The Entrance Band have unveiled their a new video for their new French tune “Le Manque,” featured on their forthcoming album album, Dans La Tempete, set for release in June. Film by Paz Lenchantin, collages by Guy Blakeslee.
Read our recent interview with The Entrance Band’s Guy Blakeslee here.
While making a recent trip through Philadelphia, our friends in Quilt stopped by Mostly Books to film a session with Out of Town Films. In an open room tucked away in the back of the store, the band performed a version of the new song “Secondary Swan” alongside their friends in The Black Magic Family on banjo and flute. Watch below.
Quilt performs at the upcoming DGB show at Glasslands on February 17 with Alex Bleeker and the Freaks and Weyes Blood. RSVP here.
Here’s the invisible-man themed video for “Ich Werde Sehen”, the new single from Moon Duo, which is a German version of “I Can See” from their latest album Circles. Directed by Jovan Arsenic.
Since 2001, Los Angeles-based musicians Sir Psych and L.A AL have been making and recording 60s-inspired psych and garage rock. Originally part the five member group The Clerk Two Project, the duo’s collaborations continued over the past 11 years, eventually forming what is now The Smoking Trees. Reminiscent of 60s acts like the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and some of their contemporaries, The Smoking Trees take us on a day-glo trip back to that era with their new album, Acetates, now available via Colour Tree Records. Watch the video for album track “In Another Land” and then head over to Bandcamp to stream or purchase the album in full.
Check back in the coming days to read an extended conversation with The Smoking Trees.
The good folks at Thrill Jockey have passed along the latest video from Portland psych ensemble Eternal Tapestry. Accompanying new song “Apocalypse Dream,” the video—a near virtual psychedelic Sega Genesis trip—was crafted by guitarist Nick Bindeman from live footage of the band shot by Anton Long and other sci-fi imagery. Eternal Tapestry’s forthcoming album, A World Out of Time, comes out November 13th on Thrill Jockey and it’s full of jams.
Pre-order the album via Thrill Jockey.
Since our return from the Austin Psych Fest in April of this year, talk of the 2013 APF has been a frequent discussion topic around these parts. This year’s APF featured over 50 bands from all walks of the psych genre, including Brian Jonestown Massacre, Woods, The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips, The Entrance Band, Quilt, Golden Dawn, Peaking Lights, Dead Meadow and many more. Set across two adjacent venues—with a courtyard/hippy bazaar between—attendees could easily navigate between the shows to check out at least part each band. The experience was truly magical and we will most certainly be in attendance for the sixth annual Austin Psych Fest, set to take place April 26-28, 2013.
For those who unable to attend the 2012 Austin Psych Fest, here’s a short video recap of the festival created by Calvin Miller to give you an idea of the overall vibe. For those of you who lucky enough to make it, relive the memories and we’ll see you next year in Austin.
The Entrance Band have released a video for the new tune “Mellow Fantastic.” The song—accompanied by a short surf film, shot in southern California on Super8 by bassist Paz Lenchantin—is, as the title suggests, a superbly mellow, futuristic stoner jam that coasts along like a transcendent waterfall of sound, like a rider cruising the waves off the sun soaked shores of Topanga.
Melbourne, Australian jangle rockers The Twerps have put out a new video for their latest single “Work It Out.” It’s a simple video. One that involves a bare room, the band members, and their instruments. And a dog. But as with last year’s highly-impressive self-titled effort from the Aussie outfit, the music is what attracts here. The single is out digitally now and will be out on vinyl on October 23rd via Chapter Music / Underwater Peoples.
Tame Impala let their psychedelic side shine in their new video for the Lonerism track “Elephant.” Day-glo kaleidoscope visuals swirl throughout the analog synthesized video directed by artist Yoshi Sodeoka, with live footage from The Silentlights.
The amazingly prolific San Francisco garage rock wizard Ty Segall has released a video for the song “The Hill,” featured on his forthcoming album Twins (his third this year). Directed by Segall himself and featuring Thee Oh Sees’ Brigid Dawson, the video travels through a bad VHS acid trip laced with oversized stuffed bears and just plain weird shit. Twins comes out out on October 9th via Drag City.
