It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

It's Psychedelic Baby is an independent, music magazine. We are covering alternative, underground, non-commercial and non-mainstream artists in variety of shapes and genres. Exclusive interviews, reviews and articles. A place where musicians can express themselves. We serve an international readership.

L’Eclair - “Sisi La Fami” premiere

L’Eclair are prepared to make people dance!

After a year working on these new songs and perfecting their Swiss Groove™ on any stage they could, L’Eclair took their guitars and shitty old synths to Jasper Geluk’s Tone Boutique studio in Haarlem, Netherlands, where he’s laid down the smooth sounds of the Allah Las, Jacco Gardner and Eerie Wanda. “Polymood” is an expansion on L’Eclair’s quest to channel and honor their Afro-Disco, Kosmische, and early House 70s influences.

Czech Up! Vol 2: We’d Be Happy (2018) review

Various Artists – Czech Up! Vol 2: We’d Be Happy (CD on Vampi Soul/2018)

This second volume of soul, funk, beat and psych from Czechoslovakia is bursting with more phenomenal tracks form behind the Iron Curtain that were originally released on the incredible Supraphon and Panton labels between 1968-1979.

Greenbeard Interview

Greenbeard are a three-piece desert/stoner band formed in Austin, Texas in 2014. Their powerful live shows and relentless touring have led them to play more than a handful of large scale festivals as well as opening for many heavy hitters in the doom/desert/stoner/psych scene including Pentagram, Conan, Acid King, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, and Dead Meadow… Just to name a few. Between playing tons of local shows in Austin and extensively touring the US, Greenbeard have managed to record and release two full length albums and an EP. They are currently on tour still in support of their latest record – Lödarödböl (pronounced load-a-road-bowl). Just before they went back out on tour, I met up with Chance Parker (guitar & vocals) and Buddy Hachar (drums) to discuss the past 4 years of the band, their touring habits, and their progress on the upcoming album.

The Blues Goes On - “The Blues Goes On” (1971) review

The Blues Goes On - The Blues Goes On (Gear Fab Records, 1971/2018 reissue) 

Originally released on the German based Ken label in 1971, The Blues Goes On is an exploitation album involving musicians from the Live Experience Band. Like most projects of this kind, the album was pressed in miniscule quantities and quickly disappeared down the drainpipe. Now available in digital form, The Blues Goes On is bound to win favor with those who cherish such enigmatic endeavors.

Ross Beattie presents It’s Psychedelic Baby podcast #28 (July)

A brand new podcast hosted by Ross Beattie (The Night Tripper)

Wicked Lady- I’m A Freak
Ultimate Spinach- Mind Flowers
Arzachel- Azathoth
The Well- Drug From The Banks
Ulrika Spacek- Lady Godiva’s Operation
The Association- Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’
Thee Oh Sees- Plastic Plant
Orangutan- Magic Playground 
Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Psychedelic Pill
Spiritualized- I’m Your Man
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Work This Time
Sir Robin & The Longbowmen- Tramboliko
Kaleidoscope- Keep Your Mind Open
Gary Higgins- I Can’t Sleep At Night

The Building - “Reconciliation” (2018) review

The Building - Reconciliation (2018)

Anthony LaMarca, late of Dean & Britta and now with War On Drugs has never strayed from from his personal sonically textured band The Building. Anthony has always been a very inwardly driven artist, with his music melting your soul, laced with songs that come across like some gentle ghost come for an unexpected evening’s visit, effortlessly playing with your heart strings. Yet when all is said and done, his considered emancipated attitude and visions allow you to put yourself back together, all while looking over your shoulder, feeling slightly frail, nearly embarrassingly so, at something that recently occupied your listening space and is now a mere memory … growing ever more distant and out of focus.

The Third Sound - “Half Alive” premiere

Berlin’s The Third Sound are back with a new album All Tomorrow’s Shadows and new video “Half Alive” following the great single “Photographs” which featured Anton Newcombe on lead vocal. Brian Jonestown Massacre guitarist Hákon Aðalsteinsson who front’s The Third Sound said about “Half Alive”...

Petyr interview with Riley Hawk

Petyr is a San Diego psychedelic hard rock band fronted by pro skater Riley Hawk. Steeped in equal parts hard rock and skateboarding, the band draws influence from the likes of Japanese psychedelic masters Flower Travellin’ Band, the hardness of Black Sabbath and the vibe of hometown scene godfathers Earthless. They released two albums so far both on Outer Battery Records.

