Silver Synthetic is a self-described straight-up rock and roll band based in New Orleans. Their laissez-faire, effortless sound transcends categorization, blending elements of surf and glam rock, folk, some Laurel Canyon haze with country licks and a no-bullshit attitude. Originally recorded in 2019, the band finally released Silver Synthetic this April after delays caused by the pandemic. Fortunately for us, it arrives just in time to be the soundtrack to our summer of renewal.
Rose City Band’s third release, Earth Trip, is an ode to the fundamental need for human connection and undeniable interdependence with the natural world. In his signature country cosmic jam style, frontman Ripley Johnson took all the love, pain, fear and joy of the last year and poured it into a cathartic reckoning.
Described as “holy music for an unholy time,” Sounds From The Bardo, Vol. II recorded live at Judson Memorial Church in NYC features the trio of guitarist Scott Metzger, percussionist Tony Leone and bassist Jeff Hill. Psychedelic Sangha, a collection of misfit seekers and creative searchers, commissioned the combo to perform at one of their recent sound baths.
Black Mountain cooks up a heady brew of swirly psychedelia, Sabbath stomp, Curtis Mayfield groove, Velvet Underground innovation, and Pink Floyd’s proggier side, yet possesses a signature sound all its own. Scale the mountaintops with stoner rock’s Stephen McBean as he shares what it’s like making music with friends, why BC bud’s reputation is well-deserved and how his worldview reverberates in his song writing.
Breeder and DJ, Mendocino Mike created an awesome new fruity strain but was drawing blanks for a suitable name. A mutual misunderstanding settled the matter and so was dubbed the One Eleven Heavy strain.