Preorder the album here.
As summer turns to fall, Woods have graced us with the first video from their most-excellent forthcoming album Bend Beyond. Directed by Adarsha Benjamin, the video for “Cali In a Cup” was filmed on Super 8 at and around this year’s Woodsist Festival in Big Sur, CA. Check it out below and catch Woods on tour this fall.
Order Bend Beyond via Woodsist.
San Francisco psych-rockers Moon Duo are releasing their new album, Circles next month. While you likely heard the album’s bong-ripper “Sleepwalker” featured on our August Mix, the song now has a video starring Montreal garage rock guru King Khan. Watch Khan lead an aerobics class while the members of Moon Duo watch over from the back of the room in the video below.
Blues Control have released the video for “Walking Robin,” taken from their latest LP Valley Tangents, out now on Drag City. As birds soar through the sky and effiges burn, a beat from what sounds like an 80s Casio keyboard coasts below the sun soaked guitar lines in the synthy, lo-fi murk. At times, it almost recalls Sensations Fix with a dose of Rangers. The video was directed by French filmmaker/artist Clémence Hébert and filmed on Tunø, a small Danish island in the Kattegat Sea, during Midsummer day.
The good folks over at Out of Town Films have just released this stunning video of Quilt performing the song “Gome Home” off their 2011 self-titled debut for Mexican Summer. Filmed in the backyard of Philadelphia musician Daniel Bachman’s Fishtown home, the group recorded the session with Bachman joining in on a reverb-drenched electric guitar.
Quilt are currently on the road, so be sure to check them out at one of their upcoming shows (dates below).
07/12 Seattle, WA Barboza
07/13 Vancouver, BC Waldorf Cabaret
07/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
07/17 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop
07/19 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
07/20 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
07/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn
07/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
07/25 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
07/26 Bloomington, IN The Bishop
07/27 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub
07/28 Pittsburgh, PA The Brillobox
07/29 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Watch Woods explore a lengthy “I Was Gone” from their performance at the Storm King Arts Center in New Windsor, NY on May 6.
As many of you know, the 5th annual Austin Psych Fest took place last weekend with one of the best festival lineups in recent memory. This year’s APF featured over 50 bands from all walks of the psych genre, including Brian Jonestown Massacre, Woods, The Black Angels, The Black Lips, Meat Puppets, Olivia Tremor Control, Golden Dawn, Thee Oh Sees, Wooden Shjips, Dead Meadow and many more.
Set across two adjacent venues—with a courtyard/hippy bazaar between—attendees could easily navigate between the shows to check out at least part each band. Over the course of the weekend, there were lots of familiar names to check out and a few impressive new discoveries as well. Some personal favorites were sets by Tuareg guitarist Bombino (from the same community as the members of Tinariwen), Woods, Sun Araw, MMOSS and Quilt. All in all, the food was good, weather was perfect, and tall boys were only $4.
Below you’ll find a series of AFP videos from some of my favorite performances.
Here’s the latest video from Ty Segall & White Fence’s session at Room 205.
Los Angeles-based psych band The Allah Las have released a video for the song “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind).” The track comes off a new 45″ backed by the instrumental, “Sacred Sands.” You can pick up a copy now via Innovative Leisure.
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.
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.
[Picture by Marc Whitman]
Here’s video from The War on Drug’s excellent sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday night. See a jammed out version of “Your Love is Calling My Name” > “The Animator,” as well as another take on the Dead’s “Touch of Grey.”
Brooklyn’s underground afro-jamband Superhuman Happiness have unveiled a new video for the song “Needles and Pins,” featured on the group’s The Physical EP available now at iTunes, Royal Potato Family, or your local record store. Superhuman Happiness also play this Friday at Zebulon and then again on 12.30 Post-Phish for a special Dog Gone Blog New Years event at the Cakeshop. Also announced, the group will be opening for DGB favs Rubblebucket at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on January 28, 2012. Check out the new video below and be sure to RSVP for the DGB Post-Phish event here.