Montreal Psych Fest is back for a third year, finding a familiar home at l’Esco and at this summer’s new venue on The Main, La Vitrola. The weekend of mystic grooves starts tonight (see the whole lineup on Facebook).
Here’s “Talk” by local trippers The Backhomes, they’re headlining Sept. 12.
For something a little dancier, here’s Les Marinelles with their self-titled LP. They’re playing La Vitrola on Sept. 13.
Sway at a cozy surf pace to “All the Walls in Your Head” from local trio Blush. They’re releasing their new tape at POP Montreal, catch them at midnight on September 18 at Cabaret Playhouse.
Watch some stuff get painted black (that’s literally all that happens in this video) with a “tutorial in goth” from L.A. noise duo Wreck and Reference. The song is “Bankrupt” off their LP of weird, dark experiments Want, which came out in June on Flenser Records.
They’re putting out an eight-minute sample-based project titled Spill/Fill next week, too. It will be available for free download starting September 15 on their Bandcamp page.
Photo by Diana Lee Zadlo
Halifax post punk band VKNGS are prepping the release of their first full-length after eight years together, and you can stream the crushing “Nineteen” off the self-titled LP now. VKNGS comes out September 16 on Noyes Records / Acadian Embassy.
Here’s something funky for the chill introverts out there. “Making a Fool of You” is off HOMESHAKE‘s new record In the Shower, out October 7 on Sinderlyn Records. HOMESHAKE plays La Sala Rossa September 19 at 10 p.m. (part of POP Montreal).
00:00 Salt – Institute
02:32 Palm Bay – Roberta Bondar
08:34 Wings of Saturn – Squalor
15:25 Talk Spot
15:56 Old Growth – Year of Glad [Interview]
20:05 On Firm Ground – Kurvi Tasch
24:42 Psychotronic Techniques – Small Teeth
28:20 Inch of Dust – Future Islands [Interview]
31:55 Talk Spot – Spotify: More like iTunes or Napster?
37:20 Negative Zeros – Teenager
40:40 Sunburn – Tera Melos [Interview]
44:15 I’m a Bug – METZ
45:28 Talk Spot
47:24 minipops 67 [120.2][ source field mix] – Aphex Twin
52:00 Future Love – Coyote
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The track’s called “minipops 67 [120.2][ source field mix]” and it’s the opening track of Aphex Twin’s new LP SYRO, his first proper record in over a decade. “minipops” is beautifully complex yet somehow accessible. It’s a sign of good things to come.
SYRO is coming out September 23 on Warp Records. Here’s the full tracklist, revealed via the Deep Web last month.
01. minipops 67 [120.2][ source field mix] [aka the manchester track]
02. XMAS_EVET10 [thanaton3 mix]
03. produk 29 
04. 4 bit 9d api+e+6 [126.26]
05. 180db_ 
06. CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus mix]
07. fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 [138.85]
08. CIRCLONT14 [152.97][shrymoming mix]
09. syro u473t8+e [141.98][piezoluminescence mix]
10. PAPAT4 [pineal mix]
11. s950tx16wasr10 [163.97][earth portal mix]
12. aisatsana