Psychic Temple – “IV”
We’re back with another vinyl overload on the RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!
Produced and composed by band/cult leader Chris Schlarb, PSYCHIC TEMPLE IV was recorded in Los Angeles over a series of eight large scale sessions. In the spirit of the classic Wrecking Crew sessions for Phil Spector and the Beach Boys, the band was often tasked with recording four songs per session. The music has been poured over with both care and abandon. There is magic in PSYCHIC TEMPLE IV. It’s no more complicated than that. Find out more at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS!
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THE DTS are a “Hard Soul” band from Bellingham, Washington featuring Diana Young-Blanchard on vocals and Dave Crider on guitar. The band’s 8th single, “Just A Little Bit” is out now on HIDDEN VOLUME RECORDS!
Over 15 years under their belt, emo/post-hardcore Canadian rockers SILVERSTEIN show no signs of slowing down with the forthcoming release of “Dead Reflection,” the band’s 9th full-length record! In true RISE RECORDS fashion, they went all out with all of the different versions like the ‘ULTRA CLEAR’ & ‘HOT PINK’ with BLACK ‘SMOKE’ vinyl!
UNKNOWER takes influences from a wide range of genres, from hard rock, industrial, and heavy metal, to dirty south hip hop and trap music, and combines it all into an all-electronic assault of gritty synthesizers. UNKNOWER’S self-titled debut is available soon with a super limited run of 250 ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’ smoke colored vinyl.
Personifying the sound of the playlist generation, CELLDWELLER creates a fusion of digital and organic elements, ignoring genre boundaries and creating a pioneering vision for the future of modern music. “Offworld”, CELLDWELLER’S fourth vocal-based studio album departs from the project’s signature sound of aggressive guitars, blasting beats and ass-kicking intensity and delivers a journey of sentimental feels and emotionally gripping tracks, showcasing the intimate song-writing side of project mastermind. Find out more at FiXT, the internationally recognized, 100% independent artist-owned record label!!
FRUIT & FLOWERS formed in 2015 in Brooklyn, NY, were named one of the “Hardest Working Bands in NYC” in 2016. Of the ‘Surf Noir’ genre, you can find their latest EP, ‘Drug Tax’, over at LITTLE DICKMAN RECORDS!
THE NUMBER 12 LOOKS LIKE YOU formed in Bergen County, New Jersey in 2001. Their music combines hardcore punk, heavy metal, post-hardcore, grindcore, “Japanese-style noise rock à la the Boredoms and the show-offy tempo, time signature, and dynamic shifts of Frank Zappa. The band went on a six year hiatus in 2010. In May 2016, they performed a secret show and then announced their reunion. Now in 2017, they are in the studio recording their first new song in about 7/8 years.
Stay cool out there!