Definitely one of the better releases I’ve heard this year. This thing rips and shreds at from front to back.
Those of you who actually read this shifty blog, might remember my write up on Psychic Ills’s pulsating discography , a few months back when my friend Adriana asked me for come back to posting about them and their records which totally blew me , and many others away time and time again.
Well, to Adriana’s enjoyment and I hope it for many of you, just come out to the light all eleven new jams of their sprawling cave-psych, which has leaked from their One Track Mind, which will be available tomorrow february 19 through Sacred Bones .
So, .If you are already in tune with these seminal acts, then you know what kind of badass-ery to expect here and If their amazing discography totally skinned your ears alive, as it did to mine, then you could start melt your face over this , which will be wearethelastbeatniks’s early vote for one of best records of 2013, hands down.
The Psychic Ills really reach captured the spirit of late 60’s psych, producing artfully lots of sounds, most of them nostalgic and repackages it into a trippy multicoloured experience, creating an intense,and engagingly obsessive spacey rock.
Their works it have rolled up amongst spacerock, shoegazing, and psychedelia. since their formation as a home-recording experiment on 2003, after which has evolved into a live band, in their element when playing at extended jams.
The material that captures the formative days of the band, can find on Early Violence from 2006.
Psychic Ills joined the Social Registry roster in 2006 with the release of their debut, Dins with the painting, “Three Hairs and Shadow” by German Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell as the cover art and after a number of other projects they returned to Social Registry in 2008 with Mirror Eye .
2010, they’ve had few releases; two limited edition 12-inches, Astral Occurrence, through Australian´s The Spring Press and “Catoptric” through The Social Registry, as well as “Telesthetic Tape”, a cassette through Danish tape label Skrot Up , reaching 2011 working on a record for Sacred Bones Records, Hazed Dreams, just tasteful playing with subdued vocals, accomplishing something really good.
The current line-up consists of Elizabeth Hart , Brian Tamborello and Tres Warren. The trio sets the overall tone low-key, using Tres Warren’s heavily reverbed guitar and the soft sound of organ. to accentuate the rhythm section of Elizabeth Hart and Brian Tamborello.
Happily when it comes to sonic explorations charting new territories once in awhile , Psychic Ills isn’t kidding around….
Moon Duo / Psychic Ills – Zoned / Take Me With You
Label:Sacred Bones Records
Format:Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Released:07 Aug 2012
Mastered At – Bonati Mastering
A Moon Duo – Zoned
B Psychic Ills – Take Me With You
Psychic Ills – One Track Mind
Label : Sacred Bones Records
1. One More Time
2. See You There
3. Might Take A While
5. Tried To Find It
7. I Get By
8. City Sun
9. Western Metaphor
10. Drop Out
11. Violet Horizon (bonus track)
When it comes to following the beat of their own drum, New York’s Psychic Ills have exemplified the phrase since their beginnings in 2003. Initially spawned from electronic-centered home recording experiments, they progressed into all-night full-band exploration in a neighborhood where noise wasn’t a problem. They soon after evolved into a live band seemingly at home within the extended jam, exploring a variety of musical terrain. The early years saw several releases for Social Registry, tons of time on the road, and collaborations with artists as diverse as Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) and Sonic Boom (Spacemen Three/Spectrum). In 2011, their first effort for Sacred Bones, Hazed Dream traded in the synthesizer space-outs and raga rumbles, and delivered a record of sunburned psych pop, awash in warm tones and blues damaged songwriting. (more…)
Available February 19.