The UK’s Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik first had me with the slow disco and cosmic chunk-funk of their remix of Quentin Quatro’s “Disco Quatro” last year. It was number 5 on my… Continue reading
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW. “We wanted to create a world for people to fall into…” British psychedelic rockers Temples recently came to Los Angeles to play one of the best… Continue reading
Until the Ribbon Breaks‘ original version of “Pressure” and his most recent album, A Taste of Silver both shine thanks to a surfeit of musical talent and willingness for sonic experimentation from Cardiff, Wales’ Pete… Continue reading
North London’s Wolf Alice set the guitars to “overdrive” and “early 90s” on the fantastic “Moaning Lisa Smile,” whose ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah refrain will get lodged in your brain for days. … Continue reading
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW. I recently produced this piece on the awesome Austin three-piece rock band Ume for NUVOtv‘s flagship music program, The Collective. Ume Interview… Continue reading
Cardiff, Wales singer and producer Pete Lawrie Winfield aka Until The Ribbon Breaks has newness for you. I first got switched on to UTRB’s (as he was known back in February 2012)… Continue reading
If Tame Impala ever wanted to form a permanent side-project where they exclusively play psychedelic covers of Michael Jackson songs and called themselves Psychel Jackson, I would be more than okay with that.… Continue reading
Inspired by this brilliant piece I read today on the life and times of the Chems‘ “Setting Sun,” a song that sounds as vital and compelling now as it did when it shot… Continue reading
Greek garage rock duo The Noise Figures‘ “Out of Your Mind” slightly sounds like a slightly slowed-down and slightly sleepy “Fell in Love with a Girl” by the White Stripes. My favorite tune… Continue reading
Fresh from supporting José González‘s band Junip in New York last week, East London’s suitably red-bearded James Mathé, otherwise known as Barbarossa, combines a large, simple Black Keys-ish garage rock-soul guitar riff and tussled… Continue reading
Officially endorsed by Thom Yorke and company who provided these fans with the band’s recorded audio feed from this performance. Fan-Filmed, Multi-Cam, Two-Hour Live Performance by Radiohead at the Roseland Ballroom in… Continue reading
This latest song from the supergroup Atoms for Peace (Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, legendary Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, plus drummer Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco on percussion) takes… Continue reading
Always supremely enjoyable DJing the late late late night on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle. Some tracks just make perfect sense at 3:30 in the morning. In these wee small hours is where the best… Continue reading
Friday night’s radio show on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle was great fun. Below is a list of the tracks played. Listen back to the show via KEXP’s streaming archive here (while stocks last). … Continue reading
Over the course of their 10-year existence the K-Indie band Peterpan Complex, fronted by Jeon Jihan, have sounded like a spookily exact (and I mean exact) Korean replica of Radiohead Peterpan Complex – “You… Continue reading
Everything in its right place to jump over lava, avoid rolling boulders, defeat the boss, and rescue the princess. Radiohead’s fourth album was just going to be called “Kid” but they had… Continue reading
Totally understand what’s going on here. DIY GIFs.
James Winters is a film-maker and dad from Portland, Oregon. He combines both roles in this reenactment of the Beasties’ “Sabotage” vid below. “Bake ‘em away, toys.“
Earlier this week the TV series Mad Men allegedly paid a quarter of a bajillion dollars to use this song as part of the soundtrack to the latest episode. It’s a fantastic piece… Continue reading
There are plenty of bands who try to emulate the instrumental post-rock, do-without-the-singer thing, but Explosions in the Sky do it better than all of them. Can’t wait to see the follow-up… Continue reading
My new favorite 1970s Indian psychedelic rock group. Atomic Forest also may just be my new favorite band name. At least for this afternoon.
Fresh from tearing SXSW to shreds (and then shredding the shreds) back in March, the Korean garage rockers Galaxy Express mean business with their riotous and hyper-energetic track ‘Jungle the Black’. On hearing… Continue reading
The only thing better than this 1970s Italo-pop-rock-disco-cosmo-soul masterpiece is the 1970s Italian television studio it’s filmed in. I never knew these shades of beige existed.