Ultimate Painting-“Ten Street”

I know very little about the band Ultimate Painting, but I know enough. Their blend of surf-rock groove and trippy psych-pop is a perfect mix to get your day started or to set you off for a night of wandering to no place in particular. If you’ve dug the stuff Temples has put out so far, you’ll definitely dig this band. Check out the song … Continue reading Ultimate Painting-“Ten Street”

Sun Kill Moon at Pitchfork 2014

Mark Kozelek’s Sun Kill Moon set proved to cerebral for some. The reverb-drenched psych folk was deliberately slow, causing many unfamiliar to lose interest early. The people around me were a bunch of Chatty Cathy’s more concerned with whether or not Tool will be releasing a new album soon than listening to the complex tunes coming from the stage. A lot of people took off … Continue reading Sun Kill Moon at Pitchfork 2014

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray-Lean Into The Wind

I like it when people I know do things that are ambitious, be it musically or in life generally. It makes me feel equal parts proud and super lazy. This album is a bizarre blend of country, rock, and spacey head trips that works because it falls into the vision they started out with. You don’t find many folk albums with guitars that slice right … Continue reading Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray-Lean Into The Wind

Of Montreal-Lousy With Sylvianbriar

I’m on record as being all-in on whatever Of Montreal wants to try. If they want to put out a disco record, I’ll grab my boogie shoes. If Kevin Barnes wants to make a drone record that is literally just a 40-minute track of whirring guitar and bass, I’ve got my wallet out ready to hand over my money. At this point in their career, … Continue reading Of Montreal-Lousy With Sylvianbriar

Secret Colours-Peach

It’s been a while since I really dug into Secret Colours. I’ve heard bits and pieces, but the last time I really paid attention was back in 2010. I covered their release show at Beat Kitchen where they were celebrating the release of their single “Watch The Drone.” The group was fuzzed out and psychedelic for sure. I was standing next to Tommy Evans’ dad … Continue reading Secret Colours-Peach