mp3: YOOFS – Toy Organ

Carefree, sun-drenched garage rock from the UK… need I say more?  Aight fine.  YOOFS aren’t the most original band making music now, but as I’ve come to learn more and more during this year that really doesn’t matter much when music is good.  “Toy Organ” packs a whole lot into a lean 3 minutes including a power guitar solo, a …

pkelly94mp3: YOOFS – Toy Organ

EP: Walrus – Lamb Girl

Last I heard from Walrus, they were making delightfully out of tune indie-rock on their Sisters EP.  Walrus have made some fidelity improvements to their sound and more importantly upped their experimentation and ambition as well with these new tracks off a split cassette with Sheepman.  Walrus’ contribution to the cassette includes the psych-rocker “Sleep” that grows from acoustic strumming …

pkelly94EP: Walrus – Lamb Girl

mp3: Au.Ra – Morning

Our first introduction to Australian psych-rock group Au.Ra demonstrated a group with a lot of potential and great songwriting talent.  Their newest single is the decidedly more rock sounding “Morning” which drives through it’s five minutes with a consistent punk-influenced drum beat.  While “Sun” stems from the warm, synth heavy side of psych-rock that we might expect from a group like …

pkelly94mp3: Au.Ra – Morning

mp3: Au.Ra – Sun

Hailing from the same continent that delivered my favorite psych-rock album of the year, Au.Ra are an Australian bedroom-rock group that are experimenting with the same sort of drug induced bliss that Tame Impala are so good at.  Shimmering with tropical-tinged guitars, “Sun” sets some pretty lofty standards as the group’s first release.  Although everything is drowned in sweet, reverby …

pkelly94mp3: Au.Ra – Sun

mp3: Dumbo Gets Mad//Venice- Viaje Astral

It’s been a while since I’ve heard new material from Italian psych-rock group Dumbo Gets Mad as they’ve stayed pretty quiet since dropping their debut Elephants at the Door last year.  Their new collaborative track with producer Venice has just about everything I liked about the band refined and condensed into its 5-minute length.  ‘Viaje Astral’ explodes with color and energy …

pkelly94mp3: Dumbo Gets Mad//Venice- Viaje Astral