Desert Daze is a festival that isn’t built in the desert, but rather, is born from it. Where other fests go to great lengths to create a certain on-brand ambiance that goes beyond its own grounds, Desert Daze chose simply to embrace the mystic properties that Joshua Tree itself is already notorious for. View this post on Instagram if this is everything A post shared … Continue reading Overheard Desert Daze: A Festival Recap Via Ridiculous Quotables
Desert Daze will descend upon the enchanted Joshua Tree National Forest again in just two days, where thousands of kindred spirits shrouded in denim and paisley will gather to celebrate the desert’s mystic properties via music, art and all sorts of other weird, trippy shit (like black metal yoga, and modular sound baths…whatever the fuck that is). The festival makes its return to The Institute of Mental … Continue reading Five Desert Daze Undercard Acts You Will Trip Out On
Dustin Lovelis Been Hit Before Friendship Fever / Porch Party Records I recently picked up Dustin Lovelis’s Been Hit Before at my local record store and it hasn’t left my turntable since. Not because it’s printed in lime green and looks cute as fuck while it’s spinning around, but because its grooves are filled with exactly the right blend of dreamy, psychedelic pop that is just like … Continue reading Dustin Lovelis’s ‘Been Hit Before’ Shoots You Through A Wormhole Straight To A Pool Party
In the current climate of overly specific music genres like “post industrial electro fuzz wave,” it may be considered taboo to refer to a band’s sound and aesthetic simply as “Rock n’ Roll.” However, when a band like The Creation Factory comes along that is so genuinely rooted in the Flower Power era, there’s really no need for fancy terminology or ostentatious labels. They’re a … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: We shared beers with The Creation Factory and chatted about influences, 60s Babes, and LSD.
If you’re a fan of Animal Collective, freak folk, or psychedelia in general, do yourself a favor and devote your ears to this album in its entirety. I’m not talking about a casual background listen while you’re hard at work browsing through an endless cycle of internet memes you’ve already seen. Eucalyptus needs your undivided attention if you really want to experience its magic. Put … Continue reading Rinsed Review: Avey Tare’s Eucalyptus is a Psychedelic Log Ride with Singing Frogs and Shit