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video premiere: Phèdre – 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". April Aliermo is low-key Toronto's best rapper ri…
premiere: Peaking Lights - 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 instrum…
Sam of Yumi Zouma shares new song as 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 t…
giveaway: Austin Psych Fest presents LEVITATION 2015 weekend passes

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 C…
Juniore – La fin du monde
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 "...Françoise Hardy met le pied dans un western spaghetti…
Honey Ltd. – “Silk and Honey”
The world's greatest reissue label continues to unearth unreal lost gems, this time in the form of the first ever reissue of the amazing complete recordings from Lee Hazlewood's '60s girl group, Detroit's Honey Ltd., remastered from the original mono tapes...
video premiere: Salvia Plath – “House of Leaves”
The man formerly known as Run DMT follows up one of the best records of 2011 with an immersive collection of stellar throwback psych-pop jams created under his latest guise/questionable drug pun, Salvia Plath. This thing ranges from lovely pastoral folk to sunny, harmony-drenched '60s pop to much da…
premiere: Beaches – “Send Them Away”
Here's another glorious track from Melbourne's Beaches, taken from the group's excellent forthcoming LP She Beats. The sunny, infectious, practically jangly "Send Them Away" isn't quite the swirling, all-encompassing psychedelic squall that is lead single &q…

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