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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Paris Radio releases new single "Tangled Shadow", plays The Satellite on 6.14

Paris Radio is the new project of Tony Aguiar, a former member of Voxhaul Broadcast who's found inspration in eighties synth pop. His new track, "Tangled Shadow", incorporates vigorous dance beats with bulked-up synth sounds that could easily be confused as analogue instruments. The track is immadiate and accesible, the kind that will get audiences to nod their heads with carefree abandon.

Aguiar will be co-headlining a show at The Satellite on June 14 with Adult Bodies.

 

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Stream Meishi Smile's Ambient EP "(reclamation)"

In less than one hour, outsider experimental pop artist Meishi Smile will be premiering a free stream of his upcoming EP “(reclamation)”, an 18-minute voyage of ambience and noise that leads listeners from depersonalizing start to cathartic finish. Mixed and mastered by Warren Hildebrand (Foxes in Fiction, Orchid Tapes) “(reclamation)” explores tones opaque and harsh that were once prevalent in Meishi Smile's former aliases nono. and Yuko Imada.

""(reclamation)” is to represent the affirmation of the capability I once had to find peace within what I loved. The acknowledgement of my own shortcomings and the pain I bestowed upon those I cared due to fear. This serves as both an apology to some and a bout of condemnation towards others. Ultimately, it is about peace of mind and a restored sense of clarity. A warm pillow of static with no further pretension. The musicality is what it is and indicates no specific direction of the project. It is simply an expression."

The EP will be officially released through Zoom Lens on May 27th, along with a free DL link to Meishi Smile's full discography until the end of May. To find out more about how to stream "(reclamation)" visit the official website, Soundcloud or sign up for Meishi Smile's mailing list— Ryan Mo, photography: MAY


The Deli LA Artist to Watch: Stefan Weich

A beatific atmosphere surrounds the enigmatic “Holy Nights”, a dreamy slow-burner that takes us a little bit closer to understanding lo-fi bedroom recorder Stefan Weich. The blissful aura he creates permeates throughout amid a somber soundscape that’s unobtrusive, yet sublimely grand. The multi-instrumentalist wants to transmit a feeling of weightlessness with the song’s subdued tone, a faint whisper of emotion for those who may be seeking for some solace. It’s a captivating first statement from an artist who writes achingly wistful melodies that are as affecting as they are hard to shake, one who's sure to follow the footsteps of experimental pop contemporaries like Julian Lynch and Alex G.

“Holy Nights” is the lead-off track off of Weich’s self-released debut EP, Granite Prism, which is due out June 3rd. - Juan Rodríguez

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Prism Tats plays at Teragram Ballroom on 5.21, debut LP out now

Prism Tats is the solo project of South African-born Garett van der Spek, a multi instrumentalist whose vicious garage rock is fully indebted to the early days of power pop. The compressed drums and tremolo guitars of singles like "Creep Out // Freak Out" are pure rock n’ roll at its most joyful and unforced, the kind that could perfectly soundtrack your favorite early eighties coming-of-age comedy. But behind its wound-up melodies lurks a smart and outspoken look into the intricacies of being an Angeleno, a city that’s greatly informed van der Spek’s now permanent vacation.

Prism Tats is opening for indie rock veterans Nada Surf this coming Saturday, May 21st at Teragram Ballroom. His debut self-titled Prism Tats is out now via Anti- Records. - Juan Rodríguez

Photo Credit: Cara Robbins

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