Australia is in no shortage of musicians that shake the world with their musings. While Tame Impala has led the charge for the country’s psychedelic rock scene, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have been holding their own. Hailing from Melbourne, the eccentric group has managed to release 13 studio albums since 2012. Are they machines? TBD. Their style or the way they produce their songs reminds me a lot of what I love about Thee Oh Sees.


Your chance to see their energetic live performance, where they get much of their acclaim, is coming up if you’re in the Bay Area. They come to the historic Warfield Theater on Saturday June 2nd.








Inspiration can come from wherever you let it. Somehow, the comforting and soothing sensations of psychedelic surf-rock inspired a group of individuals from the 300 person town of Burton, Texas. After Khruangbin recorded their debut album in a countryside barn, they’ve touched souls from around the world with their semi-instrumental take on the genre. As it turns out, they were all too scared to sing on their own music, with the goal being to keep the attention on the music itself. Mark and Laura sing together in their songs to maintain that psychedelic feel that makes them so charming.


After playing festivals around the world and touring with the likes of Leon Bridges and Father John Misty, they’ve reached critical acclaim while winning the hearts of anyone who let’s them occupy their ear space. Their music being on the more relaxing side intrigues me as to how they will translate it live. Well, this week they play two sold out nights at the Fillmore, which just so happens to be one of my very favorite venues in San Francisco. Sample their debut LP below. Just start at the top, sit back, and ride the Khruangbin wave.




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London’s Wolf Alice are at once gritty-punk grungy, and at others homey-folk reflective. Formed in 2010, this now-quartet took until 2015 slowly developing their sound before a debut. That album, My Love is Cool, was among our favourites of last year. Since the start, they’ve only received good reviews; and for absolutely good reason.


Don’t miss out on the Nirvana flashbacks when they take to the stage on Sunday.


Moaning Lisa Smile
Your Love’s Whore
Giant Peach




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Ratatat needs little introduction. Their summer release, Magnifique, was 5 years in the making and their early summer tour stint featured tracks off it. They still have the jamming we love down. They return to LA on 9/28 to play The Mayan alongside Hot Sugar. We suggest showing up early.



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Ratatat – Nightclub Amnesia

Ratatat – Cream on Chrome

Ratatat – Abrasive




Brighton by way of Brisbane garage rock outfit Animal House released ‘Figure It Out’ last month. And as luck would have it, we stumbled upon them right on time cause now we’ve finally got scratchy guitars and a youthfully raw energy to help us exercise our reckless abandon in the coming wanton summer.


Animal House – Figure It Out

Animal House – Heavy

Animal House – Sour




At just one year old, Glasgow 5-piece WHITE have been making heads talk. Their newest single, ‘Future Pleasure’, was just released and it is a frenetic glam-rock influenced track that mixes in dance-able rhythms. The blend of genres touched on come together as something greater than the sum of its parts. Leo Condie’s vocals tie it all together with a sense of theatrical hedonism a la track title.


For now, they’re land locked to tours in the UK, but with the excitement behind them, don’t be surprised if and when they blow up stateside within the year. Get the single and keep your ear on them.





Born in LA but grown in Miami, Nicky Blitz takes a scopic approach to pop and rock. Recent 5-tracker EP Hawk clearly affirms his ability to blend old-school influences with more modern esteems. Each song has a completely different feel which leaves us in awe of his range and definitely wanting more.


Nicky Blitz – Hawk EP

Nicky Blitz – Blast Off