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EnPsychlopedia Australia: The Ultimate Catalog of Psych Down Under

By Hayden Hovsepian Music Journalist Australia is seemingly home to more psych-rock bands than it is to venom and marsupials. Although the latter two could easily be found on a short hike through the outback, there doesn't seem to be a one-stop shop for the continent's trippy tunes. Curious fans need a way to explore a balanced mix of the musical gems the Aussies have to offer. If you check […]

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The Hermits: The Hermits Album Review

By Shane Willenborg Local Music Journalist Artist: The Hermits Album: The Hermits Release Date: Feb. 28, 2019 Website: https://thehermits.bandcamp.com/releases Austin was the birthplace of psych rock in the 1960s with the thirteenth floor elevators. The genre quickly moved out of the West coast, but bands like The Hermits keep it alive in Austin to this day. The band’s first full-length and self-titled album came out in late February, and evokes […]

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White Denim: Side Effects Album Review

By Neil Manning Music Journalist Artist: White Denim Album: Side Effects Release Date: March 29, 2019 White Denim, a band based out of Austin, recently released  their second album within a year’s time. Side Effects was released only seven months after Performance. Both albums are about 30 minutes in length, and feature nine total tracks. Side Effects has a mix of different genres like most of White Denim’s discography. Impressive […]

todayApril 10, 2019 5

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Hot Flash Heat Wave: Mood Ring EP Review

By Faith VaraMusic Journalist Artist: Hot Flash Heat WaveAlbum: Mood Ring Release Date: Feb. 15, 2019Website: https://www.hotflashheatwave.com/ After a string of singles and months of anticipation, Hot Flash Heat Wave has finally released their long-awaited EP, Mood Ring. There’s no doubt that these guys have a knack for self-reinvention, and this EP is no exception. From their garage rock debut album, Neapolitan, to their dream-pop sophomore album, Soaked, this newly […]

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Oh Sees: Orc Review

By Eduardo Baz Music Journalist Artist: Oh Sees Album: Orc Label: Castle Face Records Release Date: August 25, 2017 2017 marked the 20th anniversary for John Dwyer’s garage-psych rock band Thee Oh Sees. Throughout these 20 years the band has earned a reputation of creating high energy rock songs that contain elements of psychedelia and punk, all wrapped up in a high octane package. With the release of Orc under their […]

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MR Fest

MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: White Dog

By Hannah Pierce Music Journalist To define Austin-based band White Dog as JUST rock’n’roll feels like a gross understatement. This 5-piece group’s sound has obvious influences in genres ranging from heavy psychedelic to space rock, and from psych rock to proto metal. Claiming to have been “cryogenically frozen” in 1971 by Richard Nixon, the band's 70s influence is undeniable. This inspiration can be heard on their two-track single, Verus Cultus/Witch Queen. […]

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Galleries

Recap: End Hip End It Music Festival

By Nestor Vasquez Photographer More than 35 bands made their pilgrimage to Preservation Park in Old Town Spring, Texas to perform at the first annual End Hip End It. This was dubbed as Houston’s first psychedelic music fest to take place. Featured in the gallery are 2016 MR Fest’s headliner Night Beats and Philadelphia's psych rock band Ruby The Hatchet. Rounding out the gallery are local psychedelic rock bands Astral […]

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