While the psychedelic indie music scene in the Republic of Chile seems to be in full bloom (see The Holydrug Couple), we still managed to miss out on Föllakzoid‘s new album II, which they released on Sacred Bones Records earlier this year. The highlight of this recommended record certainly is the opener “9″. Being the shortest track one the albumit still shows the band’s incredible flair for krauty basslines and spheric soundscapes.
All We Are is a indie pop outfit based in Liverpool. Its members’ backgrounds are quite diverse though. Guro is from Norway, Richard is Irish and Luis is from Brazil. After last year’s atmospheric debut EP We Hunt, the trio has now released a new single called “Utmost Good”, a disco-influenced, but rather psychedelic-heavy pop tune. We love it.
Welsh musicianSweet Baboois one of my favourite discoveries of the last months. Ever since I received a digital promo copy of his new album, I’m hooked to his brass laden, joyous indie pop. The album is preceded by the slow single “Let’s Go Swimming Wild” that you can download below.
Sweet Baboo’s forthcoming album Ships is due for release in April 2013 on Moshi Moshi. This will probably be one of my favourite albums of this year!
Some of you might already heard of it, but to most of you this festival might still be pretty unknown. Le Guess Who? is a international music festival that takes place in the old city of Utrecht, in Holland. I had the pleasure to experience Le Guess Who? last year for the first time and was just overwhelmed by the loveliness of the event and especially the good nose for young and upcoming, but yet advanced and promising acts.
This year’s edition will take place from November 29 to December 2nd and faces appearances by established acts just as Deerhoof, Do Make Say Think, Why? or Destroyer and some of our favourite bands of 2012 like FIDLAR, Matthew Dear, Lower Dens, DIIV or Ty Segall among many others! You can check the entire line-up here.
But for now we’d like to make you aware of one of the smaller acts to play the festival this year: It’s the Montreal-based psych-garage outfit EACH OTHER. The three piece consisting of Brad Loughead, Mike Wright and Christian Simmons plays an unique blend of watery guitars, muted bass and dreamy vocals, creating psychedelic-pop gems hidden behind a curtain of fuzz. Don’t miss them! They’ll play the festival on Friday.
Make sure to download their two EPs and 7”-single on their bandcamp page for free!
Already being part of the recent guerolitoplaylist 08|12, Lucerne’s indie darlings Alvin Zealot are readying their second album Flux for a 21st of September release. As their well-crafted first single “Flux” points out, the new record is drawing its inspiration from the more pyschedelic and dusty corners of indie rock. This is going to be big, believe me.
Max, aka the Eyelid Kid, from Inspired & The Sleepsent us over his new single “Take Pills (Instructed Bliss)” from his upcoming album Teenager. This is what he says about the song:
“The song is sort of a sarcastic dedication to how our society, ravers, even myself functions mentally, socially, and physically through the use of pills. It was put together through a series of live recorded percussion loops, a drum machine setting from my toy Casio keyboard, flute, uke, and bass.”
He might be the only one to describe this sunny indie-pop gem, I won’t even try and will just enjoy this beautiful tune.