Tag Archives: Psych

AUDIO: Old Pup – “Incognito Lounge”

Western-psych folk band Old Pup released their sophomore album today out on Hear Here Records. It’s the soundtrack to a drive through the beautiful scenery of rustic mountains and explosive twilight, punctuated by Will Hansen’s idiosyncratic storytelling. Lap steel, cello, banjo, and harmonica are all utilized throughout the record to really bring the songs alive with a specifically bucolic flavor.

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AUDIO: NeoCaveman – “Sun Eater”

Indie rockers NeoCaveman have returned with their third studio album. With rippling melodies and assertive vocals, the band builds up a dense atmosphere with watery wisdom and earnest determination. There’s seven tracks laden with everything from mountainous guitar solos, prog-friendly structures, rivers of self-awareness, and synergistic grandeur. NeoCaveman shared that this might be their final album, and if so, it’s

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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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