POND hail from Perth, Australia, the same stomping grounds as brother band Tame Impala, who share three of the same band members. The bands also share common sonic ground—traversing the inners of contemporary psych-pop—although POND’s approach is more straight-forward and remains closer to a vintage 70’s psych sound. Tame guitarist Nick Albrook, who pens the group’s songs and takes on vocal duties, is joined by bandmate drummer Jay Watson, and Joseph Orion as well as Tame frontman Kevin Parker (on drums) for live shows. The band has three albums out (which you can purchase via iTunes) and another expected to drop in 2012. Check out the video below, which contains the song “Greens Pool” off a limited edition 7″ vinyl available through Badminton Bandit. I’ve also thrown in the video for “Annie Orangetree” to give you a better idea.
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“Midnight Siren,” the latest track from L.A. psych rockers Jeffertitti’s Nile, is another impressive nugget exhibiting the band’s knack for hazy space rock. Snarling, fuzzed-out organs and various types of analog wash lay beneath the reverb-drenched vocals of lead singer Jeffertitti Moon on this astral noise journey. The song appears on a split 7″ vinyl with Dahga Bloom available now via Volcom Records or as an MP3 via Bandcamp.
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A second song has emerged off Real Estate’s forthcoming sophomore release, Days. “Green Aisles” is the song formerly titled “Careless” and referred to by band members as “Cat Man” (don’t ask). Days is out October 18 on Domino. Also, be sure to check out the previously released “It’s Real.”
This Friday and Saturday DGB favs Superhuman Happiness will celebrate the release of The Physical EP at their BK homebase, Zebulon. Both nights will feature two sets from the band with special guests expected to appear. The Physical EP officially hits stores October 11 and marks the band’s debut for Marco Benevento’s Royal Potato Family label. If you have yet to witness this band live, I highly recommend you check this out. Hope to see you there! RSVP HERE
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This month’s hour-long psych-rock playlist curated by your humble narrator…
1. Tokyo Kid Brothers – Peace ~ Dadada
2. The Soft Machine – Joy of a Toy
3. Woodsman – Insect
4. The War on Drugs – Your Love Is Calling My Name > The Animator
5. Ducktails – Hamilton Road
6. Felt – My Darkest Light Will Shine
7. Justin O’Brien and Jake – Time Will Tell
8. Sun Araw – Lute and Lyre
9. Woods – Find Them Empty
10. Allah-Las – Long Journey
11. Jeffertitti’s Nile – Mountain Jam
12. Silver Pines – Timefather
13. Cloudland Canyon – Mothlight (pt II)
14. Moon Duo – Ripples
TONIGHT, Brooklyn psych-thrashers La Otracina team up with the similarly labeled Endless Boogie for A Psychedelic Explosion at one of my favorite spots in Williamsburg, Union Pool. Visual projections will be provided by BAMIAM.TV throughout the night along with a killer poster designed by Erin Klauk/Erinaceous Illustration. Come take part in a night of astral adventures with some of Brooklyn’s psychedelic juggernauts. See ya there. RSVP HERE
Listen to La Otracina’s 20min take on the Dead’s ““Cryptical Envelopment>Drums>The Other One>Cryptical Envelopment”.”
A few weeks ago, we shared a 15 minute Woods jam from their August 13 performance at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Today, we have three videos from that show for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of Ian Perlman. This was one of the more powerful performances I have seen this year, and, for those who were unable to attend (which I assume is most of you), these videos help to capture the energy that Woods brought to the stage that night.
“Blood Dries Darker”
“Find Them Empty”
Over the weekend a new track appeared on White Denim’s soundcloud page. “Hot Thought,” available for stream/download below, is a bonus cut off the band’s milestone 2011 release D (which you can purchase here). Listen to the track and check out White Denim on the road next month. In other White Denim news, the band is also prepping a new EP called Takes Place In Your Work Space, which drops October 25th, 2011 on Downtown Records. You can also pick up their new live 12″ out on on Jack White’s Third Man Records here.
MP3: “Hot Thought”
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been championing The War on Drugs‘ new longplayer Slave Ambient as one of the top albums of the year. In a previous post, I mentioned the Drugs’ deep sonic textures that play off the title “Slave Ambient”—a 13 minute ambient jam that is sampled beneath many of the tracks—providing the album with its spacey underpinnings. In the coming weeks, those ambient tracks will be put on display on Side 2 of a new limited edition cassette (Side 1 features the LP) via Mirror Universe Tapes. Below, you can stream/download the first jam off Side 2.
MP3: “Snake Tongues”
R. Stevie Moore & Ariel Pink
Following a string of joint dates on the West Coast, lo-fi guru R. Stevie Moore and neo-glam rocker Ariel Pink team up on a new collaborative tune called “Dutch Me.” The song, which you can stream/download below, is expected to appear on an upcoming release titled Ku Klux Glam.