psychedelic rock

Artist: 
MIEN
Label: 
Rocket Records

If you're into meditation, mind mending, or other things of that nature (will not mention because they are not legal), then this album is super super good for you. It is mesmerizing, and it sounds a lot like psych rock with less rock and a lot more psych. If you want background music for questioning the existence of god, heaven and hell, the meaning of life, and how all of these things coincide, then I would definitely listen to this album. This album is best played very very loudly either in headphones or with speakers and would sound super cool in the booth. 

Sounds Like: 
Dumbo Gets Mad
Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
Django Django
Label: 
N/A

Sounds Like: 
Prog-pop
Name: 
Matsuura
Date Reviewed: 
01/26/2018
Artist: 
Sufis
Label: 
Burger Records

    Slow and yet kind of disco this album open ups with dance quality beats, percussion and electric guitar that loop on a groovy beat, with a husky male voice singing “After hours it’s all right, anything can happen in a paradise.” I got to say it is smooth, not too mellow, not to high voltage, After Hours by Sufis is like a hipster picnic on a beach. Or a watermelon slushy at the roller rink. It’s got experimental trail offs, almost like pink floyd and a mood like The Talking Heads mixed with Thomas Dolby.

Sounds Like: 
Pink Floyd
Sounds Like: 
Talking Heads
Sounds Like: 
Thomas Dolby
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
01/21/2018
Artist: 
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Label: 
Sour Mash

       "Black & White Sunshine": Catchy tune rythm and signing-wise.  Rythm sounds as blissful as 90s Alternative hits.

      "Dead in Water [Live]": suprisingly starts out very slow, dark and poetic sounding.  I say suprisingly, because I cannot name you one Oasis song that sounds like this track.  It starts in a special place all on its own.  It is just that uniquely bittersweet sounding to my ears.

Sounds Like: 
Space Jazz
Sounds Like: 
1980s Synth
Sounds Like: 
80s Pop
Sounds Like: 
House
Sounds Like: 
70s Disco
Name: 
Jon S. Rice
Date Reviewed: 
12/06/2017
Artist: 
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Label: 
ATO Records

If you read my previous review about Ora Cogan's Crickets, you know I talked about how songs on the album blended into one another and as a result didn't sound like an albuum with separate tracks, but one whole orchestral piece with slightly diffferent movements. The same thing goes for this album. If I had to pick one word to describe this album it would be "urgency." Everything about the fast paced, crazy guitar whirls makes this album a very pressing listen.

Sounds Like: 
Oh Sees
Sounds Like: 
The Murlocs
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
12/05/2017
Artist: 
Blue Sails
Label: 
Self-Released

Blue Sail's self-released, self-titled album Blue Sails is a beautiful collection of songs that vaguely remind the listener of bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Tame Impala, and MGMT (if they did more rock-based songs). Like the bands mentioned, nearly all of the songs create this ambiance that is a mixture of numbness, nostalgia, and yet hope. The two brothers, Max and Mitchell Bell, both have mastered the sounds of psychedelic rock. The extreme reverb is like echoes of the past. The whispery vocals set your mind at ease.

Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala - chill, whisper toned vocals and a psychedelic feel, especially on "There Is No Unreturn'd Love"
Sounds Like: 
Smashing Pumpkins - one of the main influences of the band, similar vocal style
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
11/01/2017
Artist: 
Real Estate
Label: 
Domino

Imagine yourself drinking a cup of coffee. It's warm and comforting, and has your favorite flavor of creamer in it. You drink it everyday, but you don't grow tired of it - its familiar, yet always welcome. In the realm of indie rock music, this would be the same case for New Jersey based indie band Real Estate. Real Estate is a band whose subtle, yet shimmery indie-rock music is a sound that you can never tire of. Although they are not a band who take risks and try something gamechanging, that's perfectly okay.

Sounds Like: 
Beach Fossils
Sounds Like: 
Ducktails
Sounds Like: 
Wild Nothing
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
03/29/2017
Artist: 
Temples
Label: 
Heavenly Recordings

This is something that will grow on you. Temples is a knockout entirely definitely, however like I said, this will grow on you. Being the first time my listening to their album and there quartet as a whole, Volcanoes is an instant favorite from everything I've heard thus far. Having added it to my collection of music forever expanding, I now have gotten to dig deeper into their history and have heard their first album, Sun Structures, and combined with Volcanoes I have to say I prefer the first of the two mentioned more.

Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala
Sounds Like: 
Glass Animals
Name: 
Maximilian Serventi
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2017
Artist: 
Meatbodies
Label: 
In the Red Records

Meatbodies' second release is a concept album that is easy to listen to and even easier to tune out. The opening track begins with the sounds of birds chirping and fades into a pleasant, but repetative guitar riff that goes on for far too long. The lyrics, although whimsical and enjoyable, show no evidence of a coherent storyline. None of the tracks truly stand out in a significant way, but all of them have an easy-on-the-ears fuzzy psychadelic rock sound.

Sounds Like: 
Allah-Las
Sounds Like: 
Syd Barrett
Name: 
Sally Lynx
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2017
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
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