Sugar Candy Mountain
Sugar Candy Mountain deliver carefully built psychedelic odes in the style of Jacco Gardner and Tame Impala. Their newest album 666 feels like something unearthed from a box of records found in your dad's garage, glowing wistfully with vintage inspired tones rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Reiter's woolly voice croons with icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Halsey's tender Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the band’s sophomore album, 666 sits comfortably between 60's Laurel Canyon bliss and more modern production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala).
Farmer Dave & The Wizards of the West
Farmer Dave & The Wizards of the West make a timeless and contemporary blend of neo-psychedelia, soul, and spiritual activist music for the enjoyment of all sentient life.
The Earth and Heavens dance and invite us to do the same !
Dream Phases started as the long ago bedroom recording project of songwriter Brandon Graham. After spending time developing the sound and being influenced by a host of home recording artists, Brandon passed his demos along to a few select friends, including his brother Shane and long time collaborator Kevin Baudouin. From there, Dream Phases was formed. Sharing a love ranging from noise pop to classic soul to dreamy folk, Dream Phases kicked off their live shows with a residency at Harvard & Stone in January 2017.
Shortly after formation, Dream Phases released their debut EP “Maybe Tomorrow,” produced by Graham himself and put out on Lolipop Records. Obscure Sound's Mike Mineo called the album, “swaying, hypnotic melodies of vintage psych-folk and rock with a contemporary pop charm.” The March release also marked their first tour including an official showcase at South by Southwest. July saw the band tour as part of the Mad Alchemy Caravan with a host of Los Angeles and San Francisco bands.
Starting in 2018 Dream Phases began releasing a steady stream of new music, beginning with the 'Easy Love’ 7” on Lunar Ruins, the ‘Clear Skies’ EP on Nomad Eel Records in September and coming up in October will be their first compilation album, ‘Mr. Midnight’ on Geertruida Records. In September the band went on their first European tour, performing in six countries over three weeks. They are currently working on their first full-length record (due for a Spring 2019 release).
“An effortlessly winning piece of gently psychedelic power-pop that sounds like Teenage Fanclub turning into Apples In Stereo. (Teenagers In Stereo?) Anyway, what that means to you is: oohs, ahhs, hooks, riffs and unflagging confidence and charisma.” -Chris Ziegler, LA Record