• Label News: Captcha Records Gets Psyched!

    It won’t be easy to keep up with the Captcha Records/Cardinal Fuzz trans-Atlantic psych collective over the next week, but we’re gonna do our best! With several upcoming releases planned for the end of May, and two more in the bag as of this week, that’s a lot of news to get to from the labels! But then again, that’s […]

    Label News: Captcha Records Gets Psyched!
  • Listen: Fingers “She Said”

    Fingers released their Little Waves EP this week, and today we check back in with the Ohio trio via the effort’s lead track, “She Said“. The band entered our radar this past March when we posted their debut single “So It Seems“, a cut which featured “crafted arrangements” and “subtle dynamic shifts”, as well as singer Yashi Bellomy‘s “soulful vocal […]

    Listen: Fingers “She Said”
  • Listen: Roladex “We R”

    Seattle’s Medical Records celebrates 5 years of “classic synth, cosmic disco, wave (cold/new), and future music” with their upcoming 2xLP Synesthesia – The First Five Years, due out June 11th. It just so happens that this will be the 50th release from the label’s already impressive catalog, and while the first three album sides will feature a “best of” collection […]

    Listen: Roladex “We R”
  • Listen: Protovulcan “Making Eyes”

    What happens when the synth punks start playing acid rock? Protovulcan! Chicago keys wizard Will MacLean (Variety Lights, Ice Cream Mission to Mars, Blue Moth) joins forces with drummer extraordinaire Deric Criss (Aleks and the Drummer, Walking Bicycles, Charlie Deets) on this killer new project. You can get a taste of what the fella’s got cookin’ up with this freaky […]

    Protovulcan "Making Eyes"
  • Interview: Kip Uhlhorn & Gabby Weiss Discuss Their New Synth-based Project U/V Light

    Cloudland Canyon’s Kip Uhlhorn has returned this year with a new psych leaning synth-pop project called U/V Light. Teaming up with the vocalist Gabby Weiss, the duo will release their debut LP Cenotaph via Medical Records on June 11th. Last week we checked out the album’s lead single, “Arriviste“, and this week we take some time to chat with Kip […]

    U/V Light 'Cenotaph' LP (Medical Records)
  • Listen: Nun “Terrormaze”

    The Australian industrial synth outfit Nun released their debut s/t LP via HoZac Records this month, and it’s quite a frightening slab of radioactive terror-pop! The quartet formed in 2011 around a common love for bands like Throbbing Gristle, Christian Death, and Coil, as well as a penchant for horror masters like John Carpenter and David Cronenberg; and this corrosive […]

    Listen: Nun “Terrormaze”
  • Listen: Tipical Me “Claustrofobian”

    Medical Records returns to celebrate Record Store Day this year with a brand new installment from their Electroconvulsive Therapy series! Once again teaming up with the blog Crispy Nuggets, to bring listeners an expertly curated collection of rare and out-of-print tracks, these fine folks have taken great care to make the oddities here once again available on high-quality vinyl. While […]

    Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol 3 (medical Records)
  • Listen: TWINS “Heartbleed”

    Atlanta-based producer/DJ/label boss Matt Weiner returns with his TWINS project, releasing the Solid State Skin EP this week on the London micro-label Bravura. Across 4-tracks, Weiner continues to hone what is becoming his signature take on minimalist techno, with nods to Chicago Acid House and his Industrial roots showing thru the cracks and crevices. But what really impresses is the […]

    TWINS 'Solid State Skin' EP
  • Listen: Oiseaux-Tempête “Omen: Divided We Fall”

    Oiseaux-Tempête‘s self-titled 2013 debut album on Sub Rosa brilliantly mixed cinematic post-rock with field recordings from Greece, recorded in 2012 during that countries time of social upheaval and protest. This May the band returns to the label with their LP ÜTOPIYA?. Seemingly drawn to cultural dischord as the animating force in their dramatic music, the new album includes field recordings […]

    Oiseaux-Tempête (photo by: Pamela Maddaleno)
  • Watch: The Soft Moon “Wasting”

    The Soft Moon‘s stellar LP Deeper is out now on Captured Tracks, and today we check out Luis Vasquez‘s new video for his cut, “Wasting“. Y2K, the production team of Jason Lester and Severiano Martinez, return to direct these dark visuals, while continuing the mysterious story they first laid out several months back in their video for “Far“. In this […]

    Watch: The Soft Moon “Wasting”

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Watch: Algiers “Black Eunuch”

Watch: Algiers “Black Eunuch”

May 25, 2015 at 11:56 am

Algiers‘ self-titled debut, due out June 1/2 via Matador, sure has garnered much deserved praise in recent months, as it’s volatile mix of post-punk and soul...

