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Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and far-reaching lineup. Current psych masters like Panda Bear and of Montreal performed alongside old guards like the Zombies while stranger, more… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Sleepy Sun – “The Lane” Video

When we posted Sleepy Sun’s “11:32″ video last month, we noted that the song was marked for inclusion on the gritty SF psych combo’s next album. Today comes news of that album’s title, Maui Tears, and release date, 1/28/14. There’s also a new video for “The Lane,” which will appear on Maui Tears and wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Sleepy Sun – “11:32″ Video (Stereogum Premiere)

San Fran band Sleepy Sun conjures the darkly foreboding side of garage psych, and Brandon Moore’s video for the group’s upcoming 7″ single “11:32″ is as raw and shadowy as the song itself. The clip follows a party girl through a night of debauchery and risk that doesn’t end so well. If music videos are… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 3, 2013 - 10:54 am

Incubate Festival 2012 In Photos

Last week, from 9/10 – 9/16, the Incubate festival moved into the city of Tilburg, in the Netherlands. Along with a range of other cultural offerings, Incubate hosted more than 300 musical acts in a wide array of indie, underground, and avant garde genres. Photographer Graeme Flegenheimer was on hand to document some of the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 19, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Anywhere – “Dead Golden West” (Stereogum Premiere)

At The Drive-In and the Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has been plenty busy with both of his bands this year, but he’s also set to release an album with his new project Anywhere, a duo with former Triclops! member and Liquid Indian mastermind Christian Eric Beaulieu. The new project doesn’t sound anything like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012 - 9:57 am

UNKLE – “Follow Me Down” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

UNKLE’s fourth album Where Did The Night Fall is out today. We’ve given you listen to a couple of songs from the collection, both with different guest vocalists. For the third track, we get another: This time It’s San Francisco psych crew Sleepy Sun, though in “Follow Me Down”‘s artfully NSFW video, it’s likely super… More »

By: brandon / May 11, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Sleepy Sun – “Open Eyes” (Stereogum Premiere)

After San Fran sextet Sleepy Sun’s debut Embrace landed here, half-baked on a hazy wave of mountain folk and sporadically sludgy ’70s stoner thunder (with the videos for “White Dove” and “Red/Black” to match), we began counting the days their follow-up, Fever, which is ready to break next month. Its first single is “Open Eyes,”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2010 - 3:23 pm

Sleepy Sun Fever Details

It hasn’t been that long since we premiered Sleepy Sun’s “Red/Black” and “White Dove” videos. But they’re already following up last year’s Embrace LP and Sleepy Son EP with a new full-length this spring. And people say stoners never get anything done. On first listen, Fever doesn’t stray far from Embrace, with the San Fransisco… More »

By: jessica / March 16, 2010 - 5:57 pm

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept. A decade later the album-recreation bit has become another salable gimmick for non-ATP acts trading on nostalgia to line their post-prime coffers, and even ATP has on occasion conferred the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm

New Sleepy Sun Video – “Red/Black” (Stereogum Premiere)

We got to talking about ’70s bong hits when posting the video for psychedelic San Francisco sextet Sleepy Sun’s “White Dove,” a sludgy stoner-pop track from their debut Embrace. Visually, the Brandon Rein-directed clip for the sludgy Blue Öyster Cult-via-Stendhal of “Red/Black,” is angstier/less mellowed than its predecessor: It opens with home gardening gone awry… More »

By: brandon / November 24, 2009 - 9:08 am

New Sleepy Sun Video – “White Dove” (Stereogum Premiere)

If you’re looking to extend the effect of this morning’s Naam bong-break, the next nine minutes are best spent fixing your heavy lids on the new video from San Francisco sextet Sleepy Sun.” “White Dove” is a smoked-out opus that leaves no stoner unturned with Sabbathy grooves and sludgy bombast, hazy half-awake verses and a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 7, 2009 - 1:50 pm

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher’s was rainier than the first, but that didn’t matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything, this year felt more celebratory (and debauched) than 2008. You wouldn’t be faulted for noting a certain hippie vibe. Visually, there were the tie-dyed shirts and hoodies (purchased at the… More »

By: brandon / September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am