We are proud to announce our biggest event to date! On February 17, Dog Gone Blog will team up with Bowery Presents for a late show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. The evening will feature performances from two of the finest Brooklyn acts on the scene today. Woodsman will kick off the night with an improvisational sound quest before Yellowbirds take the stage for their first NYC-area performance in several months. These two bands have been featured quite prominently on the pages of this site in the past year and we are extremely excited to present this stellar bill in one of New York’s best venues. Doors open at 1030PM. Tickets are $10. Head to Mercury Lounge’s official site for more info and ticketing details (tickets are on sale now). Listen to a track from each band below. We hope to see many of you at the show!
Spyrals, the debut self-titled full-length from San Francisco psych-rockers The Spyrals, is yet another impressive garage-y sounding record to come out of the Bay Area in the past year. Recorded at the band’s own studio on an eight-track reel to reel, the album shows two faces—one that recalls contemporaries The Fresh and Onlys or Women with a psych-pop sound, the other a heavier, droned out improvisational sound that ventures freely into the void. The nine reverb-drenched tracks offer up a mix of catchy guitar riffs and crashing percussion with a bluesy tinge added by the slide and harmonica work. Stream it below or purchase it from The Spyrals bandcamp site. You can also check out their video for album track “Trying To Please.”
This month’s playlist features a random selection of tunes chosen by your humble editor. Beginning with a 1960s drive-in movie intro, we travel through genres and eras, eventually winding up in an ambient sea of hypnagogic soundscapes. I hope you enjoy.
02. David Crosby – Music Is Love
03. Free Will – Cold, Cold Morning
04. Jeffertitti’s Nile – Said It Was On
05. Television – Days
06. The Velvet Underground – Here She Comes Now
07. The Feelies – Later On
08. Spirit – Walking The Dog
09. Dungen – Sol Och Regn
10. Quilt – Utopian Canyon
11. Ace Of Cups – Afro Blue
12. Jade Warrior – Rainflower
13. Amen Dunes – Diane
14. Amon Duul II – Wie Der Wind am Ende einer Strasse
15. Neu! – Neuschnee
16. Mark McGuire – Home Again
On January 24, New York psych purveyor Beyond Beyond is Beyond will team up with Bang Bang Boogaloo to release a free, 20 track, nearly two-hour long, digital compilation featuring some of the best astral voyagers on the scene today. Included on the comp are songs from DGB favs Hopewell, Woodsman, Minerva Lions, Mondo Drag, Paperhead, Conspiracy of Owls, Citay, Jeffertiti’s Nile, Bizi Gara, Brooklyn Raga Association and many more! You can listen to and download the entire comp ahead of the release by heading over to the Bang Bang Boogaloo site.
In addition, there will be a release party for the comp held this Thursday, January 19 at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium. Hopewell, Woodsman and the Zabalas are all on the bill, with visuals via provided by the amazing BAMiAM.tv. DJ sets also from DJ Invisible Familiars (Jared of Minerva Lions) and DJ Unicorn Pudding (Mike Newman).
Boston-based psych folk band Quilt have a new video for the song “Young Gold. The song comes off their criminally good self titled LP out now on Mexican Summer, which was one of our favorite albums of 2011. Look out for a DGB exclusive Quilt-related announcement in the coming days!
[via Beyond Beyond is Beyond]
Check out the new Jeffertitti’s Nile video for “Midnight Siren.” The band is also currently preparing to embark on a West Coast tour, the dates of which can be seen below. Don’t miss their live show!
Jeffertitti’s Nile West Coast Tour Dates:
02/17 – The Troubadour , Hollywood CA
02/18 – The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
02/19 – Thee Parkside, San Francisco CA
02/20 – The Void, Portland OR
02/21 – The Comet Tavern, Seattle WA
02/22 – Valentines, Portland OR
02/23 – The Knockout, San Francisco CA
02/24 – Casa Zimbabwe, Berkeley CA
02/25 – Zoeys Cafe, Ventura CA
Also check out this live footage from a recent Moon Block Party.
On Sunday January 15, Dog Gone Blog and Plotkin Presents will host a night of music at Brooklyn’s Cameo Gallery. The evening will feature performances by Scott Metger’s Wolf!, The Bendy Effect (feat. Julius Pastorius) and Dave Dreiwitz of Ween’s Crescent Moon. Show starts at 830PM. Tickets are $7 at the door. RSVP and more details here.
For our first post of 2012, we’re happy to share this new video from one of our favorite Brooklyn psych rock outfits, Woodsman. The song featured is the lead track off the group’s Mystic Places EP, which made our top albums of 2011. Check out the video below and if you haven’t already, pick up the EP via the group’s own Fire Talk Records.