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Topic: psychedelic

Sundress — Sundress EP

Nearby rockers dream big.


Rock

Matt Carney
Do you ever listen to Beach House and think, “I’d really like this a lot more if the guitars weren’t so passive.” If so, Denton, Texas, rockers Sundress might just be your new band du jour.
 
Monday, August 22, 2011

VOTD: The Flaming Lips / Lightning Bolt — ‘I’m Working at NASA on Acid’

Considerably less terrifying than their previous collab, “I Wanna Get High, But I Don’t Want Brain Damage”

I’m really digging the damaged vein the Lips seemed to have slipped into these last couple of years. 2009’s “Embryonic” was the freaky, border-pushing, psychedelic album they’ve always had in them, but were too busy having fun with sci-fi sing-alongs like “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” to record.

Anyhoo, check out this new clip from George Salisbury and his Delo Creative http://delocreative.com/nasa-on-acid/ dudes. It’s a really long song, but the Lightning Bolt choral part in the middle is really wonderful. Salisbury does well to represent on video the destructive energy of actually seeing Lightning Bolt perform in person.

by Matt Carney 08.24.2011 2 years ago
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Three for all

Three of Norman’s best, loudest bands help kick-start the school year with a whole mess of chaos that costs a whole lotta nothing.


Music

Matt Carney
Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Broncho and Chrome Pony
6:30 p.m. Friday
East lawn, Oklahoma Memorial Union, University of Oklahoma, Norman
ou.edu/uosa/cac.html
free
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Soundcheck: Junebug Spade — Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Music

Matt Carney
Don’t worry, rock kids. Now on EP No. 3, Oklahoma City’s Junebug Spade is still the same, early British, vaguely psychedelic, throwback band that Oasis returned to fashion in the ’90s — the kind of band that kills with simple, original guitar riffs and lyrics about ... well, girls mostly.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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VOTD: Showcasin’

Watch a couple of locals mix genres and styles on ‘Chevy Bricktown Showcase.’

OKC psychedelic rock band Horse Thief interviews local rapper Jabee in this genre-busting edition of the “Chevy Bricktown Showcase.” Denver Duncan gives the silky-voiced loop assist in this performance. Watch:

by Matt Carney 11.14.2011 2 years ago
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Horse Thief — Grow Deep, Grow Wild


Indie

Matt Carney
Local psych-rock outfit Horse Thief’s first album, “Grow Deep, Grow Wild,” blasts open with a Gothic church organ undercut by some very subtle guitar scratching for texture.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

VOTD: Whole lotta ‘Lover’

Watch laid-back local rockers Junebug Spade pranking and playing.

Yeah, so this new Junebug Spade video totally confirms the band’s reputation as fun-loving stoners.

“My Lover” alternates between silly sped-up and rewound shots of them dousing each other with water and what appears to be bags of flour; swirling, psychedelic food dye in what appears to be a toilet (for tripping on a budget!); and a cool, throwback film treatment that definitely doesn’t appear to be your typical DSLR fare. Nice work for matching your sound, gents!



And yeah, if Junebug Spade had a signature track, this one might just be it, all lazy licks and sexual angst before it kicks into a catchy, noisy chorus. Watch:



by Matt Carney 01.09.2012 2 years ago
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VOTD: A Flips two-fer

'Is David Bowie Dying?' to hear the Flaming Lips' cover of 'She's So Heavy'?

Remnants of The Flaming Lips’ epic, two-part New Year’s Eve Freakout #5 continue their fallout across the Internet with a pair of Delo Creative videos that I proudly helped to shoot.

First up is a trippy new track called “Is David Bowie Dying?” It featured special guest Alan Palomo, whom you may know as Neon Indian. I spoke with Palomo after his second-night opening set before the Lips went on, and the guy was one of the most endearing, friendly musicians I’ve ever encountered. Watch him and Steven Drozd get into a fight to see whose instrument can make more video game bleep-bloops:



And second is The Lips’ Nels Cline-assisted cover of The Beatles’ blues-addicted guitar standard “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” They played it both nights, each with the jam stretched for more than 15 hypnotic minutes. I seriously thought my arms were going to give out from holding my camera up for that long. My personal challenge to you: Watch this thing all the way through. If not, then here are a couple of highlights:

• Alan Palomo’s nerdily enthusiastic fist-pump.
• A signature Nels Cline-contorting-his-body-so-frenetically-that-you-think-his-neck’s-gonna-snap-right-off-his-shoulders-’cause-he’s-kinda-old crazy extended guitar solo.
• Fans looking pissed because of all the instrumental wanking going on.



by Matt Carney 01.26.2012 2 years ago
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Waiting for a Super Bowl


CFN

Gazette staff
Are you ready for some ... Flaming Lips?
 
Friday, January 25, 2013

Horse Thief — Grow Deep, Grow Wild


Indie

Zach Hale
Psychedelic folk isn’t new, but it certainly is increasing in popularity. The surge has brought such weird-minded acts as Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective to the forefront, but the downside to any emerging movement is that it inevitably will seduce those who seek to piggyback on its success.
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
 
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