Tag Archives: psych pop

Poolside share sunny and celebratory “Around the Sun” single alongside LP announcement

Tropical nu-disco group Poolside announced their new album Low Season alongside the release of a blissful new single called “Around the Sun.” The duo tapped fellow Angelenos Amo Amo to contribute vocals to the sundrenched celebration of a year passed. The track comes on the heels of Poolside’s fall single, “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’,” which […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Dream Phases Channels More Than Just the Sound of the Sixties as Brandon Graham’s New Psych Rock Venture

The summer of love inspires much of today’s indie rock world, but few contemporary bands manage to achieve what Dream Phases has set out to. The fairly new psych rock outfit is led by Brandon Graham, supported by his brother Shane and frequent collaborator Keveen Baudouin; their Harvard and Stone residency last January marked their […]

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Grizzle Bear at Apogee Studio -- Photo: Dustin Downing
Grizzly Bear Shone in KCRW’s Diamond Apogee Session

KCRW celebrated a milestone this past week with their 75th Apogee Studio Session. Jason Bentley, the station’s weekday morning DJ and our host for the evening, recounted the previous 74 with glee. “Remember Ryan Adams just played for hours? As people left for the night, he’d wave goodbye and keep playing…what a fun night,” he […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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M83 immerses Greek Theatre into an effervescent pool of their colossal soundscapes, Yeasayer kick things off

Making their long awaited return to the Greek Theatre on Friday night, M83 seemed to borrow from the vast endlessness of the cosmos above to fuel their epic soundscapes. Led by the harrowingly triumphant wails of synth-wizard Anthony Gonzalez, the band poured out their sonics so that they filled the entirety of the Greek like […]

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Steven Ward |
La Femme
La Femme roll out a fierce psych pop frenzy at The Regent

After making a spectacular appearance at Orange County’s annual Beach Goth, France’s La Femme made another stop in downtown Los Angeles last Tuesday night. The eager crowd piled in as friends of La Femme started the evening off, The Pesos and The Buttertones. As if fans of La Femme needed any more pumping up, The […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
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Temples bring their psychedelic-rock to the Teragram Ballroom

Temples have always been under-the-radar purveyors of the neo-psychedelic rock scene, dealing in the same addictive, trippy distortions as fellow contemporaries Tame Impala, albeit in a much more accessible way. Their warped soundscapes, filled to the brim with lush synth hooks and dizzying medley’s, are not intensely austere that you are reduced to simply swaying back […]

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Steven Ward |
Sunflower Bean
Sunflower Bean delivers brilliant set full of thrash and warm fuzzies at Constellation Room

Brooklyn psych pop trio, Sunflower Bean played a beautiful set this past Sunday at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana. Barley out of their teens, the group has been on an extensive North American tour since March. Not just musicians, the band are also activists that use their music to raise awareness for a good […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Jacco Gardner gives fans at Wayfarer Costa Mesa a lush and encapsulated show experience

Jacco Gardner Hailing from Holland with a vintage dreamy sound, Jacco Gardner visited the Wayfarer in Costa Mesa as part of his five week US tour. Gardner is quite the musician having mastered the clarinet, guitar, violin, keyboards and bass as a child and then adding in harpsichord, mellotrons, song writing, sound engineering and more […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
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Stream: Vinyl Williams shares new single “Space Age Utopia”

Los Angeles psych rocker, Vinyl Williams has shared a dreamy new song “Space Age Utopia.” The single is the second to be shared from his forthcoming new album, Into. While Williams’ 2012 debut LP Lemniscate had us pleasantly lost in a spiritually-charged shoegaze psych record, his new album Into leaves behind the DIY lo-fi production and delivers […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |