Tag Archives: Psych

AUDIO: Jake Marin – “Archive Vol. 1”

Experimental psychedelic artist Jake Marin released a tape of songs he recorded between 2013 and 2016. It’s seven tracks; Marin plays with electronic effects and scattered percussion that range in structure from ominous ambient to vivacious freak pop. “Make Light” and “Dish Interest” are the only two tracks containing lyrics, while “Stay Outside” appears to be a meticulously layered sample

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Astral Hand

LA’s psych-space rockers Hooveriii (pronounced hoover-three) came to Cactus Club Monday evening, enlisting Milwaukee’s Astral Hand as well as Minneapolis’ post-punk shoegazers Cult of Lip for an epic musical odyssey that brought in a packed house. Astral Hand consists of vocalist/synthesizer Al Kraemer, guitarist Vic Buell, bassist Anthony Smith, and drummer Dan Dahl. This was their first show in an

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AUDIO: Adorner – “Right Time / All the Time”

Psychedelic rockers Adorner recently dropped their debut single. With soaring vocal harmonies, New Age-friendly piano and sensual guitars, the band conjures a multicolored layer cake of a song, bursting with lovelorn emotion. It’s the type of song where you notice a different sound or component embedded every time you give it a listen. We hope to hear more from this

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AUDIO: Colorblind Chameleon – “Colorblind Chameleon (Live in Minneapolis)”

Psychedelic rockers Colorblind Chameleon’s first-ever release on streaming platforms is a live album from a show they did in the Twin Cities. The result is a wicked party record that fuses prog, jazz, and classic rock into a good time to spill beer to. The banter is friendly and only here to have fun as well. It’s easy to tell

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AUDIO: Deerskin – “Ayah”

Psychedelic bass producer Deerskin’s latest tune is inspired by an Ayahuasca vocal sample from South America. The result is a chillout jam certainly suitable for reclining but it’s also got plenty of cerebral effects laced in per Deerskin fashion. The bass drones in and out while about halfway in the tempo switches into a liquid stomper. We hope there’s more

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AUDIO: Shogun – “Tetra”

Stoner rockers Shogun released a new album this week. Psychedelic and fantastical, the band brings enough riffage here to stop a demonic galleon trekking across the stormy sky. They move mountains with the epic “Delta,” enter a ruminative trance with the somber “Gone Forever,” and cry victoriously with the prevailing “Maximum Ray.” The guitar solos annihilate all in their path

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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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