Tag Archives: Psych

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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AUDIO: Moonglow – “Brick Wall”

Moonglow, formerly known as Commodore Calipso, is out with their second single today. The band brings a unique fusion of funk, soul, neo-psychedelia, and rock while heavily inspired by Japanese city-pop. Featuring horns, shattering bass and twinkling guitars, vocalist Joe Humiston brings an infectious performance where he sings of being in a hopeless trance. Moonglow’s exciting fusion is sure to

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AUDIO: Conundrum – “Is As, There Was”

Prog-psych rockers Conundrum are out with their long-awaited sophomore EP. Beginning with a vibrant and ambient soundscape, the first track features space-like vocals that bring us into an intergalactic daydream. The second track, featuring Mike Neumeyer on vibraphone, is shorter but brings more complex and jazzy instrumentation. The third track had been the EP’s lead single and is a satire

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