#1919: Calm Down

This week is mostly new releases with some vintage psych thrown in and a nod to the recently departed Roky Erickson, along with this week’s NYC concert calendar.

Dig on really fresh guitar hijinks by Amyl and the Sniffers, Salem’s Bend, Ezra Furman, Garcia Peoples, Seratones and more.

Hope your impending summer is looking amazing.

Tune in to a new show every Thursday from 12-1PM EST / 5-6PM GMT. Full playlist below -> Continue reading “#1919: Calm Down”

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What’s That Sound? Winstons – s/t

One late night in the back end of 2016 during a rowdy post-election string of concerts, I saw Winstons get a crowd all riled up in the back room of Greenpoint dance club The Good Room. Everyone was raw from bad weather and an inescapably rough couple months and the room was ready for something real, and goddamn if these two didn’t bring it.

Over the few years since, Winstons have toured a bit, released a fantastic single and recorded what will be their first full length album, self-titled, out 3/1 on Virginia roots-rock imprint WarHen Records.

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What’s That Sound? White Mystery – F.Y.M.S.

It’s getting to be time for a new White Mystery album and as you can see by the album cover for F.Y.M.S. (out on 4/20, PREORDER here for DIGITAL or VINYL) they’re not fucking around.  Don’t be fooled by the vivid image the title conjures, however, as this record is probably the most polished I’ve heard from the White siblings so far. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? White Mystery – F.Y.M.S.”

What’s That Sound? Drakkar Nowhere – s/t

It’s no secret that Brooklyn-based psych label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond is one of my absolute favorites.  After stumbling upon the radio show of the same name on EVR (now on Viva Radio) a few years ago I’m not ashamed to say  I was smitten.  There have been few labels whose output has turned me on as consistently as BBiB.  It’s remarkable, and a testament to the sharp ears of label bosses Mike & Dom.

Their latest release, the hilariously named Drakkar Nowhere’s self-titled debut, keeps that trend going.  It’s a breezy culmination of varied vintage influences and tight, melodic song arrangements spiced with modern pop touches. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Drakkar Nowhere – s/t”

What’s That Sound? The Harlequins – “One With You”

Anyone in psychedelic music circles these days will tell you, there’s plenty of fuzz to go around.  Surf riffs drenched in shaky distortion, wobbly keyboard licks and distorted vocal yelps are becoming commonplace, and personally I love it.  But as has happened with past music trends from punk to grunge to you name it, standing out from the crowd while indulging in the genre du jour isn’t always easy. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? The Harlequins – “One With You””

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