Psychic Ills, Deerhoof, The Chambermaids, Wooden Shjips, Sleeping Bags & more
1. Husky Rescue – Rainbow Flows
Chilling out at a hookah bar on Venus.
2. Psychic Ills – Mind Daze
Hazy psych roots rock off Hazed Dream, due out later this month.
3. Duelelectrum – Ultrasensor
São Paulo band gets murky on this one from Exploding Galaxy.
4. Neutral Milk Hotel – You’ve Passed
Recent touring and reissues made me dust off this powerful drone rock classic.
5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Too Real
The trip down memory lane continues with this great midtempo dream pop tune from their first album.
7. Wooden Shjips – Black Smoke Rise
Leadoff track to new album West.
9. Starfire Connective Sound – Acid Morning Ride
Bombastic Brazilian rock and roll.
11. Deerhoof – Scream Team
I went to the Battles show last week. Deerhoof singer Kazu Makino was featured on a video screen singing their very cool “Swinging & Shag.” Now I’m paying it forward by dropping this gem from The Runners Four.
12. Azma – Sweetness and Light
This melody is 100% guaranteed to get inside your head.
13. The Chambermaids – China Blue
Twin city garage power pop. Lovely.
14. Weekend – Hazel
Indie power pop with a splash of shoegaze.
15. Sea Dweller – Settings
Love Is Coming track of near-perfect C86 shoegaze.
16. The Ludvico Treatment – The Last Thing You Should Do
Blistering cover of David Bowie’s 1997 Earthling track.
17. Sleeping Bags – Canteloupe
Released last month, this may be placed in the chillwave category. But to me it’s just a fantastic, huge tune.