All posts by Zaza Lipsoidiac

Holy Monitor

Band To Watch: Greece’s Holy Monitor Drops Two Diverse Psych EPs

Muscling their way into the rich field of retro-psych bands is Holy Monitor, an anonymous music collective hailing from Athens, Greece. With a driving, complex sound that encompasses influences as diverse as Kraut Rock, Brian Eno and neo-psych bands such [...]

October 6, 2015 Features
Los Trasgos Muertos

EP Review: Los Trasgos Muertos – Eponymous EP

With a blast of garage rock that borders on the kind of glam rock that Sweet made so definitively in the 1970’s, Manchester’s own Los Trasgos Muerto’ hit the ground running on their eponymous debut EP. With influences as diverse [...]

January 13, 2015 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE Stream: The Persian Leaps – Drive Drive Delay

Coming at you with some straightforward Power Pop are the Persian Leaps, a band formed by frontman Drew Forsberg in 2012. Crystallized might be a better way to put it, as Mr. Forsberg had been writing music under the name [...]

January 12, 2015 New Music, Reviews

Advance Review: Wreaths – Mr. Fang, Stream “Fumblin’ Dice”

At once novel and new, yet strangely familiar, Wreaths‘ EP, Mr. Fang, rolls out lushly, opening with “Dog Dreams”. Sheets of guitar driven riffs bolstered by washes of synth sounds provide a background to the hazy vocals. The mood and [...]

January 9, 2015 New Music, Reviews
Psychiatric Metaphors

Album Review: Psychiatric Metaphors – 33 Thorne Street

Calling his music Psychedelic-Punk, Jersey City’s Sam Taylor, recording under the Psychiatric Metaphors banner, brings a fresh batch of retro mind warp in the form of his latest album 33 Thorne Street. With a decidedly Lo-Fi approach, Taylor handles all aspects [...]

January 8, 2015 New Music, Reviews
High Learys

SIMGE Singles: Perth Psych-Pop Outfit The High Learys Cruise A 60’s Wave With “I’m A Fool For You”

Summertime conjures thoughts of cruising down to the beach or bar with the top down and the music cranked. The High Learys have created a perfect summer cruising tune with “I’m A Fool For You”. Sharp, clear, climbing guitar riffs [...]

September 16, 2014 News
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Interview: Montreal Psych Trio Elephant Stone Who Play The Saint 9/13

It’s been a good year for psych rock with Montreal based three piece Elephant Stone further contributing to the cause with their latest effort Three Poisons. The band return to Asbury Park this Saturday, September 13th where they’ll take The [...]

September 12, 2014 Exclusive Content, Features, Interviews

SIMGE Singles: Philly Fuzz Rockers Mumblr Craft The Catchy “Got It” Off New LP

“Got It” is the newest released single from the upcoming album Full of Snakes by the Philly based Alt-Rock outfit Mumblr. Featuring jangly fuzzed out guitars, a propulsive beat and a relentlessly catchy hook, the song is an Indie Rock [...]

September 8, 2014 News
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SIMGE Spotlight: Seaside Caves Dig Deep Into A Dark Wave Swirl With Their New Eponymous EP

It seems to me, as a slightly more than casual observer, that there’s an explosion of talent going on right now in the arts. Every single day I am astonished by the work of visual artists whose abilities and bodies [...]

September 3, 2014 New Music, Reviews
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Stardeath and White Dwarfs Melt Minds With Their Latest Single “Luminous Veil”

Since their own 2009 debut, The Birth, Stardeath and White Dwarfs has stayed busy working closely with the Flaming Lips on such projects as covering the complete albums The Dark Side of the Moon and In the Court of the [...]

July 23, 2014 News