Having the first round of line-up confirmations announced for the 7th Austin Psych Fest, including bands like Loop, The Black Angels, the Horrors, Dead Meadow, Moon Duo, Earthless, Acid Mothers Temple, The Golden Dawn, Destruction Unit and many more, Al Lover curated APF 2014 official mixtape for the third year and for once more he made a hell of a job. Stream it below and the ones lucky enough to attend this year's APF on 2-4 of May, make sure to get your tickets soon...
11 December 2013
10 December 2013
The Lucid Dream are one of the most active neo-psych bands nowadays. After their excellent debut album (there is already a second vinyl pressing out there by Holy Are You Recordings), a European tour and while they're already working on their second album, they'll put out a 7" colored vinyl - ''Moonstruck' b/w 'The Emptiest Place' - on the 24th February by Too Pure singles club, followed by a small UK tour.
Check the 7's first track "Moonstruck" below:
For more details about their plans: The Lucid Dream
09 December 2013
06 December 2013
Last Friday on the 29th of November, Kabul Golf Club's singer/guitarist Florent Pevee passed away. Last year we wrote a small review about Kabul Golf Club's debut EP "Le Bal Du Rat Mort".
For keeping his memory alive through his music, KGC sent us the following mail:
"Anybody who wants to receive a FREE copy of “le bal du rat mort” has to send his postal address to : kabulgolfclub[at]gmail[dot]com
We will send a copy for free without any charges.
Kabul Golf Club died with Florent on 29 November 2013.
Thank you for your support.
Our condolences to his family and you guys. May he rest in peace
05 December 2013
The hard rock movement in Europe, during the 70s, was very popular and was played mostly in the U.K. and Germany, where there were the most known bands. But Europe covers a huge area and Switzerland hosted one of the best bands of that era. Toad were formed during 1970 by ex members of psych rock heroes Brainticket, Werner Fröhlich and Cosimo Lampis, on bass and drums respectively. The line up was completed with Benjamin Jaeger on vocals and Vic Vergeat on the guitar.
02 December 2013
01 December 2013
"Skraeckoedlan has been working on their follow up album to their succesful debut "Äppelträdet" all of 2013. They have worked together with a lot of awesome people, in different studios. One of their collaborators is Joona Hassinen from Studio Underjord, were they put down the guitars and bass for the record. Here is a live-session shot at Studio Underjord October 2013, in wait for the new album."
"A trio of rock-loving lifelong friends hailing from Norwich, UK- guitarist/vocalist Matt Pearce, bassist Matt Rabong and drummer Ben Giller have been playing in various bands together for nearly ten years now. We have combined our musical influences in Clan to bring you a record that will please fans of vintage fuzz, blues rock and dirty beats- a keen sense of vocal melody combined with grooving guitar/bass unison riffs and thunderous drums. At a recent gig, we were described as “The Dead Weather meets Deep Purple Mark II with a hint of Fu Manchu and Kyuss."
While Clan pay their respects in the 70's heavy sound, they beg to differ from many of the bands riding under the retro/vintage rock banner. Mostly because of their tight music writing and "home-brewed" ideas. Their completely DIY six-track EP definitely needs some attention. And guess what they're already working on their five next songs. Join the Clan!
12 June 2013
Tim, the guy behind stonerrock.eu, recently created an interesting 20min tour documentary for My Sleeping Karma during their 2012 tour, supporting Monster Magnet:
"This 20 minute tour documentary was filmed over six days on tour, following My Sleeping Karma non stop. Hamburg, Paris, London, Manchester, Stuttgart. It focuses on the live shows, but also allows the audience to experience one day of a normal band on the road : Driving long distances, soundchecks, press interviews, photoshootings, load outs, jamming and just being yourself. All this is combined with interviews by the band commenting on the tour life and the "Flow" which My Sleeping Karma are kind of famous for in the underground scene."
"It was not only a pleasure and honour to be on tour with Monster Magnet, the band which brought me to the so called Stoner Rock, but much more so: My Sleeping Karma, one of the bands which still keeps me so interested in this flourishing genre. I had a lot of fun with the nicest people, I hope you will too while watching the movie.". Tim, stonerrock.eu"
For more info check stonerrock.eu