Tag Archives: Psych

AUDIO: Deerskin – “Back to Source”

Psychedelic bass producer Deerskin released a new EP this week. These three tracks put you right in the mind of a trippy guru, as the cover art suggests. Through the metaphysical conduits and spiritual ducts, Deerskin takes his sound to exciting new horizons with infectious rhythms and tasty zaps. If you like your bass tribal and sophisticated, Deerskin’s new EP

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VIDEO: Joe Wong – “Minor + Nuclear Rainbow”

Psychedelic artist Joe Wong has a double video out from his recent album “Nite Creatures.” Beginning with “Minor,” Wong is shown singing from outside his window as a harpist plucks the melody. He is gradually joined by several other musicians playing from their windows as well. Wong is then shown playing a drumset in the middle of a desert, which

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AUDIO: VBIV – “Fun Boy”

Neo-psychedelia artist VBIV’s latest single revolves around the hopes of being with a girl. The song continues the other-worldly desert feel present on VBIV’s recent EP “Fallen Angels” with triumphant horns, atmospheric percussion, and reverb-heavy vocals. Mixing acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the song begs for adventure with that special someone. We hope VBIV has more to come soon.

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AUDIO: VBIV – “Fallen Angels”

VBIV is the electronic psych project of Victor Buell IV. He’s got a new record out; frankly it could be the soundtrack to a science fiction first-person-shooter. The title track feels like a voyage down an interstellar highway while “Star Lord” is a dark shoegaze jam that outruns supernovas and “Solace” is brightly laden with dawning synths and bird samples.

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AUDIO: The Last Bees – “Earlier Grave”

Pop rockers The Last Bees’ latest tune is heavily inspired by ’60s psychedelia. It’s about the irrational thinking, apathy, and extremes one may fall into when they’re faced with persistent uncertainty. Vocalist Ian Ash told 88Nine that he’d been inspired by The Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride” for the song’s demeanor and that the pandemic created a unique scenario that fit

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AUDIO: Astral Hand – “Navigator”

Psychedelic space rockers Astral Hand have a boatload of music they’ve been sitting on, and they’ve treated us to a new single this week. Get ready to drift into uncharted celestial bodies with your intergalactic crew – this track embarks us on a heavy odyssey through space and time. We don’t know if or when we’ll land, but the band

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AUDIO: Psyclopean – “Ex Oblivione”

Psychedelic-ambient project Psyclopean is out with a new record, based upon the H.P Lovecraft story. Building on the visceral desolation Psyclopean has sonically conjured before, the music here feels like loneliness in space at times but stumbling on a desert civilization at others. About halfway through there’s horse samples, as well as someone smoking a bong. Neat, right? It’s certainly

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