Echo & The Bunnymen, the legendary ’80s post-punkers, are looking to the past with the release of their first new album in four years. The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, the follow-up to 2014’s Meteorites, will find the band revisiting their back catalogue by reinterpreting 13 songs from their decades-long career with “strings … More »
I’m familiar with the psych music scene that emerged in the 1960s-1970s in some Latin American countries like Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, thanks to fantastic reissues of rare LPs on labels like Luaka Bop, Goma Gringa, Now Again, and Mr Bongo. Now, the esteemed diggers at Mr Bongo have brought us a stunningly spacey psych record from Mexico: Luis Pérez’s “Ipan In Xiktli Metztli, México Mágico Cósmico, El Ombligo de la Luna.”
In the 1970s, Pérez studied the pre-Columbian instruments and musical traditions across Mexico, from the Maya and Nahuatl to Raramuri and Wixarika. He channeled those influences into his own deeply original and gorgeous electronic and experimental psychedelic songs that make up this record first released in 1981. Listen below.
As Mr Bongo writes, Pérez “delves deep into the past but also exists entirely outside of time.”
Far fucking out.
The Breeders busted out an old favorite on Tuesday night’s episode of the live BBC late-night show Later…with Jools Holland with a performance of their 1993 breakthrough hit “Cannonball.” The Deal sisters and company also played “Wait in the Car,” the first single off of their fantastic 2018 album All Nerve. Marvel at the extreme, head-on closeup…
Lykke Li has just released a new video for her single “Hard Rain.” The autotune heavy and sparse pop record gets a sexy and evocative video treatment care of Anton Tammi. The video sees the artist having a steamy, passionate affair with a male paramour matching the mood created by the record. “Hard Rain” is…
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