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The Babe Rainbow – “Peace Blossom Boogy”

I’ve had a soft spot for The Babe Rainbow in the past and they’re scrubbing up and crystallizing their sunshine pop from the sounds of it. They finally have a full length on the way from Flightless in AU and apparently from Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records here in the US (sure, why not?). The first single is as lackadaisical as they’ve ever been – another hippy sturummer with a touch of blue-eyed soul and a sugar shaker beat that feels like it’s primed for clear skies and picnic playlists. They accompany the cut with a walk back to ’60s pop films, mashing a ton of Magical Mystery Tour action into a double decker bus full of what seem to be family and friends. Sounding like a good one, not shaking the foundations of pop too hard, but when good homage has its place, especially when its this catchy.



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King Gizzard – “Han-Tyumi & The Murder Of The Universe ”

Well the band is making good on that promise of five albums, that’s for sure. The first taste of Murder Of The Universe makes its way out in the world today. The album is broken into three chapters, each consisting of 6 to 9 songs. Its focus is loosely based on apocalyptic times, science fiction and the downfall of man. The band has shared the entire last chapter, which features heavily a speak ‘n spell cyborg narration over the band typically tearing down some heavy psychedelic thunder. While not quite as deep into the gimmick, it does bring to mind the band’s often overlooked second album Eyes Like The Sky, which underscored a western narrative written and read by Broderick Smith. So goes the band back into high prog territory and it’s hard not to follow them on their journey.

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Moon Duo – “Lost In Light”

Just off the release of the first volume of their Occult Architecture series, Moon Duo announces pt. 2, leading off with a lighter side of their sound. As promised, the second volume strips back the night terrors and dives into the lush, ethereal arm of their recordings, winding up pillowing down into dreampop territory where the first went for nervy Krautrock. The song is a total bliss-out and given the video treatment again by Micah Buzan, who picks up with similar themes from the “Cold Fear” clip and coats Moon Duo’s world in a dizzying array of animation. The first volume was a total killer, so it goes without saying that I’ve got volume 2 high on the anticipation index for the year. Sounding great from the gate.

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Six Organs Of Admittance – “Adoration Song”

Seems a week can’t go by that I’m not singing some praises on the new Six Organs LP, but seeing how it’s one of Ben’s best, that doesn’t feel excessive. For “Adoration Song,” one of the stripped back and subtle cuts on the album, Chasny has paired a clip by Elisa Ambrogio full of dark corners, beautiful vistas and psychedelic static. Her visuals add a touch of lovely trippiness to the song’s smoldering delivery. If, for some god forsaken reason you’ve neglected to pick up a copy of this one, rectify that choice now. It’s definitely creeping up my list of 2017’s best.



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Ausmuteants – “New Planet”

A new vid in from Ausmuteants, off of one of RSTB’s favorites from last year, Band of the Future. The band pairs the short, but hectic track with a dose of claymation that brings it all back to an ’80s childhood hangover. The clip is rough and psych stripped, keeping pace with the Aussie band’s sci-fi punk blasts. Doubling down on my recommendation that you pick up a copy of the LP, in case you’ve ignored fair warning in the past. This one just kinda makes the day. Tip it loud, keep it on repeat.



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Century Palm – “Then You’re Gone”

Nice new cut from Century Palm’s upcoming album. The band grew out of the ashes of longtime RSTB favorite Ketamines, though Century Palm eschew the former’s fuzzed garage for a much more polished form of post-punk with echoes of New Wave poking thorough. Some of the best bits of the new album adopt Gary Numan’s decisive straddle between electronic propulsion and an almost uncomfortable pop fit. “Then You’re Gone” hews close to that side of their spectrum, but seems more comfortable in pop’s shoes. Its got a echo of Krautrock rumble, shimmering synths, and enough New Order know-how to make it all stick together just right. The video sums up the lyrical standpoint of missing a loved one in the wake of sudden absence via a tech heavy tack; distractions eating up time better spent enjoying one another’s company, I suppose. Been rooting for these guys on their last couple of short releases and this album’s come together as a real accomplishment.

