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Album review: Chad VanGaalen – ‘The World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’: an excellent, multifaceted curio of psych and fun

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Track: Corridor: Grand Cheval plus tour news

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Album Review : Beach House’s ‘7’

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While I consider Beach House to be a special sort of band, I’d never consider then to be particularly prolific. This is a band that takes a good couple years in between albums in order to cultivate and organically grow a Beach House record. That sort of melancholy and malaise doesn’t just grow on trees(unless …

Did you ever hear an album that feels like an emotional punch in the gut? Something that squeezes your innards until you want to collapse into a puddle of overwrought, bawling mess on the floor? Sure you have. Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley, and The Zombies have all done it to me in the …

Yes, you’re right, he’s fucking cool. J.Mascis, the Spinosaurus of Dinosaur Jr., is following this year’s solo LP “Tied to a Star” with a special single release.  Timed for the special Black Friday version of Record Store Day, the 7” single on Sub Pop will be a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” backed …

Taken from the recent album ‘Do to the Beast’ album, and following on from Algiers and Matamoros comes a new video from legendary Alt-Rockers Afghan Whigs. Lost in the Woods is the latest track on the album to get a video makeover (is that really the right term) directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder. The …

Few albums can be as keenly awaited in the psych universe as Commune from Swedish psych band Goat. Following on from their much acclaimed, and appropriately titled, debut World Music; a great live set; and an album of remixes comes a collection of new tracks out on Rocket Records (Sub Pop in the US and …

It gradually occurred to me, as I was reading this excellent and enjoyable oral history, that I didn’t, still don’t really like Grunge, or at least, any of the acts that this jerry-rigged genre supposedly covers.  I briefly entertained Pearl Jam, although it was a pretty standard bit of teenage bandwaggoning – they were hip, …