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News from the Space Rock, Psychedelic and Indie World

[Ed. note: Welcome to our NEWS page. We receive lots of announcements each week so this page serves as a clearinghouse for all we get of interest to Space Rock and Psychedelic fans, including general cool events happening in the indie world.]


MARCH 26, 2014

ELECTRIC MOON 2014 LIVE DATES

28.03. DK-Copenhagen, Basement Vesterbro, (Copenhagen Psych Fest pre-event)
11.04. NL-Tilburg, Het Patronaat, Roadburn, plus Rainer Neef, as SULA BASSANA band!!!
13.04. NL-Tilburg, 013, Roadburn Afterburner (as The Papermoon Sessions together with Papir!)
19.04. GER-Berlin, 1st Berlin Psych Fest, C-Club (t.b.c.)
13.06. UK-London, The Underworld Camden
14.06. UK-Manchester, The Roadhouse (+Bong)
15.06. UK-Sheffield, South Sea Live
18.06. UK-Bristol, The Exchange
19.06. UK-Cardiff, The Moon Club
20.06. UK-Wales, Sonic Rock Festival (+San Francisco Nights, Mugstar, Litmus, Pre-Med, Spaceseed and many more)
05.07. GER-Metzingen/Neuhausen, Spacelords open-air
10.07. AT-Feldkirch, Graf Hugo
11.07. AT-Nikolsdorf, Stick and Stone Festival
12.07. ITA-Bologna t.b.a.
13.07. ITA-Terni, First Umbria Psychfest (+Cult of Dom Keller and some more)
14.07. ITA, t.b.a.
25.07. GER-Halle (Saale), Huehnermanhattan
26.07. GER-Hauptmannsgruen, L'abore Festival
27.07. GER-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
08.08. BE-Geel, Yellowstock Festival
23.08. GER-Krefeld, Kulturrampe
04.10. GER-Magdeburg, Sackfabrik

For more information visit: www.electricmoon.de


FEBRUARY 20, 2014

SPACE MIRRORS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION OF RARE TRACKS AND EARLY DEMOS

Available for pre-order, "The Golden Path EP" is scheduled to be released on March 1st! Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Space Mirrors, this is a collection of re-recorded songs, previously unreleased outtakes and early demos. Sales of this collection will fund recordings of the next regular studio album "Cosmic Horror III"!!! http://spacemirrors.bandcamp.com/album/the-golden-path-ep


DECEMBER 6, 2013

AUDION MAGAZINE IS STILL PUBLISHING!!

Audion is published by Steve and Alan Freeman who have been putting out this HARD COPY magazine since 1986, covering all forms of adventurous progressive and avant-garde music. These are also the guys who published the now classic The Crack In The Cosmic Egg, which is something of a Krautrock bible.

Support their efforts to keep this print mag going by clicking HERE to purchase a copy of the new issue #58. Back issues are available as well.


OCTOBER 6, 2013

PSYCH TRAIL MIX ISSUE #8 - CHROME SPECIAL (PDF DOWNLOAD AND PRINTED ZINE)

From Brent Marley.....

This is issue #8 of Psych Trail Mix and it is the "CHROME SPECIAL." I have some amazing exclusives when it comes to Chrome for this issue, plus just check out that front cover - totally dedicated to Chrome baby! I'm excited to unleash this one and would love it if you would help to spread the word, the link for it to download in PDF format is here - http://www.helioschrome.com/psychtrailmix.html#issue8

Also, it is free, however I am asking for donations if people are able, due to the fact that I paid a good amount of my own money out-of-pocket to obtain some of the items for this issue. If you enjoy the content, you can donate via paypal to me at this address: psychtrailmix@yahoo.com, full details on that below:

Donations of $5 plus shipping ($3 shipping to the US, $4 to Canada, $7 to U.K., anywhere else please email me for shipping price) gets you one of the very limited PRINT COPIES with heavy glossy color cover. If you really enjoy this content and are financially able to donate more than that amount, please do so - you'll get the print copy of course with a larger donation as well. Send paypal payments to psychtrailmix@yahoo.com Thanks very much!


SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

NEW 'INFINIITE' PARKING E-BOOK BY PAUL ANGELOSANTO (AKA 'ASTRO AL')

Hello All Humans and Non-humans!

Count Robot from the band Astro Al has published his first E-Story.
It's called Infinite Parking
It's the free wheeling UFO hugging story of a math loving human who must save the universe while parking space ships.

If you think a cross between the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and When Harry Met Sally sounds fun then this might be your cup of space tea!

