• The Chemistry Set's "Pink Felt Trip"
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    They Blinded Me with Psych! The Chemistry Set’s “Pink Felt Trip”

    As a mom of an 8 month old, most of the music I’m currently listening to is “Baby Shark” related. And while those “doo doo doo doo”s are admittedly pretty catchy, it’s incredibly refreshing for me to get to hear something complex, ephemeral, and COOL. Pink Felt Trip, the latest album from The Chemistry Set is all of those things and more. The Chemistry Set are no newcomers to the scene- this year marks their 35th anniversary making music. The cult London Psychedelic band The Chemistry Set have quite a history. Founded by Dave Mclean and Paul Lake in 1987, the band are veterans of the alternative Manchester label “Imaginary”…

  • Return of the Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Scene
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    Return of the Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Scene

    "As the sun set through the clouds over Haight street, the faint sound of a Turkish drum being played can be heard in the distance amongst all the tourists, hippies, and street bohemians of the neighborhood. The Milk Bar is hosting a modern psychedelic show with bands on the bill this evening, and things were shaping up to be a nice return to form for the Bay Area psych rock scene"

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    Summer Singles Round Up!

    Summer is in full swing, and bands have been releasing some fantastic singles! Here’s a roundup of some of the best new releases and some of the full length releases we have to look forward to: The Small Breed- The Fifth Season The Small Breed, out of the Netherlands, always do a phenomenal job of spinning baroque, psychedelic melodies. On “The Fifth Season” they’re delving even more into heavy psych than on previous releasing, making me very excited for their next full release! Acid Tongue (feat Death Valley Girls)- Take Me To Your Leader A heavy rockin, rollin, new psych collaboration between Acid Tongue and Death Valley Girls with a…

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    Get Lost in the Psychedelic Soundscapes of David Turel’s “Reflections”

    Reflections is the second release from Lansing, Michigan-based songwriter David Turel, and his first full length album for Lolipop Records. From the first moments of the album’s opening track “My Giza,” you know you are in for something special – an atmospheric listening experience that will transport you to another place entirely. The organs fade in and begin to slide around in pitch, a vocal soaked in reverb echoing similar pitch slides, before an insistent, pulsing rhythm comes in to drive the song forward. The drums and bass are locked in together perfectly, and everything else floats around them in a purposefully loose sort of way. It’s a brief  but…