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Sun Drug

New God

Hazel English

The Sun Drug EP (2015) doesn’t uplift; it agitates. Heavy doses of electro beats and zipper-fuzz riffs combine for a froideur that is less analytical, more from the pelvis. “Wildman” is the techno hippie’s new anthem; “Soaked” is indecipherable—in the best way possible. (Ryan Mo)

Baltimore-based New God takes its name from Jack Kirby’s progressive ’70s comic series and inspiration from the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. Toss in some electro flourishes and the occasional hiphop beat and you’re left with a musical tension analogous to their hometown right now. (Jonathan Goodwin)

East Bay by way of Australia singer Hazel English is supported musically by the electro dream-pop artist Day Wave. Together they craft sensuous recordings, built around English’s atmospheric vocals, which on tracks like “Never Going” hang weightless in the ether.

Jerry Paper

Jackson Boone

Chalaxy

Jerry Paper’s mellow, empurpled ditties recall mid-’70s Brian Eno done bedroom-tape style. Such preference for the minimal and everyday carries with it a certain common-man eloquence befitting the artist’s laconic lyrics, which he delivers in short, monotone chants. (Brian Chidester)

PDX’s Jackson Boone is the latest in a long line of Syd Barrett acolytes going back to David Bowie and Marc Bolan. Boone, in fact, works past much of Barrett’s tension en route to spaced-out oddities as dramatic and modern as they are retro. (Paolo De Gregorio)

Who needs drugs when you’ve got Chalaxy? (Bad question.) This Nashville five-piece has earned a reputation for bringing the party (and good vibes) to an ever-expanding live show, embodied in their latest album of 2016: Pronoia. Out now. (Caroline Bowman)

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The Deli SXSW 2016 - Psychedelia, Yonatan Gat, Lewis Del Mar  

Annual SXSW issue. Featuring: a look at the nascent psychedelic resurgence, plus interviews with cover bands Yonatan Gat and Lewis Del Mar....

The Deli SXSW 2016 - Psychedelia, Yonatan Gat, Lewis Del Mar  

Annual SXSW issue. Featuring: a look at the nascent psychedelic resurgence, plus interviews with cover bands Yonatan Gat and Lewis Del Mar....

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