King Ropes – ‘California Stars’

Describing themselves as, a “psychedelic, hard country garage roots rock band”, King Ropes’ new single, ‘California Stars’ is a ponderous pounding pysch track that has strong overtones of Tom Waits. It’s from their new album, ‘Gravity And Friction’, which is set for release on July 26.

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Good Service – ‘Summer Muses’

Noah Fardon, performing as Good Service, was born in Nashville, and is now back there – with a long convoluted journey that saw him living in Maine, where he translated Ancient Greek. If that’s not enough to get you interested, then his music definitely will be.

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Surreal Satori Releases Latest Single ‘Something In Everything’

Originally from Shimla, India, but now resident in Canada after studying in the UK, Surreal Satori says that religion and travel have had a great influence on her music, and this is evident in her new single, ‘Something In Everything’, which is set for release on 12 July.

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Soft People Get ‘Tender’ With New Single Out July 12

Late last year we introduced readers to Soft People, a husband and husband duo from San Luis Obispo, almost exactly in between San Francisco and LA. Their song ‘Absolute Boy’, struck us with its deeply personal lyrics, and 80s stylings, and we really enjoyed their sound. So we’re happy to announce that their new single, ‘Tender’, is set for release this Friday July 12, ahead of their performance at The California Central Coast Pride Festival that weekend.

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We Premiere Jaco’s ‘Shoe’ – Taking Us Back To A Gentler Time

With a sound reminding us of the likes of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, The Who, and even Jethro Tull, the psych folk/rock vibe of Birmingham Alabama artist Jaco’s song ‘Shoe’ takes us back to a time when things were a lot simpler, if in reality not too different politically. The song is from Jaco’s album, ‘You Know’, released today June 19 on Cornelius Chapel Records.

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Kazyak Drops A Little Ear Candy With ‘Camouflage’ Ahead Of New Album ‘Odyssey’

Languidly strolling across the aural sphere, ‘Camouflage’, from Kazyak, is a psychedelically sonic adventure, and a worthy dive into the pool which is their forthcoming album, ‘Odyssey’.

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Jonny Dee – ‘You’

Jonny Dee is a San Diego-based musician, whose style is rap – with a twist. A multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Jonny takes his sound from artists of the 60s and 70s, including David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince.

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Raised On TV – ‘Caroline’

Raised On TV are an authentic garage band. Based in LA, they started in 2015 by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood, they banded together with their high school friend, Ryan Weiss and soon realised their melodic fuzzed out tunes, which they were banging out in their garage, were really very good.

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Plastic Mermaids Reveal New Single And Video ‘Floating In A Vacuum’ And Announce Debut Album ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’

Plastic Mermaids are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who, after building their own analogue studio, have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ to be released on May 24th 2019.

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Amo Amo – ‘Closer To You’

Radiating an inner light, the music of Amo Amo caught the ears of Jim James, who fell in love with their sound, and produced their debut album. ‘Closer To You’ is one of the first singles from the record, and has already garnered over 400K streams on Spotify, as well as being on high rotation, on LA radio station, KCRW.

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Soft People – ‘The Absolute Boy’

Soft People have that whole California feel about them, which isn’t surprising when you discover that they’re based in San Luis Obispo, close to the midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The duo comprises married couple Caleb Nichols and John Metz, who met when Nichols, a long term member of the Oakland California music scene, hired John as his drummer, for his band, Grand Lake. The pair started dating shortly after, and that, as they say in the classics, was that.

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Elvyn Rhud Drop Jangly Psych Nugget ‘Orange Is For Love’

With a sound resembling Brian Jonestown Massacre, French duo Elvyn Rhud have released the single, ‘Orange Is For Love’, from a shared 7″, divided between them and Alpha Du Centaure. The track was released on 28 September via Pyrrhic Victory Records, and has a jangly guitar vibe which wouldn’t sound out of place in an old Western.

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The Lautreamonts: It’s A Sewing Machine Meeting An Umbrella On A Dissecting Table

With a sound which they describe as “something as beautiful as the meeting of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissecting table” comes The Lautreamonts, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Julian Wa – ‘Bloom’

Julian Wa is from Queensland, Australia and makes very beautiful music, including the quite frankly gorgeous track, ‘Bloom’. B-side ‘Frankensteina’ is certainly worth a mention as well.

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Ocean Potion – ‘In The Grass’

Canadian duo Mike O’Brien and Jason Haberman, otherwise known as Ocean Potion, began to write and record together while on tour with their respective bands, Zeus, and Yukon Blonde.

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Trip Hop Artist T.O.N.T.O Goes ‘To The Edge’ With New Single

Set for release on 3 September, London trip hop artist T.O.N.T.O’s new single, ‘To The Edge’ is a psychedelic hip hop masterpiece.

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