Pregnant, the musical emanations of one Daniel Trudeau, released “Pottery Mill” earlier this year- Aprilish. The psychedelic, folksy experimental soundscapes appeal to my inner psycho-folksy mountain man.
the website ——-> here
Pregnant on Mush Records ——–> here
Bay Area natives, The Mallard, released their album Yes On Blood early 2012 on Castle Face Records and have been playing around for the past year and working on some new stuff to be released very soon (hopehope). . . They’re playing this year’s Noise Pop fest in SF and i think at SXSW
their tumblr ——–> here
their fb ——–> here
Castle Face Records ——–> here
Unknown Mortal Orchestra released II this year and are on the road until forever, check their site for when they’ll be in your town, and pick up the album because it needs you. They are groovy New Zealanders with a lo-fi psychedelic coating of awesome.
Southern California band, The Growlers, just released “Hung At Heart” on Everloving Records and infuse the psychedelic into a psychobilly romp of a good time. Good driving music, que it up for your next road trip.
the growlers ———-> here
everloving records ——-> here
their fb ——-> here
An album a year is note-worthy. . . a really good album every year for three years running is phenomenal. The Men have a new single out now and a new album “New Moon” coming out in March. Your only hurting yourself by avoiding them.
Another for the Best of 2012, Thee Oh Sees album Putrifiers II kicks butt and engages your chakras with rhythmic mantras that keep the inner fire burning. Light some incense and candles then prepare to be rocked.
their website ——> here
the video ———> here
download ——-> here
Moon Duo – Sleepwalker~7 minutes Moon Duo’s new album “Circles” dropped on the 1st of October and is a good ride. Psychedelic, bouncing rhythmic melodies and ethereal vocals mix and mellow throughout. Check out their website – here. An excerpt from their “About” page: Inspiration for many of the songs themes, as well as the title Circles, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay by the same name, on the symbol and nature of “the flying Perfect.” From the opening lines: “The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.” And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.