George Szegedy was the man behind the drum set in the People’s Temple. Now a defunct band, he has his own solo project under the name CRYSTAL DRIVE out of Lansing, Michigan. This self-titled LP is his first release of any sort (and a first from any member of his previous band), coming pressed in an edition of 300 pieces from Jett Plastic Recordings based in Detroit.
Tag: space rock
Simply Saucer – Cyborgs Revisted
There’s that famous Eno quote that everyone who bought a copy of the first Velvet Underground record went out and started a band. If that’s the case, then SIMPLY SAUCER is one of the best proof positive examples of that theory. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario and forming in 1973, these early adapters laid down a collection of demos and live recordings that today makes record geeks exasperated and covered in flop sweat.
Melting Palms – s/t EP
All aboard! MELTING PALMS decidedly take us as a guest on their cosmos-bound space craft from Hamburg. Their new self titled cassette tape is a 22-minute voyage through their little corner of the universe. It’s released by the good folks in Hamburg, Germany at La Pochette Surprise Records in a short run of just 100 copies.
Magic & Naked/ Duck Duck Grey Duck – Split 7″
Six Tonnes de Chair Records in France has a newly released split 7″ to share. They’ve brought together the space rock wizardy of two Switzerland-based psych bands with DUCK DUCK GREY DUCK and MAGIC & NAKED.
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Sun Bazel – Sun Bazel CS EP
Breathlessness is a growing label based in Hoppers Crossing, Australia, a suburb located southwest of Melbourne. They released the debut cassette EP from SUN BAZEL in Altona, loaded with their creamy psychedelic space pop.
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White Manna – Pan
Humboldt County, California psych-outs WHITE MANNA present Pan, their fourth full-length since 2012. The LP is a split release – it’s the band’s second album for both Captcha Records and Cardinal Fuzz in the UK. Continue reading “White Manna – Pan”
Axis: Sova – Early Surf
After dropping a cassette last year on their own Licking River Records, we now have a proper sophomore LP from AXIS: SOVA. Courtesy of the Drag City sub-label God? Records, Early Surf is the next entry in a discography of intentionally twisted noise rock. Continue reading “Axis: Sova – Early Surf”
Holy Monitor – Golden Light EP
Hailing all the way from Athens, Greece, HOLY MONITOR self-released their first batch of music at the very beginning of 2015 after recording it this past summer. Continue reading “Holy Monitor – Golden Light EP”
Frankie and the Witch Fingers – s/t LP
Based in Bloomington, Indiana, FRANKIE & THE WITCH FINGERS drop their cataclysmic 12″ debut tomorrow on Permanent Records. The album is home to a scathing new set of LSD-cured garage rock. Continue reading “Frankie and the Witch Fingers – s/t LP”
Energy Gown – Evening Molasses
ENERGY GOWN’s Evening Molasses is a warped and sweltering concoction of lysergic psychedelic rock, offering a deeply pensive and challenging bunch of material that will keep you guessing while your head spins, all at once. Continue reading “Energy Gown – Evening Molasses”