You can buy it for a $1 from Amazon using the link below. If you don't have an e reader there's free software on Amazon's site to read it on your PC or MAC.

http://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Parking-ebook/dp/B00ERTXXJ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380464653&sr=8-1&keywords=infinite+parking


JULY 25, 2013

LANDING MARKS 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TOUR AND NEW EP

This year marks the 15th year of Landing's existence. To mark the occasion we're putting out a new cassette EP to coincide with a two week summer tour. The EP is called "II" and contains five songs that we're really excited about. The music continues down the path of our recent self titled album and the "Wave Lair" mini album, melding vintage minimal drum machine with spacerock/shoegaze fuzz guitars, synth and bass topped off with hazy boy/girl vocals dripping with dubbed out effects.

These are our tour dates:

8/3- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/4- Baltimore, MD @ Club K
8/5- Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut
8/6- Lynchburg, VA @ Speakertree Records
8/7- Asheville, NC @ Apothecary
8/8- Durham, NC @ Pinhook
8/9- Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
8/11- Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
8/12- Indianapolis, IN @ Do 317 Lounge
8/13- Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front
8/14- Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
8/15- Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge

http://www.facebook.com/Landingtryyps http://www.landing.bandcamp.com https://soundcloud.com/aaronjohnsnow http://www.youtube.com/user/himidrecording

"Two Veils" from the "II" EP: https://soundcloud.com/aaronjohnsnow/two-veils-from-the-ep-landing


JULY 25, 2013

NEW SPACE MIRRORS ALBUM - "THE OTHER GODS" - TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 7, 2013

The new Space Mirrors album will be released on CD by Transubstans Records on August 7, 2013. CLICK HERE to pre-order.

CLICK HERE to check out the new video for the album

http://www.spacemirrors.com
http://www.transubstans.com


JULY 17, 2013


JULY 5, 2013


JUNE 19, 2013

NEW ASTRO AL VIDEO - SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF KHAN

Hey space cadets!

Astro Al is bringing you a video fun fest preview of their upcoming release Space Outer.

What we have here is a fun filled spaced out psych video. William Shatner takes the controls of Pink Floyd!

Dig the Robot Monsters!

Check it out at: http://youtu.be/tDO9VYZw4ds

And check out all things Astro Al at: http://www.astroal.com


MAY 27, 2013

INTERVIEW WITH TRAIL RECORDS HONCHO ALEXANDER TSALIKHIN

I love Trail Records so I'll share the interview with label co-founder Alexander Tsalikhin at the Quebec-based Profil prog rock web site. CLICK HERE to check it out. When you go there you'll see it in French. Scroll down for the English version.


APRIL 17, 2013

ALBUM RECORDING DIARY FOR NEW SPACE MIRRORS ALBUM - "THE OTHER GODS"

Recording diary video the upcoming new Space Mirrors album, "The Other Gods" album, the second in the "Cosmic Horror" series. The current main recording line-up is: Alisa Coral (keyboards, mixing), Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae) on vocals, Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley) on drums, Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed) on bass and Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) on guitars plus other notable guest musicians including Bless (Hortus Animae), Cyndee Lee Rule (Spaceseed), Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med), Amon 418 (Hate Profile) and special guest Nik Turner (Space Ritual, ex-Hawkwind). Artwork by Kevin Sommers. It will be released later this year via Transubstans Records.

Tracklist:
1. Stranger in the Mirror
2. The Nameless City
3. She-Devil
4. Frozen City of Cubes and Cones
5. (The Case of) Red Hook
6. Strange High House
7. Times Unknown
8. The Other Gods
9. Doom of Sarnath

http://www.spacemirrors.com
http://www.transubstans.com


FEBRUARY 20, 2013

CLOSTRIDIUM RECORDS RELEASE LAMP OF THE UNIVERSE "ACID MANTRA" ON VINYL

This edition is limited to 500 HAND NUMBERED copies, on high quality heavy ( 180gr.) vinyl. It comes in black (200), red (200), and splatter (100), housed in a beautiful glossy gatefold cover. Each copy comes with an insert and doorhanger. The DIE HARD / Splatter edition has some incense-sticks individually packed as addition!!

For more information visit http://www.clostridiumrecords.de
Email info@clostridiumrecords.de


JANUARY 27, 2013

LINUS PAULING QUARTET RELEASE 3-CD ANTHOLOGY & DRUIDS AND DEMONS MODULE: ASSUALT ON THE VAULT OF THE ANCIENT BONGLORDS

Here's a hot one for LP4 fans. Check out the download PDF link below to see how ambitious this all is. The rest is from the band's newsletter.....

Yea, for today is the official release date of The Linus Pauling Quartet's epic 3 CD Anthology & Druids and Demons Module: Assault on the Vault of the Ancient Bonglords.

