Written by Slone Fox The General Maynyrd Band (not to be confused with Maynards, who make delicious wine gums) are a hodgepodge of musicians from other projects who have come together to create a beautiful, psych-rock lovechild. Hailing from San Francisco, the septet of veteran rockers consists of Daniel Erik, Dave Combs, Will Kyriazis, Dan Ingberman, Tom Relling, Patrick Shields and Drew Southern, all coming from bands such as Hibbity Dibbity and Crooked Flower. When songs w
Scotty Seed’s newest single, simply titled Single provides a wide scope of the artist's talents, skillfully encapsulated in three songs. The grouping of tracks display a large amount of potential behind Seed and his music as the album delves into various genres. "Faust (I Can't Escape)" starts out with an upbeat dance mix which carries with it an almost industrial feel. It's heavy, but not so much so that the everyday listener can’t enjoy it. The heavy, pulsating bass mixed w
Experimental electronic magician Sound Strider encapsulates a vivid explosion of sound with the release of their newest LP Occult Electric. Sam Waks, the mastermind behind Sound Strider, forces you to dive head first into a wall of sound that will take you into a different dimension. The catchy beat is both danceable and psychedelic, allowing you to enjoy it in an upbeat environment with friends, or alone in a room. It lets your mind drift into its own soundscape. Opening tra
Patrick Grant, who composed his first album Fields Amaze in 1998, has returned to his conception over two decades later with his newest offering FIELDS AMAZE and other sTRANGE music. The album is aptly titled, as it is strange in the best way. Grant presents a hypnotically remixed and remastered version of the original with fresh bonus material this time around. Each track has something new to offer the listener, making it nearly impossible to get bored during the nine track
Adam Rose isn’t fond of being categorized. Lucky for him, Rose’s newest album Levitate the Base is nearly impossible to fit into one genre anyways. While the album is strictly instrumental, Rose’s written creativity manages to shine through in his next-level song titles, such as “Swampy Thang”, “Freaky Fried Flapjacks” and “Slam Dandy.” Although exclusively instrumental, the lack of lyrics doesn’t take away from the album itself as some might expect. Quite the opposite, in fa
If you aren’t in an area where you can immediately thrash, don’t listen to Electric Messiah. The urge to mosh is overpowering, and God forbid that something such as opening track "Spewn from the Earth" comes on and turns book club into a wall of death. With 20 years of experience under their belts, High on Fire has aged like the finest of whiskeys. They proudly yet humbly point out parallels between themselves and Motorhead, it was a dream about Lemmy that inspired Electric M
Picture this: It's 1970. You're a rock god. Invincible and the crowd is chanting your name. Your guitar solo fills the ears of the masses one note after another. Then, you open your eyes to find yourself in the year 2018, in your overpriced apartment listening to Vancouver's own power rock trio La Chinga and their new album Beyond the Sky. Forming in 2012, this tequila-fueled band will without a doubt take you on a musical journey through time. Beyond The Sky, released throug
"WE'VE NEVER HAD UNIVERSAL APPEAL TO ANYONE. AND THE FACT THAT WE'RE SO DIFFERENT MAKES IT TO WHERE PEOPLE VIOLENTLY HATE US." When I first spoke to the Melvin’s frontman Buzz Osborne, otherwise known as King Buzzo, during the Spring of 2017, one thing was made outstandingly clear. The Melvins do not follow conventional form. There is no science, no math, no structure to the way they present themselves and create their art. The band, in and of itself, is one giant experiment.
We swayed effortlessly to the beautifully chilling sounds that emanated from the stage as Weep Wave engulfed us in psychedelic euphoria. The Astoria was filled with mostly local characters that ranged from the regular drunkards who frequent the seedy area to the type of person that may be seen at such festivals as Bass Coast or Shambhala. The vibes were good and so was the music.
We arrived to the Astoria early that day after Weep Wave had a slight struggle with the border.
“I guess that’s the question to life. ‘What do you do with yourself?’ Yeah, that’s a tough question. I feel that personal growth and bettering myself through learning, art or exercise is the way to go. There’s alternate non materialistic ways of feeling fulfilled.” Dylan Fuentes is the writer, lead singer and art director for Seattle-based psych rock band: Weep Wave. He takes a very down to earth approach to life when he’s not lit by bright projections and eyed by roaring cro
“La Chinga means a lot of things. We actually didn’t know what it meant when we chose it. We’ve heard it means anything from ‘fuck’ to ‘naked lady’ in some parts of South America. It could have meant burrito for all I know. We just liked the sound of it. We found out afterwards what it meant and it seemed to suit us because, like a lot of things in life, it can mean one thing and it can mean another, just like us. We can lean one way and then lean another.” Carl Spackler is o
Artist: Highland Eyeway Album: Waiting for Your Love EP Year: 2018 Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia If there was genre of music that could be used to describe Vancouver’s well known rainy day aesthetic; it would be the calm sounds of shoegaze. This is especially the case with Highland Eyeway’s new three-track EP: Waiting for Your Love. The genres you would usually describe Highland Eyeway’s particular sound would be a crossroads between psychedelic rock, shoegaze, and pu