Back to Pschool Edition: Dead Meadow, Triptides, Vive La Void & The Myrrors
Dead Meadow: The Nothing They Need
Summer is over and it’s back to school, so how about some good old-fashioned psych-rock to make sure you’ve got your head screwed on tight. Pay attention, class! We’ll start with Dead Meadow who celebrates 20 years in the getting-out-there biz with their newest release The Nothing They Need. If you dig fuzzy guitars and some skull-digger rock-outs, this one is for you. This is the heavy shit.
How about some throwback sunny-day California kaleidoscopic psych? Yeah, you know you love it. Check out Triptides. The Los Angeles-based band explores light and dark with a swinging mind-float on their newest record Visitors. Mixing in sitar, harpsichord and Farfisa and even flute along with the swirly guitar/bass/drum action, Triptides are all in on properly delivering a Summer Of Love sound right here in 2018. Enjoy!
Vive La Void: Vive La Void
Vive La Void is the new solo project from Sanae Yamada, one half of Moon Duo, which is actually kind of a Wooden Shjips side project … which makes Vive La Void and Wooden Shjips second cousins or something? Anyway, on her new self-titled debut for the new project, Yamada explores the cerebral plane with a zapping layered synth drone that shapeshifts and undulates into pulsing shapes of sound. This is let-your-mind-drift headphone music with a danceable beat. Just the right sound when you’re in that mood, check it out.
The Myrrors: Borderlands
I think I can squeeze in one more toke before it’s time to get to class. How about the newest release from RecommNeds regulars The Myrrors? The Tuscon psychsketeers have done it again with Borderlands, going deep drone, part psilocybin, part Ornette Coleman. Out on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, this one is deep and dark and constantly exploring the boundaries and borders. The six-song album starts with a 50-second blast of smoke and culminates in a 20-minute journey taking its time along the way. No homework tonight.