Psych

Burger Boogaloo Announces 2016 Line Up

Oh, East Bay, it's near that time of year again! Burger Records and John Water's Burger Boogaloo has just announced the line up for their upcoming 2016 event!

The party animals at Burger Records have a lot coming up in 2016. They've just announced details for their annual two-day Burger Boogaloo which will happen June 25 & 26 at in Oakland, CA's Mosswood Park. John Waters returns as host, and he's bringing his Cry-Baby star Traci Lords with him. The musical lineup includes Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence, Shannon & the Clams, The Trashwomen, Mummies, Young Fresh Fellows, Angry Samoans, Flamin' Groovies, The Dwarves, and more. Ticket sare on sale. Full daily lineups are below.

Elsewhere: the 2016 Burger Revolution, a one-night worldwide event of burger-fueled rock n' roll uprising, will happen on March 5. New York shows are still being worked out, but you can see all scheduled shows (and join the Revolution yourself) here. Burger will also be at SXSW and while details or what they've got planned is still TBA, they will be hosting Burger Records Hangover Fest IV at San Antonio's Paper Tiger on Sunday, March 20 with Shannon and the Clams, Night Beats, La Luz, White Lung, Guantanamo Baywatch, All Dogs, Vaadat Charigim and more. Tickets are on sale. You can watch a promotional video and check out the complete announced lineup below.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH HOSTED BY JOHN WATERS

MEET & GREET WITH TRACI LORDS
THE TRASHWOMEN
MUMMIES
REAL KIDS
THE LYRES
THE INTELLIGENCE
THEE OH SEES
OKMONIKS
ANGRY SAMOANS
AMPLIFIED HEAT
PSYCOTIC PINEAPPLE
YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS

SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH HOSTED BY JOHN WATERS

KING KHAN & THE SHRINES
FLAMIN' GROOVIES W/ ROY LONEY
SHANNON & THE CLAMS
TERRY & LOUIE (EX-EXPLODING HEARTS)
SETH BOGART
THE SPITS
BUCK BILOXI
GIORGIO MURDERER
SODA BOYS
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
THE DWARVES
FADEAWAYS

(originally published in Brooklyn Vegan)

   

Wand gets two album in Best of Psych 2015 critics' list

In 2015, Los Angeles’ Wand have been a force to be reckon with, releasing two LPs in quick succession that sound like a (modernized) museum of psychedelia, and alternatively tackle the genre’s many faces: from garage-psych (Self Hypnosis) to drone rock (The Unexplored Map), from Early Pink Floyd (Reaper Invert) to… later Pink Floyd (Melted Rope). A true encyclopedia of psych! The trio managed to land both records in this critic's score list of the best 10 psychedelic albums of 2015, preceding acts like Ty Segall and King Gizzard - now, that's something to tell your grandchildren about!

   

YEOMANS - LIVE AT THE BOVINE!

By definition Yeomans were attendants in a royal household...until now when Yeomas became one of my favorite rock bands in the GTA. They have top notch garage surf vibes. Influenced by The 13th Floor Elevators for sure and as far as more modern bands go I would compare them to the Allah La’s out of California. They have an EP available that was released in 2014. The opening track “Big Bikes” has some beautifully reverbed vocals and excellent surf guitar solos. “Elijah” takes you on a chilled out adventure to a beach....back in the 60‘s. Very nice psycadellia comin from this 3 piece. They even throw an instrumental at you just to make sure you’re awake. Easily one of the best EP’s I’ve heard in a while. It’s worth spending money on. You can choose the price on their bandcamp page. Catch them live on Saturday at Bovine Sex Club with Flamingo Báy and Wine Lips. - Kris Gies

   

The Cuckoos Channel the Classic Era of Psych Music to a Tee on "Stranger in Your Eyes"

Morrison has risen- This is a natural thought progression upon hearing Ken Frost, lead singer of the Austin 60’s psych trio The Cuckoos, sing for the first time. Frost has a dead-on Lizard King baritone but, rather than run from comparisons to the Doors, the Cuckoos embrace it, own it, and then make it their own. The trio’s magnetism, mature sound, and youthful precociousness (Frost is the oldest in the group at 19) mean that there are many more doors of perception for these Moog-mavens to open. Here's track “Stranger in Your Eyes” from their upcoming spring full-length release that offers a tantalizing organ sound straight from 1967. The dark psych groove perfectly coalesces with Frost’s intoxicating throwback vocals for a track that's about as close as we're ever going to get to a new classic Doors track, do listen below, flower children of 2016. The Cuckoos are also a nominee for ‘Artist of the Year’ in the psych category and would love your vote, so check the polls to the right if you want to help the guys out.

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Lee Ackerley
@slackerleemusic

   

Cross Record is at the Top of Their Dark Experimental Music Game with New "Wabi Sabi"

Cross Record is an airy, sophisticated and sometimes creepy indie folkish duo that writes, records and lives out at a parcel of gorgeous Texas Hill Country land known as Moon Phase Ranch. With equal parts technical, atypical instrumentals from Dan Duszynski and the ghostliest, lovely and philosophical vocals from wife Emily Cross, Cross Record will play well with the folk/psych indie lovers out there, as well as those into that whole witchy thing going on right now. Recent release Wabi Sabi has the two at their best yet, with building cerebral tracks that are as deep-thought provoking as they are beautifully spacious and emotionally gripping. Catch a two-track preview of Wabi Sabi here, including the modern stormy day folk song “Steady Waves,” and check out the poignant minimalist and symbolic prettiness of the music video for second single “High Rise” below. It'll get your spine tingling, and your mind soaring over a gloomy, picturesque Texas countryscape.