Lickbellies- Minotaur

Involving Italian psych pop eccentric Dumbo Gets Mad and a few collaborators, Lickbellies is essentially a loose collective of friends making music they love. The above video is a 23-minute medley of the music these guys have been producing together for a few years now, and it’s a treat that keeps on giving in the few short listens I’ve lent to it.

While nearly every moment seems to have been somewhat planned, how these tracks groove and transition into one another feels somewhat improvised. It’s one, long, colorful jam transitioning from dirty funk basslines to trippy sax solos against hip hop beats. It’s surprising how effortlessly these guys blend sounds that wouldn’t normally be paired, but Dumbo Gets Mad showcased elements of that from that start, so how could it not be expected?

Beak>- “Yatton”

The band Beak> has announced the release of its sophomore LP, which I believe will be titled >>. A track from the forthcoming album si streamable above, and, of course, features the band’s usual kraut and psych-rock jam style accompanied by some ever-so-faint-vocals.

Look for this album on Invada Records.

Usurper of Modern Medicine- Acid Chess EP

Usurper of Modern Medicine’s new Acid Chess EP is a short string of psychedelic and krautrock jams. With reverbed vocals, intense drums, and driving basslines, this band’s showcasing a lotta energy that could bring them into more interesting directions in the future.

The EP even ends with a remix of each track on the album, and what’s awesome is that the remixes really recreate these tracks. They almost feel like completely unrelated songs.

Stream the EP above, and grab it on Bandcamp for six bones.