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video premiere: Laure Briard – Dreams

LAURE DREAMS

Toulouse, France chanteuse Laure Briard shares the picturesque visuals for her new psych-pop reverie "Dreams", taken from the forthcoming follow-up to her lovely Sur La Piste de Danse LP that dropped this summer...

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Kiki Hitomi – Galaxy

KIKI HITOMI

Taken from Kiki Hitomi's wonderful new solo debut LP Karma No Kusari, a vivid and haunting collection of "Japanese enka, 8-bit psychedelica and mutated digi dub" out now on Jahtari:

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download Kadhja Bonet’s widescreen instant classic “Honeycomb”

KADHJA

Fat Possum continues its winning streak of late (see that new Hoops EP) with the announcement of the magical, genre-defying debut LP from hyper-talented multi-instrumentalist and possible time traveller from the future Kadhja Bonet...

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video premiere: Phèdre – ZASTROSZY

ZASTROSZY

Toronto duo Phèdre and the HATAW interpretive dance crew/"CYBORGS" get a little bit surreal at a carnival midway in the vibrant video for the group's frenetic, genre-defying new single "ZASTROSZY"...

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premiere: download Peaking Lights’ radiant new disco jam “Conga Blue”

CONGA BLUE

LA duo Peaking Lights usher in spring with a glorious new psych-disco jammer: the balmy, epically grooving "Conga Blue" beams with the kind of feel-good tropical/cosmic vibes that the group always does so well, and will see a proper 12" vinyl release this summer (complete with instrumental and a bonus b-side track) as part of a series of singles and 12"s that the duo will be releasing over the next few months via their own Two Flowers label...

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Sam of Yumi Zouma shares new song as Zen Mantra

ZEN MANTRA

Sam Perry of Yumi Zouma shares the warped and woozy first single from his solo psych-pop project Zen Mantra: “Second Skin” elicits an eerie nostalgia and the inescapable tinge of vague melancholy that tends to go along with that, but there’s a brightness that comes from Perry’s pop sensibility shining through the song's dark undertones. Sam says of the new record:

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Austin Psych Fest’s LEVITATION 2015 adds the 13th Floor Elevators, HEALTH + more

13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS

As if this year's lineup wasn't already stacked enough: Austin Psych Fest's LEVITATION 2015 just became even more can't-miss, with the addition of hometown legends the 13th Floor Elevators, playing their first show in nearly 50 years...

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giveaway: Austin Psych Fest presents LEVITATION 2015 weekend passes

LEVITATION 2015

Our friends at the trippiest, most beautiful fest around continue to inspire by outdoing themselves once again on this year's Austin Psych Fest presents: LEVITATION 2015 lineup: starring the Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Tame Impala, the Flaming Lips, Spiritualized, Melody's Echo Chamber, Mac DeMarco, Thee Oh Sees, FUZZ, White Fence, Las Robertas, and many more, all at the scenic + serene Carson Creek Ranch on the banks of the Colorado River...

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Juniore – La fin du monde

juniore

Thanks to Yumi Zouma for the heads up this afternoon on their "new favourite band", Paris' Juniore, and their elegant, haunting '60s French pop-noir vibes, which have been described as sounding like "...

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Eyes, Wings, & Many Other Things – Rural Pain

EYES, WINGS, AND MANY OTHER THINGS

Hazy, downcast psych from Dallas group Eyes, Wings, & Many Other Things' Rural Pain cassette, out now on Pour le Corps:

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