*killer poster by Curtis Godino
Hey dudes, our superpals at Dog Gone Blog are hosting these two fucking amazing new Chilean psych bands, Follakzoid and the Holydrug Couple, at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night (Thursday, 3/21)…and gave us a pair of tickets to give to you!
All right, Nashville’s young pop-psych outfit The Paperhead is definitely one of my favorite new bands out there now. And this Focus in on the Looking Glass LP, originally recorded in 2009/10 and released on cassette on Infinity Cat when the lads were a mere 17/18 years old, is delightfully-far out ear and mind candy.
So BBiB would like to kick some candy down to you. Thanks to the good folks at Ample Play, we have a copy for one lucky commenter.
To be entered to win The Paperhead’s Focus in on the Looking Glass, comment below with your favorite type of candy, psychedelic or otherwise.
One winner will be chosen on Thanksgiving and we are able to accommodate European entries too, so fire away!
Hey Beyonders! I know you’re going to want to enter to win this new Groundhogs video because you love Tony McPhee and the ‘hogs like I do.
Filmed at London’s Astoria on February 20th 1998, The Groundhogs: Live at the Astoria was the first complete Groundhogs live show ever to be filmed. Take a gander…
It’s out on September 18th, but thanks to our friends at Eagle Rock Entertainment, I have a few copies of this live DVD to give away to you! So just enter in the comments below your favorite Groundhogs song…besides “Cherry Red.” Sound fair?
Winners will be chosen on September 17th from U.S. entries only. Good luck!
Hey dudes, there’s a great new album that I’m in love with from a brand-new psychedelic outfit from Nashville called The Sufis and I want to put a vinyl copy of their debut on your turntable too.
It comes out on July 3rd on Cornershop’s Ample Play Records. The Sufis demo was handed off to the Cornershop guys from another Nashville psych band that I love called The Paperhead, and they knew straightaway that they wanted to release this album. Cornershop states:
“The Sufis’s album was so instant, that we knew instantly we had to put it out on Ample Play. It’s incredibly adventurous and memorable. They record using old analogue recording equipment and effects, some of which they have rebuilt from scratch. The musicianship on the record is stunning.
We also love the fact that the only show they played (that we’re aware of prior to recording the album) is where they set themselves up in the middle of a large room and arranged their speaker/amps in all four corners. They had the audience in a circle around them. Part gig, part happening and part experiment. This is a group with ideas, with psychedelic ideas.”
San Francisco Bay Area-based power quintet Howlin Rain’s come howlin’ back with their third album, The Russian Wilds. Having been formed by bandleader-singer-guitarist Ethan Miller in 2004, as a melodic offshoot of blazing new-psych innovators Comets On Fire, Howlin Rain soon caught the attention of uber-producer Rick Rubin, who signed them to his American Recordings label and involved himself deeply in their subsequent musical evolution thereafter.
“There was a point when we were really trying to blend Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland, Steely Dan’s Gaucho and Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge of Town,” says Ethan Miller. “I love the Boss’ singing, where he’s just blowing out his voice even when it’s just a pop ballad moment. And we were inspired by some of the grooves and close mic stuff on Gaucho, and by how Electric Ladyland runs the gamut from super long jams to blues numbers to drifting psychedelic pieces. There’s a sense of audacity to these records – a band chasing down strong, invisible connections – and there’s moments like that on our record. We didn’t always do the smartest or safest things [laughs].”
I’ve heard The Russian Wilds, and the album is incredible. If any of the above makes any sense to you, then you’ll want to pick up this record when it drops on Valentine’s Day. Check out “Phantom In the Valley” to get a first taste…
In the meantime, you can enter to win two tickets to see Howlin Rain on Tuesday at Mercury Lounge! The fucking fantastic D. Charles Speer & the Helix open the show. Just comment below with your favorite classic rock record. Or simply by Tweeting this post (tag it with @BBiB). Cool? Well, get to it then! Winner will be notified by Monday morning.
Our friends at MUTE/Spoon Records have given us a couple copies of this 40th anniversary edition of CAN’s masterpiece, Tago Mago, to give away to you!
As you probably already know, this is one of the greatest and most unique albums ever made, influencing everyone from the Sex Pistols to Radiohead. The new edition of this genre-defying album comes packaged in the original UK artwork for the first time since 1971, and includes a bonus CD featuring 50 minutes of unreleased live material from 1972, remastered in 2011.
And the only way to win is to tune in to my show, Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio, Thursday (12/7/11) from noon to 2pm (EST)…and then and there I’ll tell you how to enter!
Thanks to the good folks at MIG Music and Freeman Promotions, BBiB has a couple copies to giveaway of Epitaph’s amazing 1974 classic, Outside the Law, remastered with plenty of extra live and bonus jams! Holy Kraut Boogie!
Enter to win a copy:
…by Tweeting this post
…by posting this on Facebook
…or by commenting below
Contest will end July 23, 2011. U.S. entries only please. Can’t ship outta the States!
Cheers and Good Luck!
From their upcoming Thrill Jockey debut release, West, out in September…
(download it here… http://www.thrilljockey.com/assets/freedownload/Wooden_Shjips-Lazy_Bones.mp3)
Yeah, how ’bout a giveaway?! And how about this killer 45 from the amazing rhythm and blues-psych-gospel Chicago rockers, the Velcro Lewis Group?
Okay, yeah, let’s do it. Do one of these to enter to win:
1) Tweet out this blog post (tagging @BBiB)
2) Share this blog post on Facebook (tagging @beyond beyond is beyond)
3) Subscribe to the BBiB Mailing List
*winner will be chosen on March 31st
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