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Moon Duo – “Cold Fear”

Too good not to post on this one. Moon Duo have a new video out for their song “Cold Fear,” which appears on the upcoming Occult Architecture Vol. 1. The clip, animated by Micah Buzan, premiered on Adult Swim last night, which seems rather fitting given the video’s hyper-saturated animation. Buzan captures the paranoid vibes of “Cold Fear” in a short that melts your face off like an Akira sweat lodge, pulsating with darkness and paranoia. The video also has echoes of recent blurred nightmare nighttime favorites like Ugly Americans and Rick and Morty, doubling back on their own EC Comics debts. The upcoming album is one of the band’s best, so its great to see them going all in on this one – from the visuals to the high-end packaging for the proposed two albums they’re releasing this year. If, for some reason, you’ve missed out on the band to date, start here.

Also be sure to check out RSTB’s Hidden Gems interview with the band’s Ripley Johnson.

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No Joy – “Califone”

Ah man No Joy is one of those bands that I’m always glad to see pop up in any release year. Ever since their debut LP of gauzy shoegaze baubles, they’ve been constantly reconfiguring the genre into crystallized clouds of sound. They’ve continued to move away from the outright obfuscation, and as begun on 2015’s More Faithful, this newest song is letting vocalist Jasamine White-Gluz’s voice stand front and center, proving that the wall of guitar texture is intriguing but she’s definitely the most formidable weapon in their arsenal. Though they stepped back from the ledge a bit with the Drool Sucker EP last year, exploring more of their noise side, they push in even further than More Faithful on the new cut. The song winds up hitting some aching dream pop notes while dropping much of the din far, far below them. Its not a seismic shift, but it reframes the band yet again, letting them feel familiar but never static.

The accompanying video, directed by Ben Clarkson, is a perfect barrage of pop-political imagery that feels like a Facebook timeline come alive to devour itself. Its a surrealist soak that’s disorienting as the swirling pop surrounding it. Seems like a great peak into yet another short form release from the band this year and a reminder that they’re still finding ways to surprise. “Califone” will appear on the EP Creep out in February.


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The Moving Pictures – “Black Car”

Olympia’s Moving Pictues cull together some luminaries of the Northwest scene; Hayes Waring of Perennial Records, Lillian Maring (Grass Widow), and Charles Waring (Milk Music). Their recently released album on Perennial jumps styles from Wire-taut punk, to sparse experimental pop and chugging electro hobble. On the album standout, “Black Car” Maring takes the the wheel over a propulsive beat and midnight streaks of guitar. Its a dour anthem, but one that’s streaked with a pre-dawn coolness that can’t be shaken. The track’s infectious slink drops out just a bit too soon, with the band pulling it out from underneath the listener just when it seems to get pulsing. The accompanying video is appropriately off-putting and and queasy. This one seems to have been a bit slept on last year. No time like the present to get acquainted.

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – “Sweet Relief”

UK psych beheomoths Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs grew out of the desire for band members to create a heavy, but less overly serious headspace from their other projects Ommadon, Blown Out and Khunnt. They garnered some acclaim opening for Goat on their second show ever, winding up a whispered name among psych enthusiasts ever since. The band is finally on the cusp of their debut for Rocket Recordings, Feed The Rats, out 1/20. Caked in about six layers of psychedelic fallout, the video for “Sweet Relief” (created by Kevin Craig) is a pretty great encapsulation of the band’s equilibrium-stripped sonic assault. Sporting a throaty wail like Lemmy on a bender, Matthew Baty drops lyics like a wartime shaman while the band mashes the underlying storm into a haze of post-Sabbath squall with flecks of Monster Magnet and Corrosion of Conformity swirling in the mix. Not a bad way to end a Friday.

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