Galkin – Clear Customs

There hasn't been quite so much of what I used to call psych-rock around recently, or so it seemed. The third album from the Toronto-based Galkin certainly qualifies as that, and while his influences appear to include Beck, Steely Dan, The Asteroid #4 and - somewhere inevitably - the assorted works of Anton Newcombe, the ten tracks that make … [Read more...]

The Asteroid No. 4 – s/t

This, as far as I can make out, is the Asteroid No. 4's eighth album. Since their formation in 1998 the now San Francisco based band has made it their mission to reconfigure and reinterpret for a contemporary audience music and ideas that now belong to a world of five decades previously, the full blown lysergic commandments of the first wave of … [Read more...]