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“Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

After last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local psych artist, né Lionel Williams, has created not just one but 11 […]

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Lucille Furs
Lucile Furs’ new album ‘Another Land’ buds with all those delicious yesteryear sounds

Lucille Furs are making their way to Los Angeles with a headline show date at the Bootleg Theater on Thursday, March 21. The psych-pop quintet just released their second album ‘Another Land’ via Requiem Pour Un Twister. The 13-track LP is filled with exotic psychedelic gems that will do just that: take you to “another […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Get Caught Overheating With Fever Feel Tonight at Harvard and Stone

If your favorite Beatles song is “Revolution 9,” then you’ll love Fever Feel. Even if you have little respect for that comparison, keep reading—the Canadian three-piece is creative in the best ways. The band has a self-titled album due out next week, on September 14th to be exact; get a first look at their psychedelic […]

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imaad Wasif
Interview: Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Imaad Wasif often feels like he not of this world. His realm is not physical, though it is tangible. I had the opportunity to pose him some questions about his recent record, Great Eastern Sun, and his career in general to get a chance to understand him and the process behind his profoundly moving work. […]

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Chicano Batman
Chicano Batman wrap epic hattrick of sold-out gigs at Fonda Theatre with opening acts El Haru Kuroi and Khruangbi

After touring all over the country, Los Angeles band Chicano Batman finally landed back home with three sold out shows at the Fonda Theatre.  Tickets were in great demand after the first two shows were sold out a third night had to be added. The band did not come alone, they brought a stellar line-up […]

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Kikagaku Moyo
All the way from Japan, Kikagaku Moyo dose Los Angeles with their “feel good” psych rock at the Echoplex

Kikagaku Moyo is a Japanese psychedelic band from Tokyo. They coin their sounds as feel good music and once you experience them, you understand why. On Monday night in Los Angeles, the Echoplex was filled with the curious and the lovers of these trippy sounds. Long hair, electric guitars, drums, tambourine and even a sitar were […]

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Ty Segall
Ty Segall Debuts New Single “Orange Color Queen,” Announces Self-Titled Album, Tour with L.A. Dates at Teragram

San Francisco’s experimental rock wunderkind Ty Segall is back with tender folk ballad “Orange Color Queen” Usually one for avant-garde garage rock with heavy distortion, Ty Segall’s latest single “Orange Color Queen” off his upcoming ninth studio album due January 27th via Drag City is certainly a departure with its mellow, acoustic tone. Oozing psychedelic […]

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Animal Collective at The Observatory
Animal Collective bring the psychedelic funk to Observatory

It might take two to tango, but for Animal Collective, it’ll always take three to bring the funk. The trifecta that makeup the Maryland-based collective have become something of an enigma the past few years, elevating their already smart, avant-garde productions into something even more iconic. As they took the stage at the Observatory Wednesday night, […]

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Ty Segall to Perform Two Nights at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge

Los Angeles just can’t seem to get enough of Ty Segall. The multi-faceted human is pretty much in high demand, always. Whether with the Muggers, GØGGS or solo, there isn’t a show Segall doesn’t sell out. Just a couple weeks ago he headlined The Smell’s benefit show at the Teragram Ballroom and it quickly sold-out. […]

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Primal Scream
Primal Scream return to Los Angeles with concert date at The Regent

Primal Scream are back in Los Angeles with a headlining show date at The Regent. The Scottish alt rockers will take over the Downtown Los Angeles venue on Saturday, November 5. Most recently, Primal Scream released their 11th studio album, Chaosmosis on March 18th via their very own First International label by way of Ignition Records. Written and produced […]

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Vinyl Williams
Stream Vinyl Williams’ new single “Riddles Of The Sphinx” — New Album Brunei Aug. 26

Los Angeles purveyor of psychedelic splendor, Vinyl Williams has shared a new single titled “Riddles of the Sphinx”. With a brilliant visual companion designed by Williams himself, the new track is available to stream below. “Riddles Of The Sphinx” is the first song reveal off Vinyl Williams’ forthcoming album Brunei. Full of otherworldly sounds, “Riddles […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
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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Mind Monogram
Video Premiere: Los Angeles chamber psych group Mind Monogram drop debut video “Howls”

