Peter Keys x Donna Britton Bukevicz – All Things Halloween
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
When did we become so desperately addicted to holidays? And how did Halloween, out of the myriad of made-up festive events, manage to win out? Most of us are glad it did, of course. Halloween was simply less lame than the inevitable anticipation and letdown of Christmas, Easter and whatever else.
But just like any of the more established holidays, Halloween needs a soundtrack. Peter Keys x Donna Britton Bukevicz’s “All Things Halloween,” theatrical, Tom Waits-scaring-the-children routine, offers itself as an option, and it’s a mighty good one indeed.
It’s a song that combines the flights with the campy nature of Halloween. It understands that people don’t just want to be scared. They want to laugh as they’re getting scared. Moved forward by excellently resonant baritone vocals, this is the kind of song that should survive your October playlists and become a new addition to your list of out-of-season favourites.
Yard Art – Undertow
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Post Rock
Are modern psychonauts really just a modern version of spiritual seekers? After all, while established religions are neat and all, most of them fail to do one thing. They fail to ignite the imagination. By doing that, they close the door on an infinite number of possibilities. Yard Art are open to all kinds of scenarios.
In many ways, the psych-rock bands of the past half-century have created their own protocols for spiritual enlightenment. Yes, this often includes chemical refreshments and druggy music. But if you honestly want to give them a chance, there is much more out there. These bands have engaged with the world in strange, atypical, art-friendly ways.
Armed with an impressive collection of sophisticated psychedelic rock, Yard Art’s “Undertow” ventures out into the unknown like a scuba diver determined to reach depths that are yet unknown to most men. The music is built off of a 60s-sounding guitar shimmer, complex Krautrock drumming and vocals that resemble a poetry reading.
Armed with an impressive collection of sophisticated psychedelic rock, Yard Art’s “Undertow” ventures out into the unknown like a scuba diver determined to reach depths that are yet unknown to most men.