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24.07.14

Hey again. The cozy new album by La Hell Gang is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: stoner rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) La Hell Gang – Thru Me AgainFiled under: 2014...

Insound review
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Thru Me Again is the secondrelease from Chilean trio La Hell Gang and their first with Mexican Summer. Hailing from Santiago, which plays host to an ever growing psychedelic scene...

NME review
21.07.14

'60s American classics resurrected by Austin psych group

Insound review
14.07.14

Formed just over a year ago by guitarist Ross Dolan, vocalist Laura Dolan, Nick Vogelpohl (bass) and Nate Wagner (drums) Electric Citizen have had a busy year turning heads and...

Insound review
08.07.14

After an impromptu heavy psych jam at SXSW left the crowd stunned and breathless, J Mascis and Earthless were asked to play the main stage of the Roadburn Festival in Holland...

Insound review
17.06.14

Reminiscent of the great Garage Rock bands of the 60's and 70's; MC-5, Stooges, Shadows of the Night, with some great modern punk n roll thrown in.

The Quietus review
12.06.14

Fans of Toy or Metronomy are likely to have seen The Proper Ornaments in action - they've supported both bands on recent tours. A deft stroke of PR airbrush has consigned 2013's...

NME review
16.06.14

Nostalgic pop that sets up Veronica Falls' man's side project as serious psych-pop contenders

Under The Radar review
10.06.14

Up to this point, just about every new release from The Fresh & Onlys has offered us the singularly bittersweet pleasure of greeting new, unexpected sonic gestures while...

NME review
16.06.14

San Franciscans leave punk past behind in favour of new, soaring pop sounds

Spotinews recomendation
11.06.14

Hi again. I’m always up for a new album by The Fresh & Onlys. Genre: rock. Read some mixed to positive reviews and enjoy! (US version here.) The Fresh & Onlys – House of...

Insound review
10.06.14

Bloody Hammers, the band revolving around the charismatic mastermind Anders Manga, release their third album Under Satan's Sun which follows once more the dark paths populated by...

Spotinews recomendation
27.05.14

Hi again. The dynamic new album by Verma is a very, very recent addition to the Spotify libary. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Verma – SunrunnerFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
23.05.14

Hello. The sweet debut album by Comet Control was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Genre: psychedelic rock/shoegaze. Enjoy! Comet Control – Comet ControlFiled under: 2014...

Insound review
02.06.14

Comet Control is the new band from Andrew Moszynski (guitar) and Chad Ross (vox/guitar), formerly of Canadian psych rock champions Quest for Fire. The powerhouse musicians are...

The Quietus review
19.05.14

Psst, wanna buy some records by The Bevis Frond? Or do you wanna buy some records from The Bevis Frond? If it's the former, High In A Flat triggers a major Cherry Red reissue...

The Quietus review
14.05.14

In an age of instant downloads and gratification, phones filming the slightest movement of a band at a gig and uploaded in minutes, and live recordings released as either digital...

Punk News review
16.04.14

Battle Lines aren't essentially a full-fledged rock act. But while they mix a range of genres together, their musical spine has a sweet indie aesthetic to it with nuggets of post...

NME review
14.04.14

The two trios take charge of half a side each on this collaborative LP

The Line of Best Fit review
03.04.14

The latest solo project to arrive from the Animal Collective stable is certainly spooky, but nothing to be scared of.

Under The Radar review
14.04.14

Animal Collective's Dave Portner said his new solo effort, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, was inspired by horror films, like the name implies. The bad news is that if he meant Enter...

NME review
14.04.14

The Animal Collective member teams up with Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian and Ponytail's Jeremy Hyman

Spotinews recomendation
08.04.14

Hello again. I have time for one more update today. So if you are in the mood for some experimental psych-pop, check out the new album by Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks and enjoy...

Insound review
08.04.14

A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013's rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band, including a leather-masked, guitar-wielding...

The Line of Best Fit review
12.03.14

The Californian outfit remain under the cloud of Rachel Fannan's exit on this half-baked fourth LP.

NME review
12.03.14

Members of The Verve and Portishead create an enigmatic world of pastoral folk and psychedelic pop

Under The Radar review
03.03.14

For all their mutations, The Men generally don't do anything they'd be ashamed to have splayed across the front page of the Village Voice. They make rock music, flexibly and...

The Quietus review
10.03.14

The thing about progress is not so much that you can't stop it but more where it leads to. Things are always going to evolve, change and mutate but the question is, 'Into what...

Spotinews recomendation
04.03.14

Evening. The intense new album by The Men arrived to Spotify earlier today. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (Read some reviews here.) The Men – Tomorrow’s HitsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
17.02.14

Hiatus time's over and Chrysalis is back at it. I vaguely remembered their stuff but I could recall that their 2006 self-titled had potential. They drifted out of sight, out of...

The Line of Best Fit review
06.02.14

Swings with a cocksure attitude that occurs when irrepressible youth aligns with outstanding talent.

The Line of Best Fit review
27.01.14

Neo-psych garage rock that shakes everything in its wake.

Spotinews recomendation
14.02.14

Hey again. From last month: the explosive new album by Pontiak. Genre: stoner rock. Enjoy! Pontiak – InnocenceFiled under: 2014, Rock

Under The Radar review
07.02.14

Pontiak, folks. Opener "Innocence" rules, in precisely their nonchalant manner. It opens in mono, or close enough—a classic record-bin, vibrato-and-decibels power riff, exploding...

The Quietus review
31.01.14

If ever you needed an album to blow out the cobwebs then this is it. And if the self-consciously capitalised album title Innocence looks like its shouting, it certainly sounds...

Spotinews recomendation
24.01.14

Howdy. The new album by Hail Spirit Noir is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: progressive black metal. Enjoy! Hail Spirit Noir – Oi MagoiFiled under: 2014, Metal

Insound review
11.01.14

Various live tracks assembled circa 1973-1987. As news of the new rock music made it to Japan from the UK and the USA, mostly via rock magazines and music papers, with most LPs...

Insound review
03.12.13

Warble Womb “Where it's warm, a shelter from the storm”. Three years since the last Dead Meadow release and the full-length of all-new tunes since 2008. Self-produced by the band...

Insound review
02.12.13

With its eight songs stretched across a little more than 41 minutes, All Get Out gives its songs plenty of room to breathe, and the more spacious textures featured on this album...

NME review
02.12.13

Doomed romance and regret are central themes to this winter album

Insound review
21.11.13

Camel Heads come straight outta Sao Paulo, Brazil, bringing their mind-bent experimental psych sounds to these shores for the first time ever with new release Anoluz. Influenced...

Under The Radar review
12.11.13

Ripley Johnson and Omar Ahsanuddin of Wooden Shjips recently abandoned San Francisco for more Oregonian pastures. Their latest, therefore, is 50% more donut and 50% less burrito...

Clash review
11.12.13

Another compelling LP from the San Francisco band...

The Quietus review
15.11.13

If, as has been mooted elsewhere, the artwork of Led Zeppelin III was an indicator of the sonic changes that rock's greatest behemoth were ushering in on the grooves contained...

Spotinews recomendation
08.11.13

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by French band Aqua Nebula Oscillator. Genre: experimental/psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Aqua Nebula Oscillator – Spiritus...

Insound review
29.10.13

Philadelphia's foremost purveyors of psychedelic rock again dazzle with their gift for heavy riffs laced with soaring vocals and swathes of sound. As Michael Gibbons from Bardo...