The anthology is no mere 3 CD anthology sed but also a fully playable module in the style of the classic paper and pencil RPGs. Three CDs, a Module, and a 20 sided die. Limited edition of 100 physical copies and the remaining stock is available for sale on-line at ye olde CD Baby shoppe today!

THE STORY OF THE MODULE AND HOW IT CAME TO BE:

Prior to this date, only a few souls were deemed worthy and wise enough by Stephanus Finlus (the band's Level 9 Half-Elven Mage) for him to dispel the arcane lock spell set by him to protect the contents of the module. Yet, Lord Hightower, perhaps privy to dark omens or seeking his own enrichment, took umbrage at the will of the mage and sent his trusted servant, Clinton The Heiderian, to the land of Yarrl bearing with him a letter containing an urgent plea for the massive 420 page tome to be released for human scholars. In response, Finlus conferred with the Sorcerer of Sims and the High Toad Priest Council of Yarrl for much of the winter. While the council agreed with Hightower's arguments for releasing the massive 420 page tome, they remained suspicious of his aims and so High Priestess Phrowenia of Bosgin, proposed a novel solution - an enchantment that would reveal only those 28 pages deemed suitable for the commoner to most readers yet allow the remaining 392 pages to be revealed should the reader be privy to the ancient ways of the mystic and reclusive Wood Elves of Raliech,. Thwarted by this clever legerdemain, Hightower stewed in his castle, unable to unlock the full text and vowing to seek other means to attain his mysterious and well guarded ends.

Yet, it is by this turn of events that the Linus Pauling Quartet is able to bring you this module in its full form on this day. Buyers of the the limited edition set can hold the full 420 page tome in their hands while others can simply download a PDF from the band's website BUT A WORD OF WARNING - most readers will only see a mere 28 pages for the reasons explained above. Regardless of what you can or cannot see, even at the shorter 28 pages, the module is fully playable.

So grab some chips and Mountain Dew. Set up the dining room table. Pop on the three CD set (or downloaded MP3s) and get ready for the best 3CD Anthology / RPG game ever!

Module Download:
http://www.worshipguitars.org/LP4/AVABL/Linus_Pauling_Quartet-Druids_and_Demons-Module_9204.pdf

CD Baby Link:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thelinuspaulingquartet2

Theme Song Download (not available in set):
https://soundcloud.com/linus-pauling-quartet/assault-on-the-vault-of-the

Video to the theme song:
http://youtu.be/tBIcd6i2kNA

Link to cover image:
http://www.worshipguitars.org/LP4/LP4_WordPress/wp-content/uploads/AVABL.jpg

Track Listing (curated by Lord Hightower from the pre-Homeskool years: 1994 - 2007):

CD 1
1. Linus Theme 5:49
2. Luis Black / Roll Out the Bong 10:32
3. Monkey 2:27
4. Dance of the Bug People 5:02
5. Beer, Women and Sunflower Seeds 2:47
6. Possum Love (Live) 3:13
7. Drunkest Man 6:16
8. Cole Porter 5:12
9. Cannonball 2:40
10. La Tapatia 5:23
11. Old Crow 4:32
12. 40 Oz. 3:12
13. Southern Pine 5:44
14. Hawg!!! 10:53

CD2
15. Penis Free Zone 2:23
16. Class of '85 1:50
17. Larry's Song 5:36
18. Henry Floats 3:52
19. Hendrix's Boots 5:15
20. Sunn Beta 3:45
21. Insomnia 3:36
22. Interstellar Absolute Power Bootycall Explosion 4:18
23. Brain 6:32
24. Mastodon (Dunlavy) [feat. Lp4] 2:42
25. Switzer 6:39
26. Alien Abduction 8:52
27. Waiting for the Axe to Fall 6:26

CD3
28. Hamburger Girl 3:46
29. Friendswood Development Company 6:14
30. Lost in Darkness and Distance 7:40
31. Dartania 7:01
32. Turtle Song 4:58
33. The Eye of God 2:31
34. Colour Out of Space 10:20
35. Two Artifacts 5:31
36. Rats (Live Improv) 5:52
37. Jason Bill (Live) 5:27
38. Thorn 11:15
39. Porno in the Sink (Rock Mix)


BEAUTIFUL VIDEO FROM SPANISH COMPOSER, MUSICIAN AND FANTASY ARTIST PRISCILLA HERNANDEZ

Those of you with a taste for fantasy in your musica and art really should check out the promotional video for Priscilla Hernandez's album The Underliving. CLICK HERE to view it on YouTube. And be sure to CLICK HERE to read the review I wrote last year of The Underliving, a gorgeous blend of Celtic, Goth and Symphonic Prog, AND the incredible accompanying 52 page book illustrated by Priscilla.

For more information you can visit the Priscilla Hernandez web site at: http://priscillahernandez.com