Saturday, July 18, 2009
Pocahaunted - Peyote Road (and a weekend bonus)
This album (for lack of a better word) was one of my favorites last year. Pocahaunted are a female duo out of LA who make some serious psychedelic drone. They're tinged with both an ambient and a noise sensibility and, as the somewhat silly name suggests, they're not afraid to drop in some tribal elements. They've got some impressive collaborations under their belt, having released splits with heavyweights Christina Carter (Charalambides) and Robedoor. Peyote Road is named pretty aptly and sounds about as you'd expect but - and don't get disappointed - it's only two songs. (Don't worry, the whole thing is just over thirty minutes.) Side A is a studio track and side B is live from a show they did opening for Thurston Moore.
But since it's the weekend and I feel kind of guilty for choosing a two song album, there's a bonus round.
Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults is a compilation of mostly singles from generally off-the-beaten-path artists. As with plenty of comps, some songs (Brass Buttons - Hell Will Take Care Of Her) are fucking fantastic and some songs are terrible. So be warned, but do enjoy yourself with these old tunes. For fans of psych folk, sunny rock, the 60's, and the Paisley Underground.