Previously Unreleased Mix of David Bowie’s “TVC15” Emerges Online – Listen

Who Can I Be Now? is the upcoming David Bowie box set comprised of remastered versions of five of his albums as well as much coveted unreleased full-length The Gouster. Due out September 23rd via Parlophone, it also comes packed with a handful of B-sides and alternate mixes, including a previously unreleased version of the Station to Station single “TVC15”. Helmed by original producer Harry Maslin, it was redone in 2010 in the hopes of encapsulating the “drier sound” Bowie had initially sought during their 1975 Station to Station recording sessions. The song — which is long believed to have been inspired by Iggy Pop’s dream of a TV swallowing his girlfriend — can be heard below courtesy of the […]

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REVIEW: LSD Bags – Psych-Grunge That Does What it Pleases

Image by Bandcamp LSD Bags: Psych-Grunge That Does What it Pleases by Stephen Hayner, edited by Vania Hilariously indignant, with a solid, “ask questions later” approach to music and life, I had the great fortune of having a quick conversation with Denver psych-grunge band LSD Bags. The band’s personality is as interesting as their story of origin.  All playing in different bands, members came together to form LSD Bags.  But because they were poor musicians and couldn’t afford practice/recording space, they snuck into the respective spaces for their other bands, early in the morning in order to lay down some tracks and practice. Each of their singles is a little monster all its own. You Wanna Do It, their first release, sets […]

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REVIEW: Plum – A Psych Rock Band, Dedicated to Their Craft

Image by DU Clarion Plum: A Psych Rock Band, Dedicated to Their Craft by Stephen Hayner I was first introduced to the psychedelic hard rock band Plum with a single entitled “Hello Miss Yellow”, and it is an excellent way to get into the band’s catalog of three singles and an EP. One can best describe Plum‘s sound as long-haired, jean-jacketed instrumentation.  But, their music is heavy and melded with the latest sounds currently in the indie psych rock world.  Comparisons between Plum‘s sound and contemporaries like Tame Impala are very clear.  I had the opportunity to speak with keyboardist and guitarist Ty Baron and it was immediately obvious to me the band is dedicated to the craft. Baron says the band […]

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