Though they hail from Michigan, psych trio Heaters have no problem summoning the spirit of classic West Coast acid rock. For evidence, look no further than the menacing hum of "Kamikaze," which is powered by afterburner guitars, nasally taunts, and bad vibes that feel unsettlingly good.
Below, you can check out our premiere for the song's hallucinatory clip, as well as the band's fall tour dates. The track was taken from the full-length Holy Water Pool, which is out now on Beyond Beyond is Beyond.
Heaters Tour Dates:
10/13 Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records CMJ Showcase @ Elvis Guesthouse, New York, NY w/ Coke Weed, Ancient Ocean, Annique Monet, Sam Kogon 10/15 Float Upstream CMJ Party @ Berlin, New York, NY w/ Murals, Cool Ghouls and more
Additional tour dates:
10/16 - L'escogriffe (w. UUBBUURRUU, Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor) - Montreal, QC 10/17 - Silver Dollar Room (w. Kim and The Created, Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor), Toronto, ON 10/22 - UFO Factory (w. Moonwalks, Deadly Vipers, Double Winter) - Detroit, MI 10/23 - Club Above (w. Moonwalks, Ping Pong, Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor) - Ann Arbor, MI 10/24 - Founders Brewing Co. (w. Moonwalks, Coffin Problem, Shane Tripp) - Grand Rapids, MI
Swedish psych maniacs Sudakistan have shared "Concrete Djungle," a single from their forthcoming Caballo Negro LP. Too fragmentary and demented for the generic garage rock tag yet far too liberated to bring you down, it's equally galvanizing for your feet and your head. Listen below. Caballo Negro is due out on PNKSLM November 20.
Premiere: Anna B Savage Mixtape (Iceland Airwaves Edition)
Oct 13, 2015
Iceland Airwaves grows ever closer. Our festival-inspired mixtape series grows ever bigger. Today’s blend of tunes comes from British guitar slinger Anna B. Savage. Check out her blend of tunes, cheekily titled Contains Instruments I Used to Play Then Gave Up and Wish I Hadn’t. Listen below. Heading to the land of ice and great music with us? Peruse all the festival info you might need here. When you’re done, be sure to revisit previous mixes in our Iceland Airwaves series from LA Priest, Sea Change, and Sin Fang.
Psych-folk artist Weyes Blood (Natalie Mering) has offered up a video for "In the Beginning." The clip features Mering on a solo roadtrip, finding strength in solitude. The track was taken from her Cardamom Times EP, which is out now on Mexican Summer.
Premiere: LA Priest Mixtape (Iceland Airwaves Edition)
Oct 11, 2015
On Nov 4 Under the Radar is hitting the town in Reykjavik for Iceland Airwaves. Ahead of our trip, we’re digging into a few of our favorite artists, and their favorite artists via our ongoing mixtape series.
The next mix comes from LA Priest. As per usual, the British musician has brought with him a heavy helping of the strange and wonderful. Check out his genre-blurring mix below. If you’re heading to Iceland for the fest, check out any event info you might need here. You can also revisit previous mixes in our Iceland Airwaves series from Sea Change and Sin Fang.
Back in August, we premiered "Anymore," a glistening jangle pop single from Brooklyn duo Surf Rock is Dead. Now you can stream the pair's entire SRiD EP, which includes "Anymore," plus three other fine examples of the band's melancholic, shoegaze-tinged sound. Listen below.
The wonky guitar sound, self-deprecating lyrics, and overall crusty vibes will almost certainly make you think Mac DeMarco, but there's plenty more brewing in Max Pope's "Less Than Nothing." The young Londoner teases a reggae lilt out of his half-asleep melody and spikes the song's closing bars with comically incongruous, Madchester-esque brass, managing to turn apathy into a sort of dime-store pop symphony.
"Less Than Nothing" is the title track from a forthcoming EP, due out sometime this fall.
We’ve still got a little under a month to go before we take off for Iceland Airwaves, but we’re already excited. Heading into the fest, we’re using our mixtape series to highlight some of the man artists on our must see lists. The next entry comes from Norwegian artist Sea Change (who you might remember wooed us at by:Larm a few years ago.) Check out her delicious blend of songs below. If you’re hitting the town with us in Reykjavik, you can plan your own festival schedule here. Be sure to revisit the previous Iceland Airwaves entry from Sin Fang.