With two hazy EPs under their belts — each released in March and April of 2015 — Los Angeles band Mind Monogram have shared the video for their gorgeous dream-pop symphony, “Howls.” The song is lush with enchanting psychedelic soundscapes and all but a few enticing croons. If acts like Explosions In The Sky, Tame […]

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Yeasayer
Yeasayer bring their rabble-rousing psychedelia to the Fonda Theatre

Illuminated by the glowing silhouettes that joined them onstage–which ranged from ghoulishly unnerving and strangely ethereal, as searing white lights poured out of their eyes and mouths–the psychedelic dynamo that is Yeasayer made their return to the Fonda Theatre late Wednesday night. As a particularly distracting cutout of Mark Twain glared at me from the […]

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Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Radiohead blanket all existence in the anxious shadow of A Moon Shaped Pool’s psychedelic-folk

“And in your life, there comes a darkness/This spacecraft blocking out the sky/And there’s nowhere to hide,” so begins Radiohead’s ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool, and for the next fifty-two long minutes, Thom Yorke and company endeavor to blot out the sun and encapsulate all existence in the anxious shadow of their psychedelic-folk […]

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Autolux to perform at El Rey Theatre — stream new album “Pussy’s Dead”

Coming off that sweet Coachella high, Los Angeles experimental rock trio Autolux are set to headline  the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, July 23. If you missed out on Coachella or Autolux’s set, here’s your chance to vindicate yourself with one of L.A.’s finest acts. Produced by Boots (Beyonce, Run the Jewels), Autolux just released their […]

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White Denim Showcase Their Talent and Technical Abilities With Nearly Non-Stop Performance at Teragram Ballroom

White Denim are a group of incredibly talented and technical musicians. Their latest album, Stiff, and live improvisation skills are a testament of their abilities. Heavy leading bass lines and intricate guitars filled the Teragram Ballroom on Thursday night to a nearly sold-out room. Between songs and jam sessions the band left little room for […]

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Hot New Music: Stream Sand Babes New Song “Lush” – West Coast Tour Dates Announced

When we last caught up with Echo Park locals Sand Babes they had just premiered the sweet psychedelic elixir known as “Carousel” and they were knocking our socks off live with an impressive set at Echo Park Rising. The band is back in action sharing with us their new single “Lush” due out on 7″ […]

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L.A. Witch
Video Premiere: L.A. Witch share haunting new live video for “Kill My Baby Tonight”

The fierce and foxy ladies of L.A. Witch are performing at The Roxy tonight in West Hollywood. To celebrate their hometown gig, the trio has premiered with Grimy Goods a cryptic new live video of their song “Kill My Baby Tonight”. The video, matching the band’s lo-fi and fuzzy sound protrudes with some creepy visual […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
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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Sandra B. Olinger |
EFG
Video Premiere: Watch EFG’s captivating new video for “Suzanne”

Los Angeles trio, EFG (formerly known as Electric Flower Group) just signed to LA-based Bodan Kuma and are currently in the studio working on a new EP and a full length record which will be set for release in 2016. The group led by the eclectic guitarist and vocalist, guitarist Imaad Wasif (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Lou Barlow, Alaska) […]

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Mystic Braves
Stream Mystic Braves’ new song “Spanish Rain”

Coming off a vibey set from this past weekend’s Beach Goth festival, Los Angeles’ Mystic Braves have revealed yet another new song from their forthcoming album New Days of Yesteryear . Staying true to their signature “yesteryear” sound, Mystic Braves’ new song “Spanish Rain” is a much more soft number. While their last song reveal for […]

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The Jesus & Mary Chain cushion crowd’s FYF Fest comedown

Let’s be real. By the time Kanye West wrapped up his performance on the main stage at FYF Fest on Saturday, a lot of people in attendance were coming down from whatever high they were on. While for some it was the natural high of seeing a day’s worth of epic performances, there were definitely […]

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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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Hot Band Alert: Sand Babes Premiere New Song “Carousel” From Forthcoming EP

Echo Park’s Sand Babes may be fairly new to the local music scene but already they are bringing a bright sense of honesty to their music as they begin to hone and craft their dreamy psychedelic sound. The band will be releasing their self-titled debut EP in full on August 5th but we are stoked […]

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