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Psychedelic Holiday: Late Additions

Those who follow my year-end summaries closely enough know that it’s never completely set in stone. With all the other year-end lists trickling in after I publish mine, it’s inevitable that I continue to discover more music (and update my … Continue reading

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Goat – Commune (Rocket Recordings/Sub Pop)

Goat – Commune (Rocket Recordings/Sub Pop) When Goat’s debut World Music came out in 2012 and immediately earned a pile of praise and attention, I had mixed feelings. On one hand I welcome a new Swedish psych band with interesting … Continue reading

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Doom Tectonics: Earth & YOB

Earth – Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord) Earth and YOB are two bands that I’ve admired for years. Earth’s flawed but groundbreaking Extra-Capsular Extraction (Sub Pop, 1991) influenced drone-doom just as much as Slint and My Bloody Valentine influenced other … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Psummer Rundown + Extra Blues, Prog & Metal

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise) After the first week, Mastodon entered the Billboard Album Chart at #6. That’s a pretty great placing for a metal album, even though some think it somehow means metal is in decline … Continue reading

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Autumn Album Rundown – Part 2

Just two weeks from now year-end lists will start coming out, particularly from the handful of print publications that would have to have finalized their lists before I even wrote this. You won’t see most of these recent releases in … Continue reading

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Goatess – Goatess

Goatess may be a new name, but doom fans have been anticipating this album for years. As long as they don’t expect Chritus and his Swedish bandmates to repeat what they’ve done before, they should not be disappointed with the … Continue reading

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Jex Thoth – Blood Moon Rise (I Hate Records, 2013)

Jex Thoth remains just as mysterious a half dozen years since they first appeared as Totem. Despite being featured in a lengthy rave in Julian Cope’s lavishly bounded Copendium, very little real information about them is revealed other than that … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Graveyard – Lights Out

When Graveyard released their career-defining second album Hisingen Blues last year, the last thing I expected was an immediate followup that’s even better. Most bands seem to take an average of at least three years between albums these days. More … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum & Alter

Remember when laser light shows were a thing? The local planetarium would feature albums, often Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, where people would sit back in darkness and do some deep listening while spacing out to the laser … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Colour Haze – She Said (Elektrohasch)

Over four years since All (2008) and two years since recording started, it’s hard to believe that She Said, the new album by stoner/heavy psych masters Colour Haze is here! It’s been a long, gnarly road for the band to … Continue reading

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