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Can Soyugazi - Midnight Dreamer

Took a while to convince myself to give this record a try because of the boring-as-hell cover, but my apprehension was entirely misplaced. Can Soyugazi is hugely talented bluesy rock guitarist based in Istanbul, Turkey. Yeah, the choruses can get dad-rock cheesy, but there`s a ton of flair in the guitar and bass fills and every aspect of the album just oozes fun.

(via rollership, magic-eye)

Syndone - Circe

I’ve been pretty negligent on the progressive rock front this year, but I’ve finally found a new keyboard-driven wonder. Syndone are a band out of Italy, formed and dissolved in the 90s but back together since 2011. Their 2014 record is perfectly fluid blend of prog styles, from gleeful Canterbury hooks to Italy’s trademark classical riffing to the heavier (and yet campier) build-ups found in progressive “metal” like Dream Theater.

Sleeping Orchard - They've Got The City Surrounded

Sleeping Orchard is just the sort of hazy dream folk rock you’re looking for as 420 enters its groggy evening phase. The Canadian trio released this EP back in February, clearly with the coming Spring nights in mind. Great psychedelic guitar lines and rhythm shifts flow like fog. Similar vibes to The Collectors and Rose Windows.


“Purple” by Silvana di Borboni

The GALACTICATS! - Since You Were Mine

The Galacticats!, my favourite new basement blues band, released a short EP a few days ago. That’s the good news. The bad is that their facebook page says they’re breaking up, but they promise that they “will share the stage again one day.” I sure hope so. Their laid back garage rock has been some of the best I’ve heard this year.

Majestico - La La Gulag

If you can listen to this song and resist hopping and dancing around your room like a fool, there might be something wrong with your sense of fun. Majestico is all about the garage fuzz blues and surf. This is the project’s 2014 debut, a bouncy forget-yourself blast of rock n’ roll.



Holy Mountain - Luftwizard

Phew, just crawled out from underneath a hellish run of exams and papers. Not really done with it quite yet, but good music just doesn’t stop flowing. Holy Mountain are an exciting doom n’ roll trio from Scotland, and this their full length debut. There’s definitely a modern fuzz-drenched vibe, but some of their riffs turn my mind straight to Captain Beyond and Leaf Hound. (That means it’s perfect, btw.)

Black Tooth Grinn - 1969

Black Tooth Grinn are a blues rock group from Nova Scotia that released this debut in January and just followed it up with an acoustic version of the record. Both are good. I think the electric one’s better. Lazy stoner riffs, bluesy organ, and soaring psychedelic guitar.

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