Apart from all the amazing music I’ve been turned on to, one of the surprising and most rewarding things I’ve experienced while we’ve been running this site is discovering the astonishing network of fantastic people putting out high-quality music on small batch vinyl or cassette labels.
This week we feature French DIY label Six Tonnes De Chair. This is a gorgeously packaged 7” split featuring two bands from Geneva, Switzerland, both new to me – and both tracks are excellent.
Magic & Naked‘s Pictures of an Imaginary Desert is a shimmering psychedelic instrumental that sounds like early Pink Floyd meets The Flaming Lips and Sic Alps. The song contains a melody that you will be humming to yourself for the rest of the week.
Magic & Naked was born in late 2013 and play what they call Psych Love Pop. They have played with bands such as Night Beats, Cosmonauts, and Forever Pavot and their first record, recorded at The Pussywarmers’ studio and produced by Robin Girod (Mama Rosin, Duck Duck Grey Duck), is set to be released in summer 2015.
Camel Boots by Duck Duck Grey Duck is a thundering surf instrumental with a middle eastern flavor – sort of a sibling to Dick Dale’s Misirlou. I had a listen to their debut record – Here Come… and it’s a very cool mix of soul, blues and psychedelic surf all played with the spirit of 60s garage rock.
Inspired by the monsters of modern blues revisited (Black Keys, Night Beats) and deeply influenced by The Tradition, Duck Duck Grey Duck definitely has a vintage sound.