Tag: Psych

Vahnevants “Criminals”

Any time these “Back from the Grave” inspired rockers release anything it’s a time to celebrate. Their third full length release in just as many years, “Criminals” find the band refining their wobbly and raucous music into a singular vision

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The May Company “Hair, hair (is heir)”

One of my personal favorites The May Company came to me and asked if we wanted to share with all of you the video for their new single “Hair, hair (is heir)” a video featuring Sasquatches (or possibly Yeti’s, forgive

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SLOWKISS “Pink Death”

On the lighter side, here is SLOWKISS’ new single “Pink Death” with breathy 90’s harmonies, the band reminds me of a few of the super obscure bands from the 90’s LA scene that were criminally overlooked, but let’s not let

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Hearken “Sure Shock”

With a vocal delivery that’s half Peter Murphy half Nico, Hearken’s brand of churning post-punk is both harrowing, poppy and hypnotic. It’s a song that goes off into unique and amazing areas, definitely a band worth checking out. carte blanche

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Field Trip to the Moon “Half Married”

London’s Field Trip to the Moon has swagger and attitude in abidance. Half Married is an attack on a nameless adulterer that pulls no punches. The guitar and bass sound straight out the more surf inspired early west coast punk,

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Horace Bones “Stranger Danger”

While the song sometimes narrowly misses the Rob Zombie territory vocally throughout the chorus, it is an interesting sound that brings a new texture in their traditionally horror punk vibe. Australia’s Horace Bones are a tight unit that drive the

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Think Tank “Krautrock”

Brooklyn’s Think Tank departs from it’s more experimental sound with this pretty straight forward rocker “Krautrock” an oddly catchy track straight out of an “Experimental Jet Set” vibe. The song quickly finds it’s groove and it’s snotty 77 punk attitude

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Starcrawler “Ants”

There is something undeniable about this 1:45 song about Ants. Starcrawler’s Arrow de Wilde comes across as the love child of Alice Cooper, Freddy Mercury and Mick Ronson, while the band bashes out some of the most unrepentant 70’s pop

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Loco Ono “Black Hole”

Despite winning the 2017 pun band name competition (as chosen by me), London’s Loco Ono’s new single “Black Hole” finds them mining 90’s alt-pop and cranking it up to 11 and adding a breakneck drum beat. The song has a

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Bravery Cat “Fractal”

Toronto natives Bravery Cat’s “Fractal” sounds like the meticulous cross-breeding of Post-Punk and Power Pop. It’s a stone-faced rocker with a ghostly presence you’re not going to be able to ignore. Their new EP Apocalypse Meow is streaming on their

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Maadwest “Dirt Lyfe”

“Dirt Lyfe” of of MAadwest’s 2016 debut “I Can’t Believe We’re All Idiots”, is a buzzy infectious poppy (but not pop) punk song from these Cleveland natives. Definitely that needs further inspection.

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Hunx and His Punx “Baby of the Band”

If I have to explain to you why a new (old, unreleased) Hunx song is the best news I’ve heard in a long time, you’re on the wrong page.

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Lucy Gucy “Dead End Doll”

Lucy Gucy is timeless in the best sense of the word. There isn’t a point in the song where you can tell if it was recorded in the 50’s or yesterday, with a unstated yet solid hook “Dead End Doll”

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Traitrs “Hand of Holy Fingers”

First track off of Traitrs’ “Speak in Tounges” Ep out on Pleasence Records. This is the type of gothic post punk that makes the 16 year old inside of me dance by himself in the corner. It’s we well produced

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Kilo Tango “Don’t Bring Me Roses”

With classic garage pop hooks, and a memorable melody. Kilo Tango’s “Don’t Bring Me Roses” will hook you so deep you’ll be singing it in the middle of the night.

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Eliza & The Delusionals “Salt”

Eliza & The Delusionals’ single for the song “Salt” really spearheads the zeitgeist of what’s happening in garage pop these days. With sunshiney angst the song has more hooks than anything on the radio today, while retraining a feeling of

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Heavy Suns “Hide”

Heavy psych from North Yorkshire, Heavy Suns are blown-out, hypnotizing, acid-drenched and your new favorite band.

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Cuesta Loeb “Grass it Grows”

The previous time that I wrote about Cuesta Loeb I compared her to the 90’s 4AD sound, and “Grass It Grows” brings that Kim Deal bass to the forefront as well as the sugary sweet vocals. This song fulfills are

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Jacob Disedare – Hotel

“Why does it take so long?” Jacob Disedare sings in his new single “Hotel” a song that’s straight out of the 90’s glam revival. Tight lyrics and janglely guitars the song is note perfect in so many ways.

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Heavy Heart “Fruitfly”

Heavy Heart are back with “Fruitfly” a poppy uptempo number with superb harmonies, and a great video that will make anyone who grew up on Public Access and 120 Minutes nostolgic for those simpler, weirder times.

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StarBenders “Far From Heaven”

There are a lot of bands out there right now hwo are mining the 80’s sound for all it’s worth, most of the time they’re pulling the things that made the music of that decade soft and plastic-like. However Atlanta,

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The Black Angels “Currency”

Being a blog that is based 99% off of submissions*, there are few that were bigger no-brainers than featuring The Black Angels, who quite frankly over the last decade or so have become the yardstick in which most neo-psych bands

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The Orange Kyte “Microdose”

Quickly becoming one of our favorite bands here at Pop Occulture, check it out!

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Psycho Comedy “One”

New track by Liverpool’s Psycho Comedy, finds the band deeply riding a classic rock groove that is both catchy, unique and immediately familiar all at once. Grounded in the 60’s while not sounding like a throwback. The band is a

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So Many Mammals “A Downward Angle”

Ever leave the room when Soundcloud was playing and come back and it’s actually an amazing song? Well, that’s what happened to me. The Swedish So Many Mammals shared this song “A Downward Angle” just over a year ago via

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Goth Babe “Wasted Time”

I bought Goth Babe’s first single when it came out in December, but lost track of them when they changed their name. Luckily though, I just found their new EP “Wasted Time”. It’s everything I loved about their first single

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The Vryll Society’s “Self Realization”

With a full-on Krautrock chug, The Vryll Society’s “Self Realization” is full of semi-spiritualist lyrics with a psychedelic druggy leaning. The band comes as close to a truly unique style I’ve heard in a long time, even with one foot

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Chaika “The Quietness”

A little bit trippy, a little bit post-punk. With a unique glitchy take on psychedelia towards the end. Great track from Chaika!

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Little Big Bangs “Star Power”

Little Big Bangs have been making an impact on the mid-west scene for a few years now, their latest album gives their earlier gritty vibe a bit of 90’s college radio sheen. Giving the overall production a Merge records feel.

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Sugar Rags “Sugar Rags”

Exquisitely bratty vocals punctuate these strong backbeated well-crafted and hook filled songs. Lyrics full of post-teen angst and arch-naivete. Both the LP and demo are well worth a listen! Sugar Rags by Sugar Rags

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