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Psychic Jiu-Jitsu

Album Review: Psychic Jiu-Jitsu - Psychic Jiu Jitsu (LP)

The nouveau psych rock band, Psychic Jiu Jitsu has released their debut full length, self titled album. The thing about Psychic Jiu Jitsu is that they don't fit anywhere near a "genre check box" where you can neatly explain and entertain yourself with a number of comparisons to bands of the past, present or future. The album is refreshingly "out there", kicking the ten track collection of songs off with the female vocal infused opening track, Yulia's Capture at the English Front starring the band's long time friend and muse, Yulia Gorman. The next track, Dreamachine is another oldie, but goodie deriving from early jams and recordings, becoming sketched out and perfected by a number of live performances of the song.

If you're looking for a friendly rock record in this album, you're not going to find it. The next songs: Berlin Space Party, World of Warldorf and Don't Bore Us are unapologetic, youthful, fast paced and experimental. Anyone who doesn't have a sense of humor, a love of experimental music and/or a young spirit won't get these songs and will never make it through the entire album. You'll get a pastiche of musical styles with the second cluster of songs as Slow Ringing in My Dreams is a funk infused track while Golden Hair of the Sweet Sea Heir is a whimsical country/folk influenced song that moves right into the space ambient sounding song, Something Glistens. Otto Vom is the 9th song of the album and is appropriately (sort of appropriately) 9 seconds long. The final song, Black Marketeers of WWIII is a post apocalyptic track ending the album with an almost 8 minute ode to futuristic doom. You'll either like the Psychic Jiu Jitsu album or you won't. It's not wise to make a chore out of listening to the album, but you should go into it with the determination to venture into uncharted psych noise territory. This is a good debut effort from the band. If they choose to record another album, you should listen to that too, just to see how far out they plan to get over time.


Psychic Jiu Jitsu Supports Sub Pop Artists Rose Windows at Brick and Mortar Music Hall TONIGHT

Tonight, Brick and Mortar Music Hall is hosting a show of the psych rock variety with Rose Windows and Psychic Jiu-Jitsu.

Psychic Jiu-Jitsu is a San Francisco-based band who plays spacey, psych-influenced tunes. Their neo psychedelic live performances are raw, tripped out and esoterically potent. Rose Windows is a band hailing from Seattle, Washington. They blend elements of grunge and psychedelic music, and have recently released a new single entitled, There is a Light. They're signed to the legendary record label, Sub Pop and are currently stopping through San Francisco on their west coast tour.

If you're looking to get your chakras rattled and your third eye cleansed, make your way out to this show!


JAM Psychic Jiu-Jitsu Clusmy Concentration and The Twitches Play SUB/MIssion TONIGHT

Psychic Jiu-Jitsu, JAM, Clusmy Concentration and The Twitches offer to guide you through the doors of perception with a night of psychedelic music, tonight at SUB/Mission in San Francisco. Jam is a psych-rock outfit whose music could be the soundtrack to a séance for the spirit of Syd Barrett. Tripped-out folkies, Clumsy Concentration will to make their SF debut with their first ever show, and garage jazz-punks The Twitches are set to kick off the night. Psychic Jiu-Jitsu will headline as this band combines garage rock melodies with shoegaze guitar noise to create a truly mind-bending sound. 

Make it out tonight for a night of face-melting psychedelia! -Ethan Varian

Jordannah Elizabeth Smoota Disappearing People and Psychic Jiu-Jitsu at The Nightlight TONIGHT

The Night Light in Oakland will be bringing you a line-up TONIGHT of some great acts, including, our very own Assistant Editor, Jordannah Elizabeth! Jordannah Elizabeth brings together folk, psychedelia, and hints of R&B into one concoction full of encapsulating experimental sounds that get you lost in Elizabeth’s voice and dreamy instrumentation. Smoota, who just released his debut album “Fetishes” last month, truly delves into a myriad of genres. Just be sure to expect tons of organs & synths, a large amount of sound effects, and some great vocals provided by Smoota himself. Psychedelic punk band, Disappearing People, will also be taking to the stage, bringing some experimental lo-fi sounds to the bill. Lastly psychedelic rock band, Psychic Jiu-Jitsu, will be starting off the night.

Be sure to catch this great line-up of psychedelic and experimental bands. It’s something we highly recommend you don’t miss!


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