Entries tagged with: The Holydrug Couple
Chilean psych duo The Holydrug Couple will release their new album, Moonlust, on May 12 via Sacred Bones. The new album was recorded in Chile, and then mixed in Brooklyn by The Men's Ben Greenberg. It's a somewhat new direction for the band, with Serge Gainsbourg's soundtrack work being an admitted influence. You can stream two tracks off the album below.
The Holydrug Couple will be on tour in North America starting next month, and their tour will wrap up in NYC for shows at The Northside Festival in June. Details on those Northside show are still TBA, but all announced dates are listed below.
J. Spaceman / Kid Millions at LPR in September (more by Greg Cristman)
One of this year's more interesting-sounding Record Store Day exclusives is a compilation titled Space Project that features songs incorporating sounds recorded in space by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, Mutual Benefit, the Antlers, Absolutely Free, and more recorded songs for the LP which is being put out by Lefse Records on vinyl, CD and as a 7" boxset. Recorded under the name The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program, you can stream "Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)" and check out the full tracklist and artwork below.
Speaking of Spiritualzed and Record Store Day, you may remember that frontman Jason Pierce and Kid Millions (who played drums for Spiritualized last year) played an improvisational set together at Le Poisson Rouge back in September. A recording of that show is being released as a RSD 12" via Northern Spy with a 24-minute track called "Misha" on one side and the nearly-as-long "Han" on the flip. You can stream "Misha" below.
The Men at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by David Andrako)
We just told you about a bunch of Record Store Day releases that we're excited for, and here's one more that should be pretty great. Sacred Bones is releasing the third installment of their Todo Muere series, and this one features tracks from The Men, Moon Duo, a Psychic Ills remix of Follakzoid, Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, Zola Jesus, The Holydrug Couple, Wymond Miles, and Case Studies. Check out the album art and stream The Men's contribution, "B Minor," a track from their New Moon sessions, below.
The Men are on tour now and will be back in NYC for a Northside Festival show on June 14 at Warsaw with the Greg Ginn/Ron Reyes incarnation of Black Flag, Ginn's other project Good For You, and Netherlands (sold out). They're also playing 4Knots Festival at the South Street Seaport on June 29, though that lineup has not been announced in full yet. Stay tuned.
Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch also have a NYC show coming up which happens at Mercury Lounge on May 7 with drone guitar great Noveller. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/12) at noon. It's Jozef & Jim's only US date before heading overseas for Primavera Sound and other shows.
All Jozef Van Wissem and The Men dates are listed, along with The Men song stream, below...
photos by PSquared Photography, words by Bill Pearis
Follakzoid @ Mercury Lounge, 3/22/2013
Chilean psych groups and Sacred Bones lablemates Follakzoid and The Holydrug Couple are on tour together and played two shows in NYC: Wednesday (3/20) at Death by Audio and Thursday (3/21) at Mercury Lounge. I was at DbA on Wednesday and enjoyed both bands: Follakzoid (that I kept wanting to call Folkazoid) were more in the Black Angels/Spacemen 3 style, relying heavily on drone and motorik groove. The Holydrug Couple, though, were a little more interesting to these ears, definitely more poppy and song-oriented, but also prone to Hendrix-style guitar freakouts. (Their album is quite good.) They also took Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me" into weirder territory than it's ever been before.
The Mercury Lounge show, which our photographer hit in time to catch Follakzoid, was notable for having old-school psychedelic visuals courtesy Drippy Eye Projections which definitely adds to the trippy vibe. An instagram of Drippy Eye at work, as well as more pictures of Follakzoid, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
The Holydrug Couple have released a fresh new video for "Follow Your Way," showcasing their substance-enhanced, reverb-soaked sunny pop amidst a cloud of smoke and fisheye lenses. We've got the premiere of the clip and you can watch it below.
As discussed, the Chilean band plays the first of two NYC dates tonight at Death By Audio (3/20) followed by a date with Mercury Lounge on Thursday (3/21, tickets), both with fellow labelmates and countrymen Follakzoid. THC (see what they did there?) will be back on the road in middle April, logging odometer clicks on their way towards Austin Psych Fest. All tour dates and some streaming Follakzoid material are below.
by Andrew Sacher
The Holydrug Couple
Follakzoid and The Holydrug Couple are both psychedelic bands from Chile signed to Brooklyn label, Sacred Bones. This past January, the label released their new albums, II (Follakzoid) and Noctuary (The Holydrug Couple), and both can be streamed below. Follakzoid's album cuts psychedelia with a sort of stark goth rock, whereas The Holydrug Couple are more outward in their homages to the late '60s, mixing a Summer of Love jangle with Eastern melodies and Revolver rhythms.
The two bands are heading out on separate North American tours this year, but are crossing paths in NYC for shows together on March 20 at Death by Audio and March 21 at Mercury Lounge with La Big Vic. No advance tickets for the DBA show but tickets for the Merc show are on sale now.
Lists of all dates and album streams below...