Filtering by Category: psychedelic
Jay Watson is one distinguished dude. Allocating efforts between Tame Impala and POND, he has garnered the privilege of working with innovators of the time because he is one himself. For these other more established projects, expectations based on previous work can sometimes hinder the impressions of new material, but Glamorous Damage operates outside that realm...Read More
What do you think of if I mention days of live music plus a bunch of happy sonsabitches dancing around despite sweaty hot weather?Read More
Levitation Music Fest, which took place earlier this month in Vancouver, B.C., is all about music that gets you high off its vibe, and when I first learned of it I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew there were a few acts playing that I really wanted to see, and I knew I liked Vancouver alright as a place in general - so when I got the chance to be sent in exchange for a story, I took it...Read More
As simple as it sounds, as soon as the sun is shining, I feel a dramatic mood shift - the weather has a distinct impact on my wellness and peace of mind...Read More
London weather can be ludicrously unpredictable. Just yesterday I was battling through torrent winds and patchy rain showers just to get to the bank. Today I sit on the banks of the Thames river with the vague concern I might be getting sunburnt...Read More
James Barreto could easily be referred to as the underdog of Psychedelia. He's been plugging away on his guitar for years creating album after album of Psych-rock and Americana, with the help of Alex Cordova, but is only now starting to get the recognition he deserves...Read More
Folk king Devendra Banhart is back with another eclectic collection of musical expeditions with his new album, Mala...Read More
It was with great sorrow that I reluctantly left the wonderful land of Australia again today/yesterday/whatever timezone you are in... But not before compiling a collection of 'CHUNES' (bogan slang for songs) that I've collected over the past two months from both Australia and New Zealand.
This collection of songs is honestly a complete jumble. Some come from great new bands that I've just discovered, some are friends of mine so I'm probably biased to their talents, some are just bands I've loved for a long time. The one thing that ties them all together (because their sound and genre sure don't) is that they are all Australian and New Zealand artists, and they deserve to get played to the rest of the world, if they haven't already.
Now, I better get out of the airport before someone comes and arrests me or calls security (I've literally heard about 40 announcements about reporting unattended items and suspicious behavior since sitting here). Enjoy.
We've just created some seasonal playlists, if we had records to give you or even cassette tapes, this would be presented to you as a glorified A/B contrast. Unfortunately, we've had to rely on modern technology for now and send them to you through the medium of 8-track. Which isn't an entirely bad thing.
Side A - Nicola churns out 'One Waster Winter' from cold, wet Sydney:
Side B - Lauren brings you 'Summer Solstice' from the Californian coastline.
If you find yourself getting a bit down listening to Nicola's depressing mix, don't worry, Lauren's summer delights are sure to cheer you right up.
And hey, if you REALLY like them, I'm sure we could be convinced in to getting out the old tape recorder...
N & L (With thanks again to our darlings Charlie Morgan and Michelle Miller for all their help) x
Do you wonder what Willow Wood does on the weekends? A few weekends ago we took a road trip to the Ojai mountains. We made friends, discovered new music, were visited by the ghost of Jerry Garcia's past [in the form of our ranger] and drove past Johnny Cash's old house; all in all the WW camping trip was a success. Our adventure was accompanied by the following songs. Listen, enjoy and become inspired for your next trip.
L & N
(featuring guest contributor: Charlie Morgan)