Posts Tagged ‘psych folk’

Review: Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - VeckatimestDespite a newly inducted sonic clarity, Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest takes the high road: This is not an album that relies on “slick” production to craft something of quality. No, while Veckatimest is undeniably better recorded than previous Grizzly Bear efforts, there’s something undeniably exciting in this frenetic indie pop.

Grizzly Bear — “Cheerleader” | download

Claims of Veckatimest being a more accessible pop record aren’t actually wide of the mark — but don’t for a minute be detracted by the notion of accessibility. Grizzly Bear’s psych-folk tendencies really shine in the open, spacious reverberating soundscape, and rather than getting lost amongst the noise, listeners are rewarded with a clarity that’s a bit unusual for the many-layered recording here. (more…)

Spotlight: These United States

These Unitd StatesThese United States, a Washington, D.C. based group, release their debut album, A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden, on March 4. The band, who occupy a vaguely psych folk musical domain. “First Sight,” posted below, is replete with engaging electronic influence; it holds attention with almost-breathy vocals and a bouncy demeanor.

These United States — “First Sight” | download