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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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PAIDEIA unveils new track "Myth"

Electronic producer PAIDEIA (aka Charlie Mischer) has released a string of new tracks that reveal his penchant for cerebral dance music. The lavish "Myth" is no exception - behind the song's gilded synths and shimmering atmospherics there's an underlying concern, where Mischer advises that the idea of all-consuming love doesn't necessarily lead to personal growth. He puts himself in a vulnerable place by actually singing alongside high-energy musical concepts that are equally buoyant and mysterious, a quality that will surely connect with those who want to listen to his songs both in and out of the dancefloor.

PAIDEIA's self-titled EP is due out later this Summer.

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The Young Wild release debut EP All the Luck, play at El Rey on 4.30

Jubilant San Diego trio The Young Wild have a sound that's tailor-made for modern alternative radio, given that their hummable choruses and upbeat melodic style can instantly turn frowns to smiles. The band have much to celebrate after the release of their debut EP All the Luck, which they'll be performing songs off of at the El Rey this coming Saturday, April 30th. 

You can stream All the Luck EP in its entirety by clicking the sound widget below. 

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marks marches to her own beat with "Heartbeat", debut full-length due out 6.3

Marks is the artistic moniker of Lindsay Marcus, a singer, songwriter and producer who's pulsing electro-pop has an emotional candor that's immediately likable. The first single off of her debut full-length, The Modern Life, is a tasteful and stimulating pop song that still has some mystery to it despite its tuneful directness, especially how its throbbing synths and lush vocals incorporate a strong sense of melody. This stylistic direction is something of a change of pace for Marcus, as she's previously devoted most of her time scoring for a variety of television and film projects.

The Modern Life is due out on June 3rd. In the meantime, listen to "Heartbeat", streaming below. 

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The Deli LA Artist to Watch: Gibberish

It’d be facile to give some literal meaning to Gibberish considering there’s really no limit to their scope of imagination. The experimental synth pop duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley put forth spiraling streaks of lucid textures on their latest track “RudeDude”, in which they fuse together a wash of vocal harmonies alongside a weaving tapestry of layered sounds. It’s music to get lost in, and it can certainly leave you bewildered, as it is truly a practice in escapism. But this isn’t just indulgent nonsense; if anything, they guide you into a wondrous, unexplored realm that’s never too far removed from reality.

 

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