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The Edwards "Wicker Park Towing Specialist"

The Edwards have released their latest single, "Wicker Park Towing Specialist", which is just their third overall. This is a the Psych Rock group fronted by the talented Kyle Maurisak. This new single follows their 2020 double single, "Slow Fade // Giddings".

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George Arthur Calendar "Lente Oscuro"

George Arthur Calendar of Wavy i.d has released a new single called "Lente Oscuro". This is his second single in as many months following up last month's "Hasta Los Huesos". This new track features the beautiful vocals of Claude along with a hazy, synth-filled, nostalgic groove.

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Blase "Blending In A Clash"

Multi-instrumentalist Blase has released a breezy three song Psych Pop EP called "Blending In A Clash". This Blase's third release and the follow-up 2020's Perpetual Motion.

On this project he enlisted the help of local like-minded musicians, B Forrest and M. Baptista Benedict.

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The Los Sundowns "Al Final de La Tarde"

Austin, TX based musician Beto Martinez (of Grupo Fantasma) has enlisted Daniel Villarreal of our very own Dos Santos for his latest project The Los Sundowns. The duo is joined by an array of friends, including Alex Chavez (Dos Santos) on the album's first single, to create a six song journey of Psychedelic Soul.

The debut EP from The Los Sundowns is set to be released via Lechehouse Music on February 12th.

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2020 Year in Review: Death Valley Girls

This writer is still stuck in "2020 Year In Review" mode because this writer refuses to believe that 2021 has even begun yet. Let's agree this past week was merely the afterbirth of 2020 and move on to the real start of the year next week mmm'kay? And let's pray we're not dealing with evil 2020/2021 twins because I'm guessing they'd make those twins from The Shining look like nothing more than the "cousins...identical cousins" from The Patty Duke Show. Anyway, here's one of my fave rekkids from last year I mean this year:

Artist: Death Valley Girls
Record: Under the Spell of Joy

Imagine if the Manson Girls had talked Charlie out of that whole Tate-LaBianca nonsense and instead wrote a bunch of cool songs and talked Mr. Helter Skelter into murdering his guitar parts instead of writing drivel like “Look At Your Game Girl” and then enrolled as a group in some EST seminars and you may have ended up with something like this album rather than a bunch of dead bodies. On the Death Valley Girls’s fourth full-length, frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgarden and company subtly expand their sonic palette with a mix of funhouse organ and guitar, fevered sax squalls, motivational mantras (a children’s choir is even brought into service!) and a clutch of songs that put the “mesmerism” back into “mesmerizing.”



Opening track “Hypnagogia” sets the tone with its cascading layers of sound enveloping the listener in the liminal state of its title--a word for the twilight consciousness between wakefulness and sleep--a state that holds sway more or less to the last track with its declaration that “life is but a dream / that is really happening.” A kinda concept album about joy made by a gothy garage-psych band previously drawn to all things dark and spooky it’s unsurprising that DVG doesn’t offer up too many bromides here--”You will survive / while you’re alive” is pragmatic uplift--but the joy on offer *is* unhesitating and unadulterated. Best of all UTSOJ manages to capture something akin to the blissful state I’ve experienced alongside many others at DVG’s incredible live shows. And that’s a joyous thing indeed. (Jason Lee)

photo credit: Abby Banks

 

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