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Get Hypnotized! 2 New Releases From Hypnotic Bridge Records

This week brings us 2 new releases from Hypnotic Bridge records. Devoted to the 7-inch, vinyl, 45-rpm format, the label specializes in bringing glorious psych-pop singles to fans, DJs, and collectors of psychedelic artifacts. Records are pressed in limited-edition quantities of 500 per single and often represent a band’s most psychedelic, 1960s-inspired sounds.  

The Black Watch: “Crying all The Time!” b/w “One Hundred Million Times Around The Sun” & “Much of Muchness”

The Black Watch have been creating their unique blend of post-punk psychedelia for nearly 3 decades. This latest single from Hypnotic Bridge is a testament to their sound. The A side is “Crying All The Time!” (psych mix), gives us mellotron strings from ex BJM keyboardist Rob Campanella and haunting Church-esque post-punk. The B-side features 2 tracks, “One Hundred Million Times Around The Sun” and “Much of Muchness”, both punchy beat driven tracks filled with reverb and melody along with the unexpected fun of backwards guitars and psychedelia injected all throughout . Get it here.

Follow the band:

https://theblackwatch.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theblackwatchmusic/

Electric Looking Glass: “Death of A Season” b/w “Someday Soon”

Electric Looking Glass have seemingly come from out of nowhere but are certainly right where the action is! The A Side, “Death of A Season”, is far out, Hammond organ driven psych pop perfection with its harmonies, psychedelia, and simply great songwriting. Could be a lost 60s release; catchy while still being creative. The B side, “Someday Soon” evokes a spring morning, and prominently features rotary speaker and harpsichord. The tune also has an amazing Monkees-esque music video, which you can watch below. Get the single here.

Follow the band:

https://www.facebook.com/electriclookingglass/

https://electriclookingglass.bandcamp.com/releases

Check out all the new releases from Hypnotic Bridge:

https://www.hypnoticbridge.com/shop


Sheena Salazar was raised in a rock n roll household- almost everything cool that she knows she learned from her dad. She spent some time playing organ and bass in bands, but stopped to pursue a career in fashion, both as a model and a designer. Sheena has always been extremely passionate about both music and fashion, particularly from the 60s era. Her enthusiasm for music as well as her connections to music scenes all over the west coast led her to joining the POW team in 2016, writing record reviews and covering shows such as Portland’s Nuggets Night. She currently splits her time between her day job at a bra company, working as a model, and writing for POW. Sheena resides in Portland, OR but she’s constantly traveling all over the west coast, and tries to find record stores, vintage shops and hip live shows wherever she goes. The only thing she digs more than music is her dog, Sue.