Velvet Morning – ‘Octocity’

VELVET MORNING - 'OCTOCITY'

Time to indulge in the smooth psychedelic sounds of Velvet Morning! It’s the project of 19-year old British songwriter Samuel Jones which has expanded with the addition of Chris Richardson (drums),  John Kirkwood (bass) and Luke Elgar (guitars). Sonic Playground are offering a free download of the double a-side featuring ‘Octocity’ and ‘Clouds Come First’ (grabbit).

 
Velvet Morning – ‘Octocity’

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Death And Vanilla – 'Cul-De-Sac'

Prepare for some spine tingling psych pop that’s set on getting under your skin. Recommended by a regular (thanks Mitchell!) Death And Vanilla create an otherworldly atmosphere, equally vintage and spooky! The Swedish duo (Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson) delivered their debut self-titled album back in June. Their spacey 60s styled creations are as cinematic as it gets. Unfortunately the first two vinyl pressings are already sold out, but the digital version is available now. Meanwhile, Death And Vanilla have recently contributed a new instrumental tune called ‘Ascend & Descend’ for the book  ‘I Hear A New World: 1958–1962’ (be challenged here).

 

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Tame Impala – ‘Apocalypse Dreams’

Tame Impala will release their second record ‘Lonerism’ via Modular this October. The Australian psych outfit will release the official single ‘Elephant’ in a few weeks, until then you can download the album cut ‘Apocalypse Dreams’ below (for the price of your email address).

 

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High Pines – ‘I Haven’t Seen It All’

Brooklyn-based psychedelic pop act High Pines have released their new EP ‘We Are Humans’ featuring ‘I Haven’t Seen It All’ (free download). Originally the solo project of Caribbean-born Leo Lugo, High Pines are now a fully fledged four piece. There’s plenty of spaced out melodies on ‘We Are Humans’, its a sparse and floaty mix, great for late night listening.

 

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Electric Eye – '6AM'

Fresh from Bergen, Norway comes Electric Eye‘s new video for ‘6AM’. The rampant psych-rockers have made the tongue in cheek comment that the video was shot on the moon in 1972. Footage yes but… sadly, Electric Eye couldn’t make it that day.

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So who are Electric Eye!? They’re a conglomerate of space rocking talent featuring The Megaphonic Thrift / Low Frequency In Stereo guitarist Njal Clementsen, Oystein Braut, guitarist of The Alexandria Quartet, Anders Bjelland of Hypertext and drumming wiz Oyvind Hegg-Lunde. Now that you’re introduced, get stuck into their tunes! ‘6AM’ is straight ahead dirty blues in a mud puddle, without any vocals to get in the way.

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Montage Populaire – 'Sharpening Knives'

If Devo, David Byrne and The Beatles decided to get roasted in a field of mushrooms you’d get close to the sound of Montage Populaire. This is some seriously messed up lo-fi psych pop! So full of personality and bizarre musical changes that you can’t help but get involved.

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Download Montage Populaire’s ‘Nothing Serious’ EP free from their blog here! Or visit Montage Populaire @ Bandcamp / Facebook.