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Love Machine - “Blue Eyes” premiere

Love Machine preach Americana and Krautrock, look like they’ve been stolen from the Woodstock stage and are somehow from Düsseldorf. With Times To Come appears on Unique Records on March 2, 2018, the third album of the formation around frontman Marcel Rösche. Inspired by rock ‘n’roll and folk rock influences, the album testifies to their unshakable belief in the power of eternal groove, combining contemporary psychedelia, harmony vocals and slide guitars with analog synthesizers and voodoo percussions. What comes out is a sweaty, mind-expanding cocktail that leads above all live to unawakened states beyond good and evil, prompting us to let go of all reality and reason.

The Travis Edward Pike Story

The Travis Edward Pike Story … by Lenny Helsing

Pike’s story begins sometime during the early 1960s when the Boston, Massachusetts based youngster – who would grow up to become a singer, songwriter and storyteller – joined the US Navy and was posted overseas in Germany. While stationed there he would go out to clubs and bars, attracting the attention of the clientele and club owners, due to his friends arranging to get him on stage to sing a number or two with whatever band was providing the live action.

Drive By Wire - “Spellbound” album premiere

On February 23rd, desert rockers Drive By Wire will guide you into their psychedelic sound with the release of the new album “Spellbound” via Argonauta Records.
Today, It’s Psychedelic Baby is glad to premiere the entire album and unleash an exclusive track by track commentary.
Pre-order “Spellbound” here:

SUPERNOVA 1006 - “Juggernaut” premiere

The band was formed back in 2014 by Andrey Yukhovich and Anton Korchevsky in Khabarovsk. The first name of the band was “lost in translation” and that was changed to SUPERNOVA 1006 later. In 2015 Anton left the band and Elizabeth Dolgikh replaced him. Supernova 1006 are based in Saint Petersburg, Russia and their music is a huge hybrid between post-punk, post-industrial, coldwave, shoegaze and electronic post-punk.

New track Juggernaut is taken from Blackout LP out Feb 28th on Other Voices Records, Sierpien Records and Gothic Music.

Black Lizard - “Celebration Of A New Dawn” album premiere

Since forming back in 2008, Finnish garage-rockers Black Lizard have been busy leading the charge in the ever-fruitful Scandinavian underground with their relentless gig schedule and a constant stream of releases. They’ve collaborated with the likes of Anton Newcombe and Sonic Boom and toured Europe several times, appearing at a number of festivals, including Great Escape, and sharing the stage with everyone from Brian Jonestown Massacre, DIIV, The Men, The Horrors, Allah-Las and Veronica Falls.

Larry Wendt

“Being in the moment of this world”

Larry Wendt (1946, Napa, California) is a ‘low tech’ electronic composer who was active at the San Jose State University since 1971, where he got involved in Text Sound/Sound Poetry compositions from the mid 1970s on. For most of his electronic manipulations, he used his ‘hand-built’ self-developed DSP micro processors.

Guru & Hake - “Medicine Man” / “After Space Legacy” premiere

Brighton Psych-Punk / Psych-Rock bands Guru & Hake are releasing new singles, available via a 10” split and digitally. The singles will be released 24th February and will be available digitally and on 10” split vinyl.

New single ‘Medicine Man’ is the band’s most visceral yet, opening with eerie feedback and a menacing bass line, the song kicks into a track that oozes with the attitude and commotion that defines them as a band.

If there is any band that could co-headline with GURU, it’s HAKE. Although riding a slightly more psychedelic wave, they offer an equally captivating performance which is captured perfectly on their upcoming single ‘After Space Legacy’.

From The Vault: Spirit - “Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus” (1970)

Many consider Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, released in 1970, to be Spirit’s finest hour, though I still find their initial self titled album to be their crowning moment. Nevertheless, Spirit, a nearly mythical band, arrived at the apex of experimental classic rock, lacing their music with jazz, rock, folk, and bathing all of that in the waters of psychedelia.

Oddnote - “Oddnote” (2018) review

Oddnote - Oddnote (Self-released, 2018)

The Nasheville-based group Oddnote has released its debut self-titled LP, and there is quite a bit to dig into. The five members have come together to create a predominately grunge rock sound, reviving the slowly arpeggiated bass lines, throat-bruising vocals, and brunt force distortion of the 90s. The album, released on January 13th of this year, seems to take influence from household names like Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, and The Foo Fighters.

Guitarist and Scientist Martin Weaver of Wicked Lady

We prided ourselves on being loud, hard and not giving a shit.

I recently moved to Portugal and have become friends with an amazing guy named Martin Weaver. Martin is best known for his band Wicked Lady. They were a wild UK band that existed in one form or another from about 1968 to 1972. While there is almost none of photo material or recordings available, the band did make some recordings in their basement rehearsals. According to Martin, nearly all of the photos claiming to be Wicked Lady on the internet were actually when they were playing with a band called Dark. The band’s name is not from the movie but comes from a pub drink that was sold at that time in the UK. Today, only Martin Weaver, the guitar player and singer is alive to tell the stories about Wicked Lady!

Mephistofeles interview with Gabriel Ravera

Mephistofeles is a band from Paraná, Argentina. They describe themselves as a proto doom/heavy psych rock. Influenced by Electric Wizard and the likes, they released a few extremely dirty releases.