Tag Archives: psychedelic pop

temples at teragram ballroom
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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Royal Canoe at The Hi Hat Los Angeles
Royal Canoe outgrow bar shows with their arena-ready sound at Hi Hat debut

About three songs into their set at the Hi Hat in Highland Park this past Friday, it became clear that Royal Canoe had graduated from playing small bars and clubs like the one they were currently in, and were pining for a venue that could hold their grandiose atmospherics. Surging forward on their washed out, […]

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Yeasayer
Yeasayer abandons synth-pop for the psychedelic-gospel with New Album “Amen and Goodbye”

If there ever existed such a thing as a modern art album, Amen & Goodbye, Yeasayer’s fourth studio attempt, would undoubtedly be it. As eloquently bewildering as ever, the New York experimental rock outfit successfully disembark from the restrictions of melodic, synth-pop constructions as they explore the fringes of their bizarre expressionism. Caught somewhere between the […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra lay down the layers and brass at sold-out Fonda Theatre gig

I wasn’t expecting Wednesday night to be so much fun but Unknown Mortal Orchestra really knows how to put on a show. I’ve had friends tell me UMO were terrible live, and I haven’t listened to them enough to form a solid opinion, but Ruban Nielson and crew won me over. UMO’s sound and arrangements […]

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Yeasayer
Watch Yeasayer’s oddly fabulous new video for “I Am Chemistry”

If you thought Bowie’s recent music video was weird, wait until you see Yeasayer’s new video for new song “I Am Chemistry.” The eclectic psycheldic pop trio are back and keeping it interesting with their fabulously odd new video for “I Am Chemistry.” The song comes from the band’s new album Amen & Goodbye. With a […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s trippy new video for “Ur Life One Night”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have revealed the official video for “Ur Life One Night.” The Bollywood-looking video is quite the trip chockfull of sexy goddesses, animation, horse puppet-men and kaleidoscopes of dancing humans. The song is taken from Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest album release, Multi-Love. Directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson, the video is quite the exotic […]

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Win tickets to Of Montreal with Pillar Point at The Mayan

Of Montreal are back in Los Angeles with a headlining performance scheduled for this Thursday, Oct. 16th! We last caught the experimental indie pop outfit at the Echoplex last November while touring in support of their twelfth studio album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar. Now the band led by frontman Kevin Barnes, is working on their next […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |