Walking Too. Stream all the tracks below.
TAME IMPALA are set to release their interestingly titled new album Lonerism in October and as a little insight into the sounds of what’s to come, they’re giving away this free download of Apocalypse Dreams. A familiar nostalgic six minute jam with more psychedelic runs than a tie dye T-shirt. Download from Modular People below.
TOWNS‘ recent release of Just Everything is flying the flag for the revitalisation of authentic early 90’s shoegaze. They deliver a barrage of psychedelic guitar noise, drowning in a flood of fuzz and feedback, yet formulated into perfect pop song structures with relatively delicate and beautifully harmonised vocals.
The single is direct, intelligently dynamic and is worthy of demanding attention.
Just Everything is out now through Howling Owl Records on cassette tape and digital download.