Watch + Listen: Tame Impala Is the World’s Best Cover Band

I now believe Tame Impala, psych-rock purveyors from Perth, are the world’s best cover band. As someone who has had to deal with a lot of terrible cover bands (shout out to the one night I spent in Stamford, CT), I’m pretty confident in my claim. Even though I’m pretty sure they’ve only publicly covered […]



Video: Mountain Bird – Don’t Mind

Mountain Bird is a dream-pop act hailing from Stockholm, Sweden led by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger and producer, Adam Öhman. The band sent us over a stream of their first single, “Don’t Mind,” which is on the slower side, but a decent track full of pop melodies doused with shoegaze ambience. Listen to the song below, […]



Spires Announce Debut 7″ + Live Shows

New York psych-pop outfit, Spires, is excited to announce the release of their debut 7″ and digital single, “Candy Flip/Comic Book” coming out October 8. The band, which began in fall 2012 as 22 year old Matt Stevenson’s home recording project, has quickly grown into a more collaborative effort that includes Jack Collins (Bass), Samuel […]



Shoegaze Psychedelics SWIMM Announce New Video + Tour

Blending elements of dance music, rock n’ roll and shoegaze/folk with psychedelia as the cohesive element, Swimm has created an unique sound, no doubt about that. The band released an EP Last spring called Feel, and have shared with us their latest video to their tune, “Too old.” Check it out below. The Band is […]



Single: Secret Colours – Follow the Drone

Psychedelic rock band, Secret Colours, is starting 2011 with a new release from their single series called “Follow the Drone” We have talked about Secret Colours in the past and this new track does not disappoint. Check it out below. Head on over to the groups Bandcamp page to pick up the single enjoY



Album Review: @TheSunshineFactory – Sugar

We got our hands on The Sunshine Factory’s sophomore release, Sugar, a few weeks before it’s set to drop next month – let’s talk about it. The first track, Down, sets the tone for the rest of the album and takes us back to a better time when psychedelic rock was thriving and LSD was […]



CMJ Day 3: Apache Beat (@apachebeat)

Apache Beat was another act I wanted to see and they didn’t let down. These prog rockers hail from Brooklyn and are like the psychedelic version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Definitely check out their debut LP, Last Chants. enjoY! [nggallery id=29] Apache Beat – Another Day



Video: Secret Colours – Popstar

Chicago’s psych rock outfit, Secret Colours, just unleashed their debut video today for “Popstar.” What we get with “Popstar” is a mix of 60’s Psychedelia and 90’s shoegaze moments that won’t disappoint. Make sure to check out the band’s new self-titled LP. enjoY! Secret Colours – Tomorrow Never Knows



Catchup Wednesday – Atlantic Line

Upon first listening to Atlantic Line, it’s hard to believe they are based on our side of the Atlantic – everything from lead singer Ray Silva’s voice to the execution of the melodies would have you think they were a British rock band. That said, their album Exit to Intro is superb – and available […]



Anathema – We’re Here Because We’re Here

British atmospheric rock band Anathema is one of my closest friend’s favorite band; formed in Liverpool in 1990, the band were a well known death/doom metal band until the band’s sound began evolving to a more melodic sound.  We’re Here Because We’re Here, the band’s highly anticipated album and first release since 2003, is set […]



Portland’s Harvey Girls Prep New LP

Harvey Girls are a Portland based husband and wife psych-pop duo that combine organic and electronics sounds with loops and layers. The couple are gearing up to release their latest album, I’ve Been Watching a lot of Horror Movies Lately on the Portland-based label Circle Into Square. On the LP you will find 9 songs […]



Bear Driver – A Thousand Samurais

Bear Driver was initially formed in Leeds, UK by founding members Harry and Oli. From their first gig as a two-piece backed by an ipod, they have grown to 5 and ready to show the world their colorful approach to music. The forthcoming release of their debut single, “Wolves”, on the Stay Loose imprint is […]



Music Video: Lemon Sun – Touch The Lightning

LA rock band, Lemon Sun, is bringing back some of that swagger from the 60’s into today’s modern setting. When you add that with some soulful vocals courtesy of lead singer Rob Kolar, you get some great rock-pop that feels like a laidback Rolling Stones track with a touch of psychedelic. To share the sound, […]