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After having a breakthrough year with their debut full-length Ganglion Reef, psych rock wizards Wand are showing no signs of stopping. The band has just announced a new full-length, Golem, and judging by pulverizing first single "Self Hypnosis in 3 Days" it promises a mighty feast of heavily layered fuzz and sludgy rhythm guitars. They've also announced a string of tour dates in the spring, which includes a stop at the Echo on March 13th. Golem will be released on March 17 via In The Red Records. 

January 09, 2015

Flashy indie rock group Jag Sun's newest single, "Modern Dinosaur", adds flare to their already blooming sound. With solid story telling executed by guitarist Talip Peshkepia, Jon Bradley killin’ it on the drums and Robbie Gullage rippin’ on the bass, the trio puts vintage dinosaurs to rest. Monumental guitar strums and dramatic drum hits bring the song together, sweeping the ground with its infectious melodies. A blissful kind of pop, if you will. - Kayla Hay

January 05, 2015

The latest track by duo We Are The West, "Regards", couldn't be more apropos for this holiday season. The tender, meditative track by members Brett Hool and John Kibler appears on their latest EP of the same name,  which is composed of three tracks that are meant to be a "thank you" to their fans as they continue to work on their continuing four part album series.

December 26, 2014

Psych pop marauders Drinking Flowers know their way around a chorus that sticks, one that whirrs on and on as the quartet performs with a nonchalance that points at their unfettered rhythmic sensibilities. Stoic it isn't, though, and what makes "Pop Underground" such an earworm is how those ringing guitars and massed vocals carry forward an almost entrancing thrust. It all culminates into a very satisfying coda with a swagger that's nothing more than pure, unsullied rock n' roll. The track comes off their latest EP Shadow Show, which was recently released through Lollipop Records. 

December 24, 2014

Post-rock outfit Whale Fall are set to officially release their second full-length The Madrean next month, a fully instrumental recording with a cinematic feel that conveys a quiet intensity in its sheer scope. This is music to get lost to, boasting a guitar-oriented sound accentuated with horn parts that patiently build up without resorting to any cheap cathartic moments. The Madrean is meant to be listened to from beginning to end, as its eight tracks pay homage to the Madrean region of North America. The album can be streamed in its entirety on their bandcamp page.

December 17, 2014

Brady Erickson is Life Leone, an indie rock musician with raw energy, perfectly executed tones and dizzy guitar lines. Erickson, after returning home from Vietnam to work as a guitar craftsman, sat down and let his creativity pour with Eastern influences. Keeping with his indie roots blended loud fuzzy guitars (similar to hard rock), energetic tempos, and extended guitar strums to create that psychedelic balance. After releasing his single, “I Can’t Say No”, Erickson toured soon after in support of his EP, Comes Crashing In. His exploratory passion found its shining moment in Life Leone. - Kayla Hay

December 15, 2014

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