Check out MGMT’s new video for the song “Alien Days;” it’s a delightful, farm-set romp! Our main characters, a young rural couple, appear to be in a constant state of elation – frolicking, swimming, spinning in gyroscopes, experiencing childbirth…Erm, actually, that last one proves to be not so much fun. But there’s also a couple of dancing aliens, so overall, the video’s a joy. Check it out above!
You can also watch the review of MGMT’s latest self-titled LP here:
Be sure to check out this latest album from Chicago-based singer-songwriter Haley Fohr (a.k.a. Circuit Des Yeux). Overdue is her most expansive effort to date, with Fohr bringing in quite a few additional musicians to bring some structure and finesse to her swirling, psychedelic and abrasive, punky brand of folk-rock. But just because the LP opens with a string quartet doesn’t mean that Fohr is at all toning things done. These eight tracks have just as much force behind them as any of her past solo work–they’ve just been given a greater scope.
The first half of Overdue is available to stream above. Happy listening!
The Flaming Lips are teaming up with touring mates Tame Impala for an EP that will see both acts covering two of each other’s songs. Tame Impala has elected to take on “Are You a Hypnotist??” and “Silver Trembling Hands,” while The Flaming Lips have chosen “Runway, Houses, City, Clouds” and “Elephant.” Above, check out The Flaming Lips’ surprisingly understated version of the Lonerism standout.
The EP will be for sale on vinyl at the two’s shared shows on October 31 and November 1, in San Francisco and Santa Barbara respectively. The Flaming Lips have also just released Peace Sword, a mini album inspired by the upcoming movie Ender’s Game, via Warner Bros. Spotify Stream
After a short studio album hiatus, Japan’s Melt-Banana is back with their most exciting, dynamic, joyous, and detailed album to date. I actually think it’s their best!
Later this month, the 10-piece Connecticut instrumental rock outfit Snake Oil will be releasing its sophomore LP, The Train Is White & The Moon Is Strong. Above, check out album cut “Forget the Year of Fevers,” a bright, psychedelic, and jazzy jam with a simple, yet infectious groove. It’s absolutely euphoric, and thankfully, the band’s typically pristine production continues to be a huge selling point. Enjoy!
The Train Is White & The Moon Is Strong is due out October 15 via the band’s Snake Oil Sounds label. Check out a review of its self-titled debut here:
It’s been 17 years since Mazzy Star’s last record, and the famed dream pop band sounds just like they did so long ago.
Aside from a few unnecessary tracks that could have been a lot better with some more fleshing out, the new Flatbush Zombies tape is incredibly solid, grimy, cunning, and hilarious. Instrumentally, vocally, and lyrically, these three Flatbush natives bring plenty of thrills and personality.
Neo-psych outfit MGMT returns with a fuzzy new album that’s got plenty of odd moments, but too few memorable ones.
Foxygen has put out a new video for the title track from its latest LP, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and it’s a real trip. The duo appropriates recognizable old-school psychedelic visual effects–the graveyard setting evoking the LSD sequence in Easy Rider, in particular–but the twosome’s immense energy and modern sensibility still come through strong, making for a captivating viewing experience rather than a tired one.
Like the video, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is a thoroughly fantastic blend of nostalgia and modernity. Check out the review here:
Check out the groovy title track from electronic music duo Gardland’s forthcoming debut LP Syndrome Syndrome. The twosome describes the sound of the album as “elegantly wasted,” which seems to be an apt description given the whirring psychedelic synth and pseudo-tribal percussion found on this track. Enjoy!
Syndrome Syndrome will be released on October 29 via RVNG Intl.