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Listen: onYou ‘I’m On Fire’ mini-LP

Listen: onYou ‘I’m On Fire’ mini-LP

May 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Chicago’s freak rockers onYou deliver two tracks of pyrotechnic psych on their Captcha Records mini-LP I’m On Fire, just out this week via the label. Led by guitarist/vocalist...

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Lorelle Meets the Obsolete "What's Holding You" Live at the Chop Suey in Seattle

Watch: Lorelle Meets the Obsolete “What’s Holding You” Live @ the Chop Suey

July 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

Watch Lorelle Meets the Obsolete perform “What’s Holding You” at the Chop Suey in Seattle, WA. LIVE EYE TV caught up with the band on May 28th as they toured...

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Dasher perform in Atlanta

Photos: Dasher Live @ the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta

August 7, 2014 at 9:50 am

Dasher is an abrasive, post punk trio, and the Atlanta-based band is led by drummer/vocalist Kylee Kimbrough, with David Michaud on bass, and Kelly Stroup on guitar. Dasher...

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New Video Podcast: Craft Spells Interview and Performance @ The Chop Suey

New Video Podcast: Craft Spells Interview and Performance @ The Chop Suey

December 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

This month LIVE EYE TV sits down with Craft Spells at The Chop Suey in Seattle to discuss the band, touring, and future work! Since the release of the outstanding debut Idle...

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U/V Light 'Cenotaph' LP (Medical Records)

Interview: Kip Uhlhorn & Gabby Weiss Discuss Their New Synth-based Project U/V Light

May 5, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Cloudland Canyon’s Kip Uhlhorn has returned this year with a new psych leaning synth-pop project called U/V Light. Teaming up with the vocalist Gabby Weiss, the duo...

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Listen: onYou ‘I’m On Fire’ mini-LP

Listen: onYou ‘I’m On Fire’ mini-LP

Chicago’s freak rockers onYou deliver two tracks of pyrotechnic psych on their Captcha Records mini-LP I’m On Fire, just out this week via the label. Led by guitarist/vocalist Stan Wood, also responsible for recording and producing the new effort, onYou combine an uncompromising and fiery sound with excellent musicianship, delivering a powerful, punk-leaning take on the psych genre. Who better, […]

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Lee Bannon "Disneµ Girls"

Listen: Lee Bannon “Disneµ Girls”

Lee Bannon‘s new track “Disneµ Girls” came with news that the producer would be changing his name to ¬b (alt L b), or “not Bannon”. Delivered via a “handwritten” note which you can read below, the artist explains that upcoming work, such as his sophomore effort for Ninja Tune, Pattern of Excel, due out July 10th via the label, reflects […]

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Palaces 'Axiomatic/Let Me Get Higher' Single

Listen: Palaces “Axiomatic”

Today, let’s meet the Michigan duo Palaces, and check out their new single, “Axiomatic/Let Me Get Higher“. Comprised of two fellas who go by the names S.S. and Cat Cobra, the pair began working on the project in 2012, and have two releases under their belt already–2013’s Side Effects of Dreaming and 2014’s In Transient Light. While the band says […]

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Listen: Johnny Superglu “The Prince”

Listen: Johnny Superglu “The Prince”

Belgian producer Johnny Superglu will release his Rambo Village EP on June 1st via Plynt Records. Beginning his musical life as a metal guitarist, and going on to work with the ultra strange Brussels-based outfit Scratch Pet Land (after he played his guitar over a Gameboy loop for brothers Laurent and Nicolas Baudoux), Quentin Hanon adopted the moniker Johnny Superglu […]

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No Joy

Listen: No Joy “Hollywood Teeth”

No Joy shared their new track “Hollywood Teeth” today, off the band’s upcoming June 9th release More Faithful, due out via Mexican Summer. Some minor confusion ensued when the accompanying Billboard article quoted the band as saying that the song’s title, originally just a “working” title, was inspired by Hilary Duff’s teeth (“she had the crazy teeth, Hollywood-style”). Since the […]

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Watch: Algiers “Black Eunuch”

Watch: Algiers “Black Eunuch”

Algiers‘ self-titled debut, due out June 1/2 via Matador, sure has garnered much deserved praise in recent months, as it’s volatile mix of post-punk and soul makes for a music that is both vital and socially necessary. Full of righteous indignation, and determined engagement, the trio of singer/guitarist Franklin James Fisher, guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan bring a […]

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Listen: Thee Oh Sees ‘Mutilator Defeated At Last’ LP

Listen: Thee Oh Sees ‘Mutilator Defeated At Last’ LP

Thee Oh Sees add another stellar LP to their fantastic plastic expanding catalog, Mutilator Defeated At Last, out now on Castle Face Records. John Dwyer continues to draw far-flung and disparate elements of psych music into his powerful orbit, but the uniting element is, as always, his prolific guitar work. At this point in his career, having traveled all the […]

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