Heavy, Garage, Pop, Desert, Lumpy Fuzz, Drone, et al. Turn on.
Let us not forget that the United States is part of the world, the globe that is, and therefore it must also be played on Global Psychedelia. Today’s show is U.S. psychedelia from around the country, and all from this year, 2014. I decided to use some well-known stuff and some lesser-known stuff, so I hope there will be something you haven’t heard, and which blows your mind.
UPDATE: I must have been sleepy, because I missed MMOSS’s Doug Tuttle’s self-titled album and Morgan Delt’s self-titled. Please do yourself a favor and get these albums. Also, get MMOSS’s 2012 Only Children while you’re at it.
Earthless meets Heavy Blanket . In a Dutch Haze . Paradise in a Purple Sky III
Exocomet . Exocomet . Mercy Tongue
Joel Gion . Apple Bonkers . Mirage
The Solar System . Forever Changing… Maybe The People Would Be The Times or Between Clark And Hilldale
Druggy Pizza . Chilli Cheese Crust . Like Pigs in a Slot
Temples . Sun Structures . A Question Isn’t Answered (this is actually an English band #chargers4evr)
Moon Duo . Live in Ravenna . Goners
Christian Bland and The Revelators . The Unseen Green Obscene . Syd Barrett Blues
Fever the Ghost . Crab in Honey EP . A Parliament of Owls Determine the Fates of Greater Men No less Than 5 Stories Above Us in a Dream
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard . Oddments . Alluda Majaka
These guys are actually from Melbourne, Australia. But it’s my show and I’m gong to play them anyway.
Kingdom of the Holy Sun . Thirteen Eyes EP . Thirteen Eyes
Magicicada . Wrack With Ruin . Jigsaw Forms
The Mind Flowers . The Mind Flowers / The Roaring 420s SPLIT . Down the Line
The Flaming Lips . 7 Skies H3 . Riot in My Brain!!
The Blue Angles Lounge . A Sea of Trees . Desolate Sands
Ty Segall . Manipulator . Feel
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flick . Enter the Slasher House . A Sender
Magic Castles . Sky Sounds . White Stone
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger . Midnight Sun . Moth to a Flame
Jon Mueller . Non-fiction . Are
14 thoughts on “Psychedelia of the United States, 2014”
Temples are English not American… Cool list though
Good call chargers4evr. And thank you!
So cool to see The Solar System mentioned. A truly great underground US Psych band!
Absolutely! I first heard them on The Active Listener. Tune in for future shows (weft.org Sat.s 2-4pm CST) as I’ll be revisiting US Psych. Thanks for checking out the list!
Hey Madaritxa. Very cool. I will check out the radio show. The Solar System are great. So many albums to choose from too. Again dig the list!
could you please include some bands that actually play PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC! those presented here are only “80s style Indie Rock”…. and not psychedelic al all…
Hi psychpope. Thank you for checking out the U.S. psychedelia playlist. First of all, I hope you will check out other shows presented here which range from the German Krautrock/Space/and Kosmische scene to Chinese, Finnish, and African psychedelia, to name a few. Second, psychedelic music is a very open genre and difficult to pin down to any set of specific sounds or styles of playing. Part of my show is to play musics that have been influenced by more traditional psychedelic musics, but that also expand and reinvent (or just invent) what I see as psychedelia. Third, I completely disagree with your assessment of this particular list. As I have only two hours per show, I try to create diverse playlists that, although under the same “theme,” are diverse and not monotonous and one dimensional. Would you really call Druggy Pizza, Magicicada, Earthless, or King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “80s style Indie Rock”? Lastly, I am very interested in how you define psychedelic music, so please share with me under the “What is psychedelic music?” tab. Could you also recommend some psychedelic music to me that I can include on future shows and playlists? Thank you again for your comment psychpope!
Nice list! You have several of my favorite psych-leaning US albums of 2014 on it. I’d add a few more:
White Fence/For The Recently Found Innocent
The Young Sinclairs/This Is The Young Sinclairs
Woods/With Light And With Love
Squires Of The Subterrain/The Squires Of The Subterrain
Simones/Majic Ship (single on Fruits de Mer)
Secret Colours/Positive Distractions (Americans from Chicago despite the British spelling)
Prince Rupert’s Drops/Climbing Light
No Silver Bird/No Silver Bird EP (they’ve just renamed themselves The Turns)
Mystic Braves/Desert Island
Heaven’s Gateway Drugs/Apropos
Brian Jonestown Massacre/+-EP
Black Angels/Clear Lake Forest EP
Awesome list stumania. I’ve really been digging the new Woods and Prince Rupert’s Drops. The Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Mystic Braves are also in my collection, but the rest is news to me. I’m super excited to explore these! Thank you for checking out the blog. I hope you’ll check out other playlists, and tune in for the show–I stream live at weft.org from 2-4pm (CTS) every Saturday (or, if you’re in East Central Illinois you can here the show at 90.1 FM).
Didn’t realize you were in Illinois – hopefully you’ll get the chance to see some of the Midwest’s finest psych bands in 2015. Keep your ear out of The Luck of Eden Hall (Chicago), The Red Plastic Buddha (Chicago), Secret Colours (Chicago), and Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (Ft. Wayne, Indiana). The Paperhead and The Sufis are both from Nashville, so there’s a possibility they may find their way to a venue near you as well…
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Stumania- How do you know so much about new psychedelic music? Do you have a music blog? I’d like to follow it if you do. Thank you so much for the information!
yeah this is stuning. My favorite psychic band is obviously BJM. Iron Butterfly, classic. Kim Fowley? Quicksilver Messenger Service. you also should listen to some turkish and arabic bands like Tinariwen, Erkin Koray, 3 Hürel or Selda. I don’t give you title albums, explore them by yourself! Start by the song Erkin Koray – Estarabim, this is psychedelic!
Thanks Albert. Yes! I hope to do a Turkish psych show soon. I have Erkin Koray and Selda in my collection, but I’m not familiar with the others. I’ll definitely check them out. I really dig BJM, and Iron Butterfly have their moments. Just checked out Kim Fowley–I didn’t realized I knew some stuff by him. Ah, yes, Quicksilver Messenger Service. There’s just so much stuff coming from the U.S. that it’s hard to narrow down to two hours, which is why I decided to do 2014 alone. I’d like to do the 2000s, ’90s, ’60s, and ’70s. My next show will probably be Argentina. Thanks for posting Albert. Turn on. Tune in.