Psych

02.23: Orchin brings DIY dream gaze to Moroccan Lounge

DIY dream pop crew Orchin will bring their ethereal tracks to Moroccan Lounge on February 23rd, providing a perfect soundtrack to the otherworldly feelings that one might experience during a Mercury retrograde. If communication issues, mood swings, and more frustrations than normal have plagued you throughout this past week, Orchin's music will help you to find a little meditative corner of your mind. Their album Serene dropped last August; tracks like "Othello" and "Care At All" come packed with lush guitars and echoing drums, along with Jeremy McLennan's surround-sound voice. Take a listen to "Usually" from Serene below, and catch a chill moment with Orchin on February 23rd at Moroccan Lounge before you head back into the work week. - Will Sisskind

   

Jack Bodie @ Tonic Room (2/19)

Psych Rock trio Jack Bodie released debut debut album, Inside, back in 2018. Last month the trio released a playful but rocking video for the song "Deep Space" for that album.

This is the work of Zak Kerkhoven (Guitar/Vocals), Marty Arneberg (Bass/Vocals), and Charlie Williams (Drums).

ums You can catch Jack Bodie tonight, February 19th, at Tonic Room with The Concrete Roots and Honeydew Squeeze.

 

   

Psych

Time: 
09:00
Band name: 
Cookie Tongue
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/CookieTongue/
Venue name: 
The Footlight
   

01.31: L.A. Witch plays Alex's Bar for last U.S. show before summer

L.A. Witch have a new album coming out this summer, but to conserve their energy for its release, they're playing only two shows in the U.S. beforehand. The second of those two shows will happen at Alex's Bar on January 31st. The trio of Ellie English, Sade Sanchez, and Irita Pai toured Europe a second time last year, but compared to their busy 2018, the past several months have seen L.A. Witch taking their time to brew up a plan to become indomitable in these first years of the new decade. If you wonder what L.A. Witch's 2020 release has in store for you, take a listen to their 2018 EP Octubre, which blends psych rock, smoky blues, and punk into a stark and sultry collection of tracks. We've featured "Haunting" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Stream The Gloomies' groovingly recollective "Sideways"

Memories have a way of shifting and transfiguring the past, creating picture shows in the mind that, while fictionalized, are still “based on a true story.” Such mental Kodaks inform the track “Sideways” by NYC-based the Gloomies, a collection of acid-bathed footnotes, rife with recollections of black lights and clear perfumes. It’s a fitting tune given the Gloomies’ recent relocation to Brooklyn from Southern California that the first single from the project's forthcoming LP Romance would be a psych-pop yarn from their last summer; crunchy vox and meandering guitars abound on this track, placing it squarely between the sounds of artists like Ariel Pink and the thematic overtones of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. Listen to this tastefully far-out track below. —Connor Beckett McInerney