Magic & Naked - “Dark Room” premiere

Formed in 2013, the four tortured souls of Magic & Naked were seeking for a meaning to their lives. The band began touring in Switzerland, Europe and the USA in 2015 and released their first eponymous album on Casbah Records, a loving and celestial ode to pop recorded by The Pussywarmers.

Joe James Boyle - “Daze” premiere

JJB’s music sounds like an outsider who’s decided to finally let all hell break loose, or enjoy things for a while before he does so. Backed up by Istanbul born jazz drummer Deniz Terlan, his vocal style pays a little homage to fellow Londoners Jagger and Bowie, while his sound is clearly quite unabashedly that of a 90s kid, heavily awash with guitars that scream, or moan The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Nirvana, all of which combine into a unique performance. His last real show was at the infamous 8mm Bar back in January and was somewhat of a sold out circus of noise and strange dark poetry; more of the same is hoped for this time round…

Eric Frisch - “Water into Gold” (2018) review

Eric Frisch - Water into Gold (Self-released, 2018)

The Toronto-born singer/songwriter Eric Frisch just put out Water into Gold, a small release of three folk pop tunes. Now based in New York City, Frisch is well passed his first or second release. His sound relies heavily on tender vocal harmonies, calming high-hats, and simple finger-picking. Think James Taylor, but in 2018.

Novagolde - “Novagolde” (2018) review

Novagolde - Novagolde (Self-released, 2018)

Novagolde just debuted their self-titled EP, a sweetly concise collection of psychedelic rock. Self-described as hailing from the “4th Dimension” (as well as Madison, Wisconsin) the four-member group has entered the indie scene with a lot to live up to. It’s one thing to claim a seat at the roundtable of psychedelia. It’s quite another to claim interdimensional status.

The Yardbirds interview with Jim McCarty

Jim McCarty is the renowned drummer from The Yardbirds who is respected worldwide for his innovative drumming style which he introduced into music in the ‘60s on hits such as “For Your Love”, “Heart Full Of Soul”, “Evil Heated You”, “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down” – all of which were UK Top 10 hits.
When The Yardbirds broke up in the late ‘60s Jim formed a number of successful bands over the next 25 years including Renaissance, Shoot, Box Of Frogs, Stairway and Illusion before reforming The Yardbirds in the ‘90s, whom he still tours with today.
“Walking In The Wild Land” is Jim’s third solo album released by Angel Air and features his songs and vocals in wonderful psychedelic/folk rock style.

Pink Floyd’s Best Kept Secret: ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’ 50 Years On

This week fifty years ago, a semi-famous English group with the strange name of ‘Pink Floyd’ released their second LP: ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’. The release was met with little fanfare at the time, with some critics greeting it with ill-concealed contempt. Rolling Stone magazine, describing it as “rather mediocre”, judged Roger Waters to be “an uninteresting writer, vocalist and bass player”, with the album’s “instrumental work… shoddy and routine”. In a rather barbed concession, the critic claims that “’Corporal Clegg’ at least has the virtue of brevity, as well as not sounding like it was written in a drugged stupor”. 

The Callas With Lee Ranaldo - “Acid Books” premiere

The Callas with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo

The Callas is the tip of an artistic squad producing music, artworks, films, magazines, events, art shows, initiated by the brothers Lakis & Aris Ionas.

Buffalo Springfield - “What’s That Sound?” (2018) review

Buffalo Springfield - What’s That Sound? (2018)

More than 52 years since the release of its debut s/t LP and nearly 50 years after the release of their last album, Rhino Records, has compiled the complete albums collection of Buffalo Springfield in “What’s That Sound?” a five CD or five LP box set. The set includes the band’s first two albums “Buffalo Springfield” (December, 1966) and “Buffalo Springfield Again” (November, 1967) in both mono and stereo mixes, while their farewell release, the aptly titled “Last Time Around” (July, 1968) is present only in stereo, as it was never released in mono.

The Vibrators - “The Albums 1979-85” (2018) review

The Vibrators - The Albums 1979-85 (Cherry Red Records, 2018)

As a follow up to 2017’s “The Epic Years 1976-1978” four disc box set, Cherry Red Records, UK, presents a continuation of British punk rocker,band, The Vibrators’ catalog, with “The Albums 1979-85” another four disc set. This second installment contains three albums released by the group as well as demos recorded for an unreleased third album and single sides and demos recorded by two short lived versions of the band between 1979 and 1981.