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Yeasayer engage their psychedelic realm

When Googling Yeasayer bassist Ira Wolf Tuton, autocomplete brings up this search: "Ira Wolf Tuton girlfriend."
Brooklyn bounce
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 31, 2012

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s psych renewal

For anyone interested in gritty, stylish psych-rock with smoky swirls of noise and ambience, 2012 is a pretty good place to be.
Louder now
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 31, 2012
Album:The Very Best - MTMTMK

The Very Best | MTMTMK

"World music" is an archaic label, but there's no better way to describe the Very Best's MTMTMK .
Moshi Moshi/Cooperative Music (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  July 20, 2012
Slideshow: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman

Photos: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise Rock Club

Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman played the Paradise Rock Club on June 3, 2012.
 Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman | Paradise Rock Club | June 3, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 08, 2012

Here We Go Magic | A Different Ship

On paper, at least, it's a match made in psychedelic alt-rock heaven.
Secretly Canadian
By RYAN REED  |  May 11, 2012

Out: Blastfest 5 mixes sounds and scenes at a furious pace

"How many people here have been at all five Blastfests?"
30 Rock
By EMMA DESSAU  |  April 06, 2012


Delta Spirit | Delta Spirit

The characters in Delta Spirit's songs— wistful daydreamers, hopeless romantics, and clear-eyed pragmatists alike— are as rich and complex as the music.
Rounder (2012)
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  March 16, 2012

The Shins | Port of Morrow

Meet the new Shins. Same as the old Shins? Kinda sorta.
Aural Apothecary/Columbia (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 16, 2012
Album review: Be the Void

Dr. Dog | Be the Void

With Be the Void , their sonically raw sixth album, these Philly psych-pop oddballs have pulled a fussy, self-conscious about-face, indulging in their weirdest ideas in years.
Anti- (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  February 03, 2012
Cloud Nothings - CD review

Cloud Nothings | Attack on Memory

With Attack on Memory , the third full-length from Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings, 20-year-old frontman Dylan Baldi approaches new, drastically darker material with the same empty-bottle angst that made his previous releases so appealing.
Carpark (2012)
By PATRICK MCDERMOTT  |  January 27, 2012

Gracious Calamity say 'yes'

The Whitehaus has a way of feeling warm, even when the rest of Jamaica Plain is cold enough to see your breath.
Our haus
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  January 06, 2012

Winter 2012: Local Pop

New music for Boston's winter of discontent

Here are 10 record-release parties from both newcomers and veterans of our city, dropping new music from now until March's thaw.
Cold brewed
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 30, 2011

Cymbals Eat Guitars | Lenses Alien

It's the most indie-rock-sounding thing you'll hear all year — which means, briefly, Cymbals Eat Guitars sound kinda-sorta conventional.
Barsuk (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  September 09, 2011

The long Roky road

Erickson finds his way off life's elevator
Erickson finds his way off life's elevator
By MATT PARISH  |  November 12, 2010

Psych in, psych out

Philadelphia space-rock quartet Bardo Pond were barely into their headlining set at 1996's first-ever Deep Heaven festival when a group of older guys posing as cops stormed the Kingston Street recording-studio performance-space stairway armed with Maglit
Deep Heaven Now resurrects the ’90s festival
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 06, 2010

Akron-Family | Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free

Known for their anarchic live jams and percussive psych-folk, Akron/Family have shed their burly beats in favor of a more digestible, blissed-out flavor.
Dead Oceans (2009)