psych pop

Artist: 
Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel
Label: 
Rad Cat Reords

This band really gives off a vibe from everything that was great about the late 60s and early 70s in music. With definite influences coming from the Doors and Pink Floyd and modern bands like Tame Impala and Foxygen. This record really has some good melodies and out there psychedelia. It doesn't really stray to far from this psych pop sounds. There's a lot of good organ sounding keyboard solos. Definitely a good listen and will keep an eye out for more stuff from them in the future. 

Sounds Like: 
The Doors
Sounds Like: 
Foxygen
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
03/06/2017
Artist: 
Yeasayer
Label: 
Mute Artists Ltd

Yeasayer is a very out there and experimental psychedelic pop band. They definitely take a lot of influences from bands from the 60s but still add their weird spin on that type of music. I wasn't a huge fan of the first single from this record "I am Chemistry." Sometimes I feel like they try too hard to be weird and fail to put together listenable songs. Although definitely listen to this song for the unexpected childrens choir that comes in towards the end.

Sounds Like: 
MGMT
Sounds Like: 
Vampire Weekend if they were much weirder
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
04/05/2016
Artist: 
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Label: 
Flightless Records

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is an Australian psych rock band. This album is actually not as weird as you would think it would be  based on the band name and album title.  All of their previous records have given off a sound that would fit perfect in the 60s psych rock period. For their seventh album they decided make it much less electric and more of a folk-psych vibe. There is a lot of flute, harmonica and acoustic guitar sounds in this record. It’s definitely one of the better psych pop albums I’ve heard lately.

Sounds Like: 
Temples
Sounds Like: 
Ariel Pink (vocally)
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
10/31/2015
Artist: 
Froth
Label: 
Burger Records

If you're into fuzzy garage rock and/or dream pop, you'll dig this album. Really, if you like any of the excessive stuff Burger Records puts out, you'll like this album. It's accessible, it's fun, it'll get your head bobbing and your feet tapping. Definitely one of those records where every song on it is perfect for radio play. It's just nothing new, which isn't really a problem, it would just be nice to see Burger sign someone innovative. And a couple songs actually did surprise me.

Sounds Like: 
Cherry Glazerr
Sounds Like: 
Black Angels
Name: 
Molly Ragan
Date Reviewed: 
09/01/2015