Kalu & The Electric Joint – Austin-based psychedelic soul blues
An expansive blend of pastoral psychedelia, mutant progressive rock, and sonic astral projections, Drakkar lays down soulful grooves on their self-titled debut that will have you bopping around in a nocturnal nowhere.
Drop into a groovy dream with some far-out visuals and a smooth bassline. We haven’t felt this way since ’69, man.
Jazzy psych-rock quartet from Canterbury, England influenced by classic ’60s and ’70s proto-prog and psychedelia, played through a modern lens.
Listen to A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble.
Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, comprised of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai – Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool.
Listen to their debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You.
Just finished this fascinating book by George Case. Highly recommend it as a breezy summer read.
“Take a trip through rock ‘n’ roll’s haziest, craziest period, beginning with the Beatles and Bob Dylan “turning on” in a New York hotel, and continuing on through two-decades of wonderful, colorful, history-changing music. From psychedelic Woodstock warriors like Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane to psycho-stereo adventurers Pink Floyd; from the post-hippie bliss of Neil Young and cosmic cowboy Willie Nelson to the druggy blues of Black Sabbath and the hemp-happy rhythms of Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, Out of Our Heads gleefully celebrates music’s most creative minds – and their chemically induced expansion.
“This is the rare book that is unafraid to bask in the groovy good times of rock ‘n’ roll without the politically correct preaching that has helped stifle the party. To all those who have ever listened to Dark Side of the Moon on a pair of headphones and said “Wow”: this book is for you.”