Genre bending rock with glowing psych, these cats are an instant repeat in the house today. MT. OSSA brings a full spectrum sound, washed in that 70’s feel I love so much. Their new record, Homework Machine is filled with big, and bold numbers like “Solar Skate,” or the more laid back, beach bum tracks, “Bongo” and “Leaves Grieve.” This album will have you seeing fireworks in your living room. While the records sprinkling you like vinyl dust, tracks like “Kella” blast you away with an 80’s style Pop vocal, then swirls time changing, wonder dreams, on the kit. They just cross you up, check the track “Better Weather” for your weird, west coast, off kilter thing. Sign me up for the full treatment please. Damn…
An old time feel is what you’ll find on The Fabulous Fairies. A broken somewhat warbly biker chain rock, with the desert psych shades. No doubt, very much the garage sound so many have grown to love. Just released today, there’s an EP available to DL as a name your price, the full album is available to stream. Click here
Melbourne’s Straggled is starting to become an addiction for Ged Starling, and now probably me as well. At only 19, Starlings reach in the music goes far back. The new song “In The Night” reminds me of something Lou Reed might do, not the voice, just the daring nature of doubling them up, riding this very somber contemplative nature of the new song. There’s more on Ged’s soundcloud as well that will make you take notice. Take “Fatigue” with a fuller band sound, which Ged does himself. There’s such a vintage hue to this cats music, one that should be playing on a 70’s folk rock station via Pandora or something. Serious talent, serious heat.
Bradley Coy, San Diego’s Pink Elephants just released his first EP on April 7th. Its a four track sound blaster, riding heavily on the shoegazer in all of us. Coy, a 17 year old explorer of sound makes a variety of different things based on his own words. A trip to his soundcloud backs that up quickly. The EP is good, bold, and its drenched in this pull, sort of that blurry vision the Sun gives you when you’re trying to focus in, and it freezes you for a few moments in time. The song “Indescent” was a standout for me, but honestly the EP is solid on all four numbers, the closer is a big take off song, “The Flying Bandstand” ends the record, and really serves as a jump off closer for this project. You know this is just a “wet your beak” moment. The LP must be around the corner, and with tunes like this, I have no doubt its going to thrill the blogosphere. Well done Mr. Coy. Make sure to “name your pice” for this record.
England’s Future Valleys, currently splitting time between the 60’s, the 80’s, and now he’s into a more experimental electronic music. Its to the point where you’re unclear whose making what, I had to email him to make sure the rock stuff was actually him, or an accidental upload with the new electronic material. Future Valleys really connects all of them together on some of these numbers. Take the song “I will never die,” a White Fence style vocal showered in an 80’s ether, leaving the edge for a garage oriented rock.
I appreciate explorers like this, people wanting to make everything they can. Not a product, not a plot to swoop up a market, but instead self discovery through the lens of some unknown desire to create. The first track on this list of great work, is a summer time player for sure. And probably will be on Acres mix #2. I’m pretty stoked I found this Artist. You can’t put the Lo-fi like this in front of my ears without pure excitement. I love the mix of sounds, but I would really love a Future Valleys record of the hazy garage sound. There might be one, but like so many great talents on soundcloud, there’s a lack of links to info on them. So I have no idea if there’s more info, an album, or maybe a side project making elevator jams? Regardless, the soundcloud pages are a good start.