This month’s collection of tunes, available for your streaming or downloading pleasure. Have a nice long-weekend, friends.
A few years back, when I got the idea to first start hosting shows, I reached out to a few of my favourite local bands along with a little-known California psych act by the name of Jeffertitti’s Nile who happened to be making their way through town. Having only heard their seven song EP, Hypnotic River of Sound, I had no idea what their live performance would be like or even how they might look. But when they walked through the front gates of the Church of the Electric Dirt dressed halfway between pranksters and members of Hendrix’s band, it was plain to the eye that these individuals were not of this earthly realm.
Art by: Sean Metcalf
Download or stream the November 2012 DGB Mix below.
01. Camera – Ausland
02. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Viholliseni Maalla
03. Goat – Let It Bleed
04. Prince Rupert’s Drops – Plague Ride
05. Jefferson Airplane – Wild Tyme
06. The Zodiac – Aries – The Fire-Fighter
07. The West Coat Pop Art Experimental Band – Eighteen Is Over The Hill
08. Tjutjuna – Desert Song
09. The UFO Club – July
10. The Smoking Trees – See
11. Mmoss – Hedge Creeper
12. The Karovas Milkshake – Factory
13. Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies – Invisible Man
14. Abstract Truth – It’s Alright With Me
15. Ultimate Spinach – Visions Of Your Reality
16. Woodsman – All Tangled Up
17. Jeffertitti’s Nile – Upside
Our pals in Jeffertitti’s Nile have emerged from their lengthy period of hibernation to bring to us the new single, “Upside,” from their forthcoming album The Electric Hour. You may remember Jeffertitti’s Nile from our very first DGB event last summer, or from their highly impressive debut release Hypnotic River of Sound. But if not, now is your time to discover this great band.
The new single from these West Coast psychsters, recorded by Jonny Bell from Crystal Antlers, heads in a more cinematic direction and is set to be released later this month on New York’s Better Breakfast label. Jeffertitti’s Nile have also cut four additional songs with ex-Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman, and will hit the road with his group Father John Misty for a run of shows this fall (see below for the tour poster). Interesting factoid: Jeffertitti also plays bass and sings in Father John Misty.
Jeffertitti’s Nile’s upcoming 10” EP entitled The Electric Hour, was recorded in Ojai, California at Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero’s studio and is due for a release in early 2013. Check out “Upside” below.
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
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.
“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.
[via The Bearded Rainbow]
On August 19, this blog hosted its first official event with performances from Minerva Lions, Jeffertitti’s Nile and a superjam featuring members of Superhuman Happiness. Below are some pictures from the Jeffertitti’s Nile set, taken by local photographer Johnny Maroney.
This Sunday and Monday, the Moon Block Party returns with a gathering of local psych artists and musicians to celebrate the labor day weekend. The event is taking place at Dillon’s Roadhouse in Palm Springs, CA, featuring performances by Jeffertitti’s Nile, Lumerians, Strangers Family Band, War Drum and many more. Music and art installations kick off at 1PM on Saturday and will carry through into the early hours of Monday. Tom Child (LA Record) will be displaying live visual projections while Kylie Knight and Carlos Munoz of the Coachella Art Studios will provide arts & crafts activities. If you live in the area I highly recommend checking out this event.
Full Lineup and details
SEPTEMBER 4 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
DAY 1 @ DILLON’S ROADHOUSE in PALM SPRINGS
J E F F E R T I T T I ‘ s N I L E + LUMERIANS + ASTEROID #4 + STRANGERS FAMILY BAND + DAHGA BLOOM (dj set) + WAR DRUM + THE LOVELY BAD THINGS + BUFFALO ELECTRIC + AHKIYYINI + GOTHIC TROPIC + BLAC JESUS & THE EXPERIMENTALISTS + DJ DUSTO HONEYSUCKLE III + more TBA shortly
STAY THE NIGHT @ MOTEL 6 ($60 rooms) and come to day 2!
GIVE EM A CALL (760) 251-1425
SEPTEMBER 5 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
DAY 2 @ DILLON’S ROADHOUSE in PALM SPRINGS
J E F F E R T I T T I ‘ s N I L E + RACHEL FANNAN + COSMONAUTS + STRANGERS FAMILY BAND + ASTEROID #4 + DEAP VALLY + SPIRIT VINE + BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES + DJ DUSTO HONEYSUCKLE III + more TBA shortly
$5.00 each day | $7.00 – 2 day passes! | ALL AGES UNTIL 10:00 PM | 21 + AFTER 10:00 PM