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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!
Hey, tune in to BBiB on East Village Radio on Friday, Feb 1, as Psychic Ills mastermind, Tres Warren will be sitting in with me spinning trippy afternoon jammers.
We’ll certainly be talking about and playing stuff from Ills’ new One Track Mind album, out Feb 19th on Sacred Bones.
And if you’re in NY, you’d be a fool to miss the record release show next week at Bowery Ballroom. Not only is Psychic Ills playing, but White Hills and BBiB Records’ own Prince Rupert’s Drops! (And I’ll be handling the jams before the show and in between sets).
Tell ‘em Marc sent ya.
Come join us on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio today from 2-4pm ET.
We’ll be playing prime cuts from the new Meat and Bone album and generally fucking around.
I’m fucking psyched about the new Neil Young & Crazy Horse joint, Psychedelic Pill, coming out on October 30th. Shit, the first track is 27.5 minutes long!
Following up this year’s single Americana release, Psychedelic Pill looks like it will dig in much further, with 8 songs spread over two CDs. And it will also be available on triple-vinyl. The sour news though is that the vinyl will cost you about $88.
Now I initially thought that this was due to Warner Brothers price-gauging knowing that they could count on a certain number of sales from both Neil-fetishists and vinyl-fetishists. But Jeff Conklin from East Village Radio tells me that it’s because Neil insists that the records be cut and mastered at a specific plant in Japan and the stock for the sleeve is from somewhere in Europe. All boosting the costs. I still call some major label shenanigans in there!
The above video is Neil & Crazy Horse playing the song “Walk Like a Giant” off the new double album at Red Rocks in August. Sounds fucking amazing. I might have to put down the dough to go see them at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 3rd!
The track-listing for Psychedelic Pill is as follows:
1 Driftin’ Back (27:36)
2 Psychedelic Pill (3:26)
3 Ramada Inn (16:49)
4 Born In Ontario (3:49)
1 Twisted Road (3:28)
2 She’s Always Dancing (8:33)
3 For The Love Of Man (4:13)
4 Walk Like A Giant (16:27)
5 Psychedelic Pill (Alternate Mix)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
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.
I was absolutely thrilled to be able to host this show last week. The legendary socio-political singer/musician, Rodriguez was in town for a show with Charles Bradley and stopped by EVR to play a couple songs and chat with me. Take a listen to the archive here…
The big-Beat, psychedelic, Southern rock, circus pop band Gringo Star are dropping in on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio Thursday from noon to 2pm EST, to lay down some booty-shakin’ garage grooviness for us.
They’re rolling though New York before they finish up the tour supporting their great new album Count Yer Lucky Stars, out now on Gigantic Music.
The remaining tour dates:
12/1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY (w/ J Roddy Walston & The Business)
12/3 – Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
12/6 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
12/7 – Hippodrome – Cocoa, FL
12/8 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/10 – Sarasota Lanes (Cosmic Groove Festival) – Sarasota, FL
So tune in to EVR.com on Thursday, noon to 2pm EST, to hear them rip it up live in the studio!
I’m really excited to welcome Woodsman to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio, Thursday noon-2pm (EST). They’ll jam live and who knows what sounds will emanate from the EVR studio…and your radio or mobile. Be there then.
Stream their new EP Mystic Places below to get acquainted…
The prog-rock giants, Gentle Giant, just remastered and re-released their 3rd and 4th albums, Three Friends and Octopus, both originally released in 1972…a fine fine year! I’ll have Gentle Giant frontman, Derek Shulman, on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday to talk about those amazing albums and spin selections from them. Join us from noon to 2pm on Thursday and get your afternoon prog on!