Early 2011, Swedish pop-psych band La Fleur Fatale, whom I have championed for the last couple years now, visited NYC to appear on Beyond Beyond is Beyond and do three live shows in NYC and Brooklyn. This is the brilliant documentary they put together of that trip. And it features yours truly. Dig…
I’m currently loving these two albums just released by Trouble In Mind. Sample them below but they are really best heard as full albums…
Upon your first listen to this record you may think that you’ve stumbled onto some lost nugget from 1968. The Paperhead take their name from a lyric in July’s golden-age psychedelic single “My Clown” and while the record may have a vintage sound, it’s mind boggling to learn that it was written and recorded in the summer of 2010 by three 18 year old kids from Nashville, Tennessee. Neo-psych fans may hear a more ambitious ‘White Fence’ or a poppier ‘Spacemen 3’ while more classic minded listeners may recall ‘The Pretty Things’, their namesake ‘July’ or post-LSD ‘Beatles’.
Before they all went their separate ways to start college, Ryan Jennings and his closest childhood friends Walker Mimms and Peter Stringer-Hye holed up to record an album that combines all the orchestrated pop layers, eastern influence and groovy instrumentals of a classic British Psych record. With Cheap Time’s Jeffrey Novak as producer & “spritual advisor”, these guy’s technical and songwriting abilities far outreach their young age, while still maintaining a sense of wonder about the world and a dash of charming naivete.
And then there’s The Wrong Words!
While there isn’t much left to be said about the current music scene in San Francisco, the Wrong Words have combined all of its best elements (power pop, punk and a dab of flower-psych) on this amazingly solid debut LP. This album has pop hooks galore, great lyrics and ripping guitar work.
BBiBest of 2010
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Thursday, noon – 2pm ET
- Dungen on Mexican Summer
- East Village Radio
- Beyond Beyond is Beyond archive page
- …and get your tix for their NYC Knitting Factory shows, Thursday and Friday here
Thu-Oct-14 , Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory, USA annonseras tidigt v 32
Fri-Oct-15 , Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory, USA
Mon-Oct-18 , New York, NY, Terminal 5, USA (with My Morning Jacket)
Sat-Nov-13 , Dublin, Whelans, Ireland
Sun-Nov-14 , Birmingham, The Academy, UK
Mon-Nov-15 , Manchester, The Roadhouse, UK
Tue-Nov-16 , London, Islington, The Academy, UK
Wed-Nov-24 , Tampere, Klubi, Finland
Thu-Nov-25 , Åbo, Klubi (Ilta), Finland
Fri-Nov-26 , Helsinki, Tavastia, Finland
Wed-Dec-01 , Bergen, Logen, Norway
Thu-Dec-02 , Oslo, Parkteatret, Norway
Fri-Dec-03 , Trondheim, Blaest, Norway
Fri-Dec-10 , Malmö, Inkonst, Sweden
Sat-Dec-11 , Göteborg, Brewhouse, Sweden
Sun-Dec-12 , Stockholm, Bryggarsalen, Sweden (tickets on sale from Aug 13)
Hola B. Yonders,
Psych Pspaghetti-Western rockers, Spindrift, will be joining me on Thursday’s Beyond Beyond is Beyond show! Their new Legend of God’s Gun soundtrack album is fukkin’ fantastic and they’ll be playing at Union Pool Wednesday, the 26th and at the Cake Shop Thursday, the 27th. They’ll be with me live in the second hour of Thursday’s show, noon to 2pm ET…
…and in the first hour, I will have my sometime DJ partner-in-crime, Chippy B, in the studio to do a nice live mix of psych rock sounds and ‘verbed out dub. Feel free to spark a doob…it’s after noon!
Dig it…all at noon Thursday, live on East Village Radio!