Category Archives: Bandcamp

Drakkar Nowhere – Drakkar Nowhere (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

Daniel Collás of Brooklyn’s funky pop soul Phenomenal Handclap Band and Morgan Phalen (Favored Nations, Diamond Nights) from Stockholm,  began collaborating four years ago, exploring more jazzy prog and psych. Now with help from guests like Dungen’s Mattias Gustavsson, their debut is here, and … Continue reading

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Death Be Not Proud: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Wovenhand & Tau

Just in time for the Autumn Equinox, a trio of albums were released on September 9 that deal with death and spirituality in varying but connected ways. While actual listening enjoyment can also vary, these are all pretty sophisticated treatments … Continue reading

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Live Album Rundown

In the 1970s golden era of live albums, they had a pretty big impact on bands’ careers. After toiling in relative obscurity for their first three albums, the careers of both KISS (Alive!, 1975) and Cheap Trick (At Budokan, 1979) … Continue reading

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Bonus Psych: Morgan Delt, The Winstons, Sir Robin & The Longbowmen + More

A few psych releases managed to fly under my radar this past summer. Who am I kidding, there are probably dozens of worthy albums that I miss out on throughout the world. Anyway, here’s a few more albums worthy of … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Psummer: Return to the Dark Side

Last year, Tame Impala and Jacco Gardner set the tone for the psychedelic summer with a fairly upbeat mix of electro psych and bucolic pop. It’s fitting with all the horrendous murder sprees and ugly politics that this year’s crop … Continue reading

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Second Quarter Rundown

2016 is already half over, so it’s time to evaluate some of the best releases that have come out the past three months. There weren’t really any surprises for me, as the heavy hitters I had been anticipating delivered. I … Continue reading

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Fester’s Lucky 13: 2015 Year-End Summary

Top 100 Albums of 2015 |  Spotify Mix | 2015 Breakdown: Genre Lists | Shows, Videos | Movies, Television, Books & Comics In years past, I often got outraged about albums that got critical conensus while other great ones were ignored. I’m passionate about the music I love … Continue reading

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Jess and the Ancient Ones – Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes (Svart)

Kuopio, Finland’s Jess and the Ancient ones came out strong in 2012, picking up where The Devil’s Blood left off with a shimmering debut album of psych noir and driving metal guitars. Despite the growing popularity and attention drawn to … Continue reading

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The Last Roundup

This is not about the 1929 movie where Denver Dixon of Bar-D Ranch tracked down former cowhand “Mile-Away” Hardy who set fire to the ranch, rustled the cattle and kidnapped the schoolmarm. But in a way these albums are kind of … Continue reading

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Magic Circle – Journey Blind (20 Buck Spin)

It’s hard to believe that in just two weeks, year-end album lists will start rolling out. Anyone who covers hard rock and metal who’s working on their list now better have listened to Magic Circle’s second album, which isn’t officially … Continue reading

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